Quarantine: Making Time

Quarantine: Making Time

The world has been brought to its knees by a viral force, dead-set on dividing and conquering. Revealing true leaders...

At Home with Growing Wild

At Home with Growing Wild

I should probably be gathering numbers right now to give to my tax accountant, aka my husband. But today I...

Counting Uncountable Miles

Counting Uncountable Miles

  It’s January, and crazy-cold out there. Or maybe just crazy. But I switchback along in my studio, squinting for...

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…

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...

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...