Archive | Encounters


People I meet, days that I live and places I have visited. There is always a story behind every encounter…

Insta… what?

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As many of you might have noticed, I have not been writing or blogging here as much as I thought I would be since moving away from my full retail gallery in December 2012. The fact is, that I have been really busy with commissioned paintings, product development and special projects. The truth of the […]

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Shades of February

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A little color goes a long way. In the past few days in my travels I have encountered a pattern of early springtime.  Yellow.  It’s everywhere and the funky moods that parallel it are pretty significant. So I thought to capture it in this blog… so relax, put your feet up and enjoy! Sunny pencil cannister […]


Fun Sonya Sightings

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When I was a little kid, I felt as though I wanted a name that was a “ordinary” name, much like my friends in school or people on TV.  I thought I wanted to change my name to become a Sue, Donna or Mary, this would make me feel like I would fit in. Much […]

Successful Women Jockeys

Riding High


Once upon a time there was a little girl who had a big beautiful dream, she wanted to ride like the wind and to some extent live dangerously.  She loved horses and admired their amazing strength, beautiful coat, luxurious manes and long tails.  She wanted a horse so badly it became much of who she […]

My Glamour Muse

Fog of the Blog

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Yes, I know.  I am guilty.  I have not been blogging as I had hope to in the past several months.  As I sit here at my computer I ask myself, how can I spend so much time at this thing and not blog my thoughts daily… or weekly…. or bi monthly…  ((deep sigh here)).  […]

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True Grit – A day in the life

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So as promised, I often get asked on what is in the life and headspace of a working artist.  Most people think that this is a glamorous job where I am whirling in the glitter and glam of running my own gallery.  Whenever asked this – my mind switches to overload mode as I get […]