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

Saturday, April 28, 2007

Street Chalk Art

The kids in our neighborhood decided to chalk draw on our newly paved street today. As I was driving out of my driveway this is what I saw. What a gift! I hope it doesn't rain for a while.

Friday, April 27, 2007

ATC, ACEO, Originals

These are for sale in my etsy shop. I'm not posting them all at once so check back often! Yipee!!!!

Wednesday, April 25, 2007


Collage using original old photo measures 8 x 10 inches on gallery wrapped canvas

Monday, April 23, 2007


I really struggled with this one. I wanted to make something a little different using old photos. I used a tintype in this piece. It is about dealing with what life gives us but somewhere in my dreams wanting to escape. It's about feeling very small and feeling overwhelmed. Life is difficult, I don't know anyone right now that has an easy life.

Sunday, April 22, 2007

Lilacs are in bloom ~

My lilacs are in bloom. They smell so sweet this year. I can't wait to cut some more and take them to work so they will smell up my whole office.
I for one take nature for granted. But no more. It was so beautiful outside today that I want to stop and savor every moment.
Happy Earth Day!

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Artist you should know about ~ Suzette Morgan

Suzette gifted me with this little wood painting. Her work is whimsical, wonderful, and addicting. You can find her art at the link below.

Monday, April 16, 2007

"Fortune" Illustration Friday

When I was a little girl my birthday was hardly ever celebrated. It is January 4th. My parents always told me it was too close to Christmas. When I received a present they would say "this is for Christmas and your birthday". Now that I am older I celebrate my birthday with gusto, never to be thrown into Christmas or other holiday celebrations. My good fortune is to always celebrate and acknowledge not only my birthday but the birthdays of family, friends and loved ones.

The Random Project

Wall of postcards via The Random Project
Random postcards to be held from 16th to 27th
April 2007 at the
Homestead Gallery 148A St. John’s Street,
London EC1V 4UD

(Mine is all the way to the right, the 7th one from the top)

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

The Random Project

About the project

The Random project has gathered an international collective of designers and artists to produce typography-led work created in response to random words. Whilst many participants are currently based in London, others live as far afield as Brazil and India, giving an international perspective to the collective's work.

Each participant picked a number between 1 and 100 which corresponded to an unseen word cut out of an issue of Time Out magazine. This randomly selected word then became the basis for their project.

Why Time Out? Because it’s a magazine that reflects London – from the everyday reality of living and travelling in the city to the eclectic and cultural flotsam it offers. This emanates through every level of the publication; if individual words are taken out of context they still combine to form a lexicon that is peculiarly 'London'.

Monday, April 9, 2007

Joural Page

Journal Page

I'm not sure if I like the way this one came out, but it is colorful. I really like these flowers that came into my mind one day. I usually don't draw flowers, but they are showing up everywhere in my journal.

Tuesday, April 3, 2007

Journal Page

I am excited to discover these Gelly Glaze pens. Not only are they dimensional,,, but when you draw with them, then spread out the ink with your finger,,,,it almost appears like paint or watercolors. I like them because I can "paint" without the water, brushes, and clean up. Love them! Especially good if you are out in public and want to work in your journal. They leave a slight shine to your drawing,,,,, very cool!

Sunday, April 1, 2007

Painting on muslin

I just started this piece. I painted acrylics on muslin. It measures approx 8 x 10 inches. I will make a mini quilt out of it, or perhaps stuff it for a pillow. Fun fabrics will be used no matter what I decide to do.

Boy with a blue balloon