voyage

voyage

“all that is gold does not glitter, not all those who wander are lost.” - j.r.r. tolkien

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garden of dreams

garden of dreams

berlin is a city with many art deco buildings, it's not a style that i had been familiar with before and i've been enjoying learning about it. my husband says that this particular piece reminds him of the work of alphonse mucha.

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beware the mesmer

beware the mesmer

another reflection of my love for magical stories. someone wanders accidentally into an intersection between worlds, what happens next??

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sea change

sea change

transformation into something strange and beautiful

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once upon a time

once upon a time

another inspired by the delightful feeling off sinking into a great book. i've included the title phrase in different languages throughout the image, as well as components from different parts of the world. i believe that storytelling is a human universal that brings people together. this one is...

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würzburg residenz

würzburg residenz

we moved to germany in 2015 and i am continually struck by the history of different places that we've visited. würzburg is one such place, and here, i was imagining the different generations of people who have wandered through the residenz's beautiful gardens.

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what remains

what remains

time passing, the stories around us - past and future. living in europe, the past feels often present.

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late winter branches

late winter branches

i enjoy the times of the year when you can see the underlying structure of trees. this one had beautiful shaggy bark.

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#9 dream

#9 dream

music is another constant in my life, this piece illustrates both the precision and the flights of fancy in the kinds of music that i enjoy the most. it seemed appropriate to name it after a song i heard a lot on the radio as a young girl.

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peony

peony

one of my passions is gardening

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hudson river, mist rising

hudson river, mist rising

the beautiful hudson river valley

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magnolia in bloom

magnolia in bloom

magnolia blossoms tossing in the wind

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cornucopia

cornucopia

the amazing paintings of giuseppe arcimboldo were the inspiration for this.

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tangled up, not blue

tangled up, not blue

another with a song as title inspiration. this one shows that it is possible to enjoy a life that is complex and chaotic.

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order in chaos

order in chaos

geometrical, repeating patterns throughout the chaos

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seeds of change

seeds of change

i'd been admiring the collage styles of some of my awake classmates, and i really like this quote on resilience and strength

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storybook house

storybook house

recently i was putting away the picture books my children have outgrown. this one came out of remembering how much fun it was to read to them when they were younger.

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straussian

straussian

“i like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living; it’s a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. which is what i do, and that enables you to laugh at life’s realities." - dr. seuss

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who can it be now?

who can it be now?

the song, of course - it matches the sleepy, disturbed look of the owl!

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rampant

rampant

that feeling when you sink into a good book..

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court of the merqueen

court of the merqueen

i love being transported by stories, the more that i worked on this one, the more that the stories of hans christian andersen came to mind.

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tanz

tanz

"man muss das Leben tanzen" - nietzsche. street dancer and graffiti, a good mix.

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surreality #5

surreality #5

migrations of geese, repeating patterns, waves

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sic transit

sic transit

abstract mostly black and white - and a visual pun to boot, if you look closely you will see it.

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the world underneath

the world underneath

I am a total bookworm, and have a special fondness for urban fantasy & science fiction. this one is a nod to the books of authors like ben aaronovitch and neil gaiman, with unknown worlds coexisting and intersecting with our own.

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still life with peonies

still life with peonies

i've been marveling at the old masterpieces in the museums here and thought i would try and recreate one.

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the great escape

the great escape

one of my children is really into skateboarding, he's young yet, but it has been quite fun to watch him watching videos of gravity-defying feats of good skateboarders and see that he is imagining himself doing the same in the future.

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