May 23, 2011

Tools Of The Trade

A spool of baker's twine, a worn brush. a rusty washer, an Ebony pencil, a well used eraser, some beach treasures, and a rubber tipped shaper are some of the tools I use to create art with. I seem to find  a use for just about anything that crosses my path. But these are just a few of my favorite things. I love the look of worn tools used by human hands and wonder what others made with them. What are some of your favorite tools?

I am also a slave to technology and would have difficulty not having that one big tool, a computer. Once in a while I am tested, like today when it seemed like my whole pc had crashed and there I was faced with a black screen and not a lot of options. Fortunately, it was not as bad as it appeared and I am once again connected with that invisible electronic highway. I panicked for a moment, feeling like I lost an appendage. Silly I know, but then comforted by the much more primitive tools that I am surrounded with each day and have some control over. Ahh bliss.

May 15, 2011

Rainy Days and Art Delights

It's raining here in "sunny" California today. Actually it was pouring and then sunny, and then windy. A good day to stay indoors, look out the window, sit, and paint. I don't mind the weather a bit. In fact I enjoy the dramatic visuals of dark and light through my front window. It gives me a breather from the outside "to do" list to being able to create indoors. I have painting a lot and here are two new Miniature Masterpiece mixed media paintings now available in my Etsy store!

May 9, 2011

One day a long time ago.........I was born.

Yesterday I celebrated another year on this earth. It was a great day and this is going to be a great year. I can feel it. Being grateful for the small things and trying not to over process the world at large helps a lot. Once I have aced that, I will write a book and give it away to everyone!

Thank you for all joining me here with your interest and support of my art!

May 5, 2011

The winner of my blog card giveaway is...Margaret from Sacramento, CA !!
Congratulations and thanks again to everyone who subscribed. More fun to follow............

Blog Winner!

Hi Everyone! Thank you for all of your subscriptions. I have selected a winner for my blog giveaway. I wrote everyone's email on a piece of paper and put it in a bowl and pulled one out. The winner has been notified and when I hear from them, I will post it here. I plan to have more blog giveaways in the future, so please stay tuned and I hope you  enjoy following my musings and artful creations!

May 1, 2011

Blog Giveaway!!

I'm having my first Blog Giveaway! All you need to do is "subscribe" to my blog and you may be chosen to win these 4 neat cards created from my original paintings!! Subscribe to my blog on the upper right side of page. Winner will be selected and notified on May 5, 2011!! Good luck............


Here is another new small work I finished this weekend. Carefree and calm. Painted on a canvas panel with texture on top using acrylic and pencil, 6" x 6". Trying to catch bubbles is tricky, but a lot of fun!