Giving Thanks… 
A huge shout out of thanks and gratitude to all of you for following my journey.  I hope you all are surrounded by friends and family sharing the joys of the season. 
I have a few new events going on in the coming months, so if you're wanting to get out and about amid the hustle and bustle of holiday shopping or chase the winter blues away, please join me! 
Maryland Federation of Art
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One of my small paintings, “I Like That One!" has been juried into the Maryland Federation of Art, Small Wonders Show! The show runs from November 30 - December 23, 2022. So if you're in the Annapolis, MD area please stop in and see the show. It is also available for viewing online. Here's the details…
Holiday Ornament Fundraiser for Barnstone Art for Kids
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Ornament sales begins on December 2nd at Triptych Salon, 6 Gay Street in Phoenixville, PA. Each ornament is $50 and 100% of the proceeds will go to support Barnstone Art for Kids programming. On Thursday, December 8th there will be an artists meet and greet reception at Triptych Salon from 6-8pm. Hope to see you there!
I volunteer once a week as a mentor at Barnstone Art for Kids in Phoenixville, PA. This is a wonderful organization that provides after-school art activities and play for kids that have been subjected to adverse childhood experiences (ACES). Last year 
My ornament donation for this year is pictured above titled, “Angel of Inspiration”, a mixed-media piece with FIMO (polymer) clay sculpture and layered elements.
Gingko Art Studios
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A fellow artist, Karen McCool is hosting a small showing of her artwork along with some of her friends and fellow artists, a pay-it-forward event just in time for holiday shopping and cheer. The studios of Gingko Arts is located in downtown West Chester. My little 6"x 6" painting, “Water's Edge” is on view and for sale! Here's a link with all the info…
On Saturday, February 18th I'll be teaching another enameling workshop at the studios of Hattie Weselyk in her historic home located in Kennett Square, PA. This workshop will focus on the sgrafitto technique. Sgrafitto is Italian for “scratching through”. For enamel this technique produces some really fun and interesting design patterns. Come join me!
Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center
A couple of my paintings have been accepted into Delaware Valley Art League's Uptown! Knauer Arts Center exhibition. The paintings reflect life and surroundings in West Chester, PA. I've painted a couple of the West Chester Grower's Market (one of my favorite outdoor markets). The opening reception is October 12th in the Mac's Foxhole Bar & Lounge, from 6:30-8:30pm. Hope to see you there! This show runs through January 20, 2023.
Malvern Retreat Art Show 2023
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Malvern Retreat Art Show
Runs February 1 - February 5, 2023
My jewelry AND paintings have been juried into the Malvern Retreat Art Show scheduled to run Wednesday, February 1st - Sunday, February 5th. Chase those winter blues away and come see me at the show, 315 S. Warren Ave., Malvern, PA. Updates to follow. Here's a link to their webpage
Holiday Gift Cards available on my website!
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Unsure about that special gift to that special person in your life? Give a gift card and that special person can select their own meaningful gem. Click the gift graphic above for more information.
Recommended Reads!
From my Kindle library reads…
“Breath” by James Nestor
If there's one book that I can say may change the way you look at the way we all breathe, something so automatic that we don't give it a second thought, it's this book.  EVERYONE should read it.
“Wish You Were Here" by Jodi Picoult
At first I thought it was a bit of a mundane read, but then it took a twist i was not expecting. Read it for yourself and find out!
“Florence Adler Swims Forever” by Rachel Beanland
I was drawn to read this book because it takes place in Atlantic City (in 1934), a place that is like a second home to me. My family would spend many, many summers living “down the shore” for the summer months. It's a good compelling storyline, and many of the historic iconic Jersey Shore spots are mentioned. 
Here's the latest from my Insta feed!

Happy Thanksgiving!