Wednesday, December 17, 2014


I still have holiday art pins for sale at Gallery Calapooia in Albany, OR  Only $8.00  each!

There are snowmen and Santa and even an angel or two.

My holiday show is also still going strong at Sybaris in Albany, OR.  Sybaris is just down the street from the gallery.  Lots of fun paintings to brighten up your home or a friends!

I hope you all have a happy holiday and that it's filled with wonder.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Something New

I'm busy working on a Christmas present for a cousin.  Our family has a name drawing at Thanksgiving and I got the name of one of my girl cousins.  I can't say who it is, but she likes pink! At least, I think she does.   Anyway, here is something pink.

I think it will look nice when it's framed.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Another Year Older

Where does the time go?  Another Birthday to celebrate,  I hope I get lots and lots more!
Cup cake anyone?

Thursday, December 4, 2014


Here is one, sort of good photo I took of my Holiday Show at Sybaris in Albany OR.
I guess I need to go back and take some more photos.  But, you can kind of see how fun it looks.

If you live in or near Albany, I hope you can come by and take a peek.  The show will run through December, and all paintings are for sale!

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

and the Holiday Show goes Up !!!

For the past 4 years I have shown a holiday show at Sybaris restaurant in downtown Albany.  It's a really fancy pants restaurant.  Anyway, this is my 5th year, and maybe my best so far.  It turns out, that it's a pretty fun little art show (I guess it's not that little, I painted 60 paintings) and it decorates the restaurant for the season.  I also sell a lot, go figure?  So, here is a little peak into this years show.

All of these paintings are done in acrylic paint on canvas.
Hope you enjoy!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Gobble, gobble, gobble

Hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving!

I am looking forward to time spent with my family. Our son will be home and our daughter and her husband are coming for a visit.  She is expecting her first baby in May, so we (my husband and I) are looking forward to being grandparents.

I have so much to be thankful for, I hope I always remember to count my blessings.
See you all in December!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Just because...

I just ordered more watercolor paper from my favorite place to order art supplies from, Dick Blick.

Dick Blick has always treated me well.

Even though I have been posting mostly cut paper illustrations of late.  I do still paint with my watercolors.  In fact, I just finished illustrating a book called Detective Punybutmighty written by Chari Partain and published by Red Heart Books out of Portland Oregon.  All the illustrations for Detective Punybutmighty are done in watercolor and ink.

Next up is an independent project by Gretchen Leary called The Quiet Bear also all done in watercolor.
I will let you all know when these two books will be available for purchase.

So anyway, I ordered more watercolor paper and the Dick Blick people asked me to enter a contest.  Which I promptly did.  The prize is $100.00 in art supplies.  Who wouldn't want that?  You have to post artwork that says something about what you are thankful for.  I am always thankful for a nice cup of tea with a friend.  So, here is what I submitted.
Hope I win!