Gifts Given by the Creator

My graduate work at the University of Colorado at Boulder focused on the contemporary art of the Native community. I was fascinated by the way Native Americans used artwork to express identity, religious beliefs, and their conflict with modern America and its political landscape. For my master's project, I curated the California Academy of Science's... Continue Reading →

Hung Liu, The Bride

Hung Liu is one of my favorite artists. Given the current political climate, I thought I'd post something I wrote about her a few years ago. Hung Liu (b. 1948) The Bride, 2001 From the series “Unofficial Portraits” Lithograph with collage 30” x 30” Gift of funds from Polly and Mark Addison CU Art Museum, University... Continue Reading →

The Moon as Muse

Here’s why I love second drafts… When you revisit your characters after writing their finale, you have a better grasp on who or what they’re fighting, what their motivations are, and how they might achieve their victories. At times, when these characteristics and motivations are falling into place, you, as the writer, have an intense... Continue Reading →

My Favorite Turtle

If you live in Buena Vista, Colorado or the Arkansas River Valley, you've most likely seen work by the very talented and delightful Brynn Ronning. Well, here's a little secret. A small collaboration inspired by this turtle might be in the works. BTW - I totally and completely fell in love with this image and... Continue Reading →

The Wall

It's summer, and between work, building a house, and two children on summer vacation, writing fiction has been tough. I'm definitely looking forward to the start of school when stricter schedules allow for more writing time. In the meantime, I thought I'd post an excerpt from a short story I have in the queue. It's... Continue Reading →

The River

Combining my two loves... O. Louis Guglielmi (1906-1956) The River, 1942 Oil on Canvas Location: The Art Institute of Chicago Photo Credit: The Art Institute of Chicago I wait on the edge and shield my eyes. My skin feels as though I have walked through rain. I find a tissue buried on the bottom of... Continue Reading →

Wrapped in Color and Light on Wattpad

If you want to read Wrapped in Color and Light for FREE, check it out on Wattpad. Here, you can read chapter by chapter anywhere! I add a couple of chapters each week, so you'll always have something new to read. Check it out!

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