Blessed…. and Beautiful Cleveland

          open door donations                                                                          Willoughby Hills Community Center Beautiful Cleveland 2016

In the past couple weeks I have been overwhelmed by the donations received for Help Save the Kids. I had the opportunity to put up some ornaments, magnets and note cards at a local coffee shop in Madison. For donations only -towards Help Save the Kids you could choose your choice of one or several items. The customers at the coffee shop were amazing….and Help Save the Kids will be blessed with just over $350…all from donations! What a community we have! Open Door Coffee Shop customers are wonderful! If you have the chance to stop in-do so! There is a wonderful atmosphere….not rushed and the staff is friendly! (Madison Ohio…in the village square!)

And…Beautiful Cleveland! I am honored to be part of this show. It is at the Willoughby Hills Community Gallery…..and up for over 2 months. Three wonderful photographers and me….! It’s an honor to be included….I can’t wait to see how the gallery will hang the pieces we bring in! See the photo above! The gallery is in the same building as the library so the building is open almost everyday! Wow!!!!!

As 2015 winds down, I have been blessed to show in some wonderful locations… Penitentiary Glen Nature Center, North Chagrin Nature Center, Creative Space Art & More in Avon, Valley Art Center in Chagrin Falls, the May Show at Lakeland Community College and several other locations….including the Cleveland Hopkins Airport for nearly 5 months! I am also currently in the University Hospital Geauga Medical Campus in Chardon Ohio….a hall of art…It is an honor to be here too, many people who are in the hospital-either staff or those seeking medical care will hopefully feel the peace and light of the painting I have chosen for them.

Did you know that I have note cards available? I have several different packs available…in nice brown craft boxes! Perfect for gift giving or for yourself. Each box has  8 cards-9 envelopes, (4 designs-2 each). There is “Strictly Cleveland”, “Sun/Moons” , “Trees”, and “Landscapes”. I also have a set called “Abstracts” , “Florals” and “Urban Scenes”. They are $15 per box plus Ohio Sales tax….and I can ship a box for $3…I will flatten it so it won’t get crushed… If interested contact me at .   They are also available at a few locations in the area! These are some of my favorite images!

                 pack strictly Cleveland  Sun Moon Pack  pack -trees landscape pack

I hope you have been inspired by the beauty we have been given daily. Each day I open my eyes, I see another wonder of God’s creation. Lately the sky has been gorgeous, the clouds, the sunrises, the sunsets….even the gray clouds are inspiring. I notice them more and more… I notice the nature that surrounds me more and more….and I am blessed to be able to see it…  Today while I was walking before my family arrived for Christmas brunch, I saw many bluebirds…wondering why they were still here in Ohio……amazed at their beauty….last night I was able to view the full moon! What a wonder we are given each day-each night. I am thankful for that I am looking with different eyes! What a gift we are given each day-although some days we may face fears, unknowns, and even trying times….we are also given a wonder to be thankful for.





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