Friday, February 25, 2011

oil pastels are not crayons.

"I'll follow you." 

Oil over pen over collaged paper. Who would ever guess there was so much layering going on?

i think pixar created the finch.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Pacific Art League Craft Show 2010

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Pictures from the Knit-One-One Art Show

Friday, May 21, 2010

Berkeley Art Show! June 5th!!!

The knit-one-one studio has been granted me the privilege of being in their Jazzy June Craft Sale!

The Artists: LeftBankShop, Mama’sMagicStudio, MediumsToMasses, GirlOnTheRocks, The BriarePatch, Blissful, BirdMafia, BlockHeadPress, BirdVsBird, Muddipuppy, CutThroatSewing, SocalaChocolates.

To see pictures of their work.
To read what people say on Yelp
"Road Trip"
oil over acrylic

When: Saturday June 5 , 10 to 4:00 pm
Where: the knit-one-one studio
3360 Adeline Street Berkeley, CA, 94703
(near Ashby BART and Sweet Adeline Bakery)
Lots of FREE parking

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

CFS Sock Project

The suffering caused by ME/CFS is mostly invisible. You don’t see us when we’re at our worst: many people with ME/CFS are housebound or even bedridden by the disease. We live in our socks. Now we’re turning our socks into banners. We can’t march with a banner but our socks—and a few healthy friends—can march for us, to call attention to this disease and the urgent need for funding and action.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Mermaids Always swim among Friends Pillow

I think I'm developing a healthy obsession with fabric.
After about 25 pictures we came up with this one.
Julia had a perfectly matching outfit to go with the pillow.
I just didn't calculate in the fact that the pillow
would could her whole self.
It is under there though. Julia was a lovely model!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

If I don't get back from the moon soon, I may never find my way

El Camino Hospital, week 7, I think.
October-December 2009

I spent 9 weeks in the hospital this winter
undergoing experimental treatment for CFS.
It was indescribable torture,
and the hospital truly is another planet.

I remember thinking,
"If I don't get back from the moon soon,
I may never find my way,"
and then I drew this.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

More Pillows!

Road Trip: A work in progress

"Small Works" at the Pacific Art League

This was my first art show that was devoted to raising funds for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. I was in the hospital at the time, and it was such a magical day - getting calls and texts from so many people. People came out to see art. People came out to support me and people came out to support CFS. My heart was filled.

Portola Valley Open Studios

muddipuppy pillow pile!

The artists: Ann Wu, Amberlin Wu, Peggy Forman, Jan Schachter, and Margaret Realica

Monday, December 14, 2009

Muddipuppy Pillows

I've decided to embrace my love of fabric and have started making super stuffed, super fun Muddipuppy pillows!

Monday, June 22, 2009


Slowly but determinedly expanding my animal repertoire. This piece squeaked into the "Birds and Bees: Feathers, Fur and Fins" Exhibition at the Pacific Art League in Palo Alto. Here's to animals on wheels!

oil over acrylic on canvas
16" x 20"

Friday, May 29, 2009


oil on canvas

Sunday, May 24, 2009

On to the serious stuff...

This a layer two-ish of this lonely little elephant. I feel it needs infinite work and find it somewhat daunting, but in a good kind of way. We shall see. I can tell by looking at it that there d tremendous caution compared to the prior post. Will have to work on that fear-of-ruining-it thing that may never allow it to be what it could.

So much for serious.

Amidst all the harder and semi-serious sort of painting, I am very much liking the using up of the leftover paints to do not so serious painting. and finding that perhaps, I like these paintings best of all. So much for serious.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Being in a contest is always fun.

I have entered my first art contest on They say the winner is chosen by popular vote, which makes me suspicious that this is not a contest about art but one about who can rally the most friends to click on their picture. Nevertheless, I must say that being in a contest is always fun. Wish me luck!

"Skating Into the Night" ended up winning second place! How exciting is that?!

Monday, May 18, 2009

Color Theory: Final Project

gouache on paper
7" in diameter


oil on paper
8" x 11"

I'm in!

Statement of Intent, Part III

It is with tremendous anticipation and enthusiasm that I am applying for the MFA program in painting. After a long and rigorous road down the academic path of psychology, I have established my private practice and have freed a place in my life to devote to developing my art. I have been wanting and waiting for this time for all of my life. At last, here it is. Now, with my own easel and palette in hand, I am ready to paint.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

36 Calle de Allende

I long to walk along
the sun warmed cobblestones
of Latin America.

It seems that color
must have been born there,

running through the streets
with its secrets
and laughter.

A doorway in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
acrylic on paper
6" x 24"

Night Fog

acrylic on paper
6" x 24"

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Skating into the Night

acrylic on paper
11" x 14"

Sunday, May 3, 2009


We are the rainwatchers,
him and me.

I see circles circling circles.
The single file line on the rim of the roof
Suspended like icicles
Like transparent angels
Like infinite promises
Quiet and clear.

He sees them better than I do.
His eyes are softer than mine.

He sees dancing and splashy fish
Bringing glowing plankton from the bottom of the sea.
The magic of the sun
Falling to us to be lapped up
And fill us full of belief in the way things could be
Or how wonderful they already are.

It is a festival, a gala, an extravaganza
The falling of the rain
for him
for me
for us
the rainwatchers.

There's no way I'm going to get in...

Statement of Intent, Part II

I’ve worked a bit in many medium as can be seen in the ceramic pieces, poems, stained glass windows and various art bits that are tucked into the corners of my life. I have loved them all, but what has always entranced me the most is paint. I am in awe of the blank canvas and its transformation into something that no one else could ever make. I am amazed by the hand that can capture a moment, a memory, a drop of who one is on the inside, and color it for others to see. For me, there has never been a lacking of creativity. It has always been more my trepidation that I couldn’t draw well enough to capture my ideas, or would not be able to paint them as I imagined. I apply to art school with the goal of developing an ability to draw and understand color and paint in a way that would leave my creative notions limitless. Where will it take me? Who could know the answer to such a question. What I am most excited about is to see what is created that I never could have imagined.

Pooch in Blue

gouache on paper
4.5" x 5.5"