Sunday, August 30, 2015


197 times on Pinterest!

Monday, August 24, 2015

Finished commission for happy customer!

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Is it just me?

This is a screenshot I took of this company's webpage in The Netherlands.
Yes, that's my black butterfly.

In about an hour, I found this image used, without my permission, on six different sites. 
 There were actually 10 pages where this image was found.  
With 10 hits per page, you can see how time consuming this is to check just one image.
I understand if it's on Pinterest or Etsy treasury pages. 
What I don't understand is how frequently I find my art used for Twitter pages, Tumblr accounts, poems, stories, etc.  To be used by a company is just appalling.

Yes, I sent them an email.

Friday, August 14, 2015


Our card collections are now on gorgeous glossy paper!
(matte on the inside for writing)
in the shop

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Artist Appreciation Month

Mercy Mermaid Ornament 

I was recently reminded by the Patience Brewster Co.
that August is Artist Appreciation Month and was invited
to join in a conversation of artists about the artists who inspired our work.
Click here see Patience's wonderful ornament collection.
What a joy to see her whimsical creations every year!

I have always enjoyed art history and made that a vital part of my curriculum when I taught.  
I loved sharing the beautiful works of  Van Gogh, Cassatt, Vermeer, Rousseau, Cezanne,
and Monet, among many others, with my young students.

Summer's Dream of Spring by Joseph Raffael

As a watercolor artist, I am constantly amazed by the beauty of our contemporary artists.
I am especially inspired by Joseph Raffael, whose huge watercolor flowers are incredible,
and Lucy Willis, who fills her watercolor paintings with beautiful light. 
I treasure Lucy's books on her technique and style.
I have seen Joseph Raffael's work in person and they are breathtaking.

Cows in the Orchard by Lucy Willis
I'm glad I had this chance to share some of my favorites.
I hope you find the time to explore the works of Willis and Raffael.
You will get lost in their beauty, I'm sure!

Thursday, August 6, 2015

new print in the shop

8" x 10"

Print of Amanda's beautiful still life