Tuesday, July 29, 2008


"I can't stand it! I just can't stand it!!!" -- Who said that? I think it was Charlie Brown. That's how I feel tonight! I sketched this wonderful angel who was delicate, beautiful, and unique!! I sketched her on my canvas, (trying canvas tonight) and by the time I'm done, she is a totally different creature! Why does that happen? I want the original angel I had planned. The other angel is ok, I like her, but I LOVED the sketch!!!!

Anyway, I'm going to be posting some art to ebay soon. And I have decided to put up some prints on etsy. They will be prints that I embellish with acrylic, shimmering, shiny, stuff. I hope that they turn out. They are really small, so I am wondering if I offer them at a small price if it will be worth it to put them on etsy, because I read that I have to post each individually. Perhaps I can sell them as a sheet, (they are printed on a large sheet). What do you think, Etsy people?

Friday, July 25, 2008

Another watercolor!

Well this one turned out just like the girl in the painting wanted. She certainly is unique. I love painting this way! I never really know how things will turn out until I draw her on the paper. I have a vague idea of what I want to draw and paint, but usually the idea emerges as I draw. I love working this way.
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Do you like this one? She is similar to the other girl holding stars and moons, etc.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

An angel!

This angel turned out, yay! The other one is still in my studio, looking at me with a sad expression because I deserted her. I will have to work on her and let you see the result, once I'm happy with it. I hope she doesn't turn into one of the ones I paint over!!

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face close up - angel

I really like the peacefulness of this one. I wondered if I should change the lettering to be more serious, like a cursive type. What do you think?

Fun from last night!

I was trying to paint an angel which didn't turn out how I wanted it, so I stopped and started a watercolor. It's funny how this one turned out and I am still laboring over the angel.

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I read so many blogs in which people post such important things. I feel like I am lucky to get my artwork posted. Oh, well. I am off to a new day and I feel good that I have some art to share.


Monday, July 21, 2008


My application for an art endorsement through my state office of education got approved!! I will get to teach art next year! They are sending me a letter to tell me what classes I will need to take to earn this endorsement. Meanwhile, through another program, I can teach while I am working on it!

I am amazed and happy. I know that God has given me this wonderful gift of teaching art this next year and I am sooo grateful.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Another Shakespeare!

Well, I found a quote of Shakespeare's that I love. I found it in Michael deMeng's book, Secrets of Rusty Things. I loved it so much I had to include it in a painting. This one turned out so nice. I collaged the dress and had such a struggle with the apron! I tried so many versions in my mind. Finally I whitewashed the same paper that I had cut away. Now it looks like a sheer apron over a dress of the same pattern. I love the way it turned out. But it was hard to arrive at the right effect. The lettering is in pencil. There is gold paint on her hair, the sun, and the flowers, but you can't see it in my pictures. The edges of the board are collaged with dotted paper. I really like the way it looks. It is different than what I usually do. I usually use more muted colors, but this one is so bright and cheery.

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The Taming of the Shrew

I had to pry this painting out of my daughter's fingers to list it on ebay. She was in "The Taming of the Shrew" in a competition in her high school a couple of years ago. She was Kate. This painting shows a girl lost in thought because she is in the play. I am assuming that she is Kate also. The words from a 1966 copy of the play are collaged all around her to show how she is so absorbed by the play and her part that it is all she can think about. Her flowers are even collaged play words!!

I loved how she turned out. . . .

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basket and feet

Monday, July 14, 2008

Here is one of my favorites!!

This painting turned out so nice, my daughter (16) won't let me put it on ebay. It is hers.

She had a sad experience which was the inspiration for this piece. A friend from school's mother died in her sleep over the summer. It was shocking and sad. I didn't know this girl's mother. I guess she had been sick for quite a while, but, still, it was unexpected. My dd asked me to paint a picture for her friend to give her after the funeral. She chose this quote and it turned out very nice. I never scanned that painting, so it is not here in my blog, but I did another one, larger, with the same quote. This is the result. My dd loves it and so she claimed it.

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Calms His Child Quote

Well, I just love her. She is wood burned into wood and watercolored and painted with acrylics. I also collaged the background with scrapbook paper. I used pencil for the quote. I beeswaxed it also. :) Very happy painting for a very sad time for my daughter and her friend.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Painting on ebay right now

Here is a painting I have on ebay right now. I forgot to put in on my blog!!


This one's a little blurry!


Saturday, July 12, 2008

Thank you Mistie!

Brillante Weblog award logo

Mistie so generously nominated me for this award. THANKS!!
So here are my blog nominees. I love art blogging! I've only done it for a little while so I don't have many to choose from. My apologies if you have been nominated already. But the more the merrier, right?!

The rules of accepting are as follows:
1) Put the logo on your blog.
2) Add a link to the person who awarded you.
3) Nominate at least 7 other blogs.
4) Add links to those blogs on yours.
5) Leave a message for your nominees on their blogs.
So my nominees are:

CraBBy GaBBy dolls

green weeds

piece of work

pink crayon studio

Carol B's Design Studio

girl gone thread wild

Dogwood Studio

Whew! I can't believe it took me that long to decide. I tried to choose blogs that have not yet received this award, but some may have and I might have missed that.

Anyway, it's fun to see other artists' work and to connect like this. Thanks again, Mistie!!

Friday, July 11, 2008

Halloween so soon? Yes!

This is a piece I just finished. I love Halloween. I have a split personality it seems, I love painting to scriptural quotes and being all serious and stuff, then comes Halloween! I guess I just don't take the spookiness too seriously.

350 pix - spooky

Yeah! I finally figured out how to make these picture fit this column width!!!

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

More ART!!! I've been busy!!!

Here is another piece. I really need to figure out how to get the image to fit on this part of the page!!! (I love the way this one turned out. It is on watercolor paper only.)

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Unafraid - words

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Here is another painting. This one quotes a Bible scripture. I love the way it turned out!!!

Trust in Lord Full Length

Trust in Lord Face

Trust in the Lord Quote

Well, these pictures!!

I can't seem to figure out how to make the pictures smaller to fit in this frame for posting. I am going to try to figure it all out. Sorry for now that you can't see all the artwork. :(


New Art!!!

Here are some new pieces of artwork for your viewing pleasure! I have been working on all of these for quite a while.

First, from my art journal!

This is the first page. I love the way the girl turned out. I relate these first three pages of my journal to my dear husband. He loves me and loves me. What more can I say?


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Sunday, July 6, 2008

Sunday - lazy day

Well, today was a very relaxing day. This week was crazy because my son and his wife had their baby last Sunday. I've been to their little college town twice since then to see the baby. She is gorgeous!! I'm a grandma!!

I'm going to be posting some new work soon and on ebay too!!

Yeah for summer!