Saturday, May 23, 2009


I went through a period where I was painting furniture in the house .  It started with a bookcase, and sort of branched off from there. I got the idea to do a screen, then a cabinet. The cabinet I found at a garage sale. I did them all in a similar style. It was fun and now they are all functional in my house. I like doing them, but as far as doing more to sell ???...I'm not sure how I would market them. 

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Illustration Friday -Contagious

This is an image that I think fits the contagious theme in that laughter is contagious. It was inspired by my grandmother and her sister. When they would get together they would just laugh and laugh! I did it for a picture book that is still in the process of rewrites. 

Thursday, May 14, 2009

 Postage went up again this week, so I got a few more postcards sent out to publishers last week.
I thought I was being really smart and using up the stamps I had left, only to find on Monday that I had another roll. This is the most recent postcard. Guess I'll be visiting the post office for penny stamps.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009


I took a couple of pictures of my garden. Everything is so colorful right now. I also thought I'd put up one of my floral images. This is actually a watercolor. I've been mostly working in oils lately, and haven't been doing many florals. This was a bit of a departure. Most of my florals have a soft look. I wanted to go with some bolder, brighter colors here. I think it is more indicative of the colors I've been painting with lately.