Tuesday, July 31, 2012


there's no place like home
8 x 10 canvas
Minor surgery on Friday and healing has begun although it's going to be a longer process than planned. Just not getting back to normal as quickly as I would like. Spent Sunday night and all day yesterday in Fredericksburg awaiting the arrival of our 7th grandchild. Jayden Scott Haun arrived yesterday at 2:16pm, 7lbs, 4oz and 19 inches long. He's beautiful and we are so thankful that he arrived healthy. He has been in the NICU since 5am this morning for reflux issues however this afternoon he finally ate without any issues, he's doing great and they should all go home sometime tomorrow. There's no place like home.
I would have loved to stayed with them longer but really needed to get back home so I can get myself well and feeling better. Truly, there's no place like home.
Have a great evening.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Enjoy the journey...

6 x 6 canvas
Words to live by. I often have to remind myself to slow down.
In the midst of preparing for the festival and exhibit I have coming up, I find myself having a few minor health issues. Nothing too serious but they must be dealt with and all I can think about are all the things I need to get done over the next 2 months. It's a sign, time to slow down, take care of the important things and enjoy the journey.

Sunday, July 22, 2012


8 x 10 canvas
I created the butterflies with modeling paste, acrylic paint and stencils.
I'm not sure about the darkness of the piece. Any thoughts?
Have a wonderful day.

Friday, July 20, 2012

In the garden...

12 x 12 canvas

A few close ups.
I love this piece. What do you think?
Have a great day.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

In my garden...

It's hotter than hot here today. Too hot to enjoy coffee outdoors however I did take a few minutes to snap several photos of the butterflies and bugs on various plants. Enjoying the air conditioning and hours in my studio. Hope you are having a wonderful day.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Life's a beach...

Inspired by our recent vacation...
Life's a Beach
12 x 12 canvas
Oh, how I wish we were still there but it's back to everyday life with lots of great memories. Ready to add my photos to my beach journal, just need to get them printed.
Hope you have a great week.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Life is beautiful...

Life is Beautiful
8 x 16

A couple of close ups, lots of fun.
Just love creating this type of art, lots of color, texture and fun.
Life is beautiful!

Sunday, July 15, 2012


Red Flowers
12 x 12 canvas
This was fun, challenging myself to work with larger pieces of canvas.
Hope you are having a great weekend.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Extra special...

3 reasons our vacation was extra special...

Hannah 6, almost 7, Gabriel, 5 and Madelyn, turning 2 in September.
Kitty Hawk, NC
A fabulous time was had by all!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Love is in the air...

Love is in the air
8 x 10 canvas
Love this color combination.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Spread your wings...

Spread your wings
8 x 10 canvas
The butterflies were created with modeling paste. I made my own stencil using a craft punch. This was my first attempt and they came out extremely thin however worked well for this piece. Love the way they add dimension.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

You can never have too many Angels...

She enjoyed life
8 x 8 canvas
She's my third and favorite angel. Bought the butterfly paper to make my daughter's graduation card and saved every scrap, just love it.
Getting back into the swing of things, worked on a few pieces last night and have started a couple of new backgrounds this morning. September (art show) and October (exhibit) are just around the corner. Still working on my "numbers" photography art project, want to be able to begin to offer custom pieces by the first of September.
We are in for a week of rain so it's easier to stay indoors and create.
Have a great day.

Monday, July 09, 2012

Back from the beach...

Sunrise, July 7, 2012
Outer Banks, North Carolina
We had a fabulous vacation, the weather was perfect, everything about the entire week was perfect.
Now it's time to get back to work. We left on the 30th of June after a fierce storm the night before. We lost power just after 9pm as we were loading the car. Our area of Virginia was the hardest hit, power still has not been restored in some areas and it's been 10 days. I was up the following morning at 3am trying to rescue as many plants as I could. We also had a 60 foot tree drop within 20 yards of our home. By 5am we were on the road in search of coffee, dodging trees and debris everywhere. We picked a great week to be gone. Back home now, lots of work to get done. Will post vacation photos soon.
Have a great week.