Monday, September 30, 2013

A New Vision

I am writing just a note here. I have moved across the country and am setting up a temporary studio until we can find a home. Also I am starting a sculpture class for the fall to become familiar with the skills I will need to work with paper clay. Also a renewed desire to share the wonder of the life.

Monday, February 11, 2013

A New Handle ~

It has come to my attention that some in the Catholic art community may find my use of the word Sacred (describing my art work), not in keeping with the traditional Catholic definition of Sacred Art.
This is a bit discouraging.  But after some reflection I have decided to call my art work Art Set Apart.
It describes the same idea as sacred but not in the same word. Also it is more in keeping with the evangelistic desire of Pope Benedict XVI who's wonderful leadership has been such an encouragement to me, a new Catholic.

So, I create art set apart. And I hope some may ask,"What is that?" and thus I can tell them of what sacred means to the Church and to each and every Christian.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Rethinking Images

Images come from the heart and the head.  I have no image to post today but a prayer I am learning to pray~

Cardinal Merry de Val's prayer: Litany of Humility

Friday, February 24, 2012


I am in the process of creating several illustrations for the third book written by my husband, Richard Maffeo. I am almost finished. I like doing illustration and hope I can do more in the future. My next plan is to sew some quilts I have been meaning to get to for the last few months. Lap quilts are useful for many. So that is what I am up to. :)

I also am writing a blog Well How Come It Is?


Friday, December 16, 2011


I am working on a series of sketches for a new book in collaboration with my husband.
This one is based on the terror and persecution of Christians in Egypt.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

For Those Who Prayed

I was out of the studio for several months. During that time I was either at my parent's side or on the phone with her or her caregivers. In September she passed quietly and peacefully into eternity. I am so thankful for your prayers.

Christ is Always There!

Out Of Night
This piece was made for a friend who is suffering.
The photo does not do it justice.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Plans Interrupted

It is almost September.  My dear mother is in hospice care.  I have spent many hours in prayer for her.  I have traveled much to see her.  No art thus far --- none needed.