Thursday, January 31, 2013

A major step...

My distance vision has been improving and yesterday I drove for the first time in 6 months. Not far, and not on any major roads. 5 miles, round trip. I did well although it will be a while before I can go on my own. It's was very nerve racking but I did it and it's such a major step for me. It brings tears to my eyes knowing that I am close to regaining some independence again. Going out again today, a little further but still no major roads. My close up vision still has a ways to go, have a hard time seeing the speedometer clearly, so I rely on my wonderful co-pilot. I am beyond excited. So truly blessed.

Monday, January 28, 2013

The Moon...

Last night's moon, so beautiful.
Working on a project for a customer right now so the art has been pushed aside for a couple of weeks. It's something I need to focus on and get finished. Will be back soon with lots of art to share.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

The Shore continued...

The Shore Series
Canvas 3, 4 and 5
6 x 6 mixed media
These 3 pieces look like one if you lay them side by side. Not intended but it's how they turned out.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013



Gabriel and Hannah
Traditional scrapbooking is quite difficult these days due to my vision impairment. I have problems with depth perception and detailed work. It's hard for me to focus well, close up and I cannot use either of my paper trimmers. It's also very difficult to read a ruler. I decided to try a few mixed media pages and am pleased with how they turned out. I'm so lucky my husband is so willing to cut out things for me. Working in a 9 x 12 sketchbook and have several more pages started. A whole new world of preserving memories. Enjoy!

Monday, January 21, 2013


Both pieces are 9 x 12 canvas panels. The round flowers are my favorite.  I'm currently working on a third panel. A lot of different projects in the works right now. Seems I work better when there's a lot going on. 

Friday, January 18, 2013

Lots of art...

 Stack of art journals currently on my table. The one on top is my Art Remnants journal. Filled with excess paint, scraps of paper and anything else I have left over. Bits and pieces from some
of the pages...

Our weather has been wishing for Spring. Days and days of art, so all is good in life. Seems beaches and flowers fill my canvases these days. When the sun does not shine, I create my own. Art brings happy light to every day. I am blessed, I know it and I am thankful.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Thinking of Summer...

The Shore Series
Canvas 2
11 x 14 mixed media

Working on this series really makes me think of Summer and the beach. Looking forward to our trip in July.
Have a fabulous day.

Monday, January 14, 2013

What really matters...

What really matters is what you do with what you have. 8 x 8 mixed media canvas
This is so true. I
've learned this life lesson. Although, there are many things I can no longer do, there are so many more that I can. I take advantage of that every day, especially when it comes to my art. There were many, many days, even weeks when I couldn't create. Now that I can, even with some limitations, I spend as much time as I can working...well, playing. I have many new pieces drying but way behind on getting photographed and posted.
Spending some time with our grandson, Tyler and then more art this evening. Hope all is well.

Friday, January 11, 2013


The Shore Series
Canvas 1
 12 x 12 mixed media collage
This is the first in a series of many in various sizes. Currently 
working on an 11 x 14 canvas and several 6 x 6 pieces.
I was  inspired by the art of Marnita Patton that is featured in
the January/February issue of Somerset Studios. 
Off for a day of junkin and evening of art.
Have a good one.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

New art...

Don't let your fears limit your dreams.
8 x 8 mixed media canvas
A shipment of cart supplies I ordered arrived yesterday and  I'm well stocked for a while. I ordered a set of Golden Fluid Acrylics and I'm excited to try them out. Nothing like something new to play with.

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Let your light shine...

Let your light shine, 10 x 10 mixed media canvas
Something a little different, my first lighthouse.
Makes me want to be at the beach right now. Warmer weather here the next few days, 70's by the weekend. I'll just have to pretend I'm at the beach for now.

Monday, January 07, 2013

Cupcake love...

Another cupcake to share...
5 x 5 mixed media canvas

Blogger is still having issues however by changing browsers I am able to upload photos again. So happy now. Hope to get another completed canvas photographed today. Today I am working on a piece for a show in March. Have a great week.

Friday, January 04, 2013

Blogger issues...

All of a sudden I am unable to upload any photos to my blog. I've tried a number of things but still no luck. I'll post some new art on Facebook. You can visit Tin Roof Studio here.
Hoping I can get this fixed. Until then...

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

New year, new art...

5 x 5 mixed media canvas
Hope your new year has started out great. Ours has been quiet with lots of art time.
Happy New Year!