Friday, March 21, 2008

Oh, the Places You'll Go

A new mixed media portrait for sale in my ETSY shop.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Welcome to the Easter Parade!

Enjoy some art I have created around the themes of Spring and Christ's Resurrection!
Happy Easter!

To view more of the Easter Parade go to Miss Sandy's

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Join in an Easter Parade!

Stop by tomorrow for the Easter parade! If you would like to participate, go to

See you at the parade!

Quote for today!

Thank you Paulette Insallfor sharing this quote with me!

Art is a collaboration between God and the artist, and the less the artist does the better. ~André Gide

I'm going to get out my paints today and get out of the way!

Monday, March 17, 2008

My Redeemer Lives

I know that my Redeemer Lives! What a joyous verse! This painting is for sale HERE!

Friday, March 14, 2008

My Mona Lisa

I've been playing in my sketchbook while watching tv with the family at night. I've only recently discovered I can actually draw a bit. I never used to think I had an artistic bone in my body. I had the most horrible art teacher in jr. high. She would give us assignments, but never actually TEACH us ANYTHING! I didn't learn anything about color, composition, shading, drawing, painting - NOTHING! Because of that, I thought you either had the talent for art or didn't. It never occured to me that art could be LEARNED, PRACTICED and PROGRESSED! Sure, talent and desire are a part of art, but like everything else in life, I believe being good at anything is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration ( I think Albert Einstein said that). So, I've been sketching and painting and studying, taking classes and just having FUN! I may never be a great artist, but I enjoy the process and the end result and it's so satisfying to create.

BTW, did you know that Leonardo daVinci only has about 15 surviving works? I was reading about him last night and found out that he was not a prolific artist at all- he often ruined pieces by experimenting with different techniques and was supposedly a great procrastinator! This is encouraging in a way- it gives me the courage to experiment, make mistakes, produce AWFUL art and still consider myself to be an artist after all.


Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Faith in Things Unseen

Inspiration: Every Spring I eagerly look forward to the first sign of my tulips bursting forth out of the dirt. Every year it seems like a miracle. Underneath the dirt and snow, unseen for most of the year, the tulip bulb shoots forth a tender green tip every Spring. I have experienced this enough that I have faith that the tulip bulbs buried in my garden will produce a beautiful delicate flower every Spring! It's been said that this is what Faith is...the belief in things unseen.

This is a mixed media painting on 8x10" gallery wrapped canvas. The back of the canvas is backed in heavy framing paper and has a hole in the frame for hanging. Signed by me.

Materials used: high quality acrylic paint, graphite, artist papers, layers of glazes, inks, gesso.

For sale HERE!

Sunday, March 09, 2008

He Loves Me

Here's my latest whimsical painting. I have listed it for sale here and here.

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

New mixed media portraits

Still playing with backgrounds and portraits. I'll list both of these in my Etsy shop soon.

Monday, March 03, 2008

Organic Backgrounds

Week 3 of Organic Backgrounds with Paulette Insall. I've finished the first one and will finish the second one over the next two weeks. These backgrounds have been soooo much fun! If you get the chance to take a class with Paulette - do it!

Never Forgotten

I have contributed art to a wonderful new publication by ZNE. Titled " Never Forgotten: Art Celebrating Mothers and Honoring Loss" this book will speak to anyone who has lost someone they love. The artwork is beautiful and heartfelt. To order your copy today go HERE.