Color Studies

Three little thoughts from my studio about color—little paper plays, and one more thought—painted stones that are bound to end up as adornments.


Crinoid necklace from one season of foraging July on Lake Michigan: tranquil, sparkling days, the full lull before August when the typical increase of rip currents in the southeast make the lake a force to be weary of. On dappled days we play in Caribbean blue water. I snorkel, foraging for crinoids, fossils and geodes—what… Continue reading Forager

Choose 2B Happy

Affirmation found while snorkeling in Harbert, Michigan Everything’s coming up roses and daffodils! Everything’s coming up sunshine and Santa Claus! Everything’s gonna be bright lights and lollipops! Sometimes the message is so clear. 49+1=happy! Just another double rainbow…that’s ummm, two pots of gold!

What does fifty look like?

Fifty 350 million-year-old crinoids found one afternoon at the beach Fifty Lake Michigan beach stones Fifty craters Fifty stars among billions I don’t know what fifty looks like yet. I imagine it looks like many things depending on where you are. In 365 days I will be…can I say it? Can I share it? 50. There, I… Continue reading What does fifty look like?