Sanctuary Wall

Sanctuary Wall

    Back when all the build-the-wall talk was in the news, I decided to build my own wall. A...

Illustrated Secrets of American Hero

Illustrated Secrets of American Hero

NOTE: I wrote this article as a guest blogger for Midgard Education Publishing, so it is also published here. One...

Lifelines Go On…

  Lately I seem to be drawn to line. So to speak. Drawn to letting it be a force of...

book art by Karen Viola

Just a Few Lines

There can be plenty of story in just a few lines. ‘Just a few lines,’ is actually the title of...

Climbing: Learning How to Fall

Climbing: Learning How to Fall

I still remember the first time I walked into my local climbing gym, The Cliffs at Valhalla, about a dozen...

Hiking: A World of Good

Hiking: A World of Good

I was asked to write a short article about what hiking means to me, for the excellent Hike for Mental...

The White Mountains: Get Schooled!

The White Mountains: Get Schooled!

For five summers now, my husband and I have had the pleasure of joining a friend on his annual hut-to-hut...

An Inside Look at My Artist’s Book

An Inside Look at My Artist’s Book

My ‘artist’s book’ is on display through the summer at the Center for Book Arts in Manhattan. And recently I...

Sketchbook Surprise: Just Add Water

Sketchbook Surprise: Just Add Water

When I walk in the woods, I carry a tiny sketchbook. There is a particular spiral-bound one that has a special...

Rocksylvania: Type-Two Fun

Rocksylvania: Type-Two Fun

I am back from my Pennsylvania-aka-Rocksylvania adventure. Now I can say I’ve hiked about one-quarter of the Appalachian Trail. And...

Launch Time

Launch Time

I am counting down to another undulating adventure on the Appalachian Trail, to seek out a warm Spring. To boldly...