Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween

Have fun and please be safe.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Happy home...

10 x 8 canvas
This canvas was inspired by a tray, created by Tracy Nuskey-Dodson, featured in the Summer 2011 issue of Somerset Studio Gallery (page 55).
A fun piece to create...and it sold today.
Quite cold here this weekend, much below normal and our autumn is quickly fading due to lots of wind and rain. A good day to stay indoors...going to watch a bit of college football and create.
Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011


let the beauty of what you love be what you do
I love this piece, the quote, the colors, the's waiting to be framed and then it will be hung in my studio. It's funny that I fell so much in love with this one because it's not at all what I had started out to create. I originally planned on it being a piece for Halloween, which is why I had chosen the colors orange, purple and black, the touches of green came later. While working on this piece, I came across this quote and Halloween was forgotten. It's rare that I keep a piece for myself but I love looking at this one.
I have my first show of the season the first weekend in November and have been working long hours to prepare, not doing much else. It's hectic but I love the challenge.
Hope you are having a great week.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Change is good...

If nothing in the world ever changed there wouldn't be butterflies.
A beautiful time of year for change, what would Autumn be without the beauty of the changing leaves. It's been a week of rain but the trees are still gorgeous.
We are headed out this weekend, to Washington DC, for the ALS Walk on Sunday. We are walking in honor of my brother in law that was diagnosed 4 years ago. Go Team Steadman!
Hope you have a fanastic weekend!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Sun, sand, seashells...

Set of Artist Trading Cards.
Lately, my art has been very beach inspired.
After spending a beautiful week at the
Outer Banks, it's all I can think about.
I'm in love with all shades of turquoise.
Hope you are having a wonderful day, have a great week.

Thursday, October 06, 2011

Art and life...

6 x 4 postcard art
5 x 7 canvas
The last of the roses...
Madelyn celebrated her 1st birthday in September
She's wondering why everyone is singing.
Sweet face...
One cupcake plus Maddie equals lots of fun!
Hard to believe how fast the time seems to be flying.
My busy season is about to begin, two shows in November and Christmas orders are already coming in. Lots to do!
Hope you have a fantastic day!

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Just having fun...

Live in color
4 x 6 on watercolor paper postcard art
I've been creating like mad since I returned home from vacation and getting a lot of pieces ready for the gallery...this piece was just for fun.
Have a great day!

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

As summer goes...

5 x 7 on canvas
I will miss the sunflowers most of all.
Hope you are having a wonderful week.

Saturday, October 01, 2011


Faith is spiritualized imagination. Henry Ward Beecher
5 x 7 canvas panel
acrylics, charcoal pencil, glass bead gel
First time I've used glass bead gel, mixed feelings about it, not as much of an impact as I was hoping for.
Enjoy your weekend.