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September 12th, 2009 – 12:04 am
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I stopped at Pepperdine University on my way up the coast to Ventura tonight. I parked, got out of my car and wandered around all the flags mesmerized and in awe.  This is the first picture I took and as I wandered on further I found flags from other lands.  It was quite touching, I found myself unable to leave,  it was so profound and beautiful.  I ended up staying until it was totally dark. Then I finished my drive home.


September 7th, 2009 – 9:46 am
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I’m happy to let you know that I have donated 2 of my solar etchings to this great cause. Not only that but I’m very proud of Mika, my daughter who got her first piece accepted to this juried show, this gorgeous photograph of the Ventura Harbor at sunset

You are cordially invited to this special event that will benefit Joyful Heart, a registered nonprofit Rwandan agency.


Opening reception with music, champagne & hors d’oeuvres

Thursday September 10th


The Frameworks & Caruso Woods Gallery

813 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara



Fri. Sept. 11th, 10am-5pm

& Sat. Sept. 12th, 11am-3pm

Joyful Heart provides basic services for the most vulnerable Rwandans, homeless orphans and genocide survivors. These services include food, shelter, and education. They are also providing some assistance to refugees in the UN camps in Goma, DRC. For more information visit:

Here’s a mother and daughter team that make some pretty amazing goat’s milk products. They have partnered with The Nomad Foundation to donate a herd of goats to the Tuareg people of Niger. Check them out at

Chivas Skin Care – Goats For Nomads

These are the two pieces I donated to the Rwanda Relief Project

explorers of self

July 7th, 2009 – 12:20 pm
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Last weekend I spent a most glorious 2 days with Gina Armfield in her Malibu studio along with 4 other remarkable ladies, one of whom was my very talented daughter Mika.

We hand dyed heavy water color paper, went for walks on the beach, took pictures of each other, did self portraits, added colored pencils, crayons and created our own art journals  The whole weekend was relaxed yet focused and fun.

Gina is such a generous being and I so appreciate her. Thank you for a great weekend.


June 15th Dustin’s Birthday

June 15th, 2009 – 2:19 pm
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I made this piece in honor of my dear nephew Dustin Huard who would have turned 31 years old  today.  This is based on a photograph  he took on a job as a Production Assistant.  He aptly named it “Keep Reflecting”  My sister Liz sent me the photo, I changed it over to B&W and eliminated the gray tones.  I then made an etching on a copper plate, hand inked it then hand printed the image onto watercolor paper on an etching press.

This is the first in a series I plan to do utilizing photos as well as Dustin’s  writings.  He was an avid journal writer.  His sister Kristen gave me one of his books he put together with some pretty profound writings.

I have sent this print to my beautiful and brave sister Liz.

Dustin will forever live on in our hearts

I love you.

"Keep Reflecting"

Santa Barbara Printmaker’s Show in Ojai

June 1st, 2009 – 9:35 pm
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At the same time that I was in the Buddha Abide Show, I also had a piece in the annual Santa Barbara Printmaker’s Show (of which I am a member) this is on display at the Ojai Art Center on Montgomery Street.  I did something totally different for this show.  I also belong to the Nature Printing Society and attended their annual workshop last year in Santa Barbara.  It was so much fun we did quite a bit of different printing using materials from nature, leaves, flowers, seaweed and fish for gyoko printing.  (I didn’t do that part) It was a lot of fun though.  I did this rather large seaweed print and wanted to enter it to this show.


Buddha Abide Show in Santa Barbara

June 1st, 2009 – 9:28 pm
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Here I am at the Buddha Abide Show opening at the Frameworks Gallery in Santa Barbara with my daughter Mika and Lark Batteau Bailey who puts on the show every year.  This year I submitted two pieces and they were both accepted.  This is my 4th year of participation as I so believe in the work that Lark does. She donates a portion of the sales to Tenzin Lodoe in the Tibetan Children’s Village and the women who are assisted by The Domestic Violence Solutions in Santa Barbara.

Art for a cause! We all love to create art and what a better way to create and be able to donate to a good cause. I’m all for it and I know a lot of other artists are as well. Witness the great turnout.

The show has now been held over due to the ferocious Jesusita fire in  Santa Barbara .  They will have the First Thursday (that was postponed)  this Thursday to again celebrate ART.

Lark did a really clever and fun addition to this year’s event. She had artists submit 5×5 pieces that are sold for only $50, what a great idea. I did 2 pieces for this and loved the size, so now I’m inspired to do a little series in this size.  We’ll see what happens!  .  All the 5×5 pieces were brilliantly displayed by Christi the owner of Frameworks Gallery.

Here is Lark with her fantasmagorical organic succulent strawberries that she served. I was lucky to go home with a basket full, which of course never made it that far as I ate them in the car on the way home they were so yummy!  Kind of reminded me of the wild strawberries we had in Sweden that I ate growing up there.

Bring back the Beach by Heal the Bay

May 28th, 2009 – 2:52 pm
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I have donated one of my limited edition giclees to Heal the Bay

They will be having a fundraiser this evening at the Barker Hanger They do such great work in educating the community and preserving our coastline and beaches.  I hope they do great tonight

This is “Spring Petunia II” printed on fine art water color paper.

This is one of a suite of 3 images.

click here to visit Heal the Bay

Thursday May 28th

Barker Hangar by the Santa Monica Airport
Santa Monica, California

Santa Barbara & Ventura Shows

September 1st, 2008 – 9:50 pm
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I just found out that I’m accepted into 2 simultaneous shows.  One is the annual Santa Barbara Printmakers Open show, yeah!  I had some formidable competition and the juror is a fine arts printmaker. It was a little intimidating, but all I can do is what’s in my heart.
The show is at the Faulkner Gallery at the Santa Barbara Library 40 E Anapamu St Santa Barbara, CA 93101.

I will be gallery sitting on Saturday September 13thy from 10AM-2PM. Come by and visit, there is free parking at the adjacent structure.

The other exciting news is that for the first time I entered “The Art of the Book” Show at the San Buena Ventura Artist’s Union Gallery located at 330 South California Street Plaza, Ventura across from the Crown Plaza Hotel, right at the beach.  It’s a great venue and I’m excited to be part of this show.  The opening will be Saturday September 6th and I’ll be there as well,

The press is going again

August 27th, 2008 – 9:34 pm
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After taking the summer off, I’m back at printmaking again and – getting ready for the Santa Barbara Printmakers annual Open show.  I spent a whole day and into the evening in my studio last weekend.  I was working on incorporating my intaglio etchings with monotypes as well as chine colle. I know, it may sound like Greek to some of you, but printmakers will know what I’m talking about. After a couple of frustrating hours of trying to make it happen, I finally got it and as I’ve come to find out, magical things happen once we let go and allow it. So once again that’s what occurred, I let go and it happened, I was happy with my print.

Show at Studio 3 East

July 19th, 2008 – 9:07 pm
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My inspiration for the piece that I entered into the juried Santa Barbara Printmakers Show was that of working with the girls at the Aviva Grad House.  I spent a whole weekend in my studio and this is the piece that I entered.

It was with excitement great anticipation that I attended the first Thursday opening event in Santa Barbara at the Gallery 3 East.  As I turned the corner I saw the small red dot indicating a sale. How exciting, someone loved my vision enough to want it in their space.  I was fortunate to meet Jill who purchased the piece. She recounted to me her connection to the framed monotype that I named “All you need is Love”.  It was such an honor to be thanked for creating this piece.