playing dress up with her

This first image, the lights behind her, are from my disco ball. The sun hit the ball at the end of the shoot. The photos with the disco ball ended up being of my favorites. Some images below, are fake disco ball I edited in for the fun of it. I had a shoot with this…

single moms need selfies…

with their children Before the divorce, there was a spouse that could photograph the everyday things. Single moms need to take photos of themselves with their offspring. Selfies are such a kid/teenager thing…which is perfect! Grab a kid & ask them to take a photo with you. I promise you- you need these images, because life may…

a string of broken hearts

oh, we all have them. We all have our first love & we have all had our hearts broken. When we fall in love, it feels like our hearts have grown larger. Some of us have loved only once, others have loved many times. To love…is to trust. Some of us have given our hearts…

there is no such thing as Domestic Violence.

Did the title get your attention? I hope so, i hope it felt like a punch to the gut to women & men who have been abused. The title is to catch attention of mothers, daughters, sisters, friends…we all have women in our lives, but we don’t know what goes on behind closed doors, but…

I am changing how we celebrate Hanukkah.

Pretty audacious, right? well, i am tired of tiptoeing around what is right & wrong with how to celebrate Hanukkah. i grew up in Vermont with two parents, my father is Jewish & my mother converted. We grew up celebrating both Christmas & Hanukkah. we got a Christmas tree. perhaps a day or two before Christmas….

what boys say…

always sometimes make me smile. My art class boys arrive at my studio before i do. The boys decide to play basketball while they wait. I park in the garage & go to the front door to let them in, as i do, i notice that i have a WHITE POPPY! “Oh, gosh boys, isn’t it…

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…

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 art critic

This is Hobbes, my cat. He loves to eat, sleep and ART CLASS. Hobbes jumps on the art table while i’m teaching children. He watches, tries to pick up a pencil. He is looking at a baby foot print (4 month old baby) Some girls decided we should make Hobbes. I chose Zen Doodling b/c…

painting the foot

When this babe was a month old, her mother & i decided we would paint her foot, once a month, for a year. We decided on the color wheel, twice. Educational–much later & super cute. This foot is 5 months old.