Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Making Stuff

I'm trying to get some new cards and artwork finished up before I start a new upcoming project. 
So, here are a couple new card designs.  I have no idea why a Flamingo came to mind, but it did.
Isn't creativity fun!

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Ready to Celebrate!

I'm getting ahead of myself a little.  But, it's good to be prepared.  So, this little lady and her bird friend will soon be at Gallery Calapooia.  This was made in cut paper and I of coarse painted all my own paper, because I can't help myself.   The writing on her dress and her hat band is from a rubber stamp.
I will tell you,  if a bird landed on my head or my hat, I would freak out!  But, I don't mind them landing in my artwork at all.

Friday, June 17, 2016


Here she is swimming along in her ocean.  Hope she is wearing sunscreen!
I have an old Bible that someone gave me awhile ago and it is falling apart.  So, the words you see in some of my artwork are words from that Bible.  I think God would like me to use his words in art.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Missing in Action

So sorry to be away from my blog for so long.  I have been off having some fun!

First, I took a trip with my husband to South Carolina's Edisto Island for a week.  I have a cousin who lives in SC and we love to go to the beach.  Sadly, my husband and I both got a cold right before we left on our trip.  So, we were tons of fun.  Not.  I managed to enjoy myself in spite of my cold.

Then home to face the remodel job of our kitchen.  Holy cow!  I want my kitchen to be put back together!!!!  Okay, I got that out of my system.

But, today I worked on some cards for the gallery.  A little mermaid turned up.  I'm liking her more and more.   Here they are.

 This whole thing with painting all my own paper to use in my artwork is very addictive.  Also, very time consuming.  Even though it may look like a pattern on the paper.  I created that pattern with rubber stamps (most that I made myself)  or a stencil.   I still use some store bought paper.  But, for the most part I make my own. Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Cats and Dogs

I love animals.  Always have. 
So, today I did two quick cut paper designs showing some of my favorite animals.  Cats and dogs.
These are cards that will probably go to the gallery. 

Very simple and colorful.  If you look closely, you can see a wee message in each design.
I have way too much fun.  Can't help myself!

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Toot your Horn !

Just finished this piece.  I think I like a big spotted dog.    And he's blue as well!

I've been busy as can be in my little studio.  Ideas just keep jumping into my head and need to be put down on paper.
So, now you know.  I make all my artwork by hand. No digital art for me.  Painting, cutting up paper (that I painted myself) gluing things down etc...  In other words, making a BIG mess and loving every minute of it!
To get this image on my blog, I take a photo of the artwork and then load it onto my computer.  Easy beans!

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Big News!

I have some really big news!  I now have an agent!  Her name is Gwen Walters with the Gwen Walters Agency.  This is pretty big stuff for me.  I have been trying to figure this children's book publishing thing out for a few years.  And as some of you know, have completely started over in cut paper.  After working in watercolor for many years.  I have the wonderful Joy Chu to thank for introducing me to cut paper.  Which I took to like a duck takes to water! 
Lois was so happy she hopped on her red bike are rode around the block.  That's all she could do because of her short legs.  But it was a celebration of the corgi kind.
Just wanted to share my good news.  Now back to work!   Where is that dog?!