Mary Poppins Returns

I found myself sitting in the theater growing sadder and sadder as I watched Mary Poppins Returns. Sadder still because I think the casting is perfect. I loved the cameos of Dick Van Dyke and Angela Lansbury. So, what was it about this movie that made me so sad? All the elements were there. The […]

Lake Mojave Ranger Station

So, it’s was Friday. I consulted my favorite local hiking website ( and chose a place I’d never been before, Crane’s Nest Canyon. I printed out the driving/hiking directions, then headed out. I got an iced tea and some gas, not to mention some chicken fingers for the drive and some M&Ms for the drive […]

First Man

On my weekly #ArtistDate day I had to stay close to home; no adventures deep into the desert. So, I went to see the movie First Man. It’s based on the book First Man: The Life of Neil Armstrong by James R. Hansen. Yes, it’s another going to the moon story, but there’s something about […]

Being an Artist

I continue to think about this idea of being an artist. I look everywhere for inspiration–ideas are never an issue. But, feeling inspired to keep going, to keep making art, that can be a challenge. I’ve embraced the Artist Date, thank you Julie Cameron for The Artist’s Way. So much good has come into my […]

Bear Poppies

  The weather has finally cooled here in Nevada and I’ve been out on Artist Dates exploring the desert. I shared this picture on Facebook and it’s gotten a lot of likes, so I thought I’d drop it here, too. I like the challenge of driving these back country roads. Of visiting places I’ve never […]