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

Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year!

Beaches, sunshine, and love, that's what I hope for you in the New Year!
Happy New Year!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

This is the best place to make art

I have a studio outside my home attached to my garage. While I love my studio, it separates me from my home life. When I create art with acrylics, working in my studio is better, so I don't get paint all over everything. I can work inside my home with watercolors, I like that, I am involved,,,I am not separated as I am in my studio,,, and even my kitty likes to watch. This is the best place to create art!
p.s. see that little pill holder? I use it to put my watercolor paints in. It Keeps the paint moist while giving it a reservoir to keep paint in, and I can travel with it where ever I go.

Aceo's are available

I have been slowly getting back into creating some art for sale. I will still work in my art journal as I challenge myself to create art to sell as well. I am offering some aceo's in my shop now.

Sunday, December 11, 2011


"Abundance". An extremely plentiful or over sufficient supply. This is what I am feeling today. I am so blessed and I am so lucky! Thank you.

Friday, December 9, 2011


Here is another page from my journal. The journal measures 5 x7 and this painting is small. It is created mostly by watercolor and Pan Pastels. As I revisit this page I am reminded of old love, new love, and the possibility of finding ourselves once again.


Monday, November 21, 2011

Journal page

Created in a small journal. I am working in this journal with one of my artist friends, Syd. We have been working in it since last year. I have one of hers as well. I always think the project will go by very fast, and life gets in the way, and we are still working in them. I like that though, no time constraints, just doing what feels right.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

I have been working in my watercolor journal again. These pages were made with watercolor, graphite, and some Pan Pastels. It's nice to get back into my journals but I long for texture and depth.  The second submission is influenced by an exhibit of "Carnival" that I saw at the Burke museum over the weekend.  I love masks.  Perhaps I have been hiding behind one all of this year.  Recovering, exploring, and finding myself once again.. xo...

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Letting go of attachment to outcome

Always reminding myself to let go of attachment to outcome.
Just live in the moment, no expectations....

(art by me)

Thursday, October 6, 2011

I dream in colour

This moment is the start to all my other moments, I chose to dream in colour, I chose to think "big" bigger than myself, and I chose to offer a smile to the stranger on the street corner.
(Acrylic on wood panel 12 x 12)

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Not always about color

If you have been following my work for a while you know how much I love color. Bright colors! Well today was different. I created this piece from a song I was listening to by George Strait called "Check yes or no". It's a really sweet song, you should hear it, if you haven't already. Anyway, I was compelled today to show this piece in black and white. I am shaking up my world a little bit at a time and it feels great! Let me know what you think of the black and white version.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

New journal page

"I can escape for a few days but it doesn't stop me from thinking of you"

I was able to make some journal pages while traveling this week. It was so good to get away from home and have some relaxing time to myself.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Saturday, September 10, 2011


I am starting to work in my journal again. Picking up the paint brush after a long period of time isn't easy. This journal is a little bigger than my travel journal. I am enjoying the size of this one.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Taking the test

My friend Mark, encouraged me to take the Riso-Hudson Enneagram Type Indicator test. It is a great tool that helps understand different personality types. You can take a free version of this test on their site. I feel like I am a seven, and my friend feels that I am an eight. I took the test again today, and I rated a high number two. So, I wonder if I would test differently depending on my mood for that day? I think I am a number seven with a clear pattern for nurturing and helping, which really comes out when people get to know me.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

New art in my travel journal

A lot of my art has been centering around water themes lately. I guess you can see why. I have been enjoying this wonderful mild summer in Seattle. I want to get out on the water more this summer. It's already August, I can't believe it! I hope you are enjoying your summer too.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Kayaking the Puget Sound

Last night was a lovely night on the sound. The weather was perfect, near 80's at sunset, and the water conditions were calm. It was great. My friend Jim and I kayaked from the Ballard Locks to Golden Gardens in Seattle. When the weather is nice in Seattle, we have to get outdoors and do as much as we can.
I found out I get a little seasick on these trips, so I am going to be looking into motion sickness remedies!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Floating over Coffee Pot Drive

I have fond memories of Coffee Pot Drive. It is in Florida, in St. Petersburg. I wish I could go back someday, but for now,,,, I will just float over "Coffee Pot Drive".


I am at a great time in my life.  I feel like I am diving in and going for it!  It is a great time to experience everything you can, and be fearless!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

And I will wear my pretty dress

I created this in my little travel journal. I take it with me everywhere. It is approx 3 x 5 inches in size. This piece is created with watercolor and Pan pastels.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Botany shoot

These were taken at my photography meetup group at the University of Washington last week. It was really wonderful to see a wide variety of tropical plants. I am still learning how to take good photographs, I may need help from a better camera. These photos were some of my favorites.

Friday, July 8, 2011

My kayaking class

My kayak

I took my first kayaking class on Wednesday. It was an amazing day on the water. It was about 80 degrees, (nice for Seattle). I had so much fun!  I can't wait to go back again!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

New post cards

I just received my post cards back from the printer and couldn't be happier about the quality of them. I have just listed them in my shop!

Sunday, July 3, 2011

A perfect Seattle day, July 2nd!

It was a fantastic day in SUNNY Seattle! Everyone was out enjoying the beautiful weather, at thriving Pikes Place Market, and I was out with my camera! It couldn't have been a more magical day!