Thursday, December 31, 2009

Cloud Nine...

I'm floating on cloud nine today and there is so much hopefull optimistic energy flowing throughout my veins that I almost feel drunk...its a very good feeling!
WELCOME 2010...

My new baby line.

Here is what I have been working on for the last two weeks.  I really like these.  My idea for this baby line is that I wanted to incorporate the attraction of black and white ( which has been studied and documented ) and a simpleness that is felt by the heart.  I thought the old fashioned look to these pieces would look whimsical and fun in any type of baby decor, girl or boy.  I think it could add an eclectic look and charm to any babies room.  I hope you like.  I've only done five so far, but I plan to make many more!

Each piece has the words I love you in tiny letters somewhere on the painting!

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

A new "Baby Line"

I've been working on an idea for a "baby line" of paintings.  I've done five so far, but think six would be better.  I will take some pics for you all to take a peek at.

We had a big snow storm last night, so glad we weren't out in it as people were stuck everywhere!  Yikes!

Monday, December 28, 2009

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Christmas gift video...

Today is Sunday.  I will probably lay low and work on some art today.  Maybe a couple of loads of laundry could get done too.  This cold just will not loosen its grip on me.  Today is day 10.  Possibly the longest cold in history?...I think tomorrow I will go to the gym and try to work out, even it its only for 15 minutes.  I need to get back into my routine.  My mental health depends on it for sure.

My friend Jaquie sent me a video yesterday of her Mom and Dad (my friends also) opening their Christmas gift.  The gift was a painting that Jaquie and her two sisters commissioned me to paint for them.  It is of the three sisters and is surrounded by collage pieces and words.  It was really fun to make, and it turned out really great I think.  Anyway, the video is precious and there are tears and smiles and tenderness.  It melts my heart and brings me tears also.  It is a very special feeling to be able to touch someone with my art like that.  It makes it all worthwhile, and makes me want to continue and to grow and to make everything with a pure heart.  I will try to link that video here on my blog.  It makes me happy  :)


Saturday, December 26, 2009

December 26th...

Is it horrible that I am sooo glad Christmas Season is over?  But I am.  I'm not a big Christmas person.  I love the idea of celebrating the birth of Jesus, but to me it feels like Christmas Season is so over done and commercialized and there is way too much pressure.  It makes me uncomfortable.  I think I am always happier when it is over.  Plus to me there is always a lonely feeling in the air at this time.  I'm not trying to sound so down...I think I just like it when life feels more simple.  :)

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Candy Cane Mermaid

Here she is...the Candy Cane Mermaid.  I will take a better picture tomorrow, the light is a little off.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Holiday Mermaid...

I'm trying to squeeze in this little holiday mermaid before the Christmas season escapes.  Here she is in progress.

Cooper is doing better, more alert, but still hobbling around on 3 legs.  Poor baby.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

A bad cold!

I guess God wants me to rest, cuz this horrible cold wont let me do anything!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Cooper after knee surgery

My poor little baby-home from the vet after having knee surgery.  Poor baby  :(
My littlest baby, Cooper, is having knee surgery today.  God bless you baby.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Too Busy...

I haven't been posting much lately-always at Christmas I get a little overwhelmed.  I don't do well with deadlines and dates!  Just trying to keep my head screwed on these days!

Sunday, December 13, 2009


This one I just finished this morning...ALL THINGS GROW WITH LOVE
8 x 10
acrylic, ink, collage, wax
December 2009

Thursday, December 10, 2009

My baby boy is home sweet home...

So happy having Jacob home for the Christmas break.  It feels better when he is here.  :)

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Lisa Kaus Original

I found the perfect place to display my Lisa Kaus Original!  But probably after the holidays it will find it's home in my studio so it can inspire me on a daily basis!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Coopers Heart...

He really didn't care for me taking his picture from behind, can you tell by his ears?!  Coopers little mark can look just like a heart sometimes.  Makes sense to me cuz he IS the love of my life!

Monday, December 7, 2009

An Intense movie...

The other night my Payten and I watched the movie TAKEN.  It was really intense.  I cried myself to sleep.  I just don't understand howthere can be such evil in this world.  This movie was about a daughter being kidnapped and put into the sex slave overseas scene.  It is so awful.  I prayed and prayed for those that have to suffer.  It is just overwhelming what human beings can do to each other.  It makes me feel confused about life and why we are here.  I'm having trouble getting this movie out of my head.  How do parents live through such tragedies?  My heart goes out to those who suffer.  God please bless them and give them some peace.


I just finished this one this morning.  I'm sure having fun "baking" these cakes!  Now, back to the Christmas season I go!

9 x 12
acrylic, ink, collage, wax
December 2009

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Friday, December 4, 2009

Face lift for my blog...

 I just put up a new background for my blog.  I love it!  I think it will be more complimentary to my artwork, and I think it is just more calming and pretty.  I just love the free blog stuff at Itkupili, free blog stuff.  It was fun remaking my blog tonight.  I am easily entertained!  haha

Wednesday, December 2, 2009


Posting some pretty pictures I took last night to help get us all in the Christmas spirit-hope you enjoy!

Monday, November 30, 2009

Etsy sales are picking up.  It's so fun to get an order!  :)

Sunday, November 29, 2009


Just finished this one today.  Guess the Scrooge in me is going away  :)

8 x 10
acrylic, ink, collage, wax
November 2009

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Meeting Lisa Kaus

Today was a great day.  Actually it started kind of blue, but turned out awsome.  I went to a store in Sellwood, OR, called THE JEALOUS GARDNER.  This is a beautiful store with garden type decor and some plants and flowers.  It is always an inspiration to go there during ANY holiday because you go home and just want to decorate your whole house...Anyway...LISA KAUS was there today having a trunk show.  She had some original work there as well as some of her prints and gift items.  I love her work so much.  She and Kelly Rae Roberts are my two favorite mixed media artists, and I admire their work so much.  Lisa's is the class I had signed up for at the ART AND SOUL event, that I was so excited about and ended up missing.  Ugh...that was a heart break!  Anyway....I met her today and she was lovely and sweet and I bought one of her originals!  Merry Xmas to me!!!!  I had my husband take our picture, so her we are...

p.s.  Lisa, if you happen to see this, I hope I didn't come off as a stalker!  I just was really excited to meet you as I really love your work and admire your style and free spirit.  It was really great to meet you!


Ok, back to the Christmas season.  Don't really know where the pastel cake came from.  Maybe I'll do a Christmas cake next.
This is Christmas Rosie, a little x-mas elf...hope you like her.

Christmas Rosie
8 x 10
acrylic, ink, collage, wax
November 2009

Tuesday, November 24, 2009


I guess I'm craving sweets.  What a great cake though- ZERO calories!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Friday, November 20, 2009