Friday, December 12, 2014


If you haven't seen this issue, run out and pick one up! There are some Amazing recipes inside! The feature on Chef Ben Ford is particularly interesting (and I had the pleasure of interviewing him) from his days at Skywalker Ranch to opening his own Ford's Filling Station, to his ground breaking cookbook, "Taming the Feast: Ben Ford's Guide to Adventurous Cooking" (Atria Books, 2014) he is truly blazing his own trail. He says " I believe that authenticity & the care that go into making food are very important; the extra effort finds its way to the end result. I've discussed this with my dad, (Harrison Ford) who was a carpenter before becoming an actor, he taught me to respect the craftsmanship."

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Throw Back to ZZ TOP days….

Throw Back Thursday…. all the way back to my ZZ Top days!
I ran across this album cover I posed for back in the 90's…. an escapade from my former modeling days. Shot by the famous Glen Wexler whose beautiful photos have graced many iconic album covers from ZZ Top, Van Halen to Michael Jackson and Black Sabbath plus Glen is also just a really nice guy. I remember it was a fun photo session the band, Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill and Frank Beard were great to work with…. perfect Texas gentlemen and the other models were peaches! Not a bad way to make a living back then! If you haven't guessed thats me down in front in the red top and cowboy boots…. thought you'd get a kick out of seeing this, I know crazy days, huh!

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

the WAR of ART

When Blake said Eternity is in love with the creations of time, he was referring to those planes of pure potential, which are timeless, placeless, spaceless, but which long to bring their visions into being here, in this time bound, space - defined world. The artist is the servant of that intention, those angels, that Muse. The enemy of the artist is the ego, which begets Resistance, which is the dragon that guards the gold. That's why an artist must be a warrior and, like all warriors, artists over time acquire modesty and humility. They may, some of them, conduct themselves flamboyantly in public. But alone with the work they are chaste and humble. They know they are not the source of the creations they bring into being. They only facilitate. They carry. They are the willing and skilled instruments of the gods and goddesses they serve. - excerpt from the WAR of ART by Steven Pressfield. My husband turned me on to this book several years ago, it has become a guide book of sorts to me…. especially at this time!!!!

Friday, November 28, 2014


I see something Interesting coming your way…. something Fun and Fabulous for you to Play, Create and Experiment with! I'll be at the CHA MEGA Show Craft & Hobby Association at the Anaheim, Ca. Convention Center this Jan 9th - 13th 2015 to introduce and release my Brand New Craft Line that will be available on the world wide market and in all your favorite Craft Stores. It is a Unique and Versatile line unlike any other Crafting Product you've ever seen, created from Molds taken directly from Antique Treasures I've gathered from Around the World, Classic and Timeless…. Two and a half years in the making!! You won't believe the precious pieces you'll be able to create with these craft blanks!!! More details very soon….

Friday, November 21, 2014

Building a Theme

Are you beginning to sense a theme? My hand painted canvas is almost finished…. another clue in my big surprise which I will be able to reveal in just a few more weeks!

Monday, November 17, 2014

Something Beautiful….

Just something beautiful to start off the week….

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Ancient Roman Artifacts

Look what I found! Beautiful in every luscious detail…. I think I'll create a charm necklace with them.
Soon you will be able to find these too!!!