Happy beautiful New Year to all! I LOVE the month of January – it is a time that feels unencumbered by holidays (apologies to MLK) and the weather often shuts down the frenzy of modern life. This is a time I hunker down in the studio, dig deep, inquire within and seek fresh solutions to old sticky habits. This fall has been particularly busy with my part time care-giving for my 94 year old mother. I am away from home and studio for two full days a week – thus portable art work is vital to my creative health. Check out the project blog to learn more! May you all enjoy a healthy and happy year ahead!My current portable project is titled “HELP”. It is a series of 4 panels of white hand-woven linen – actually a re-purposed piece from the 90′s. Each panel has a hand sign for a letter (H-E-L-P) and each panel has an illustration of one of the 4 elements ( fire, water, earth, air). The inspiration for this work grew from the emerging refugee crisis and the relationship of this crisis to climate change. I’m still working on this project – but feel ready to share the first two letters – H and E. On January 6th I will launch “Well Used, Well Loved” a community art project that explores age and beauty. I will put out a call to participate on that date – seeking 8 households (individuals or families).