Transitions II invites us to Warmly Welcome Life Transitions

Transitions II (42″h) holds an impressively beautiful, inviting and warm presence in the Broadmoor Gallery, Colorado Springs CO. This large, open piece is an invitation to OPEN OUR ARMS WIDELY to both notice and embrace ALL of life’s incessant transitions, large and small, on nothing less than a soulful, grateful breath.

In our lives, each of us experience transitions of varying degrees – some celebration times, some grieving, others simply challenging in diverse ways. Sometimes we even sense a transition, without being able to name it. When this happens our first response may be to ignore it or deny it- while by doing so, we open the doors wide to allowing fear to navigate our path ahead (seldom a wise navigator).

Our life transitions, instead, I believe are sacred nudges. Nudges with seeds of empowerment, if even in an invisible manner at the time. Noticing and embracing each of life’s transitions fuels and nourishes us in quiet, while profoundly powerful ways. Of one thing we can be certain – life holds transition upon transitionthe only question is in how we will each receive the often hidden gifts within each and every transition. Resistance (or completely ignoring them) ultimately only denies us the immense gifts. Simply trying to “get through them” can numb our spirits (though sometimes we need a short spell of stepping out of life’s rhythm to be able to fully integrate the essence of a larger transition).

An open heart of gratitude, trust and acceptance fuels our souls and deepens our spirits; allowing us a truly intimate, truthful, and ever growing  and deepening experience of joyful, grateful living on this earth. Most resistance is simply our egos insistence that we know better than ANY other Power, exactly how life should unfold for us. May you be nudged to notice – to embrace and appreciate, the best you can – each and every both large and small transition as you travel this journey we call life. May you find a renewed peacefulness in your acceptance -and in your deepened gratitude for the gifts of Life.

Transitions II is currently on display at both The Broadmoor Galleries in CO and The Mark Sublett/Medicine Man Gallery in AZ. These two pieces will be the final pieces available for purchase before the edition closes. Transitions II is suitable for either indoor or outdoor placement – on a pedestal or simply, as seen above, on a secure, hard surface. It is hoped to be a constant reminder to open our arms WIDE, and with gratitude, to each transition in our lives.

Transitions II; 42″h

Transitions II on pedestal

Plein Air and Sculpture Show at the Broadmoor

Carol will be present at the upcoming Plein Air and Sculpture Show hosted by the Broadmoor Galleries, at the Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, CO. The show opens on Friday, July 13th and runs through Sunday, July 15, 2018. Come visit with the numerous artists – learn more about their creative process and inspirations. The Broadmoor Galleries, with its exceptionally professional and knowledgeable staff will assist you with starting or adding to your art collection; while providing a most relaxing and inspiring opportunity to appreciate the diverse and extensive offerings in various mediums.


Haggin Museum Exhibition

Full Sun: American Women Artists Illuminate the Haggin is the exhibition title of the 2018 American Women Artists Master and Signature museum exhibition, and Womb of Life has been selected as a part of this exhibit.

For this exhibition, members of American Women Artists (AWA) were asked to create artwork that was inspired by (or reflects)  a selection of 13 paintings from the Haggin Museum’s 19th – 20th-century art including works by William Merritt Chase, Albert Bierstadt, Rosa Bonheur, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, and other notable artists. AWA artists have taken their inspiration from the work of art, the artist’s greater body of work, or the theme of the painting. This juried exhibition will include nearly 100 pieces of artwork that ranges from paintings to sculptures. The exhibition opens August 2, 2018 and will continue through September 16, 2018. The Haggin Museum is located in Stockton, CA. An opening reception will be held on August 2, from 7-9 PM.

  Womb Of Life
7.50″ x 5.75″ x 4.25″

I submitted,Womb of Life, in response to The Juniata River painting by George Inness. The Inness painting interprets a landscape setting in Harrisburg, PA – an area very close to my birthplace. Effortlessly, I slip into memories of similar heart-warming landscapes while gazing upon it.

