Cross Currents


He complained to me that 50 minutes was too short for a presentation. “I know,” I replied, “but it’s all the time we have.” He then began his presentation to the high school class by telling them how samurai gathered in castles for their evening meals but had to eat before it got dark. “Oh no!” I thought, […]

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The Art of Curiosity


The first time I went to an art museum, I was a sophomore in college. It’s been many years since that first encounter but its impact has remained. Wherever I travel, I want to see their art.  This is not the preference of my partner, however. He would rather check out the food and beverage […]

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Between Heaven and Earth


Recently, I was at the beach with my husband when I received a text from a relative I rarely hear from that said “Hi, I was just thinking about you.” “Hi, I’m watching the sunset,” I jotted in reply. “Send me a picture!” he said. And then it hit me. He probably hasn’t seen a […]

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Touching Time: Floating


I am happy to share one of my newest woodblock prints, Floating. It’s an image of a Canadian Shield granite cliff in Ontario, pink above water and clear green blue beneath the surface. My vantage point is from floating in a canoe. A few hundred miles south in Michigan, we enjoy verdant cropland without cliffs […]

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Golden Moments: Hope


It was August, 2019. The sun was rising above the horizon when my husband and I rounded a point and entered this bay on Mashagama Lake, Ontario. I snapped a picture with my cell phone, positioning the lit-up rock within the frame like a huge diamond pendant. I knew immediately that I had to make a woodblock print of this […]

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Why I Love Snow: Loop


It’s May 16th in southern Michigan. The weather right now is gloriously spring: blossoms on every tree (or so it seems) and the soil is practically pulsing with an eagerness to get things rolling. For many, this is the best time of year. So much newness is on the horizon. I get it. So why […]

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Something Lovely: Imagine


“Imagine something lovely”, the nurse said. She could sense my anxiety. So I imagined something lovely in nature, my source of inspiration and spiritual renewal. “Ok”, I replied, and thought of swimming underwater in cool, green weightlessness. Before I knew it, my fear had been … washed away. This incident happened a long time ago, […]

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Greetings my Friend! I am happy to share my latest woodblock print of gingko leaves, entitled Gold. I chose the title even before I made the image because of what it meant to me. The title and image both serve as metaphors about autumn – the season of harvest, fruition, merit, and reward.  Gold is the fourth in […]

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