Wednesday, September 29, 2010


Well, I thought I would post this older piece of art.  I really like how the cat's expression turned out.  I have a good friend who has a nice black dog, I think it's a lab and a very big yellow cat.  They are best friends. This was my rendition of that colorful friendship.  I went through a phase that I liked putting borders on my artwork.  I may have to start that up again.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Just for Fun

I just love the ABC's.  So here is a fabric design I came up with featuring those good old letters we love to play with, as well as a few designs that go with the main stuff.   Thanks for taking a look.

Monday, September 27, 2010

My Little Sweetheart

Had to take my sweet dog Lois to the vet today.  Time to get the yearly dog shots.  She was happy to go on a field trip.  Then not so happy when we got home.  I'm sure a nice nap and a wee snack will fix everything in her world.  Yes, she is a bit spoiled.  I couldn't help it.  Look how cute she is.  If anyone wonders, she is a Pembroke Welsh Corgi.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

It was a very Big Fish

Well, I decided to post something with a little boy in the artwork.  Don't want you to think all I do is paint flowers, little girls and dogs that look like my dog.
My son took off on a fishing trip today.  He does this a lot.  He works for a fishing club in Oregon and they fish a lot, teach people to fish, take folks on fishing trips well, you get the picture.  He has the perfect job for a nice young man who likes to fish.  I have a daughter too.  They are both lovely people and my husband and I are proud as peacocks about them both.  We have a new son-in-law as well and he is pretty nice too.  I guess we're pretty lucky.  I have to go count my blessings now.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Back to School

No, I'm not going back to school.  I wish.  I loved school.  Well, I loved art school anyway. I thought I would post these fabric design of school related stuff.   I thought they were kind of fun.  Maybe some fabulous fabric company will see these and hire me to be their fabulous fabric designer.  Okay, it's official, I'm tired and I need to go home.  I'll try to be fabulous tomorrow.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

The Sketchbook Project

I signed up to be part of a fun project recently.  It's called the sketchbook project and it is put on by the Art House Co-op in Brooklyn, NY.  It seemed like a really good exercise to me. I was hoping to get my creative juices flowing at a more rapid speed.  So far it seems be be working for me.  I signed up a couple weeks ago and they sent me a 5x8 sketchbook (for 25.00) and a theme.  My theme is "Down your Street". Perfect, I walk my dog Lois everyday. I thought I was sure to see lots and lots of fun things down my street.  Well, turns out I am  looking around with fresh eyes at my surrounding.  I look forward to our walk and to getting ideas down in my sketchbook.  I thought I would share a few of my recent sketches with you.
It's not to late to sign up for this project.  To learn more about it you can go to or google the sketchbook project.  I'm sure having fun with it.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Remembering Summer

Is summer over?  It's a rainy Saturday here in Oregon and I wish I could go out and play in my garden.
When my cousin Robin and I were little girls we looked and looked for fairies in the flower beds at our Grandmothers house. I never did see any, but she has very sharp eyes so she might have seen one or two at some point.  I'll have to ask her.  Anyway, this is what I hope fairies would look like in my garden.  I guess I'll just keep looking.

Friday, September 17, 2010

More Fabric designs

Just a bit more of some of my designs that go with my earlier post.  I could make a whole quilt just with these little flowers.  So sweet, if I do say so myself.  I'm still trying to figure this whole blog thing out.   So, hang in there with me.

Fabric Design

Here is a new fabric design I've been working on.  Now, if I could just find a fabric company who would give me a contract I'd be happy as a clam.  Anyone out there who needs a hard working fabric designer?

Thursday, September 16, 2010

My new blog

My friend Janet told me I really should start a blog and I think I promised her I would, so here I go.
The main reason for this blog is to talk, share and meet others who might be interested in my artwork as I seem to be very interested in other peoples artwork.  Anyway, I'm going to try and post bits of art I'm working on and I hope someone will see this and reply.
Here is a little illustration I did a little while ago.  Hey, but it's new to you.