Art

“I am going to make everything around me beautiful – that will be my life.” – Elsie De Wolfe

Art is many things. It can be baking a cake, writing in a journal, knitting, photography, collage or painting. Wrapping a gift beautifully. Making a card for someone you care about. Writing a poem. It’s non-judgmental. It is accepting. It’s getting out of our own way. It makes us happy. Art is what we love to do for ourselves and for others.

When Santa Became My Work of Art

When Santa Became My Work of Art

Baking has always been my passion but so has creating art. After I left my hand-painted furniture business in Minneapolis to move to Door County, my life took an unexpected turn. One day, snowbound in my cottage studio, I painted a wood cutout Santa for my mother as a...

Let’s Write a Letter

Let’s Write a Letter

Okay. I know it might sound archaic to suggest you write a letter when texting is the "in" thing. But let me just say this: When I get a handwritten note or letter from someone, it means so much more to me than a text. “Getting a Letter” collage by Pipka It means the...

The Dog Days Are Here!

The Dog Days Are Here!

I’ve never owned a dog before. But, strangely, in the past couple of years I’ve been attracted to all things DOG. Dog movies, dogs lounging on beds in decorating magazines, dog books, dogs walking with their owners down the street, dogs coming into my shop, DOGS,...

SHOP ORIGINAL ART

See what art projects I’ve been working on and maybe take one home with you.