Friday, December 30, 2011

New Paintings!

I couldn't stay away from painting much longer. I got a new book for Christmas chock full of art to look at. I love painting my own versions of famous paintings. What if Vermeer's "Girl with the Pearl Earring" would have had a kitty to love. Maybe she wouldn't have started modeling for artists at such a young age and gotten herself in trouble. But then I guess she wouldn't have been given that exquisite pearl earring...

I was anxious to try the new watercolors I got with a gift card. This is my first attempt at it. It is a mini painting, 3"X3", mounted on cardboard and comes with a small wooden easel. I will be listing these on Ebay tonight. Come check them out. The links are always at the top of this page. Have a safe and happy New Year!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Holiday Fun!

It seems like in my family everyone either creates art or creates music--well...I mean at least we try! At our family Christmas gathering we had a rolicking time with 4 guitars, a keyboard and a drum. We sang and danced the night away to Christmas carols! Of course there was a healthy dose of eating, drinking, and gift opening in between songs! This photo is a candid of my son, Jordan, playing guitar and my niece, Rosalie dancing her heart out. Rosalie is the daughter of Jennifer of Tamale Cat Art.
It has been a glorious holiday season--I hope you all had a wonderful time with family and friends. After a trip to Micheal's with a gift card yesterday, I am inspired to get back to creating art. I hope to have something to show you soon~

Monday, December 19, 2011

Merry Christmas!

This will probably be my last post until after the holidays!

This photo was taken about 1994 or 5 of my own three children. What I wouldn't have given for a digital camera back then to capture a photo for the annual Christmas card. They look really sweet on the photos, but believe me, it was a nightmare in between takes! I think little brother may have got hit with the rolling pin, and the dining room floor was covered with flour and candy sprinkles! ugh! I think I went through a whole 24 exposures to get this photo.

To everyone in blogland, Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas and a Happy New Year!

In case you were wondering, the photo below was taken in 1964.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Christmas Memory

I am taking a little break from painting to spend some time enjoying the holidays. I'd like to share this old photo of my sisters and I posing for a Christmas picture. I am in the middle, flanked by my sisters, Kerry and Susan. My mom made all of our dresses, as she did most of our clothes. Can you guess the year? Take note of the white brick and polished brass. The other furnishings were Danish modern. I will reveal the year in the next post.

Friday, December 2, 2011

The Lockets are Ready!!

I finished these sweet little lockets. There are 10 in all and you can check them out in my Etsy shop. They would make fun little one-of-a-kind gifts!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Stay Tuned for Fun Little Gifts in the Making!

I hope to get these in my Etsy shop soon. They are sweet little lockets that really open! I still have to put the diamond glaze over the images and string them on to black leather cords with the silver cherubs and leaves! I think I will list them at only $10--so check back if you need a fun little one of a kind gift!

Monday, November 14, 2011

More experimenting!

This painting is on pressed fiber board. I used a doily painted gold for the halo, so it's kind of a mixed media. It has accents of metallic gold. I just listed it on Ebay with a starting bid of 1 PENNY! Check it out!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Something Different

I have been experimenting. I based this painting on a favorite photo. I haven't decided yet if I will list it on Ebay.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Two more Mini Canvases with Easels!

Here are two more paintings recently listed on Ebay.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011


Are you waiting for someone this Holiday Season?
This mini painting on Ebay now.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Two more Mini Canvases with Easels!

These two little paintings are available on Ebay now. They make nice little Christmas gifts--if you have thought about shopping yet! I haven't! Have you?

Friday, November 4, 2011

Tinsel Thief

Two more mini paintings are available on Ebay. Tinsel Thief and Fox Hug. Both make fun little gifts and include a mini easel.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Sleeping Cat Trio

These will be sold separately, but this trio would make a fun little gift for your favorite cat lover. What is your cat's style? I will be listing these tonight--When the commercials air during in the World Series!!!! Go Cardinals!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Crocheting Girl

My daughter Tara recently learned how to crochet and she has been making things for all of her loved ones. Her brother Jordan is proudly modeling his new hat. Well, it will be warm! She is the inspiration behind this latest painting, Crocheting Girl. I will be listing this on Ebay soon!

Friday, October 21, 2011

More Minis!

Here are 4 more mini paintings currently listed on Ebay. These make fun little one-of-a-kind gifts and come with their own little easel for easy display.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Holiday gifts!

I have just listed two new paintings! The great thing is...they are already framed and ready for gifting! I happened upon some wonderful solid wood frames at a great price, so I am passing the savings on to you! Even though these are heavy frames, I am still including FREE SHIPPING. Look on Ebay now~

Friday, October 14, 2011

My Owl

New mini canvas now on Ebay. Lots of texture! Free mini easel! Fun gift!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

The Napping Tree

This painting is listed on Ebay now. It is a large 11"X14" stretched canvas. I love the old live oak trees with all the moss hanging from them. They look like the perfect place for a nap. I live too far north to enjoy these majestic trees, so I painted one!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Watching Over Us

Here is a new painting. It is a 6"X12"X.75" stretched canvas. There is lots of texture in the snow and the angel's wings are made from vintage sheet music pages. The sun has just set on this snowy night and the children are blessed to have a guardian angel watching over them. This painting is available on Ebay now.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Crazy Cat Couple

Do you know them? You probably do, but he pretends he is not crazy about cats in public. You should see how he talks to them behind closed doors though! This just listed on Ebay~

Friday, October 7, 2011

Angel with Calico

Recently Listed! Mini canvas comes with small easel for quick display.

Monday, October 3, 2011


This just listed! I am lucky enough to have THREE wonderful sisters. Each one of them brings something unique to my life--I can't imagine life without them~

On Ebay now...

Saturday, October 1, 2011

More Minis!

These mini canvases would make thoughtful little gifts. For a limited time, I am including a small plastic easel with each 4"x4" canvas.

I also have a ton of felted wool ball earrings in my Etsy shop! I bet you can find the perfect color for your favorite sweater.

Blue Madonna

Here is another mini canvas recently listed. It comes with a small plastic easel for immediate display.

In my Etsy shop I am almost finished listing 42 pair of handcrafted colorful felted wool ball earrings. There is a color to go with any sweater you have and at $6.50 a pair they make fabulous inexpensive, but thoughtful gifts!

The links to Ebay and Etsy are at the top of this page.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Two more Mini Canvases with Easels!

Here are two more mini canvases with bonus easels. On Ebay now!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

These mini canvases are available on Ebay now! They each include a small plastic easel and make fun little one of a kind gifts~

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Great Gifts!

See anything you like? These 4"x4" one of a kind mini canvases make for fun little gifts! I will be listing these over the next few weeks on Ebay, but if you see something you want right away-just let me know...AND for a limited time these little canvases will come with a small easel for instant display!

Now you can join me on Facebook! I have a page there to keep you updated on my latest paintings~ Have a wonderful weekend!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

New Paintings!

Such a gloomy day here in the St. Louis area, but I like it! I have two paintings to show you. The first one, "Face to Face", shows a young man with a dilemma. Mom is at home with the stove ready--oh my!
The second painting is called, "A Little Birdie Told Me". This young lady is not sure she likes what she hears, but you know how rumors are! Both of these paintings will be available on Ebay soon. They were a little difficult to photograph because of all the texture and the gloss finish. Sometimes it causes a glare that I can't avoid. Have a great week everyone!