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Seeing the Light

When we were camping in northern Michigan last week, the nice couple in the lot  next to us were “extreme” sort of campers and had gone on trips up to 50 days long. So, they had learned the art of packing efficiently. They had one of these LED lanterns – and it was unbelievable. I’m… Read More

A Tribute

To another artist’s work – high school classmate and friend Maria Bucek Orr. Last night there was a devastating fire at a local church – St. Mary Magdalen of Kentwood, Michigan. My friend is a very talented stained glass artist and lifelong church member. The project to create new windows for the church took her… Read More

09/28/11 – Pig Roast / Block Party Reception – Grand Haven

ArtWalk Centertown Block Party – Parking Lot at Frame & Mat Shop Come on down to Centertown in Grand Haven. Pig out on pig roast – complements of Anthony’s Kicked Up Catering. Or, chill out with a bowl of JW’s infamous white chili while listening to live music by Barefoot Sunday and watching Reb Roberts… Read More

Festival 2011 Volunteers

If you think you can lend a hand at my booth at festival 2011 – please contact Stacy or call 616-550-8107.  You’ll have a fun time… guaranteed! We will be in the Art Sales Tent directly on Calder Plaza adjacent directly south beside the orange sculpture. Sometime in mid-May 2011, festival will provide my exact… Read More

Please Vote for the Boat!

The tall ship I traveled on this past summer, the S/V Denis Sullivan, is in the running to receive a $10,000 grant through The Intelligent Use of Water Awards. All you need to do to help is just click and vote! This is an interactive grant program that awards funds to water conservation and environmental… Read More

First Post of 2011

Hello friends! Quite some time has passed since I’ve posted. In fact – we’re already two full weeks into the new year! Wow. I’ve been thinking about what wonderful friends and fans I have – and would like to wish each of you – very happy and prosperous 2011. The new year has brought some… Read More

09/24/10 – Meet the Artists Reception

Meet and greet the 30 ArtPrize artists – hosted by the North Kent County Chapter of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans. Refreshments will be served and the event is open to everyone. If you can’t make the reception – there’s plenty of opportunities to see the great artwork installed. Exhibits are inside the conference center, in… Read More

Wine About Winter – Save the Date!

Warm your heart with wine and art! Friday, January 8, 2010 The Main Street Downtown Development Authority (MSDDA) of Grand Haven invites you to enjoy this new annual celebration. This will be a walking tour of downtown Grand Haven businesses – featuring a mix of West Michigan wineries, restaurants and artists. I have applied to… Read More

Give Your Photographer an Online Course

Hint, Hint, Hint… BetterPhoto.com Gift Cards

Very Touched

I received such an amazing letter yesterday – I just had to share it. Having my photo images at the Lemmen-Holton – has really changed my own life in many ways over the past year and a half. I could have never anticipated the cards, letters, and works of encouragement, such as what was written… Read More