My story begins in 2013 when Tom was diagnosed with ALS.
Here, you will find posts about ALS Clinics, in-home caregiving, grieving, how art helps me heal, and finding the faith and courage to open my heart again – to live and love again.
I know that grief is a solo journey that is different for each one of us. I truly hope you enjoy browsing this site and that it helps you in some small way.
Peace & Love,
England trip, June 2018 – Colchester, London, Wells, the Cotswolds and Cardiff, Wales. We visited several museums, saw the Monet Exhibition at the National Gallery, and was able to get in a few outdoor watercolor sketches along the way. Such a treat to live in a moist and moderate climate for 2 weeks. A fabulous trip and I’ve come home with new, wonderful memories and a great photo stash for future painting ideas too!
Click here to view more of my sketches from England…
Quick sketch in oil of Toddy, our ginger menace, loverboy. I ended up making a simple wooden frame and decorated it in a circus-esque design, perfect for this boy. It now hangs next to other pet portraits we LOVE.
Here are a few watercolor sketches I did on our recent trip to Puerto Rico and the West Indies.
Here’s a recent portrait of “Kristin and Rylee” completed in oils on stretched linen, 22 x 30 inches. By Kathy Maniscalco, October 2017, Santa Fe, New Mexico
MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR December 17, 2017(see invitation below) Everyone’s invited!
Every year, the Santa Fe Artists’ Medical Fund organizes a Holiday Party and Silent Auction to raise additional resources for the Permanent Fund. More than 200 local artists donate artwork that are 6″ x 6″. The funds that are raised are disbursed throughout the year to professional artists in Santa Fe with medical needs.
This year, my donation is a casein painting of Toddy, our “Ginger Boy” cat!
A recent commissioned portrait, “Bri and her dog Lucy”, 21 x 22 inches, oil on linen by Kathy Maniscalco.
Meet Caroline and Claire. They live in Minneapolis and their grandmother commissioned this portrait for the family.
Beautiful girls, smart, creative and bi-lingual (they speak French!). So, it was a joy to create a picture of them.
Here are the reasons I love painting portraits: I feel as if they are keeping me company in the studio, haha, and because of the joy it will bring the family for generations to come.
Hello Everyone and I wish you a prosperous and healthy 2016!
There are times when I must breakaway from classical portraiture and just play so here are a few pictures done completely freestyle from my imagination. The practice is perfect for experimenting with new techniques and ideas (and for using up old paint not often used, too).
This is a very late post, but nonetheless wanted to share a few pics from the annual Santa Fe Relief Fund Art Auction, held at Blue Rain Gallery. I donated this piece (below), “Angel of Faith” to this EXCITING and WORTHY event and was glad to do it!
The gallery was filled to the brim with artists, patrons, friends, and families viewing and bidding on over one hundred pieces of art, no larger than 6 x 6 inches.
I recently took a trip to Italy with my dear friend Bonnie and for the first time while traveling, brought my watercolor sketch kit and journal along.
What great fun to sit, relax and sketch. After much walking, it feels good to immerse oneself in the energy of the moment without moving. I remember the details of the place when I sketch it.