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

Sunday, February 25, 2007

Bird man

Different than my usual bright colors, I am really liking titanium white, titan buff, naples yellow hue, and raw sienna. I just bought some more from Dick Blick and you will be seeing more earth tone creations from me.

Friday, February 23, 2007


People always ask me, why did you draw this, paint this? What are your thoughts? I wish I could say that I carefully planned each painting out, but that never happens. I sometimes have a direction that I want to go but that changes the minute I start the painting. For instance, I knew the colors I wanted to create in this piece, and I thought I would make my houses. But after the background paint went on, I immediatly drew "souls". (as I call them),,,,,,and why four of them? I don't know, they just seem to fit on the painting better that way.

So,,, then I think why did I paint these instead of houses, I'm not sure, but the answer is, is that I just "go with the flow". My paintings are in control of me, I'm never in control of them. I like it that way. So, my advise is to open yourself up, see what happens!

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

"What a big hat you have, is it wool?"

Is it a wool hat you ask? I've always been alergic to wool. I itch like crazy when I even go near it. I've never been able to wear wool sweaters, wool socks, or even cashmere. Oh the beauty of cashmere. Nope, I'm strictly a cotton girl.

Mini quilts for sale

Available in my etsy shop

Wednesday, February 14, 2007


One of the best things about receiving a card from Kim is her packaging. Everything is so tidyly arranged in a cute little envelope and tied with a danty string. Its hard to open it, as to not destroy the cuteness of it all, but inside awaits more illustration treasures. Kim is a wonderful artist, illustrator, photographer! Thank you Kim!

Monday, February 12, 2007


I received this wonderful mixed media valentine from Syd today. It is machine stitched, beaded, and a wonderful old fashioned image is added on the back. Thank you Syd.

Sunday, February 11, 2007

"In the Hood with Trees"

I found some canvases on sale at our University Bookstore. This measures 6 x 12 inches and I really like the size. It is perfect for my "Neighborhood" series. It is for sale in my shop. I also bought some new cobalt teal acrylics, which I love. I'm not sure if the background will look like teal on your monitor, but it does on mine.

Saturday, February 10, 2007

Monday, February 5, 2007

Feb calendar

Just starting my Feb calendar, here is a part of it.

January 2007

I like to keep a colorful calendar. I add my thoughts, my drawings, whatever else moves me. Each day is a reminder of what I did. January was a very SLOW month.