Reconnecting, Floundering, Exploring and the 100 Day Project

Know that feeling when you’re disconnected and lost? No? Well, honey, I sure do. After several years of being squashed into submission by illness and brain fog, I’m ready to make art again. Really. (watercolors and gouache) The energy and desire is present and accounted for. Problem is, I’m not exactly sure where to go. What […]

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Spring Cleaning and Found Treasures

It started small and innocent enough in my cosmetics drawer. Then it moved into my closet. Eventually nothing else mattered. It was like I was possessed. I became… crazy, once or twice a year, spring cleaning lady. Once I finished with the house stuff I moved on to the studio. Not kidding you when I […]

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Got Lemons?

This week I came across a photograph of lemons which begged to be sketched. Trying to appear more “painterly”, I aimed for the loose and splattered vibe. (Sorry for the image quality – phone – nighttime.) (via instagram) Then I added “Happy March”. Because it was bright and spring-like and it was March first. March first, people! […]

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March Calendar Desktop Download

Can you believe it’s MARCH already? Geez the months – years – are flying by right before my very eyes. And I know what you may be thinking. Those damn flowers AGAIN? I happen to have a special place saved for all things green/blue/turquoise/periwinkle. It is what it is, folks. At least I put it […]

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Cactus Rose

I snapped an image with my iPhone yesterday and posted it on Instagram asking, “Is it finished?” Once of my biggest issues when painting is knowing when to walk away. I have learned over the years that if I have that question, walk away then return to reassess. What’s your take on the subject? The […]

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Progression

Hi there! This is the first real post from my new blogging home and I’m oddly nervous. As if I haven’t been doing this for almost nine years (!) Today I want to share a bit of life on and off line as well as the progression of my latest sketchbook entry.  Health-wise I’m chugging along, […]

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A New Tote and a Great Sale!

This is how it started out as a print. BTW, it’s currently available as a hand pulled relief print as well.   Recently, I created this “Be Unique” linocut relief print for my Sketch.Paint.Print challenge. Of course, I couldn’t let things go with that. I felt that the image reversed would make a fantastically inspirational […]

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Sketchbook: Turquoise & Cream Floral

Instagram image Last week I indulged in me time at the cabin. It was horrible. I wore my pajamas practically the entire time. Read, watched movies and did a little painting. This one was from…December 18th. I know. I get totally over zealous with my titles.  Now I’m back home readying for Christmas with the […]

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Sketch.Paint.Print. No. 5

  Hiya and Happy New Year! I took an extra long break from mid December until last week and am ready to get back to “normal” life. On a personal note, my surgery went very well and now the waiting happens. With any luck, the surgery will have nudged the second phase of this disease […]

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Sketchbook: It’s Never Too Early

Since most of my family (along with the rest of the population) nursed a cold last week and the other part of my family nursed the absence of wisdom teeth and a vast number of you just tried to say warm , this saying seems entirely apropos – me thinks. Playing with stamps, pastels and […]

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Sketch.Paint.Print. No. 4

  Seemed like it had been too long since I’d REALLY played around with lettering so last week I dug down deep into my file of favorite quotes and came up with this one from Ralph Waldo Emerson.     I sketched it out and (again) decided print before paint. For some reason, printing in […]

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New “Cook It Yourself” Tote

Well folks, I finally put a couple of my lino prints to good use. This tote may be one of my favorites. Want breakfast? Cook it yourself!Me to a “T”. I will be taking advantage of this discount from Society 6. All of my totes and carry all zip pouches are on sale SUNDAY ONLY. […]

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