Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Tupac Shakur

What a sad life. Whenever I read a story like this one, I always wonder what it's all worth. What was his life all about? To sell 75 million albums and die of gunshot wounds at the age of 25?
Such a loss it seems...

Monday, December 20, 2010

front view... in the summer :o)

This is what I see, on a lazy summer afternoon, sitting in the Adirondak chair on our front porch, sipping a cold glass of iced tea... or maybe a glass of wine. :o) Not a whole lot of ocean, but certainly a whole lot of nature. Mmmmm... I can almost smell the lilacs. 

Sunday, December 19, 2010

rebel bird

A little guy I created for my brother's birthday.... It still makes me smile.

Saturday, December 18, 2010


I did this one a while ago, an onion from our garden. Some of you may have seen it already.
It's still one of my favorites...

Thursday, December 16, 2010

soft gels!

This doesn't do justice to these cute little vitamin E caplets. The reflected light in these yellow soft gels is so beautiful. But maybe I see beauty in them because they bring back pleasant memories. Like being in the 3rd grade and lining up outside the classroom at the water fountain for our daily dose of see through vitamins with the magical light inside. :o)

Anais Nin

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

tiny tarts...

The past few days have been busy... painted this night before last & scanned last night. Walnuts are hard to paint. Lots of cracks & crevices. Kinda like life...

Saturday, December 11, 2010

little bird...

No painting last night, so once again, I'm going into the "when i have nothing to post" file. :o) This was done a few months ago, when the grass was green & there actually were little yellow birds in the sky. 

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

woman blacksmith

This is Annie Clubb. 
The only woman blacksmith in London, England in 1928. Maybe in all of England. Tough as nails. 
I bought a small book with photos from the 1920's, so all black & white. I love black & white photos.  Another off night tonight... not too happy with this one, but I think it's more important to get used to the "not so happy" feeling than to continuously strive for perfection. I don't do perfection. :o)

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Nothing like having a few extra sketchbooks on hand...

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Wish you were here...

These collages are new to me but there's definately something liberating about not having a set plan. The end result may not be a masterpiece, but getting there is heaven. As meditative as a walk in the woods on a crisp fall morning...

Monday, November 29, 2010


This one was done several months ago, so some of you may have already seen it. Instead of painting last night, I watched a movie, so I'm posting something from my "whenever i have nothing to post" file. Tonight, I plan on painting. Stay tuned. :o)

Saturday, November 27, 2010

covered bridges

This was painted from a photograph I took last summer at Fundy Park. I love Fundy Park. And yes, I also love covered bridges...

Thursday, November 25, 2010

I found these words of wisdom somewhere in a book at one point, and thought they were meaningful. I made myself a little poster & it hangs across my drawing table, so now & then, whenever I need a pep talk, I read it & smile.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

happy girl

This started out as a collage but i ended up basically painting over the whole thing... I think it's important as an artist now & then to go out of our comfort zone. This happy girl is definately out of my comfort zone, but i must admit it was fun to do. Who knows where the next uncomfortable zone may take me?

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

flat rocks...

I had been away from painting for over a month when i did this one. I get really out of sorts when i go without the paints & pens for a while. They always bring me back to that sacred, quiet space...

By now, you know that I'll paint anything if I'm in the mood. I also pretty much eat anything... :o)

Monday, November 22, 2010

Dalai Lama

My attempt at a portrait in watercolor... 
As gentle as this man seems, I doubt he'd be too impressed.
And yet -  I know he'd forgive me. :o)

Saturday, November 20, 2010


this Jewish woman is trying desperately to escape from the Nazis who are hunting humans in her home. One would like to think she escaped - but...

...so much for sparkles & rainbows. :o(

Friday, November 19, 2010

Closed for the season...

A sign I noticed during my morning walk.
...where did the summer go?

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

who said there couldn't be beauty in the every day things...