The 3M’s



Me with the “thumbnail” painting sitting inside the owl enclosure.

Last month I was asked if I could paint a mural for an owl enclosure in the nature classrooms at the wildlife center in one of our local parks. They were renovating the classroom to have new exhibits and my job was to paint the walls where the little Saw Whet Owl would live. My job was to give the owl’s new home the feel of an Eastern Hemlock forest. My part is done and it was a lot of fun. Hopefully, the rest of the exhibit will be finished soon and open to the public, I can’t wait to see how the owl likes her new home.




 Move In

 Never give up on what you really want to do. The person with big dreams is more powerful than one with all the facts.” – Life’s Little Instructions

I have been part of a group of artists for several years called Stella’s Art Gallery. The owners of Stella’s Art Gallery have had a vision and dream of opening up a brick and mortar gallery in Lake County for several years (we were only on-line and in special shows before).  Their dream is becoming a reality on March 31st!  And I get to be there!

The exterior of the historic Matchworks Building in Mentor


The gallery is in the historic Matchworks Building in Mentor-Station Street right off Rt. 615. There is quite an excitement and buzz and flurry of activity happening in these last couple weeks as we get ready for the grand opening and show called “Incipience”. Come on out and see us either opening night or sometime soon. Check the link for more info on hours.

Looking into the gallery- we still have some work to do!



“When you have a dream you’ve got to grab it and never let go.” – Carol Burnett

 More Art

In the South Euclid area? I have paintings up till March 30th in the Coffee Phix. This is a locally owned coffee shop that has a neighborhood feel to it! Stop in?  I also have thirty pieces of art in the First Baptist Church of Greater Cleveland at 3630 Fairmount Blvd. in Shaker Heights, OH  44118. Contact the church office if you’d like to view the art. (art is up through April for sure)

I’m excited about the five paintings that will be hung in the infusion center of a hospital in Cuyahoga Falls next month. I hope that my art brings the patients peace, joy and hope during their time they are getting their treatments. I certainly can relate to what they face. I’ll try and post photos in the next blog.

An FYI– I’m feeling good and getting my energy back and my hair is growing, slow but steady! It’s also a different color.

This is “Calling Me” and is the painting that was accepted into the “Evolving Landscapes” show at Summit Artspace in Akron OH.



I still have treatments but they aren’t exactly considered “chemotherapy” but I get infusions every three weeks. The side effects are minimal compared to the previous ones.


6 thoughts on “The 3M’s”

    1. Looking good, Julie!!
      The owl enclosure painting is awesome and we can’t wait to check out the new gallery!

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