Thursday, December 31, 2009


Monday, December 28, 2009

Another page for the traveling sketchbooks and more snow pics ~ This is my last page for the traveling sketchbooks and it's been so fun...thanks so much for starting this wonderful project Kate! I love my completed book, which had traveled wide and far, and arrived safely back home full of wonderful pages done by such creative artists! This page (above) is for Auntie Mim's book and the theme for her book is 'home'. I used a collaged acrylic painting on heavy yupo paper and added some metallic gold touches and black sharpee ink and a sparkly gemstone on the window. I hope you will like your page and I will get this in the mail this week so it can make one more stop then be on it's way home to you!
Our snow is almost all melted now but I have more photos to share with you below. It was really wonderful to have a white Christmas this year!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

A Holy Night, Decorated for Christmas, and A Winter Wonderland

ACEO size paintings (2 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches) in acrylics, graphite pencil and crystal glitter on watercolor paper

I Wish Everyone Happy Holidays and a Very Merry Christmas! ~ I think we are all ready here...tree decorated, gifts all wrapped and ready to be opened, dozens of cookies we are just waiting for Santa now, ho ho ho, impatiently I might add! Hurry up Santa so we can open the presents! We are going to have a white Christmas this year since a big nor'easter storm hit us last weendend with lots of snow. Some of it's melted but the ground is still white, I love it and can't remember having snow for Christmas in many years.

Babs posted one of her favorite Christmas ornaments in her blog 'Off the Wall Art', check it out! What a great idea and I got some pictures of some of ours which I enjoy seeing every Christmas. From the gingerbread house ornament that my daughter painted when she was younger, to the special rocking horse ornament which we got when she was 2 years old. It's hard to believe that little pink horse has been decorating the tree for the last 21 years!

The 'shooting star' sled has been hanging on the tree many years too. My daughter's elementary school class made these little treasures out of popsicle sticks, string, and felt.

Christmas cookies to share!

Big nor'easter blizzard, this pic is from last Saturday night when the snow was coming down hard. We got about 8 inches of snow. The cardinal below was waiting his turn at the feeder.

Happy Holidays to everyone ~ Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!

Monday, December 07, 2009

Small Abstract in Green, Orange, and Gold and a Strange Looking WIP ~ Not much going on lately...feeling uninspired to do anything creative, I'm starting to think I have the holiday blahs. Ha, then I have to remind myself that we're barely into December and it's time to shake off those blahs and paint something! The other night I grabbed my medium charcoal pencil and started to doodle on an aceo size piece of watercolor paper. After adding some of the acrylics in green, orange, red and metallic gold and silver and a sprinkle of crystal glitter, I was sort of pleased with the way it finally turned out!

I don't have a clue what this one is about (photo above - 8 x 10 inches, acrylics on a stretched canvas) and it's been sitting in my painting room for months and months. I just add a little to it here and there and today I was thinking that it was starting to remind me of a large bug or some sort of sea creature! I guess I'll finish it one of these days!