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...