Artist Bio

Combining a love of photography with professional experience in graphic design, I created these original images and powerful words to evoke the inspiration and connection she finds in everyday objects. For me, this is a way to help people heal and support each other, while expressing myself creatively.

I’ve worked in many medias like painting, folk arts and collage, but Alan, my younger brother, provided the influence and equipment for this incredible creative outlet. After working professionally in photography for 25 years, Alan passed away suddenly in 2010. Thanks to him, I’ll never use anything but a Nikon...

Inspirational images and evocative words are offered as frameable posters or greeting cards for birthday, sympathy, graduation, showers, love, and encouragement, in vibrant color. Fundraising partnerships, corporate logo placement, customized text and commissioned photos are encouraged as a way to “spread the word.”

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Girl's Best Friend

You can see my daughter's knee just behind her friend as they pet and give snacks to "Brownie" out on their farm near Tonganoxie.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Live in the Moment

This is my cat, Balto. He is 18lbs of all male cat, still going strong at 13yrs old. Fortunately for me, he has always liked the camera. (And, apparently, the camera likes him, too.)

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Eye Candy

This beautiful horse and many others were at last weekend's show at the Douglas County Fairgrounds. The dogs and I were driving past on the way to get coffee. Just had to stop and shoot.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Follow Your Bliss

This is the pysanky egg I have hanging from a pendulum in front of the thangka Ellie brought back from Tibet. I wake up to this image every morning, since it faces my bed.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Deviant Art

I now have a Deviant Art profile. Come "watch" me there, if you're a member:

Friday, June 17, 2011

Only from the Heart

This is the other photo of my brother's from our family trip to Alaska. This Rumi quote always evokes a strong feeling in me.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Father's Day

I'm very excited about the 12 new designs I sent out to the printer today. This one was created from a photo my brother took in Alaska. I'm glad to be circulating his work for him. I like thinking that his art lives on and can be seen by others. Thanks to Stacy Walters for helping me find the right word for this.


John and I went out and took pictures of last night's full moon. Got a great photo of the moon and a seperate shot of the trees in moonlight. A little artistic manipulation merged them into this.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011


This lemur was chillin' in the Omaha zoo over Memorial Day weekend. He's all like "where's the remote?"

Monday, June 13, 2011

Fallen Heroes

Took this photo at sunset last fall from the top of the parking garage at Kansas University overlooking the stadium and Campanile.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Reach Beyond Yourself

The 940 Dance Company of Lawrence, Kansas, in their final performance, "Dance of the Rings" at the Clinton Park Museum "Freedom Rings" sculpture commemorating the Underground Railroad.

Thursday, June 9, 2011


This is my velveteen dog "Pinkerlily." I've loved him so much that I don't remember a time when he had fur. He's pictured here with two of the fully jointed bears I made for my daughter, and my second favorite elephant.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011


Taken from my back door January, 2011.

Puppy Love

Our shelter-rescue fox-terrier mix, Jude, as a six-month old puppy... in the snow... with a wet nose... and a heart-shaped tag.

Kansas University Danforth Chapel

Kara Lynch inspired me to take this photo of Danforth Chapel at the University of Kansas two days ago when she needed a wedding gift for her nephew. She thought of the words to go on this, too. Thanks Kara!