September 13, 2019

"The most esteemed of their women do sometimes speak in council..."Queen Aliquippa, a Native American, "was an empress; and they gave much heed to what she said among them," wrote T. Chalke in 1706.1 Let this sink in for a minute, while European wo...

Work hard - play hard. These are words my father spoke, but more importantly, the behavior he modeled. My earliest memories are of him sitting at our dining room table with his slide rule. He didn't mind if I interrupted him. 

My dad always had a pen and pencil in his p...

December 31, 2018

The Peace Dove was my final commission of 2018. When I cook my special ingredient is love. When I created this I infused good thoughts of peace, love, acceptance, and kindness. 

May 2019 be filled with peace, love, acceptance, and kindness. 

December 31, 2018

I'd like to share the story about why I created Bee Kind. Lately, I have been frustrated by how people treat each other. I understand having different views and opinions, but why do we have to be so unkind in our dealings with each other? When I was raising my children...

April 21, 2018

I talked to a close friend from college who told me her "me too" story. We have been friends for over 40 years and only recently did she share her experience.

January 1, 2018

 While visiting my husband Larry's daughter, Gabrielle, in Colorado Springs, we fell in love with the beauty of the area. We took photos with the intention of making a stained glass mosaic. These were taken from the Garden of the Gods and Pikes Peak.

While working at ou...

December 15, 2017

Forever yours, our lives are enhanced by the people we love and by those who love us. But what is love?

June 14, 2017

"She Persists" is created in the style of Impressionism, with a woman and a young girl in long dresses overlooking water with lily pads. But here is the twist- the woman is holding a parasol that is reaching up into the sky towards clear glass, representing...

January 1, 2017

My first New Year's Eve without you. Always, you pushed me. Always, you challenged me. Always you believed in me.

July 14, 2016

 Larry Jacknin passed away from complications due to ALS on February 23, 2016

Larry created this pastel while we were on the beach. I love the way the bird looks like it is deep in thought, reflecting a lovely day spent at looking out at the ocean.  I told him that if h...

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