Here’s a link to Vroman’s blog about my show there, Art in the Stairwell. Please come to the reception Saturday, Oct. 11, 11am to 1pm, during Pasadena Artwalk!

Come See My Current Group Show

Modest Fly Gallery through May 11
Angeles Crest Art Guild
All the women in this group are incredible artists.


My pal Keith Skelton is holding a photo workshop–shooting the streets of L.A.–on June 9.

Join me? $159

From Keith’s Website


Here’s a link to my coverage of the event for Pasadena Now…

More pix to come.

Congratulations to Sandra Thomas, the Town Council, and Altadena!



It’s happening this Saturday. Art on Palm and the Doo Dah all in one day…whew!



Thanks to Catherine Cowles for sending me the info on this wonderful show.

ART ON PALM, April 28, 9:30 – 5:30
For one day only artists and artisans will exhibit their work at the 14th bi-annual Art on Palm, held Saturday, April 28, 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. in a secluded canyon garden of Altadena, at 1419 E. Palm Street, Altadena, 91001.
The one-day-only show and sale features ceramics, collage, drawings, encaustic, fabric, fiber, glass, jewelry, paintings, photography, watercolors and woodcarving and turning, Participating artists include: Stephanie Anderson; Julie and Rick Ayres, Karen Bagnard, Charlotte Barnard, Erica Batchelder, Evan Chambers; Catherine M. S. Cowles, Ellen Dinerman, Mary Jane Elgin, Elisa Goodman, Bill Haskell, Lynn Hendricks, Jim Heuston, Beverly Jones, Debbie Lawrence, Ron Lawrenz, Debbie Lawrence, Ron Lawrenz, Susan Loraine, Betsy Miller, Dana Sue Miller, Katherine Nakazono, Lucia Pasquinelli, Detra Prete, Cathy Reichel-Clark, Anne Sears, Maryrose Smyth, Kathy Spear, Kathleen Swaydan, Nancy Unruh, Dominique Vialar, Anna Vosburg, Tris Wasserman, Lys Wilcox, Bruce Wilson, Kaylie James Wilson, Stephen Woodruff, and Lucia Yang.
Encircled by ancient oaks, the canyon setting for Art on Palm is a restorative venue for guests and a stunning backdrop for the artists’ works. According to the event’s co-producer Mary Jane Elgin, “Art on Palm achieves many goals. It selects exceptional artists whose beautifully-realized works attract a discerning clientele to a foothill canyon of remarkable beauty, supports our local economy and raises funds for the West L.A. Fisher House.”
Since 2006, Art on Palm artists have donated a portion of their sales to this organization; which provides humanitarian support for hospitalized military personnel and their families. “The West L.A. Fisher House acknowledges the generosity of the Art on Palm artists. For the past five years, their contributions have helped to provide much-needed and much-appreciated humanitarian relief to members of our military and their families at the West Los Angeles Fisher House. We look forward to their continued support for this vital community”, commented Tim Byk, Founder/Executive Director, West L.A. Fisher House Foundation. For more information, please visit
Admission and parking are free. Light refreshments are available.

More photos here:

The foothills changed every few seconds this morning to reveal new views, new surprises. All the photos on flickr were taken within an hour of each other.

LitFest Pasadena crossed the border and held a fundraiser at Altadena’s Mountain View Mausoleum last week.  Scenes from Shakespeare were played by Westridge, Mayfield, and Alverno students, and an A cappella choir from Marshall sang, led by David Pitts and featuring my pal Sonia’s son Austin.

Photos at

The sheriff’s department is reporting a high number of thefts of Silverado tailgates. Why?

From Carolyn Seitz:

Wednesday, an Altadena family suffered the loss of their child, a beautiful 3 year old girl named Katherine, in a tragic accident.

It is devastating for them and it was for the Altadena Sheriff’s Deputies and Captain McLean who arrived on the scene shortly after the accident occurred.

This family does not have the means to pay for a funeral for their daughter and Captain McLean, the leadership team at the Altadena Station, and the Deputies are asking for your help.

You can help in one of three ways:

Drop money off at the Altadena Sheriff’s Station and tell the person at the desk it is for the fund for Katherine.

Go to the car wash being planned for Saturday, July 2 at 11 am at the Carl’s Jr., 790 North Lake Avenue in Pasadena

Go to Wells Fargo Bank and make a deposit to the fund for Katherine’s funeral.  Here is the info:
“Katherine Lopez Donation” Acct #73-21253424

Any help will be gratefully appreciated by this family.

This is a test post from flickr, a fancy photo sharing thing.