Mushroom Houses

This is my interpretation of the mushroom houses in Charlevoix, Michigan, inspired by the mid-century architecture of Earl Young. I’ve spent many sunny days searching for Petoskey stones on the beach, and watching the boats passing through the channel. This is my second hometown, Charlevoix. To help my artwork gain recognition, you can vote for myContinue reading “Mushroom Houses”

Cosmic Landing

Understanding our place in the world is sometimes overwhelming. I think you can aspire to achieve whatever you set your mind to believe, and be who you want to be. This piece celebrates the amazing people who leave a mark in this world, combining the every day with the extraordinary. A whimsical space theme depicting hairContinue reading “Cosmic Landing”

Make Your Point

I remember when my parents hired a designer to work on the decor for my bedroom when I was in high school. The curtains and the bed covering were a green and rust paisley pattern. At that time, I was not impressed with the moroccan style motifs. How things change when your taste in decorContinue reading “Make Your Point”

Bees Don’t Digress

Taking time to smell the roses, and photograph them is not always easy, especially when you have a few minutes in the morning before work.  I am a nature lover, so I always get up early to enjoy my morning time.  I’ve been known to get distracted by the bumble bees when I’m having myContinue reading “Bees Don’t Digress”

Guaranteed to Satisfy

As promised, our video from Mackinac Island on July the fourth. It was a very satisfying experience having lunch at the Grand Hotel. The view of the Straits of Mackinac was stunning from the highest point in the cupola, where we enjoyed a tropical cocktail. We always look forward to our next visit, satisfaction guaranteed!Continue reading “Guaranteed to Satisfy”

First Time, Tiki Design

I’ve been working on a graphic design project, while doing some research about Hawaiian tiki culture. So you might imagine, the sparkling water on a turquoise ocean, the longest white beach ever, and sipping on a fruity drink with a blue umbrella decoration. Sounds divine. This is the first time I’ve designed a Hawaiian theme,Continue reading “First Time, Tiki Design”

The Sky is the Limit

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Boundaries.” “I refuse to accept that I have limitations beyond my own belief of boundaries. Perception is all that limits the mind.” — Shannon L. Alder ~~~ ~~~ The gold tones and shadows in this shot can only be captured at a sunrise or sunset. ThisContinue reading “The Sky is the Limit”

Back to School Connection

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Connected.”   Starting out in the world as a first-grader can be frightening, but not in Germany. Parents help their children make the transition from kindergarten to primary school more enticing. They give them a “schultuete” or school cone. The large cone is decorated and filled with candyContinue reading “Back to School Connection”

It’s Quiet on Beaver Island

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Half and Half.” It was a quiet morning at the marina on Beaver Island. I decided to photograph the morning light and capture the stillness of the water, and its reflections from the lighthouse. This is Lake Michigan on a misty, gray morning in June. As I steppedContinue reading “It’s Quiet on Beaver Island”