Tuesday, December 27, 2011

a year of painting

Hope your Holidays are happy &
your New Year is wonderful!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

I made it to FrontPage on Etsy!

My yellow butterfly was featured on Etsy's Front Page
at midnight.  I missed it, but woke up to 1306 views this morning!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

A winner!

Thanks to all who entered my give-away!

I used the random number generator 
to choose between 1 and 23
and this time
the worm does go to the early bird!

My book-loving friend at Pondside is the winner!
Honora, please email me your information & the print you have chosen.
I'm looking forward to sending you your beautiful book and print!

Thanks again, everyone!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Monday, December 5, 2011

a give-away!

I think it's time...

for a little give-away!
I have a copy of Carolyne Roehm's GORGEOUS book
to give to a follower of my blog.
See it here!

I love blue & white

and this is my most favorite
of Carolyne's books!

the winner also gets to choose a print from my Etsy shop!

I will choose a winner by numbering each entry
& using a random number generator.
The giveaway will end on Thursday, December 15st at 7:00 pm Eastern time.
There are the 4 ways you can enter:
(remember, you must be a follower!)

1. Leave a comment on this post letting me know that you are a follower.
2. Go to my Etsy shop & come back to leave a comment on this post telling me 
which print you would choose.
3. Add my shop to your "favorites" on Etsy and leave another comment on this post to let me know.
4. Mention my give-away on your blog and leave another comment on this post to let me know.
Remember:  each comment will count as a chance to win!
All comments must be made on this post and  I will only number separate comments.
Please remember to leave me your email address if you don't have a blog.
Good luck!

Sunday, December 4, 2011


This painting was in my head all day yesterday.
Today I got it on paper.

 linking up with Mosaic Monday
@ Little Red House

go here for my give-away!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

packing up autumn

It's time to change the decor.  
...and, as you can see, I have help.
I always have help...Jack doesn't miss a thing in this house!

I love the way the house looks in Autumn, so warm with the 
pumpkins, gourds, berries and leaves.  
I'm always a little sad to put it all away.

But December is rolling in, so Jack & I are getting busy!

Monday, November 28, 2011

new bird print

new little blue jay can be found 

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Cyber Monday photographs

Free shipping on all photographs
through Cyber Monday

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Cyber Monday

Free shipping on all original watercolors
through Cyber Monday

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving

Best wishes for a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

new painting

8" x 10" on Etsy

Since I've been in a "rosey" mood lately, I decided to link up with Mary's Mosaic Monday.
Have a great week everyone!

Friday, November 11, 2011

new inspiration board

My assistant & I worked  in the painting room yesterday.
He more or less supervised while I took down a big framed print,
measured, drilled, & molly-bolted my new white boards to the wall.
One board did not seem to be enough.  So glad I bought two
(at Target $17.29 each..so much cheaper than the office stores).

Now I have a place to hang works in progress, bits and pieces that catch my eye,
art magnets, notes to my impatient self (LET IT DRY..fix it later), etc.
Will this keep my little studio more organized?  Maybe, probably not,
but it's a visual treat for artist's eyes.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

pink rose

I finally got around to painting a rose.
5" x 7" on Etsy

Thursday, November 3, 2011

new painting

This reminded me of my cabbage painting.  I started with
a complex drawing & then had fun moving around the paper.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Sunday, October 23, 2011

new print

a beautiful new print in the Etsy shop
drawn in pastels by my daughter

I have a very talented daughter.  
Her photographs have been in the shop for awhile and
now I'm very proud to include her pastels.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

and a pink one

I've been having fun painting butterflies.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Monday, October 17, 2011

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

two whimsical paintings

house in a forest
8" x 10" on Etsy

house on a hill
8" x 10" on Etsy

Sometimes it's fun to go in another direction.  These two new paintings were just that.  
They started as collages, then liquid watercolors were added.
I love the results..a variety of  lines, shapes and textures.  I think they would look great displayed together.
So much fun to do!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011


a new painting

Friday, September 9, 2011

stay tuned......

...to NBC.
My "Irish Cottage" painting was purchased for use on a future
set of the new cop drama "Prime Suspect"!
How cool is that?!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

the earth moved

The East Coast just had an earthquake!
I've never had that experience before.
Can't wait to hear from my husband who is out golfing today!

Friday, July 29, 2011

painting...NOT the fun kind


It was time for a change in my living room.
Goodbye carpet & old stained woodwork.

I spent days priming and painting!

I'm so happy with the results!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

new little orchid

6" x 6"
watercolor on Aquabord
sealed & varnished

Thursday, July 21, 2011


What a good idea to plant parsley this year.....

just one little pot and they found it.

There are so many caterpillars and not
much parsley left.

That's OK....I'll grow swallowtail butterflies instead!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

new print

Cape May house
8" x 10" on Etsy

Friday, July 8, 2011

turf war

There's been a little battle going on for the past week.

Buster loves to nap in the sun room,
especially on the sofa.

It's mine, all mine....
I love it!

Oh.....not for long...

It's going to be mine!!!!!!

Buster is suddenly displaced......

because who can sleep on a lump like that?

A lump that turns out to be 
Jack the cat!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011


Orange is not my favorite color...

but I love it in poppies

and nasturtiums,

dahlias and day lilies

and zinnias...

but orange is the sweetest

in the tiny beak of a hungry baby wren!