Friday, June 7, 2013

Looks like systems are up and running again, yay!  I did this sketch a few days ago, right now we are enjoying the effects of tropical storm Andrea.  It has been pouring rain all day, so I have not been sketching outside.  Good thing I love backruns because this background is a mess!  The big blue bloom almost looks like I intentionally put a cloud there in the background.  I usually don't do backgrounds because I muck them up; but I am trying to let go and just play, and you know, its not half bad.

I have been keeping up with my half hour (at least) of creating everyday.  I might not be able to  post every single day, but I can always do a catch up and post several days of sketches together.

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Stay tuned...

I have never posted without photos but I can't get anything to upload.  We just had a powerful storm with hail and a power outage; not sure if there is a connection.  I do know I couldn't view photos in other people's blogs either for a while after the storm had passed.  Anyway, I just want to give myself credit for getting my 30 minutes of art in today, even though it is late, and even though I am tired after a big family adventure. I'm sure I will completely replace this post when everything is working again.

Saturday, June 1, 2013


Here is a little sample of what I have been working on today.  These sheets are part of a larger project; I am making props to go in a storefront window display.  I feel like a kid again just making dots and swirls and not being particular about what it looks like.

Friday, May 31, 2013

A sketch and my ladies

Here is yesterday's sketch.  I painted "lace" along the edge with a small brush, not entirely sure its successful.  My foxgloves got a little chubby but I like the color combinations.  Here are the chickens who plague me while I paint.  Maramalade is on the right giving Marigold some sass.  Maramalade is quite convinced she is the alpha chicken.  Oreo isn't in the picture because

she was in the henhouse doing some creating of her own.  Oreo is the shy gentle soul of the three.

Thursday, May 30, 2013


Half an hour a day, EVERY day.  Hopefully some days I will have more time for creating but for now I want to give myself at least 30 minutes and post the results here.  This is a sketch I made yesterday before work.  Marmalade and Marigold kept pecking my feet the entire time because I was ignoring them.  Gotta run, and get my half hour in!

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Friday, March 29, 2013

Delaware Home and Garden Show

This fall I took some of my paintings to a gallery downtown.  The paintings were well received and I have sold several originals.  I also received a call from the Delaware Home and Garden Show.  They select 3 Delaware artists to feature at the show and I am very excited to be one of them!  It is a great fit because I mostly paint flowers and birds.  The show is next weekend and I am happily making preparations.  I am also doing my first art fair at the end of April!  It is here in Delaware and it is called The Bug and Bud Festival.  Although it's not crystal clear from the title, the theme of the fair is ladybugs and flowers, not creepy crawlies and beer.  Besides the two shows I am also working on more paintings for the gallery.  A busy month ahead and lots to look forward to!