Thursday, September 24, 2020

The Adventures of Pippy, aand a new Friend!

Could it be? Pippy and his friend are wondering who’s down there looking up at them! The saga continues.  In my shop; only three original pieces featuring our new doggo friend. is the link to find my art!

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Holographic Stickers

New stickers!?!  YES! These holographic stickers are incredible.  Encourage your student this tough school year with some notebook-brighteners.  Just loaded them on my site; get them before they’re gone!  Where would you put one of these babies? After photographing them my eyes are tickled to the limit!  😍🔥❤️🥰.  WOW.

Sunday, September 20, 2020

Mixed Media Sketch

Sometimes I just have to get my color out.  This one pretty much did it.  Colored pencil, paint pen and a silver pen. I have a really heavy hand with pencils of any kind and can’t seem to produce any kind of work without breaking them.  I tend to go for the pencils, graphite or colored that are big and fat. For me, they’re a little less prone to breakage and oh... that smooth lay down.

Saturday, September 19, 2020

Sketchpad Art!

Ever want to peek inside my sketchpads? These are the inside covers which are a catch-all for life on the run.  Plus I like stickers.  I always hold the front and back covers of my pads for those cool things I want to put somewhere.  Ya know, I need to keep that sticker that came on my peach! 

Often I will fashion a little pocket out of some kind of little bag to keep ticket stubs in and glue it inside the back cover.  I’ve used barf bags from airplanes and tampon bags from ladies’ restrooms.  Every time I open to those I laugh!  

I remember when our oldest three were teens we traveled to Germany.  Everyone had a little black book and we had a competition to see who could collect the most and coolest graffiti stickers in their books.  Our 6’4” son won that battle because, well... he could reach stickers none of us could get to! So many memories in these sketchpads.

By the way, that orange target on this sketchpad that I drew on?  It’s a biodegradable floating target to put in the toilet for little boys to teach them good aim.  Hahaha!!

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Holographic Stickers!

Whaat?!  Pretty sure you need to sticker up for the new school year.  I’m continually adding holographic stickers to my shop.  Have you seen them?

Three of these are from my dragonwing series. And if you REALLY want to know, art is piling up over here because every art show known to man has been cancelled.  Trust me, your local artist friends need some encouragement and monetary help. is the place to go for these and other super cool stuff that I’m pretty sure you need.

Sunday, September 13, 2020

Art Supplies

I’m curious what your favorite creative supplies are?  I’m pretty sure that mine are ‘whatever is closest to my hand at the moment.’  Even pencils.  I won’t call it ‘the lowly pencil,’ because these days they’re anything but!  I’ve got a really heavy hand, though, so when I’m using pencils I break them all the time.  Like ALL THE TIME.  But it’s okay, because I’m laying down that luscious color.  Yummy!

So you?  Yarn? Cross stitch?  (I’ll let you in on a secret - I absolutely cannot concentrate to count.  I could do neither of these - I’ve tried!!

Sunday, September 6, 2020

Art Lesson on Pencils

School is in session! I’m going to give you Pencil 101.  Did you know art must be learned block by block just like math or science? We always start with pencils!

For great art you need different kinds of lines, darks, lights, etc. and for that you need a range of pencils. They’re numbered like this:
9H 8H 7H 6H 5H 4H 3H 2H HB 2B 3B 4B ..... to 9B.

All the pencils in your house are either 2H, HB or 2B, grouped under the name ‘#2 pencils.’

H stands for hard, and these are light pencils, 9H being nearly invisible. The super hard pencils can also be sharpened to a deadly point and used as a lethal weapon.

B stands for black, and the get continually darker out to 9B, the blackest and most dastardly of all.*  These pencils will break when you drop them because the graphite is so soft, to make dark marks.  So, drop your H pencils.  

If you look at the points as in the second photo, the fattest graphite is the darkest pencil, the skinniest would be the lightest.  So, you don’t even need the pencil name to know what you want! 🙂. Any questions? 🙂 

*art people, I’m simplifying.  I know what you’re thinking.

‘Working Title’ Series

All my life I’ve been a girl that likes sparkly, shiny things and these tiny paintings are really fitting the bill for me. I have a new series coming in about a week.  Right now it’s ‘Working Title Series,’ but I’m thinking about maybe ‘Pathways.’ I want the title to give a feeling of hope.  If you have any good ideas, let me know!  

Every painting will have a rocky, cobblestone path.  Anyway, help me think of a name if you can, aaaandddd, happy Labor Day!
Oh goodness, I love these! These have both holographic and colorshifting paint.  Hard to photograph and much more beautiful in person.

Saturday, September 5, 2020

An Artist’s Memories

When I was a kid my parents had some records - you know... those old vinyl records that you put on a record player? 🙂 Several of them were red, green and one was blue.  As a young, thoughtful color-lover that never dreamed she’d grow up to be an artist, I spent hours just holding them up to the light and staring at the colors.  This is one of my favorite plates.  Takes me right back to that childhood of laying on the floor staring through records.  I look back at my young self and see that I have always been a sensitive, color-loving artist, even when I was unaware of it.  Do you have anything that takes you back to your young self?

Friday, September 4, 2020

Rock and Root Painting

Where would YOU put this? Need a little glow? I am just so excited about these paintings! They glow like nobody’s business and just enrich our home in the most unexpected places.  I just listed this one tonight in my shop for your perusing pleasure.
Different angles make the paints reflect differently.