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

Monday, June 30, 2008

Fish Girl

I call this piece Fish Girl. I painted her after I did a submission for "Mixed Nuts". (More on that later). She looks like the 3-d piece I made for my submission. I like how she turned out, and she is a re-worked piece as well.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Rug Hook Project of Mexico

I found this WONDERFUL YouTube video of the "Rug hookers of Mexico". Please take a few moments to check it out.

Here is a website, "The Rug Hook Project" of some of their wonderful rugs. Make sure to check out the galleries here. I just purchased "Dancing horse by Oralia Cristanos". I can't wait to get it!!

Wednesday, June 25, 2008


What do you wish for? I wish for more sunny days in Seattle!
This piece is created on 5 x 7 canvas board. Sealed with an archival gloss finishing spray for a long lasting finish. I used artist grade acrylics, Pitt pens, and graphite.
For sale here


Monday, June 23, 2008


Birdie is a piece that I finished last year, but didn't really like all that much. I re-worked her and now I love her. In fact I want to keep her for myself, but I'm letting go of her. She is available in my shop.
She is created on muslin fabric squares which gives this piece texture. I also used acrylics, Inktense pens, graphite, and a white marker.
Birdie measures 5 x 7 x 1.5 inch chunky canvas.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

New hooked piece

Here is my next hooked piece. I am getting the hang of hooking. This one is small, about 7 x 7 inches. Can you see the little felt balls at the tips of the roofs? I am planning on making it into a stuffed pillow.

It's beautiful here in Seattle today. I am going to spend some long needed time in my garden. Have a sunny day!

Monday, June 16, 2008


Here she is, finished! I learned a lot from my first piece, I'm already thinking of what to make next! I have a new hook for next piece that will make the hooking go a little easier.

Sunday, June 15, 2008


Remember the painting I talked about a couple of posts ago? I got it at the artist garage sale last weekend. It is huge, about 5' x 5'. I just hung it this weekend after painting the sides. (they were bare). I just love it, it is so colorful! The photo doesn't do it justice.

Almost done...

Almost done... now I have to make a border around her, and stuff her, then she will be done!

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Day two

Here is a peak at my first hooking project, day two. I am almost finished with her, but the face will be last. I think it will be hard to do. I thought it would be cute to give her a pumpkin face. I'm still working on that. I forgot to make an outline so I might go back and outline her. Can you see that I made her heart larger?

Thursday, June 12, 2008

My first hooking project

I started my hooking project tonite. Here is my pattern made from my original design.

Getting started...

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Happy Hands, part two

I went to my first rug hooking get-together. I don't have all my supplies yet but I will soon. Here are what some of the hookers are working on.

And here is a great doll that Sharon made. The photos don't do it justice.



And Delorse brought some of Mary Stanley's dolls to show us!

I will be making my own pattern for rug hooking soon,,, stay tuned!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008


Entry 19 in my Moleskine. Yipee, I think I'm half way done! I used molding paste for texture, but I like the fiber paste best right now.

Sunday, June 8, 2008


I used a lot of textures and tools for this page. Golden's glass beads, Pitt pens, Sakuro white pen, gel pens, Inktense, and acrylic wash.

I think it needs a border though.


Artist garage sale

I went to the artist garage sale yesterday. It was great to see art friends and spend time looking at all the great art and supplies. I forgot to bring my camera so I was disappointed that I didn't take photos of the outside booths. I loved it! I also bought a large painting about 5' x 5'. I will show photos of it later.
See that polka dot fabric,, maybe I can make some art dolls out of it.

Thursday, June 5, 2008


I am trying to make a page a day in my Moleskine. With that said, I was not able to make one today, but this is yesterday's page.
This one is so much better in person, the colors, all the textures I did, this looks so shallow when in fact it is very rich and abundant with text, texture, old script, etc. Click to make it large, you can see the photo better.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008


I think I am half way through my Moleskine. I have a goal of actually finishing a journal. "Clothesline Lady" has glitter around her mouth that is a little hard to see. The next page will have some of Golden's new glass bead texture. I have been using fiber paste from Golden and I really like the texture. I think I will purchase a larger jar of it.

Monday, June 2, 2008

Happy Hands

I was delighted a very talented rug hooker came to our art meeting yesterday. Sharon Baker makes beautiful primitive rugs.

Lisa JonesMoore is sharing her transferring techniques to our group. Her work is wonderful. You should check out her encaustic work sometime and her photographs are amazing.

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Bastyr Herb and Food Fair

I went to Bastyr's Herb fair, it was wonderful. There were acupuncturists, Chinese massage therapy, herbs for sale, books, and lots of free information. I got a free soft touch Chinese massage and within mintues I felt great! As you can tell by the photos I got there just in time to dodge the rain clouds.

This is a brief description from the Bastyr website.

"Bastyr University, located north of Seattle, Washington, is one of the world's leading academic centers for advancing knowledge in the natural health sciences. A twenty-nine-year pioneer in natural medicine, Bastyr continues to be in the forefront of developing the model for 21st century medicine."