Original Artwork by Rebecca Hillwig


Love Is in the Air

When have you ever known the color red to be so full of emotion and meaning during any other time of year?

February and Valentine’s Day has many meanings, some good, some historical, but it has always been known as the month of love.  Love is a wonderful thing, not just for couples, but for families, relatives and friends.  Everyone needs to know how special they are, and my way to make people feel it is to show them with something that comes right from my heart and my hands.


Every piece of jewelry I make and every watercolor or tile I paint tells that the person who receives it “is” special.  My mother always taught me that, when a gift comes from the hand of the maker, it holds not only the love of the person who has chosen it to give but also the love of the maker.

From the beginning, I have made it my work to produce unique items that I connect with on a personal level.  “From my hands to yours” is a motto I live and work with to help you know that my hands have created something exceptional for you or a loved one so precious in your heart.

Come and spend time with me at Windy Point Vineyards in the Yakima Valley over the Presidents’ Day weekend, Saturday – Monday, February 16 – 18 for the annual “Red Wind and Chocolate” (I will most likely be there from Friday, February 15; please call Windy Point Vineyards at 509-877-6824 to verify).  I will look forward to offering you the finest my hands have to give.

Or, look around my website and let me know if you see anything that touches your heart.  After all, art is an expression of oneself, and the love of art is that of your appreciation for the love and joy my hands have experienced.

Be well, my friends, and all the best for this month that reminds us of how special our loved ones are.


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Great Gifts and Stocking Stuffers

xmas tableThe stockings were hung by the chimney with care in hope that a gift from CVA would be there!

Have you ever just been too tired, too busy, too stressed out, or just not in the mood to go to the mall…especially around Christmas?  Well, If you feel any of these things, I invite you to sit back, relax and enjoy shopping from your very own sofa or table. Let me take the tension out of the season so you have time to spend doing equally as important activities such as cooking, being with family, soaking in a hot tub, or just reading or watching TV.  The unique gifts I handcraft are not sold in department stores.  They are one of a kind pieces made from metal, gemstones, crystals, silver, gold, paper and paint. (more…)

A Bittersweet Goodbye

What a great summer!  Hard to believe this weekend unofficially marks the end to it all.


Festival in the Sun

Come join me for Fremont Fest on Saturday, August 4th in NE Portland. There will be lots of fun for everyone.

It will be my first participation in this street festival.  It happens right in my neighborhood so I feel the need to get out and support the locals.  (more…)

Summer Smiles

Wow, can you believe it’s July already! ?

I don’t know how the weather’s been where you are, but in Portland where I live, it has been spotty at best.  A little sun, lots of rain, plenty of cool, cloudy days. At times, it’s hard to believe that summer is actually here specially when we are dying to feel it. (more…)

Promised and Delivered

Ok, today is the day I deliver on my promise!  I promised to get creative and motivated, and to post new artwork and jewelry; so here they are!    Please take a moment to see what I have prepared for you and if they please you as much as they do me.  (See larger images on Jewelry  and Watercolor pages!)  

Art in all forms is such a subjective thing.  Sometimes a piece just hits us where our heart is and we can’t live without it, sometimes we may like it, but not love it, and sometimes it stirs nothing, or possibly even displeasure. (more…)