“Ampersand”

This piece hangs in my sister’s home. She’s not my sister really. She’s my sister-in-law. She’s not my sister-in-law really, since the divorce. She’s something else. And I adore her. Tough and so clever. Resilient and powerful. Complicated and strong and determined in a way I admire. I’ve never had a sister really … not…

Pig – A Journey

My darling friends, hello!  I wasn’t entirely sure I was going to share this one.  It started out as just a silly adventure to upset my children but now … I find I’m pretty struck by it … so I’m sharing! When I was a child I had this piggy bank.  The story goes that…

Dabbling with Abstraction

Oh the good old Abstract Painting.  What is it?  What makes it art?  What makes it good? I have zero answers to any of this and yet here I am, putting together a few pieces that seem to have no goals and no direction.  Pieces that were created with both intuition and a million small…

April – A Journey

I feel like this may be a fast one … somehow it just feels fast. A week or so ago I decided to experiment with listening to Clive Barker while I draw, to see what pops out.  If any of you have not heard of Clive Barker he’s the guy who wrote the short story…

Random Untitled Fun – A Journey

IT BEGINS – 04/01/2021 Hey Ho Y’all!  Oh I’ve been quiet all through March, trying to sort myself out and recalibrate after a job change and now a new calibration begins with yet ANOTHER job change effective today … SO MUCH CHANGE.  This is all delightful and terrifying … such is life. This piece began…

“Stride” – the taking of steps

We are all so still right now. Wandering my home, pacing the small comfortable beautiful stable space I feel the boundaries of my physical existence fully. I long for air that does not smell like home, for experiences and adventures that await in the hills of Kentucky or the deserts of Arizona or even the…

2020 – What I learned…

I started 2020 with a journaling class… at the start of the class the instructor asked us to introduce ourselves and say one thing we wanted to do or be this year. My response tickled the shit out of me: From my recording in my journal: “I’m Heather, I weigh 150 lbs and I’m happy…

the Enormity

In late September the US reached a milestone in Covid deaths … 200 thousand. That’s a HUGE number. Enormous really. At that time I started seeing and reading articles about how limited our comprehension is when it comes to numbers that size. They become vague and meaningless in many ways, our human minds are simply…

What Have You Done? – A Journey

IT BEGINS 12/12/2020 I drew this on an evening lost in ‘Mr Jones and Me’ and melancholy loneliness as we approached our ‘Pandemic Christmas’.  I never did put any ink on that sketch, which seems a damn shame, so I may pick it back up and ink it some night soon. Visually, I knew I…

Poised – a Journey

This one began as a sketch on November 5th, I remember how many hours a day I was working then.  I sorta want to capture the moment here.  As most of you know I’m working on the COVID mitigation team right now, administering the system that manages testing and scheduling for the University community across…