Saturday, November 22, 2014

Cute animals...

Not quite sure what inspired me to start this series...

These are the first three in a series of six.
Fun and silly .
A lion, peacock and hippo to come when they are finished.
I think these would be so cute in a child's room.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Making Washi tape...

I could spend a small fortune on Washi (paper) tape and probably have.

I saw some paper tape in the dollar store and was intrigued.
I laid out several pieces on wax paper.

I applied watered down acrylic paint.
After the paint dried, I used stamps and ink to decorate.
Here is one of the pieces used on a journaling page.
Fun and very cheap at $1 per roll.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014


The colors in my hydrangeas this fall were incredible.
So pretty.

Monday, November 17, 2014


Some of what I did this weekend...

Lots of color. Handmade papers for future art.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Gyspy Soul...

Saw this quote on Pinterest and fell in love.
It really speaks to me.
I made the chalkboard using an old frame.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Cross Country...

My oldest grandson, Tyler, ran Cross Country this year.

He did really well for his first year and as a sixth grader, he was one of the youngest runners.
I was sad when their season was over because I really enjoyed watching him run.
So very proud.

Sunday, November 09, 2014


A couple of weeks ago, my mother passed on the piece to me. It had belonged to my grandparents and was part of a full set they owned. The tag attached to the handle has my grandfather's name on it. I love these old vanity/cosmetic cases, they come in handy for carrying art supplies on the go. This one I will treasure.

Saturday, November 08, 2014

Playing with paper...

A few collage pieces in the works..

Torn tissue paper, handmade papers ,pages from National Geographic magazines treated with CitraSolv and a little acrylic paint. Trying to decide if they need anything else.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Oil pastels...

and a little gesso...
I've been playing with different mediums the last couple of weeks.
Oil pastels are interesting and I need a lot more practice.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Stamp carving...

Learning to carve stamps.
This is what I've done so far.
This is a bit challenging for me due to my vision issues however
it's so rewarding and helps me practice patience.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Art Journal Pages...

Thought I would share a few pictures from one of my art journals...


Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Beach memories...

While at the beach we began having computer problems and upon our return home learned that it contained a major virus. Got it fixed however my Photoshop and a few other things were gone. After weeks of searching, I finally found my Photoshop disc and I was able to reinstall. Needless to say, I got way behind on editing my photos and am still catching up.
Here are a few of the grandkids enjoying the water and sunshine...
What fun they had.

Monday, October 06, 2014

Missing the beach...

Sunrise on the Outer Banks
July 2014

Autumn is here...the nights are cooler, the leaves are falling and the days are getting shorter.
Missing the warm summer days already.

Monday, June 23, 2014

Getting ready...

Vacation is just around the corner and I'm busy getting ready.
Shopping, packing and still a bit of time for art.
Here are a few more artist trading cards I've created...

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Guess what?...

More Artist Trading Cards...
Collage background including
vintage sewing pattern pieces
Background is a baby wipe painted with acrylic
More collage
Playing with pan pastels
Experimenting with an image transfer
Background is a piece from a blotter paper
used under previous artwork.