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

Wednesday, February 27, 2008


This is created on 9 x 12 inch gallery wrapped canvas. I used molding paste for added texture, acrylics, Pitt Pens, and graphite. I journaled on this piece, it was what I was thinking about today as I created this piece. "We are all part of each other. We can find good in everyone. Each person brings a lesson to us that we need to know. We are all angels".

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Bird on My Head...aceo, atc

Here's tonite's little painting. I just HAD to make something so here she is. She is available in my etsy shop.

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Homemade Brigade Artshow

The art show was a lot of fun. I met some interesting people and had a great time on one of the first sunny weekends here in Seattle. I shared a table spot with Celeste who is also a very talented artist. Most of the booths were inside but we were lucky enough to score a table outside.

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Homemade Brigade Artshow

I'll be selling my wares here today, stop by if you are in the area. The location is West Seattle. See you soon!

Thursday, February 21, 2008


I wanted to create a painting with a full face on the canvas. I think I accomplished that! Most of my faces have black lips for some reason.... I decided to give her red lips this time.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Journal pages

Here is my latest journal pages. I haven't worked in my journal for a couple of weeks, but I so miss it. See the little girl image in red on the left side lower corner,,,,,she is from the rubber stamp I had made. You can see a really large image by clicking on this photo.


Saturday, February 16, 2008


Measures 8 x 10 on gallery wrapped canvas. While I like the size of this one my next goal is to make one on 8 x 16 inch canvas, I think I'll like a taller version of her a little better. Stay tuned....

Tuesday, February 12, 2008


I thought I'd show a few steps of my work. I start with muslin fabric squares for texture in my background. They are prepared with medium gel then painted over with acrylic.

I make a general loose outline of my drawing...then start filling in the middle.

I usually go over my image with graphite and sometimes a black Pitt pen.

The details are painted in, and many layers of acrylic are added to the forms of the bodies and faces. I especially like painting the little mouths on these faces!


Sunday, February 10, 2008


I was able to finish my Valentines this weekend. I suggested to my art group that I might make some to hand out at our next meeting. They were not at all what I had in mind when I made this suggestion, but I am happy with the way they turned out. I used acrylic, graphite, gold embossing papers, vintage photographs, rubber stamped text,,,,and they are all machine stitched. I left the little strings on the bottom because I like the textural feel of them. (click on the photo to see large version)

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Bunny Slippers

I have a thing for bunny slippers. I think it must be from sweet memories from my childhood. This photo is not a picture of me but it sure could be. The time, the bike, the slippers, oh so cute!

These cute slippers are from Create a Bear and they are so cute, I had to order a pair!

Monday, February 4, 2008

Journal page

I'm at home today with a sick boy with the flu. He is feeling better now, and I'm starting to feel like I am getting it too.
I am still on a creative low but I have been working in my journals. There is a freedom in creating pieces in my journal because I think they are just for me. But then I somehow end up sharing them with all of you anyway. I like how this one turned out. It was originally for illustration Friday but I changed my mind about posting it for this week's theme.

Saturday, February 2, 2008

Eggheadz project

I participated in an egg swap/project last year. We recently received our swaps back. We made two and received two back. There were so many talented artists involved. I was delighted to receive eggs from Jac and Lisa.

Here are the eggs I received, I was delighted!