an imageteller captures image celebrations.

sharing image tales broadens an artistic expression.

doing so, brings this particular creative indescribable joy.

what is your image story? perhaps I can help you tell it! 



Essence Of Bellingham 2023

June 01, 2023  •  Leave a Comment

I am very excited to share that I was given best of public art - amateur, + an honorable mention in the annual Essence Of Bellingham Contest. This is my first year winning a best of....I always appreciate when there is a mention. I've won something each year since 2016 except for that very first year.

These are printed and displayed in the lobby of city hall. 

These were the two winners.

These were the other 8 that I submitted. 


Kids Art Walk 2023 Undiscovered Species

May 03, 2023  •  Leave a Comment

Undiscovered Species is the theme this year for Make.Shift's Kids ArtWalk

The group youth student/local artist exhibit opens on Friday's Art Walk through May

My student Rowan from Samish Woods Montessori writes: 

This creature is an alien from an unknown place. It can go without food for decades though it needs water often. In order to get food, it needs to travel down to the mountains of Earth and eat rocks because its home planet has different minerals than Earth. This is the reason it has only been seen once, when it flew over Bellingham to get to Mt. Baker. Its pet peeve: volcanos; too hot to eat, though rocks are good with a little bit of spice. It is solitary.

Student's Art:


My Artist Statement: “Amber The Alien Cat flies down to Mt Baker for its very rare feasting of rocks. The orange topped rocks are extra spicy."

Bellingham self taught creative Karen Hanrahan is middle-aged and owns a cat named Amber. She makes quilt like art with paper. 

Rowans drawing reminded me of my cat. Most of the image resources are from an Amber The Cat Calendar




If this stitched collage art does not sell it will be donated to Rowan and his family. 


Creative Reclamation At Allied Arts

April 06, 2023  •  Leave a Comment

Allied Arts of Whatcom County hosts an annual group exhibit that highlights artists that recycle/upcycle within their creative process.

RARE provides a platform for eco-friendly artists to showcase their art created from recycle materials. RARE also promotes art organizations and facilities that incorporate sustainability in their facilities and programs. One of our main objectives for this event is to educate the community on the role that the arts can play in the sustainability movement.

This year’s RARE event will provide an entertaining, socially distanced, environment that showcases pieces from numerous, diverse artists using a variety of recycled materials for a month long exhibit at the Allied Arts Gallery. We invite Exhibiting artists with a passion for art created from recycled materials to become a part of RARE. Attendees are inspired to take home innovative ideas that recognize the value of using resources creatively.

RARE is made possible by many generous business partners.

Sixteen of my 8x8 Bird Stitched Collages are participating! 


11th Annual Invitational FL#CK At Smith And Vallee Gallery

February 03, 2023  •  Leave a Comment

Announcing this years theme for the 11th annual Bird Invitational at Smith and Vallee Gallery in Edison.


It’s that time of year where all the birds and birders flock to Skagit Valley and into Smith & Vallee Gallery!

My piece this year is a one of a kind stitched collage. Titled: Trussed. 

The exhibit is from Feb 2-26th.

For locals the chicken parade ( wink ) is on at noon on the 26th. 

This group exhibition is a gathering of some of the finest beloved local artists. 

I made two in this style and could not decide which to submit. I put it to a vote and the above won! 

The other sold. 


Published In Open Ceilings Literary Magazine Issue After Hours

November 20, 2022  •  Leave a Comment

I am absolutely delighted to share that two of my stitched collage art pieces have been published in a student run UC Davis Campus Literary Magazine!

I heard of the open call through a newsletter of an art center that I show annually with.

The Open Ceilings Winter 2023 Publication is titled Open Hours. It is available for purchase. 

This will be Open Ceilings 7th Issue.

The publication has a rigorous curating process.

I submitted a variety of collages and photography. 

See below



Photography = a never ending opportunity to capture visual celebrations. 


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