Mandala Projects

MidSummer Mandala, 2020
(ink and watercolor)

My art making sometimes slows in the summer because of gardening and landscaping, really just another art medium.

This past year I have been following Julie Gibbons’ Alignment Mandala projects for the Celtic calendar (  This one was for Mid-Summer. Later I made a similar one about diversity, for healing, with different colored flowers. It’s on display at the Dahmen Barn in November as part of the Palouse Watercolor Socius show. I’m enjoying the geometric precision of drawing tools combined with the loose energy of watercolor.

New Work in “We’ve Got the Blues” Show

Wax and Oil (blue abstract painting)
“Out of the Blue”

We’ve been learning to use cold wax medium with oil paint at the Artisans Barn in Uniontown, WA (Instructor: Vickie Edwards). It’s great for layering and textures. My piece that’s in the show is in this new (to me) medium.


painting of Mary Magdalene
“St. Mary Magdalene”

This was created at an iconography retreat at St. Gertrude’s Monastery in Cottonwood, Idaho led by Father Damian Higgins. Next week I will be in Boise at an iconography class taught by Deacon Matthew Garrett.