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Fortune Teller,Side One
Watercolor, 15 x 15

Sold as one piece;
$250.00 both sides together

Fortune Teller,Side Two
Watercolor, 15 x 15

Sold as one piece;
$250.00 both sides together

The Fortune Teller can be folded like the child's toy, or seen in full. On side one, is a jewelry decorated woman with heavy make-up, yet she has a soft, honest, welcoming gaze. Written on the paper are questions, asking her to foretell the future. On side two, a more androgynous figure sits, less attractive, with no jewelry. "So many questions, only one answer" she is saying. In the crystal ball is the answer she refers to.

The Pain Inside
Watercolor
18 x 24 $300.00

We've all had days like this... Part of a series devoted to the theme of human suffering and hiding it, overcoming it, learning from it, growing from it. What seems bad at first, isn't always all bad.

Backache Heartache
Watercolor and Resist
15 x 20 $450.00

A fractured tree-trunk with a heavy human head on top represent the times when the pain and brokenness of life is so great that you can barely hold up your head. All you can do is cry a lake of tears and hope for a better day. Part of a series devoted to the theme of human suffering and hiding it, overcoming it, learning from it, growing from it. What seems bad at first, isn't always all bad, and often pain and painful experiences lead us to grow in beautiful ways we wouldn't otherwise grow. But only if we let it.

Hidden Pain
WaterColor
18" x 24" $300

Part of a series devoted to the theme of human suffering and hiding it, overcoming it, learning from it, growing from it. What seems bad at first, isn't always all bad, and often pain and painful experiences lead us to grow in beautiful ways we wouldn't otherwise grow. But only if we let it.

A Man's Pain
Water Color
18 x 24 $300.00

We've all had days like this... Part of a series devoted to the theme of human suffering and hiding it, overcoming it, learning from it, growing from it. What seems bad at first, isn't always all bad.

Hiding the Pain
Water Color
18 x 24 $300.00

Part of a series devoted to the theme of human suffering and hiding it, overcoming it, learning from it, growing from it. What seems bad at first, isn't always all bad, and often pain and painful experiences lead us to grow in beautiful ways we wouldn't otherwise grow. But only if we let it.

Self Image
Watercolor
9 x 12 $300.00

A wide variety of values can be achieved with a limited palette of only black and red.

First Cry
Pastel
24x16
$300.00

What do we know about life and the world the moment we enter it? Why are we not happy to be here?

First Kite
Pen and Ink
10x8
$100.00

Although it cannot be seen, it is implied that a kite is being flown by this father and son pair. Their gaze and hands become one, with the child completely enveloped in his father?s care. This drawing speaks of the many things we will teach and show and model for our children while we guardian them through life and the realities to come. All the while we are preparing them to soar on their own one day, like the unseen kite.

On Tummy
24x16
24x16
$280.00

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The milestone achieved at about 5-weeks in a newborn?s life is exaggerated in the pencil drawing. A baby?s head is usually oversized for their body, making the coordination and muscle strength needed to accomplish lifting their head quite an accomplishment, and a metaphor for the possibilities for achievement ahead in every new life.

Father and First Born
Pen and Ink
10x8
$150.00

Although it cannot be seen, it is implied that a kite is being flown by this father and son pair. Their gaze and hands become one, with the child completely enveloped in his father?s care. This drawing speaks of the many things we will teach and show and model for our children while we guardian them through life and the realities to come. All the while we are preparing them to soar on their own one day, like the unseen kite.

First Day of School
Pencil
10x8
$150.00

The posture of the child in this simple contour drawing says that she is ready to escape her mother?s embrace and board the school bus. This parting is more difficult for the mother as she holds her child, with camera in one hand, reluctantly but annually launching her independence and cutting the apron strings a bit more each time.

Last Kiss
Pencil on Canvas
24x20
$150.00

Last Kiss illustrates not only the goodnight-kiss as the child is tucked in, but also a time of breaking away. The child offers only her cheek, and a time is coming when not even that much will be offered. She wants to grow up and not need mommy?s kisses anymore, but one day she will long for a day when a kiss, hug, touch from mom made everything better.

Outta the Pool
Colored Pencil
12x16
$280.00

Wet pigtails and an oversized comfy towel tell us pool-time has ended and the young child will ascend the deck steps for the shelter of home and perhaps a much needed nap!

Asleep in Carseat
Pencil
8x10
$150.00

Every modern mother who longs for precious one-on-one time with her baby knows that the demands of life dictate the child will spend countless hours in the carseat. Thankfully it becomes a familiar and comfortable place for the baby, almost like a second crib. Represented is a mother's wish that she could spend more time interacting with her child.

Messy
Pen and Ink
8x10
$200.00

The bold horizontal line of the beach bench provide a backdrop for the baby trying to enjoy an ice pop on a sweltering summer day. The addition of just one color was enough to make the melting confection stand out in this ballpoint pen and ink drawing.

Snow Baby
Colored Pencil
16x24
$280.00

There is only one way a child this age could have fun on a flying saucer sled. That is if his parents bundled him up to enjoy the winter weather in warmth and safety. This is about a parent?s wish for their child to enjoy all that life has to offer, including the unique experiences of the changing seasons. There is a part of all of us that longs for the days when the sole objective of someone else was to make sure we enjoyed all that life has to offer!

Snow Baby
Charcoal
16x24 $250.00

There is only one way a child this age could have fun on a flying saucer sled. That is if his parents bundled him up to enjoy the winter weather in warmth and safety. This is about a parent?s wish for their child to enjoy all that life has to offer, including the unique experiences of the changing seasons. There is a part of all of us that longs for the days when the sole objective of someone else was to make sure we enjoyed all that life has to offer!

Fudgsicle Sisters
Pencil
10x8
$200.00

The relationship expressed here is one of mutual admiration as two sisters grow up never knowing a time when one existed without the other. The bond formed in early childhood will not be broken, even as they later strive to differentiate from each other and be recognized as individuals. There is nothing that can separate them, not even adolescent battles and jealousies, and in many ways they will always complete each other.

Me 3Q
Pencil
18x24
$150.00

The angular geometric background shapes of the desk and documents hanging on the wall are a contrast to the organic shape of the human figure and even the foreground chair. Thus represented is the difficult balance between work and self, also known as "Me-Time".

Hospital Child
Pen and Ink
18x24
$300.00

The child's eyes tell us that although the situation is not a happy one, he is full of trust, and completely confident in the care of his mother. The sadness she feels about him being so sick on his first Christmas, is mirrored in his eyes.

Touching Toes
Pencil
24x18
$250.00

A contour line drawing depicts the time when a child begins to discover the world around them, beginning with the wonderful little thing at the end of their feet ? their toes!

First Steps
Pencil
18x24
$250.00

A life full of firsts is expressed in simple contour. The thrill of achievement is captured on the baby's face, as she walks for the first time. From the moment they are born, they learn and we teach them to become independently functioning human beings. But that does not ease the hurt when they finally break away, does it?