ordinary LIfe


Remember how I said it was going to be a busy month. Well, that was an understatement. It was full to the brim and I actually enjoyed it. Here’s why: I planned for it. Back in 2020 when I pulled out my Annual Plan calendar I looked at how to spread things out to give […]

IN THE STUDIO | October Round Up

September was full, of good things, of sad things and a few of those in-between things (from left to right, top to bottom): The Brandywine saw historic flooding, demolishing many friends’ and neighbors’ homes. It’s been a sad time of rebuilding. I set up my show SUMMER GARDEN at UPTOWN! in West Chester, PA. Lots […]

IN THE STUDIO | September Round Up

Favorite Blog Posts

Essays: Curiosity & Priorities, Part 01

How to: Framing 101 Resources & Tips

In the Garden: Before & After

How to: Framing 201: The Float Frame

Essays: Curiosity & Priorities Part 02

Essays: finding light in the darkness of winter

Daily Inspiration

Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. 

John Muir

It is a serious thing just to be alive on this fresh morning in this broken world.

Mary Oliver

lately at atwater studios

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What's inspiring me lately: Open meadows. Wise old trees. Rivers and lakes. Springtime flowers. The sound of the ocean. Undiscovered paths.

On my bookshelf

Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert, Art + Fear by David Bayles. (View my full studio library here!)

I'm so glad you're here. Thank you for joining me on my journey to explore this beautiful world with wonder, inspiration, and awe.

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