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

Wednesday, December 13, 2006


This is "Ham". He is friends with Stan and Molly. He is not camera shy like Polly. In fact, he loves to have his picture taken.
He is available in my shop.

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

"Phoenix" Illustration Friday

A bird in Egyptian mythology that lived in the desert for 500 years and then consumed itself by fire, later to rise renewed from its ashes.

Saturday, December 9, 2006


"Molly, Stan, and Once the Day Begins"

Stan really likes Molly but Molly likes "Once the Day Begins". She feels they have a lot in common and she thinks Stan is too shy for her. She rides on the wild side so she is always trying to get his attention. Stan keeps trying to win her affection but nothing seems to work at this point.

Wednesday, December 6, 2006

Art Doll Birdie

This little guy measures 10 x 5 inches. Too see more of him you can go to my shop

He was fun to make, I think I'll make more!

Friday, December 1, 2006

Paper and fabric collage

I created this piece on approx 6 x 6 inch heavy water color paper. I painted faces on muslin fabric and made the bodies out of pokadot fabric. The background is of a watercolor wash. It is machine stitched.

Friday, November 17, 2006

"Bird on my head"

Size is approx 4 x 6 inches. I drew and painted my design onto artist canvas. It is machine stitched and stuffed with a polyfill to make it nice and soft.

My mini quilts/fabric art would be suitable for framing.


Monday, November 13, 2006

"Clear" Illustration Friday

"It became clear that if they didn't get out and push, they would never make it to the end of the race".

Sunday, November 12, 2006

Textile art mini quilt

This measures approx 8 x 10. I have been making a lot of fabric pieces lately but I need to get back to painting my "creatures". As an artist is it important to stay focused on a certain style or to make different types of art. I'm waiting for a certain gallery to notice my work, but I don't want my sites to look like all I make is textile pieces. So,,,,, back to painting,,,,which I love to do too!

Too many choices, so little time!

Thursday, November 9, 2006

Mini textile art quilt

I created this piece on approx 6 x 8 inches fabric canvas. The faces are my original design on heavy artist canvas. I paint the faces first then apply them to fabic. It is machine stitched. I journaled some thoughts about finding your "Soulmate".

Saturday, November 4, 2006

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Mini art quilt

Fabric art collage

I painted my original design on muslin. I added fabrics, and machine stitched around the pieces. It is stuffed with batting.
It's for sale in my etsy shop. (link to the right in the sidebar).

Monday, October 23, 2006

Textile art collage

This piece measures about 8 x 8 inches. It is created on heavy fabric canvas. The wording is fabric. One of the trees is made out of a vintage fabric yo yo. I painted the houses on muslin fabric, then machine stitched them onto heavy canvas. I gessoed the fabric before I painted it to give it a stiffness. After I finished sewing the pieces I painted the trees over the top with acrylic paint.

Friday, October 6, 2006

There once was a king...

who thought he owned every ones' heart. He felt if he hung unto his own long enough, no one else could have it...

Friday, September 22, 2006

"Phobia"- Illustration Friday

Some of us have Phobias. They show up on some of us in peculiar ways.

Others of us have the capability of holding them inside. Hiding them from others.

Thursday, September 21, 2006

You'll find journal messges in favorite art pieces. Sometimes my journaled thoughts make sense and sometimes they don't,,,, only to me.
I posted this piece on Etsy tonite if you are interested in purchasing it.
Just click on the link to the right for my Etsy shop.

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

"Under the Loli Trees"

To change pace I like to create a little bit of collage in my art. It's a little cliche, but fun! I love old photos, especially ones I can turn into a whimsical, magical, story.

Saturday, September 16, 2006


This illustration is from a book called "The Dead Bird" by Margaret Wise Brown. The illustrator is Remy Charlip. I just love the simpleness of it. Its very sweet, about some children who find a dead bird and bury it.

I found this sweet book at the Friends of the library book sale for .75. They have so many books, it is very overwhelming, but so much fun.

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

"The Trees In My Neighborhood"

A differnet medium for me, watercolor. It's been months since I've worked with watercolors. I like how this came out. I like the softness of the watercolors.
This piece measures 8"x10" and is on heavy archival watercolor paper.

This is for sale here

Thursday, August 24, 2006

"Match" Illustration Friday

I will be selling this soon in my etsy shop. It measures 12" x 12"x 1 1/2", and is created on gallery wrapped canvas.

Wednesday, August 23, 2006


I just posted this piece and other art for sale in my etsy shop. I thought I'd give it a try. There are lots of cool artists selling their work there now. http//

I think I'm going to like etsy better than ebay. It's so much faster to upload, post, and submit, than some of the auctions like Vendio.

Sunday, August 20, 2006

Textile art

This piece measures 4" x 6". I am going to make it into a larger soft sculpture piece. I am getting sore fingers from all the hand sewing so I used my machine for most of this.

I stated by painting gesso on some muslin fabric. Then when it dried I drew my art design. I painted it with acrylics, then sewed on a fabric backing. It is stuffed to give it a nice feel. I hand stitched the edge and added fiber all around.

Thats it!

Saturday, August 5, 2006


I'm selling these for the first time on ETSY.
I'm just testing the water to to see how it goes.
This will be the first time these are offered at a low price.

Sunday, July 23, 2006

Textile art

This fabric art piece is made from one of my
paintings. The original can be seen in my flickr account in the "Birdies" set.

Sunday, July 16, 2006

Thursday, June 22, 2006

Fabric art project

Like in my previous post I have added the original piece of art for you to see. I created the fabric piece from an ink jet transfer to make the fabric art piece.