Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas

A couple of months ago I was helping a friend redecorate her bedroom. Based on the cool stuff she had, including awesome bedding in black and tan, we decided to run with something french-themed. That, combined with the fact that she loves birds, gave me the idea to create this piece of art for her + her husband for Christmas. It's a 14x16 canvas done in acrylics. It doesn't show up too well in the photo, but there is some work on the background: I wrote the words "j'adore" and "ami" in zinc white. And I stamped on some fleur-dis-lys in titan buff--which is just a hair darker than the background. I then outlined the fleur-dis-lys with white caran d'arche. Excuse my french spelling, by the way!

I hope you all have a wonderful holiday!

Sunday, December 5, 2010


Here are my other two newest canvases available at Juneau Artists Gallery. The 12x12 canvases are mixed-media pieces entitled Journey I and Journey II.

100 percent natural

the photo is a bit blurry, but here's one of my newest mixed-media canvases available at Juneau Artists Gallery. 12x12.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Monday, November 8, 2010

i'm sooo behind....

gosh, i haven't blogged in forever. my life has turned upside down with busyness. here are a few things i've made in the past month or so.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

home whimsical home

here are some 4x6+ whimsical houses i made for a swap that required polka dots, an edge on the right, and text.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

sept challenges

here are a few misc items i made for various september art challenges.

Thursday, September 23, 2010


thanks to my dear friend, roc, i'm taking an online class called the art of silliness 2. here are a few misc pages that i've completed so far.

Friday, September 10, 2010

my latest...still to be titled

here's my latest canvas which will be available at Juneau Artists Gallery starting on Saturday. It's a bit different than what I usually do, but I had a ton of fun creating it. The face and neck are painted on top of vintage text.

Monday, September 6, 2010

sept art doll: witch

catching up...again!

here are a few little art projects i've made for various swaps.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

odd bod

odd bodies is the theme for this week's challenge at Sunday Postcard Art. I'm all for odd!

Friday, August 20, 2010

mona lisa

here's the front + back of a 5x7 journal page i made for a swap. the theme is miss mona. the mona faces are from teesha moore.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

for the birds

here are six, count 'em, six postcards featuring a swap requirement of bird wearing a hat + something alphabet.
do you have a fav? my fav is "seek."

Thursday, August 12, 2010

sacred relics

here are three atcs (artist trading cards--2.5x3.5) i made for a sacred relics swap. this swap is ongoing, the first part is cemetery statues.

Monday, August 9, 2010


my baby boy (left), david, 20, left this morning. he's moving to montana to continue his education at montana state university. i'll miss him soooo much. but i'm happy for him, too. he's making the trip with his best friend, john, who's been attending MSU for a couple of years now. the plan is filmmaking. it's something they've wanted to do for a while now.
they're both artists at heart. john has amazing drawing skills. david's been into acting and improv for several years now.
they're both clever and witty. can't wait to see what they create!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

back to school

school starts here on aug 24th.
here's a postcard i created for a back-to-school themed swap.

sunday postcard art

yahoo...i managed to get a postcard made for this week's challenge at sunday postcard art. this week's theme is houses.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

off to see the wizard

This is my daughter's 2nd summer participating in Perseverance Theatre's STAR program for kids. They get 4-5 weeks, 5-6 hrs per day, of professional theater training. Last year she performed in Annie, Jr. This year she's in The Wizard of Oz. Last night was opening night. As you can see, the plays are performed in an outdoor theater at the University of Alaska Southeast here in Juneau. My daughter is on the right; her face is a bit in the shadows, and she's next to the person wearing glasses.

the hands of an artist

i'm in a swap wherein we trace our hands, create art on the front (thumbs up!) and then hand-write an art quote on the back. so here's my hands! (fronts only.)

Monday, July 19, 2010

this and that

lately i haven't been able to score a serious chunk of art time, but here are a few things i've created on the fly.

the whimsy girls are hand-drawn artist trading cards; the 2 pages featuring nests are the front and back of a 5x7 journal page exchange; and the bird/egg is a 3x3 magnet. the bird is pop-dotted on for dimension.