Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Never Forget

Every American can tell you where they were and what they were doing on 9/11. My husband and I were traveling home from Yellowstone and only caught snippets of the news as we went in and out of radio range. It was when we got to Las Vegas and went into a convenience store that we saw what was really happening. All I heard up until then was a plane had hit a tower. I assumed it meant an air traffic controller tower. I had no idea.
I remember every one standing, rapt, in front of the small tv in the store. By then the towers were down and everyone was in shock.
A few years ago John and I visited Ground Zero and saw the Ten House station. The firemen were right across the street from the towers. This is the only surviving fire engine from there. I took a picture of it and it was not until I got home that I realized that you could see the new construction of the towers in the glass. 
It was a humbling day to be there and watch as people filed past the monument, saying prayers, leaving flowers, sitting in silence. There was a cemetery across the road from the collapse and the tombstones were black from the fires. There is where I sat and took in the enormity of the incident. Even though most of us were not there, we are all touched by someone or something that happened that day.

You can see more about the brave men of Ladder  Company 10 at 

Tuesday, September 03, 2013


This painting was created for a fundraiser for the Coyote 
Canyon Heritage Herd that resides in Ramona, CA. 
100% of all money raised will go to the herd's foundation
 for vet, hay, and legal fees. This is an original pastel 
on paper of Brava, one of the herd mares. The herd's 
future is dependant  on donations and volunteers and is 
currently in danger of losing it's current land. Our hope is to
 keep these horses in Ramona where we can enjoy seeing 
them every day.
I am the artist and I ride my horses on trails surrounding 
the land that they inhabit. Seeing them
 as we ride is one of my greatest joys. Bidding is for 
the original only, but if bidding reaches 250.00
 I will include a frame of my choosing. All rights, print, 
licensing and copyrights of the painting
 remain with the artist. 
You can read the story behind the herd at 

With the purchase of your painting, you will receive 
care and handling instructions, 
framing instructions (if bought unframed), a bio of the 
herd and pictures of Brava, the mare pictured.
Good luck and thank you for bidding. This is a worthy 
cause and your money will go to the horses and their care 100%. 
See the auction at
The painting is called: A Look Back To Her Future, Pastel on Paper, 
8 1/4 x 13