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

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Art in my studio

I thought you might like a glimpse into my studio. I have stuff everywhere! It makes me happy and I feel inspired when I work in my studio.

My art friend Delorse made this little sketch of my mug with paint brushes in it when she came to visit. She is a fabulous sketcher and really captures the essence of what she draws.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Artist you should know about...

Meet Marcio Diaz. I met him at the Edmonds art festival this weekend. He paints circles,,,,,, and circles,,,,,, and circles..... I was captivated by the color and the intensity of the motion of the circles. So mesmerizing, so spiritual, so unique. I a have a special affinity to circles, so Marcio's work spoke to me. He was delightful and had a translator there so I could ask him questions.

The photos don't do his work justice. Look at all those beautiful circles!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009



Do you ever want to connect with someone, so bad it hurts. Maybe it's a twinkle in their eye, the way they smile, the way they seem so self confidant? We take the easy way out and approach softly most of the times, and maybe never say a thing. Don't you wish you could just walk up to someone and say "Let's connect!"

This didn't sell at the gallery of Center for Spiritual Living, so I am offering it in my shop. I love this piece, how could I not?

Monday, June 22, 2009

Matchbox art

I started to make some matchbox art for a show in October. I hope we are still having it, I haven't heard officially yet. But I wanted to make some anyway. I paint them with gesso first, then add my design, and paint with acrylics. Then they are sprayed wtih a gloss archival spray. Perfect for little goodies and keepsakes, maybe a ring for a friend?

Friday, June 19, 2009

Life Is Good!

Did I hear a noise?

Naw,,, I'll play with my toy...

I'm crazed for that toy!

The grass is heavenly, I love summer!

Life is good!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Work in progress

I'm still working on my biggest rug hooking piece. I thought you'd like to see the progress. I have to do a couple more flowers then I can fill it in with a blackish color for the background. Yeah! I want to finish it because I have a new idea for another new piece. Do you know about "Gollywogs"? (I know I spelled that incorrectly).

Sunday, June 14, 2009

She left home...

in her bunny slippers thinking she had everything she needed, then she realized all she needed was herself!

11 x14 cold press archival watercolor paper, artist grade acrylics, graphite, Pitt pens

Saturday, June 13, 2009

What I'm working on

"She left home in her bunny slippers thinking she had everything she needed then she realized all she needed was herself!"
This is my current piece that I am working on. It measures 14 x 11 on cold press watercolor archival paper. I wrote a little note to myself as she appeared reminding me of what this piece will be named after it is all finished.

I'll finish her in the morning, nighty night...

Friday, June 12, 2009

Some more art in my studio

Here is another piece I thought I'd share with you. If it doesn't sell at the show, it will be available in my Etsy shop. It measures 9 x 12.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009


Art in my studio

I'm getting ready for a small art show at the Center for Spiritual Living. This piece will go into the show. It's called "Connect" and it's a larger piece for me. It is 16 x 20 with 1.5 gallery wrapped sides.
The show's opening is June 12th and is in Seattle. It runs for about a week I think.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Please Tell Me

Do you ever think you have the answer to something, but you are just not quite sure? For validation we seek outside sources that we feel know the true answer. If we listen closely, the answer will come.

8 x 10, on heavy kraft paper, acrylic

Monday, June 8, 2009

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Hold My Heart

"Hold My Heart"

Did you ever know someone that you gave your heart to completely,,,,, and they crushed it? I guess we all do,,, it's part of living, and experiencing life,,,, and learning how to move on.


"Cherish your friends, we never know how long we will have them".
8 x 10
acrylic on heavy kraft paper
sealed with an archival finish

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Artist garage sale

My art friend Celeste and I were vendors today in the Artist Garage Sale. It was a great day, with great weather (it didn't rain), and great people. Thanks to all my artist friends for stopping by and saying "Hi". There were lots of glass items, watercolors, paintings, misc artist supplies and much more. There were happy customers, happy children, and happy dogs.
What a great day!

Friday, June 5, 2009

Who's rug is it anyway?

I think I need a vote. Our dog Bailey thinks this is her new hand hooked rug.

And clearly "Yoda" thinks this is his rug. What do you think?

(This beautiful rug is all hand hooked by artist, Sharon Baker)

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

4 Rug Hooked Friendlies

I thought I would show a group photo of some of my rug hooked dolls. Red Riding hoods' sister is going to a new home on Friday! Yea! The others will be for sale at the October rug show. (if they don't sell sooner).

I thought you'd like to see the progress on the rug I am hooking.

It's going to be almost 90 degrees here in Seattle today. That's a little too hot for me!

Monday, June 1, 2009


Life is about connecting. Connecting with nature, with people we meet, connecting in all sorts of ways. We feel more whole and loved when we connect.

acrylic on canvas, 8 x 16