• Adventures,  Local History

    Clemens & the Pen

    Clemens & the Pen Blog Cover

    This past weekend was the Clemens and the Pen artist retreat at Quarry Farm in Elmira, New York and it was a beautiful day for it!  This was the fourth time that I’ve attended the event.  I’m grateful to have had the opportunity to spend an afternoon in such an…

  • Adventures,  Artwork

    4 Favorite Waterfalls to Visit in Winter

    4 favorite waterfalls to visit in winter blog cover

    If you’re in the northern part of the country, cold weather is likely here for a couple more months.  I generally like to hibernate inside for most of the winter and dream of warmer days, however sometimes it’s nice to get out of the house and experience a change of…

  • Adventures,  Artwork

    4 Favorite Waterfalls to Visit in Winter

    4 favorite waterfalls to visit in winter blog cover

    If you’re in the northern part of the country, cold weather is likely here for a couple more months.  I generally like to hibernate inside for most of the winter and dream of warmer days, however sometimes it’s nice to get out of the house and experience a change of…

  • Adventures,  Life

    6 Favorite Autumn Spots That Inspire

    6 favorite autumn spots that inspire blog cover

    If you’re in the Northern Hemisphere, you’ve likely noticed the trees have been turning beautiful colors this past month.  According to the NYS Fall foliage report this week the colors in the Finger Lakes and Southern Tier region are at peak.  The next week or so may be your last…

  • Art Tip,  Life

    7 Ways to Find Motivation

    7 ways to find motivation blog cover

    It’s been a weird year.  If you’re anything like me you’ve had moments where you’ve lost your inspiration and motivation at times.  I thought I would share some of the ways that I regain my motivation to create when I find that it has slipped away.  Get Outside Get outside. …