Got Lemons?

Got Lemons?

March 4, 2017

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! … Read More

March Calendar Desktop Download

March Calendar Desktop Download

March 1, 2017

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 … Read More

Cactus Rose

Cactus Rose

February 24, 2017

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 … Read More

Progression

Progression

February 20, 2017

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, … Read More

A New Tote and a Great Sale!

A New Tote and a Great Sale!

February 1, 2017 1 Comment

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 … Read More

Sketchbook: Turquoise & Cream Floral

Sketchbook: Turquoise & Cream Floral

January 30, 2017

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 … Read More

Sketch.Paint.Print. No. 5

Sketch.Paint.Print. No. 5

January 14, 2017

  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 … Read More

Sketchbook: It’s Never Too Early

Sketchbook: It’s Never Too Early

October 30, 2016

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 … Read More

Sketch.Paint.Print. No. 4

Sketch.Paint.Print. No. 4

October 12, 2016

  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 … Read More

New “Cook It Yourself” Tote

New “Cook It Yourself” Tote

October 1, 2016

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. … Read More

Simple Solution: Easy Relief Print Registration

Simple Solution: Easy Relief Print Registration

September 19, 2016

    This simple solution is an alternative to my earlier relief print registration tutorial. Both work great and are simple but this one can be done with materials you’re likely to have around the house.   You’ll need:   Mark the center both horizontally and vertically on your sheet of paper. Then block off … Read More

New Relief Prints in the Shop

New Relief Prints in the Shop

September 15, 2016

Someone asked me the other day on Instagram when I would be offering my linocut prints for sale and my reply was as soon as I get my ducks in a row. Life gets in the way of so much – or is it the other way around?  Good news. I got a few ducks … Read More