I am so excited about this new gallery. I returned from Costa Rica with a lot of energy, and I’ve spent it as if I’d won the lottery. I’m already exhausted getting ready to open: packaging prints, notecards, and original paintings, labelling, framing, planning. My friends John Lucas and Judy Prahl have been helping me hang it all up on the high long walls and little nooks.

My gallery inhabits a space in the new delicious orange Gypsies Cafe building at 510 Third Street in Bay City. Enter through the fragrant coffee shop, order the best sandwich in town from Jack’s deli, enjoy one of Maryanna’s coffee creations, and/or wander through the spirited gypsy shop to my gallery at the back.

Showing for the first time will be more than thirty pieces of art I produced during 2005, some of it during or in response to my treatments for breast cancer.

I will be on the next Bay City Gallery Walk, even if things aren’t finished, held the first Thursday of every month. The next one will be November 3rd, from 5 to 8 p.m., at which time the downtown galleries in Bay City host parties, sometimes with wine and food.

The lily watercolor is taken from my Costa Rica sketchbook. Click on the image to enlarge it.