Illustration, Art Journals, Photography, and anything that moves me!

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Has it been so long....

since I last posted?!    Time does get away from me!



I was fortunate enough to be invited to an art retreat in Port Townsend a couple of weekends ago. It was so fun to be with wonderful creative women and spend time creating art and laughing. Pure bliss. I'm back at rediscovering old journals and re-working them. I've had this one a long time, and I feel it needs an update. I love working over all my old stuff. They are ever evolving and ever changing. I'm feeling an urge thou, to create in a different medium,,,maybe fabric...we'll see.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Some little mini paintings

I just finished this series of "Confident Women". You can find them available in my etsy shop.

Sunday, February 9, 2014

New work in my shop

I've been buried in snow the last several days. Highly unusual for the Pacific Northwest. I think we might have gotten about 2 ft of snow. Wow! Anyway,,, I was able to finish my "Confident Women" series last night. They are in my shop now.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

A fun day with friends creating art


I really enjoy making art with friends. They inspire you in ways that you can't anticipate. This is a piece I created in a journal that I am re-doing. When I start a project I never really know what the end result will be. I start painting and let the magic happen. This piece has lots of collage elements peeking out.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

A busy day in the studio




I have been busy working in my studio the last couple of days. I am really enjoying all my collage bits. I am using what I have on hand from past projects. The cnavas will be in my etsy shop soon. Thank you for stopping by.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Some girls have hearts...


...and some boys have buttons. I'm just sayin.....

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Journal, Lobby, Dobby, and Lou

This is the cover of my latest journal. The painting is fondly called Lobby, Dobby and Lou. If you can see the little characters on the right hand side,,,,they are images from "Stuffed Magazine". I created those little guys out of old sweaters. My article on Lobby Dobby and Lou was in the second issue of "Stuffed". This journal is all 140lb watercolor paper with lots of fun inserts in side.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Mermaid and a friend

I created her on 140 lb watercolor paper. Created with acrylic, pit pen, and watercolor. Measures 9 x 12. Suitable for a standard frame. Available for purchase.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

New work now available

I finally finished my "Best friends forever" series. They are 8 x 10 and are on gallery wrapped canvas. I tend to create in themes. A lot of my characters wear bunny slippers. A fond memory of my childhood. In this series, I have been thinking a lot about hairstyles and girls who wear bangs. Have you noticed, most women are NOT wearing bangs now....hmmmm..... I love bangs! With that said,,,I just started to grow mine out.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Work in progress

I'm not sure where this one is going but it's fun to see how it develops!

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Some more journal pages

These paintings are created in a small Moleskine journal that I have. It measures approx 3 x 5. It will be the second one of this size that I have worked in. I am inspired by painting small right now. I'll be creating some more of my work on canvas in the very near future.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Making art in Moleskine journals

I am revisiting old journals and getting inspiration from my previous work. I've decided to start another moleskine journal and will post soon. The first step is to get the cover ready. I never start a piece of art on the first page. I start somewhere in the middle. I find that my work continues to grow and I hardly ever like the work I started on the first page. I'll post soon.
Have a great day!

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Fall colors and new journal pages

I am experimenting in my journal these days. I'm not quite sure what the outcome is, but I am influenced by the magazine "Raw Vision" I finally got a subscription to it, as it is hard to find in the stores. I love it,,,but it's pricey, but well worth it if you like outsider art. This is my latest spread.



The fall is amazing here in Oregon. I am really enjoying it at my new home. I get more sunshine here than at my other house. I wish the colors could stay longer. Even the clouds are amazing here. My fireplace was cleaned today and I am ready for some wine and rainy days ahead.