Monday, February 1, 2016

Mr. Rabbit

This charming fellow just begged me to bring him to life.  I think I'm ready for Spring already!
Created on a watercolor background.  Note the fun salt splatter in the blue background.  Have not done that for awhile.  Then just build the image with a variety of different papers.  So much fun to make!  This piece is about 14 x 9 inches in size.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

I see the sign !

Still thinking about love!  A very good thing to do, in my humble opinion.
Getting things ready for a stunning Valentine window display at the gallery.  I think this young fellow wants to be involved.

Friday, January 15, 2016

Valentine Cards

Yes, I'm working on Valentine cards.  It seems early but, that day full of love will be here before you know it.
These are for the gallery (Gallery Calapooia)  of which I am a member.  I am sort of amazed at how many cards I sell.  Quite a lot.  Anyway, here is a little peek at coming attractions.
And yet another....
I know, I have some strange attraction to elephants.  Can't help it.

Thursday, January 14, 2016


Well, it's a new year.  So, that seems like a good time to get a new postcard together.  Now I just need to wait for them to arrive at my doorstep so I can get them addressed and sent out to publishers.
One of these days, someone is going to take notice.  Just have to keep at it.
I may have posted this on my blog in the past.  Can't remember.  At any rate, it's one of my favorites.  So, here it is again.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Little Quilt

It has been awhile since my last post.  So sorry.  I have been sick!  Really sick, with some kind of flu that then turned into a cold and a lovely cough that won't go away!!!  Driving me nuts.  I am getting better.  Thank goodness.  I blame my darling grandson.  My husband and I took care of him one evening shortly after Christmas, so his parents could go see a movie.  Anyway, after they went home we both got sick as can be.  I guess it was worth it.  We do like spending time with Phillip.  Also, known as Philbert.  Well, that's what I call him anyway.   He always laughs when I say "Hi Philbert!"  So, I think he likes his nickname that his Bubbie gave him.  Yes, my daughter is calling me Bubbie.  I don't know why?  I have a feeling Philbert will start calling me Bub.  Won't that we fun.  But, I don't care what he calls me. as long as he calls me. 

Anyway,  here is my little quilt.  A nice log cabin.  Done in cut paper.  I say this is a little quilt because it measures only 5x7.  I'm just happy to be back in my studio, cutting up paper again!
Lois is happy too.  She feels fine.

Monday, December 28, 2015

Illustration Update and More

Well, I dragged myself into the studio this morning.  Too much sugar I suspect.  At any rate, here is the finished illustration of the reading girl.  I placed her in front of a cafe/book store. 
So, not the best photo.  Sorry about that.  I was in such a rush to get it framed and ready for the gallery that I forgot to take a picture before framing.  Again,  I think I may have had a bit too much sugar over the past few days.  That's my excuse and I'm sticking with it.
Hopefully, you can see it well enough.  I think it turned out pretty good.

Below is a picture of me and my grandson Phillip.  We got to babysit while his parents went to a movie the day after Christmas.
I think we are bonded for life.  At least I hope so!
Happy New Year everyone!

Monday, December 21, 2015

Fun with Scissors

Just sneaking in a little time with my paper and scissors before heading home to finish up my wrapping and maybe bake some cookies.

I wonder what this little lady is reading?  I hope to be doing a little reading myself in the coming days.
 This is a detail of the sketch I started out with.  You can see, it has changed a bit.
Now, I just need to figure out her surroundings.  Well, at least I know she enjoys a hot beverage.

Thanks for stopping by.  I hope each and every one of you has a peaceful holiday filled with joy!