Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Tuesday February 19, 2013


"I am free to be myself."

What a splendid idea! I am a big fan of inspirational quotes and I really liked this one today.
I have been struggling with figuring out what I should do for an online presence, and I finally came to the realization that it is simply easier for me to have a blog and to keep it simple.

Whew...I said it. It is rather freeing to admit that I do not want more hassle in my life with a crazy website. So many other things I would rather be doing. Like painting, writing, working on graphic design or illustration projects. I would even rather be cleaning than fiddling around with my own website. :-)

In the great state of Minnesota it is a cold and blustery day, 6ΒΊ above zero...yes, practically balmy, right?

I happen to be working on new artwork, like this:


Simple wash with gouache on watercolor paper and then a doodle with ink added.


Thursday, July 19, 2012

My Magic Trees

This watercolor painting is entitled "Magic Trees". Well, they are—really, how else would you explain how they are growing out of the tops of the bottom two? This was a doodle that took on a life of its own, and once I was painting, the trees just appeared. I love happy little accidents like that—they seem to happen when I am simply painting to enjoy the color, not focusing on the content as much as the actual act. Very meditative and relaxing. I hope you enjoy the magic trees in your life!


Monday, June 11, 2012

Monday, Monday

Happy Monday to everyone!

It is a glorious day here, sunny & breezy, with a freshness to the air that is much appreciated after a couple of days of 90ΒΊ. I opened up the house and even Odie (the Corgi) is sprawled in the porch happily sleeping after a walk we went on.

Today is a day in the studio, so I shall be posting updates of new work!

Thought for the day-

Believe in yourself, be inspired and live everyday with no regrets. We do not have to be perfect, only REAL.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

A Little Dessert (January 13, 2009)

CherryCake
Sweet and yummy,
Cake fills your tummy,
making you feel happy and content.
Decadent frosting of cream,
surely will make any dream,
just a bit like it was heaven sent.

Growth (January 11, 2009)

GrowingStrong0001
Growing strong,
like a flower in spring,
rehearsing a song,
like a bird on the wing.
Lifting its petals,
to the sky in thanksgiving,
like a cook with boiling kettles,
feeding the living.

Reposting.....

Good afternoon!

I am going to be reposting some blog posts from the last few years. I have moved my blog around quite a bit, and like where I am now. So, if you are reading and see some posts that look familiar, make sure to check the date in parentheses, as that will be the original posting date. Toodles!

Resolution (January 7, 2009)

SwirlyLife

My resolution to post new art every day this year, 2009.

Trees and Life (January 8, 2009)

TreeofAge

Growing tall, strong and vibrant
reaching for the sky very contemplant.
A symbol of life,
of hope and grace,
giving spirit a loving face.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

May 30 | Sleepy Girl


Good morning! Here is the most current piece I am working on. Sleepy Girl, as I call her, is so far being rendered with ink and gouache. Now I just need to add in the sheep. :-)