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The Windshield Series-

My Mother’s final year on Earth put me in the driver’s seat. Literally. For more than a year, I spent every free moment behind the wheel of my car, rushing back and fourth from my home in Minneapolis to her nursing home in southern Wisconsin. Season after season, the miles stretched across long dull horizons. Frozen fields appeared hostile and cold. I felt I was holding my breath those five hours it took to reach my mom, never sure she would remember me. 


Catching my breath on the drive back home, I began to notice flashes of trees lit up by the peach sunrise or darkening line of blue pines as storms threatened miles off. Subtle color and light swaddled distance farm buildings. Flying down the freeway became a game of catch. Small, quick moments of beauty appeared as
I tried to snatch them up and release them on paper days later in my Twin Cities studio. 


As I worked, handwritten text appeared as a design element. Objectively, it made little sense, but the gibberish reminded me of my Mom’s speech after her stroke. Eventually, full sentences formed like a whisper. In the end, I came to believe we are all going in one direction and everything is truly this beautiful.

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Twin Cities Artful Book Club.

The Twin Cities Artful Book Club is a public book club developed for artists and those who love them. We meet the first Tuesday of the month 6:30 - 8pm. Due to Covid, we are meeting on Zoom. 

Email us if you want to join the group: 
To learn more about our reading list, check out our website,

Pianos On Parade

Pianos on Parade & Keys for Kids

 I was delighted to be invited by St Louis Park, Friends of the Arts: Fota to paint this beautiful old piano. Once complete, the piano toured the community for others to enjoy. This was a fun project. If you get the chance, say yes! This wonderful video, like all of the videos on my site are created by Gary Bingner Hold Tight Video.

Artify Sauk Centre Book Bench 

I remain grateful to be chosen as one of the artists who participated in the public book bench art project for Artify Sauk Centre.


This project was a wonderful opportunity to honor one of my favorite MN poets, Connie Wanek. After sharing my painting plans with Connie. She replied with a bit of perfection.

"Every birch knows a thousand ways to enter the sky."–Connie Wanek


The 510 Art Lab
My husband was willing to spend a long day watching paint dry with me at the 510 Art Lab, a very cool place in down town Sauk Centre, MN. Enjoy the making of video by Gary Bingner,

Quasiland  and Holdtight Video.

Drain Painting 

This fall I  was part of a Paint the Drain pilot project for the St. Louis Park Friends of the Arts. Working in tandem with another local artist,  Melanie and I painted drains near Aquilla Elementary in St Louis Park, MN to raise awareness of the importance of keeping storm drains free of debris. Enjoy this short (3 minute) video by Gary Bingner. Hold Tight Video.

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