Learning in 2020

American Gothic 2020

 Last week I walked into the dining room and the cat was looking right at me and standing guard by Eddie! I quickly grabbed my phone to take a picture...the added bonus was my son mimicking the cat's facial expression. Learning in 2020 has been challenging, but I must say we are making great memories together. This photo perfectly captures the adolescent mood before noon while learning virtually! 



Fragile March 2020 
2020 is not like any time we have ever experienced or could have imagined, even in our most dystopian dreams. Typically, my daily planner looks like a Tetris game packed tight with adventures. However, in the blink of an eye we were all suddenly grounded to a halt by a surreal pandemic laying our day and night bare of activity. 
Saves April 2020
Being stalled redirected my usual kinetic energy back into the studio. It was there that I reconnected with a plethora of clippings and images, an eclectic mix of  ephemera, that I had tucked away for a rainy day. 
State of Confusion April 2020
The need to make art rages within, and over these last six months, rather than ferreting out scenes to photograph during walkabouts I have cut, glued, doodled and montaged my way through the hours. When the newspaper headlines would make my head spin, I would take the scissors to them and reconstruct the narrative. 
Priority May 2020
This change to my process has been cathartic --- a return to the most basic to find creativity in the analog world. Although quarantined to my studio, I found it energizing to step away from my usual creative process that fed off being in the outside world and instead pivot to a laboratory-like space where I curated therapeutic think pieces that allowed me to exercise a completely different part of my intellect.
Social Distance June 2020


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 Vote.org 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.