Friday, December 28, 2007

Fall Patriot

I stopped and took a photo of this lovely fall tree in our nearby town of Chaska; when looking closer at the photo later I was stricken with the quaint patriotic feel to the picture - it begged to be painted. I will soon knock on the door at this address and offer them a print.

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Pretty ribbons, pretty papers

Sometimes you receive a gift that tugs at your heart strings for personal reasons. Look at this creative gift from Brent, my oldest son, who made wrapping paper out of MY art work and wrapped up tubes of WC paint, tucking in a matching gift tag on each one.

Sunday, December 09, 2007

Visit my Website

If you came to my blog via my website, you can return here. Be sure and check out my new store! Thank you.

Thursday, December 06, 2007

Lily White

My SWAP painting this fall went to Susie Short. Check out Susie's site for information on her dvds, supplies and workshops.
Susie is a very accomplished artist and started the Yahoo Watercolor group I belong to: "Watercolor Workshop"

SWAP is a Yahoo group online; an acronym for Sharing with Artists Partners.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

"Kathy's Cardinal"

I was inspired to paint a cardinal for an April project on Yahoo's Watercolor Workshop. Easy decision as the Cardinal is my favorite bird, however finding a suitable photo was a challenge until I found a wonderful photo taken by Kathy Bishop on the Morgue File and obtained permission from her to use it. I flipped the image and cropped it for this study. Thank you Kat!

Monday, February 26, 2007

Winter Break

If any single item has become the icon for owning a piece of land in the country, it has been the tractor Dennis bought. With the land for sale now, I was inspired to give him this painting for his birthday.

Your Shot

I painted these marbles to specifically match a room decor; enjoyed doing this one.

About Me

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As a child I began designing my own clothes while in 5th grade. Grandma let me use fabric from her stash and showed me how to use the treadle machine. My love for art and the creative began at that point, always having a current project of some kind. Painting has provided a unique creative outlet for me that I am thankful for, an exciting journey where there's always something new to learn.