The Juniata River, representing man in harmony with nature mirrors the essence of my work.  When painting it, Inness had recently returned from a study trip to Europe, after which his attentions shifted from expressing objective forms to an intentional aim for spiritual expression through his work. He grew preoccupied with the inner world – as have I, throughout my development as an artist and writer.

Womb of Life, with three trees, not unlike those in The Juniata River, represents the trinity (mirrored in the limited edition number of 111). Trinity reaches broader than a Christian context. Symbolically, it includes the essences of beginning, middle, end; father, mother, child; and birth, life and death; etc. The spiritual essence of Womb of Life, as echoed in the Companion Poetry, is the suggestion that absolutely every experience in our lives is simply an experience, as we are held within the womb of life  being nourished, protected, and grown as we await a new birthIt invites us to consider a spirit of gratitude rather than resistance toward all experiences in our lives. The trees reflect natures’ pure acceptance in living this truth.

Carol at The Broadmoor Gallery Plein Air Event in July

The Broadmoor Gallery is hosting a Plein Air Art Event on the grounds of The Broadmoor Hotel on July 13 – 15, 2018. This year the event includes three bronze sculptors, and Carol is one of the three that will be in attendance. The setting of the galleries and the hotel are exquisite – especially during the lovely, warm summer days.

The gallery is open 365 days a year from 9:30 AM to 6 PM…..stop by the gallery during this event enjoy and appreciate watching the painters in action and speak with the sculptors as well.


Aries Maple Earns Award

Aries Maple, earned the award of BEST METAL ARTWORK in the 27th International Miniature Exhibit held at the Seaside Gallery, Outer Banks, NC.  Top miniature artists from 5 continents, 8 countries, and 36 states in America entered their original works of miniature art for this show of over 500 works of art.  All works were original  – no reproductions.We are proud to receive this recognition for Aries Maple that speaks about our willingness to GO FIRST while others around us are not so inclined….read the inspiration to learn more.

Herberger Theater Exhibition

Love Blooms
8.5″ x 4.75″ x 4.75″

Love Blooms and Remembering Gratitude have been accepted into the juried exhibition titled Bloom at the Herberger Theater in Phoenix, AZ. The exhibit opens June 6 and runs through July 30, 2018. An opening reception will be held on June 6 from  5:30 – 7 PM.

Love Blooms speaks to us about remembering to be flexible in our lives, while living from a blanket of love and offering appreciation to the many invisible helpers in our lives.

Remembering Gratitude
8.25″ x 3.5″ x 3.5″


Seeds of Harmony and Graceful One have both been juried into the 2018 summer exhibition at the museum: Arizona’s Desert Beauty.

Graceful One

The exhibition opens May 29, 2018 and closes July 12, 2018. The Shemer has been named “One of the 10 Best Museums in Phoenix” by USA Today and “One of Phoenix’s 10 Best-Kept Secrets” by The Culture Trip. For additional information visit:

Aries Maple on exhibit in Nags Head, NC

Aries Maple


5.5″ x 4.5″ x 4.5″

Aries Maple, a miniature of the Japanese Maple Tree will be included in the 23rd Annual Miniature Exhibition at Seaside Art Gallery, Nag Head, NC The exhibit opens  April 23rd. The title of this piece combines the attribute of always longing to “go first” of the Aries zodiac sign with the similar habit of the beloved maple trees always trying to be “first” to bud out after their winter slumber. Nine small keys (nosies; helicopters; seed pods) are sculpted into the roots of the three maple trees.

Brownsville Museum of Art 46th Annual International Exhibition

Remembering Gratitude
8.25″ x 3.5″ x 3.5″

5.75″ x 5.75″ x 5.75″
On optional base.

Remembering Gratitude was recognized yet again with its selection, along with Serenity, on the optional bronze base, in the 46th International Exhibition at the Brownsville Museum of Art, Brownsville, TX.  132 works were selected among over 400 entries for inclusion in this exhibit. The exhibit opens April 25th and runs through May 26.