My mother, who passed away recently, was one of those precious people in my life who apparently tried quite successfully to instill a love of art in me at an early age. Although I have made my living in the business world with a focus around writing, project management, and training, I have always been passionate about art and graphic design. The universe has continued to nudge me gently to reawaken my love for art. When my husband got me interested in carving, it led me to start drawing again. This is something I stopped doing after high school (hand palm to forehead!!).
This blog is dedicated to the pursuit of awakening the sleeping artist in me. Although this is my “Studio” page, I would not be where I am today without that wonderful guy, my husband Warren, and I will be sharing our art and design projects as well as our creative journey together. Along the way I suspect there will probably be the occasional gardening story, remodeling headache story, or travel story because that is all part of the incredible tapestry of life we share with family and friends.
In the heart of downtown Benjamin, Utah, is a unique place called Hone Studio. Perhaps Benjamin does not really qualify as having a downtown, since I have never seen a stoplight anywhere and there are certainly no stores in this rural town. Yet, Hone Studio is a “happening” downtown place–a destination for carvers, sculptors, and other artists in this western community. Whether by design or coincidence, Benjamin and Hone Studio are just west of “The Art City” of Springville, home to Utah’s first museum for the visual arts. Over the years, Hone Studio has seen a steady stream of artists and students dropping by or staying awhile for carving, sculpting, and other classes from masters such as Keith Hone, Craig Hone, Al Hone, and Jeff Wolf. Recently, Hone Studio welcomed a new master to town and her name is Robin Coalson. Continue reading →
“If I am finding that I am constantly frustrated with people, and judging them, it is because that is how I am internally treating myself all the time. I am only expressing outward my own inner dialogue to myself. The … Continue reading →