treasure box art

All these origami boxes were made by Maggie Begun, my mother. Each box, in & of itself, is a treasure, BUT sometimes she puts things inside. Sometimes she makes Sculpey (polymer clay) buttons, she tumbles rocks, uses her own fused glass designs to decorate the top of each box. These boxes belong to me, lucky…

old red truck trailer

how come humans believe their looks worsen as they age, but photographers are drawn to the old & rusty?

delicate deception

this flower looks so fragile, but it is one of the first to emerge from the dirt in spring, strong as an ox. it comes on the heels of winter & has been seen covered in snow, freezing rain, it has held fast in a hard frost…it can handle all this assault from Mother Nature’s…

my backyard

if this was in your backyard, would you want to move?!

i would like to be a TRENDsetter…

to those who have a lawn or those who have a balcony…we can buy flowers, flowering trees, flowering bushes…and that is wonderful, but when the flowers fade away, nothing is left but the leaves. instead of only having dogwood, lilac bushes, azaleas, etc. you could buy fruit trees/bushes too. the first photo is my 7…

growing lemons…

this is my meyer lemon tree. he lives on my deck- spring through fall. he comes inside during the winter & a miracle occurs…instead of blooming outside, during all those seasons in the sun, he gives me flowers inside my home. i am very grateful because he smells YUMMY. last time he bloomed, he gave…

The cat desperate for a kiss

i keep candy in a Kettler Woodworks bowl for my art students. Hobbes, my cat, LOVES the wrappers on Hersey’s Kisses. I did throw away all the kisses in the bowl after i took these images. But i let Hobbes take his prized kiss & then watched him bat it around the art studio.

art cats

My cats LOVE my art studio. The black cat seldom comes out when the kids are here, but when they are gone, she will find a cool place to take it easy!