Recent Works Exhibition

October 16th and 17th 
at the Fairfax Railroad Museum 

The Recent Works Art Show & Benefit features the work of Artist-Educators Elaine Florimonte, Keith Beale, Amy Bruce, Debbie Glakas, Heather Dilatush, Leslie O'Shaughnessy and me. This year's show will be a little different due to the precautions around Covid-19. We are scheduling visitors to manage the size of our gathering. In accordance with the Governor's orders, all visitors must wear a mask. Prizes will be given for the most artful mask! 

We have been busy making art during this surreal time that is sure to impress and refresh your walls. Schedule your visit here

Fairfax Railroad Museum
11200Fairfax Station Road, Fairfax Station, VA 220139


Make a Voting Plan

It is more important now than ever to have a plan for voting. Visit to register to vote, find a polling location, become a poll worker, even request a mail in ballot. 

Have you looked at what is on your local ballot?  Check out Ballotpedia to see the important issues in your local community! The election is a month away. Planning and learning about the issues takes time. You have 30 days.



New school routines!

This school year will be like no other. Yesterday Eddie had to go to campus to be sure his computer had all the necessary updates for today. He indulged me with a few photos...this is the first time he has not shared this experience with his brother. Starting his junior year in a virtual setting is bound to have its challenges, but he is excited to get started and see what the year holds. 
Today, I heard him laughing and talking with his classmates online. The sound of laughter and engagement gives me all the warm fuzzies. And one bonus of learning from home, a little post lunch snooze before the afternoon classes begin. 
    With a sneaky four legged supervisor...
Here is to a new school year and new routines! May we all stay healthy and engaged in this virtual terrain until we can resume in person experiences. 


Creativity is a hoot!

 As we embark on this school year let creativity prevail, let go of old habits and routines. ..embrace the fluidity of the moment. Step away from the screen, make art with abandon. Mail your artwork to a friend via snail mail. Creativity is a hoot! 


Vote Lady, Vote!

Did you know 2020 is the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, guaranteeing and protecting the women's right constitutional right to vote. Plan how you will vote this year to celebrate this momentous anniversary!


Energy & Influence

 We are on the brink of an unprecedented school year. Never before have we had so much uncertainty and unknowns. Collectively we must step up and support our educators and school communities, leave judgement at the door and keep an open heart. Practice patience daily. We must also cheer for our students as they navigate this digital migration. 

Our students will mirror our attitudes, so put on a confident face and reassure them they can do this. I once heard someone ask, "How much of my influence on you is a result of your influence on me?"  Consider this as we start the school year. Energy is contagious, let's keep it positive. Let the teachers and students in your life know you support them!