Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Paint Pour Coasters in the Works

I’ve been working on paint pouring, recycling old tiles to make coasters. I’m curious which one you like the best. 

Please vote for numbers 1, 2, 3 or 4.  This helps me decide on future works - thanks! I can get lost in the swirls and patterns - this girl needs a little help.  I’ll be popping them onto my website in a month when I get them sealed, just in time for super cool Christmas gifts. :)

I’ve got a closeup of each one so you can get a good look at the swirls and colors...

I really like it that they’re on tiles that I’ve recycled.  We’ve gotta help this world!

Oh man, I love the following one.  It reminds me of sand and sea.

This last one is so cool! The colors and patterns are endless and just SUCK ME IN. :)

ANYWAY, check out my website for all kinds of goodies, and look for these in about a month.  :) 👀 

Friday, July 26, 2019

Paint Pouring Day!

Whew!  All day at it.  Today I spent the ENTIRE day doing paint pours!  I am excited to show you what I did, but right now... right now I have a rather large mess to clean up.  

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Splatter Painted Bag for Sale

Don’t you just love splatter painted things?  Here are some of the many I have available.  These adorable little bags make life FUN! I use one as a small purse (just right for phone, keys a lipstick and money), one for pencils and one for makeup storage; I’m sure you can think of many ways to use them beyond this!  

They’re all canvas with zippers.  Check out my website at to find a whole variety of splatter painted bags; they’re just what the doctor ordered for some summer fun.  My bags are grey, charcoal, black and a nice natural tan.

Cool, huh? :). I have about 30 posted online so you can take your pick.  As long as you are there, pick out a couple for Christmas and ease your November burden!

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Cool Watercolor Leaves

On this hot summer day what we need is a nice cool painting.  This watercolor of leaves fits the bill!  I went to a ‘Picasso Black and White’ exhibit which blew me away and this painting is one of the resultant pieces, giving my friend Pablo a nod.  In that exhibit they showed a lot of ‘negative space’ paintings he did... painting the background AROUND the subject.  I have learned to love this technique!  This one is for sale at  Look me up!

Here you have some nice closeups so you can really see the layers.  

Love these layers.  Such nice depth.  

Monday, July 22, 2019

Meet the Teachers is Today!

TODAY!!  For those of you ready to sign up your kids for fall classes or who are curious about homeschooling, this is your chance to Meet the Teachers!

The Training Center, will meet TODAY, July 22 from 2:00-4:00

Grace Point Church, 426 Corporate Woods Drive, Magnolia, 77354

Here’s the link:  We are teachers that master in the subjects that you don’t want to teach.  Come on out and meet us!  Some classes are full; check the websites for individual teacher and class information and we will see you there!

Also note, I am no longer teaching private lessons; if you are wanting privates, I will resume them next summer.

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Watercolor Lilies

I couldn’t resist the lilies at Kroger’s.  Well, I did resist buying them, but couldn’t resist photographing them.  This is a diptych, two pieces that together make one.  You can see how my watercolor progressed.  My shoulder is  starting to feel a little better and my head is clearing enough so that I can do a little painting these days.  Yay, finally!  It was Jamie Wyeth that said ‘Painting is as difficult as brain surgery.  It’s not that relaxing, but that’s the discipline.’ I have thought of that quote so many times this summer as people have asked, “Which shoulder did you have surgery on? Oh, the left, and you’re right handed? Good!  That means you can paint!”  I just smiled, but alas and alack, not so.  I agree with Jamie Wyeth.  But now, NOW... I am coming back!

Friday, July 12, 2019

Blackwing Pencil Sharpeners

Wow!  Now THAT’S a sharp point!  If there’s anybody else out there that loves pencils, you will adore this pencil sharpener from Blackwing!  I’ve got these sitting on a little watercolor I did of some euphorbias in our yard.  

Already a fan of Blackwing pencils, I had to order their glow in the dark pencils, because... well, who doesn’t want glow in the dark pencils... so I ordered this sharpener as well.  One of my friends turned me on to these and I am glad!  The sharpener has a duel sharpening system; first the wood gets sharpened off.  The second hole sharpens the lead itself which has already been elongated by the first sharpening.  I can’t even get them this sharp with my knife.  Try it, you’ll like it!