Friday, June 26, 2009


Miranda...I was thinking I might "refresh" this painting. She has been hanging around in my studio for awhile. I don't know what it is that I am not fond of. It's likely the colour scheme. I don't know. I guess I will sleep on it and if I decide to rework it...I will post my refreshed creation tomorrow.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

rockstar chick

Loving this hatching rock birdie...

Monday, June 22, 2009

newest creation

This is a new background I just finished. More new creations

Thursday, June 18, 2009

digital drawing

I blew the dust off of my wacom tablet today. Such addictive fun. For someone who usually thrives on making a mess...working in Illustrator is surprisingly refreshing. Clean lines and perfectionism. F.U.N.

Friday, June 12, 2009

another before and after

These are zoomed in images of a reworked painting...I still haven't decided if I like the before or after. It is interesting how the dark mood of these sisters seems to have lifted. Thats what rosey cheeks and bubbles will do for you!

Thursday, June 11, 2009


As much as I love gazing at all the lovely art and life stories in blogland...I declare to spend less time peeking around for inspiration and goodies online and more time painting. I love admiring everyones work and seeing what the trends are. Unfortunately it is definately cutting into my precious and infrequent free I am resetting my priorities. Off to be creative now.

Monday, June 8, 2009


I love photoshop...I truly do. My problem is that when I do find time for photoshop fun... I am amazed at the effects...then I can never remember the process! I seriously need to start keeping notes.

be the leader

Sunday, June 7, 2009


I really should be paintbrush in hand tonight, but...I couldn't resist documenting some of my recent sketchbook pages. Do you draw inspiration from keeping a sketchbook or journal? I always keep my sketchbook within reach. It is important to me to express creatively every day. Sometimes as close as I can get is inside these pages.

Friday, June 5, 2009


I picked up some new smaller canvases earlier this week. And there they sit. I am ready to get up to my elbows in messy paints. I am feeling inspired. Will post with new creations soon...

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

my brood

Rowan, Georgia, Presley and baby Tessa Jane...
Wow...if anyone told me 15 years ago that I would have 4 children...four?...IV! way!
I never would have believed it in a million years.
We have climbed many a mountain, foothill and bunnyhill, slid down and climbed out of many raveens, valleys and potholes together.
Structure, routine and responsibility were never my strong suit in my younger days. These guys ground me. I am still learning every day...I think they are perfect.