Monday, March 9, 2009

Sunny and warm.....wait a minute, cold and snowy!

Well, it is New England and, as they say, if you don't like the weather, wait a minute. The weekend was balmy and sunny, with temperatures in the low 60's. Today it was 32 and snowed all day. At the risk of overdoing the adages, will March be in like a lion, out like a lamb? I sure hope so.

To celebrate the craziness of March, here's a sunny new piece

and one that is all bare branches and snow and wintry.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Maya Collection

I've been working on a new line lately, inspired by the vivid colors of the Yucatan. The azure blues of the ocean, the yellow/greens of the lush vegetation, the desaturated reds and oranges of old hacienda walls and the texture of Mayan artifacts all combine for a vibrant new collection.

My connection to Mexico is strong. I was born there, and my sister and brother-in-law own a historic hacienda hotel in Merida, Hacienda Xcanatun. I love ambling around the lush gardens soaking it all in. So very different from the cool light and softer hues of New England! I also use photos I take in Mexico as image transfers on polymer - the blue plumbago picture is one of my favorites!