Tuesday, November 18, 2008

A cup of love...

I did this little drawing a while ago...but I still enjoy it....Several years ago I had a one woman show at Starbucks and did quite a few COFFEE themed paintings! Must be a favorite theme because they sold very quickly!! Nothing like a good cup of coffee!!! (or in my case...a good POT of coffee!)
Artfully Yours,

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Day of the Dead....

I have always been meaning to do one of these paintings...thanks for the excuse to let my MUSE have her way!! GREAT FUN!!! Of course the glitter doesn't show up when scanned, but the glitter on the yellow paint is a sugary coating!
Artfully Yours,

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

The Power of Pink Story....

I had the great honor to grace the pages of the 2007 calendar for the WTWW for the month of October for this ART BRA titled...THE POWER OF PINK which was created by myself and my sister. My friend Royce helped me write the story....With the Breast Cancer Awareness month approaching I decided to share this story once again.

Goddess of Pink Power

She always loved Pink!
During her Wild Child days of delighting in every moment, scrumptious
Delectable Pink adorned her from head to toe. It made her feel pretty. Deeper
Than pretty, really, because Pink is the color of miracles.
Ah, Pink!
Bubblegum and Roses, Flamingos and Flaming Sunsets.

As she grew older, Pink became less of a focal point in her wardrobe.
She decided that “black” was her color of choice in her twenties. Her
Thirties were “blue” and Pink slipped further into the shadows. But,
Pink was patient.

It wasn’t until after the visit to her doctor…after the screams and tears.
After she began her treatments. After the shock wore off. As she started
to piece back the fabric of her life. Her strength, and her courage allowed
her to live again. And what did she discover?

Pink is the energy that moves us out of negative states, giving us
Physical and spiritual clarity. Pink is the balance of yin and yang.
Pink is tremendously powerful.

The wild child wears the ribbon proudly, the symbol of a bodacious
Warrior. It diminishes the fear and anguish of dis-ease. It lovingly
Supports the integrity of the individual. Pink is the color of healing.
Pink is the color of her soul. She glitters in pink, she glides, she
Feels pretty!

Never underestimate the Power of Pink! It HEALS OUR WORLD!
When you have a choice, wear and think Pink!

Artfully Yours,

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Inspire Me Thursday....YELLOW!


This week’s creative prompt is the color Yellow. Be inspired by the delicious hues of lemon, honey, mustard, butter, corn, custard or whatever shade of yellow you may fancy.

" Yellow is capable of charming God." Vincent Van Gogh

" Some painters transform the sun into a yellow spot; others transform a yellow spot into the sun. " Pablo Picasso

I have been missing in action for a while...but did this piece this week...I seem to always paint with YELLOW....usually in a background....It just feels RIGHT to me!!
Artfully Yours,

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Chilren's Art...

My Grandson, (who is 3) painted this heart for his Mommy for Valentines Day... I took it a step further and made a shadow box assemblage ...SHE LOVES IT...We paint as often as possible...And he loves COLOR (a chip off the old block!!) We are currently working on a pencil box which I will post soon as it dries!! Anyhow...I love collaborating with the little one!!
Artfully Yours,

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Art in the Everyday...

The IMT prompt this week:
Let’s revisit a favorite theme of mine: Find the Art in the Everyday. As you go through your day, look for the beauty. Find the extraordinary in the ordinary. Take a photo, draw a sketch, journal about it, then share with all of us here.

There is nothing like the summer for me, especially living in upstate New York! It is alive with color...it is alive with humming and buzzing and life....These pretty little flowers beckon me this morning...they remind me of the joy...happiness and bliss that is in my life. While away I walked through a beautiful music garden...full of lush color and peace...washing over me a force that opens me to everything...
Artfully Yours,

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Saturday, May 31, 2008

The challenge this week was orange and purple...Now, this is nothing new to me, because I use these two colors a great deal in my work...But I tried to limit this to just shades of purple and shades of orange...had to throw in the lime green to make it pop!!
I think this might make a great tattoo!!
Artfully Yours,

Friday, May 23, 2008

Chicken Whimsy!

This weeks prompt was WHIMSY....and everyone knows that my WHIMSY is color!! Nothing is the color that it is suppose to be!! I even have that word on my business cards... "A bit of childhood...a little whimsy and a smile!" I did this little terra cotta pitcher a while ago and kept it for myself...(something NOT heard of in my studio often!!) So before doing my little 4 by 4 that I usually do here...thought I would share this titled: ONE CUTE CHICK!
Artfully Yours,

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Please ask for permission!

It has come to my attention that my images here are being downloaded without my permission.
I am a creative...I am a joyous person...I am usually willing to share all of me...and that is what blogging is about...sharing. But, this is the art that my heart puts forth...This is the art that I do because I know of no other way to live my life...So please, respect my art..please respect me and E mail me, via my profile page if you wish to download a painting that I have done...and we can chat.
Artfully Yours,

Monday, March 31, 2008

Bonus Points!!

Birds of a Feather...Two birds in a bush...Similar yet different...
I love to design coloring book pages....This would be a good one I think!!
Artfully Yours,

Sunday, March 30, 2008


Two hearts .... One love....Easy prompt today...I will be back to add another before the week is up for my "bonus points"... LOL

The prompt was: TWO...two peas in a pod, double trouble, terrible twos...the perfect pair.
Join in the fun at Inspire Me Thursday!
Artfully Yours,

Saturday, March 22, 2008


This week’s creative prompt is Wallpaper. Look to your own favorite papered walls for inspiration of pattern and color… use wallpaper scraps in your art… design your own desktop wallpaper… or perhaps feature wallpaper somehow in an illustration, painting, collage or sketch.

I took this opportunity to try a few different things that I was curious about. I used plaster to make the raised stencil and then laid the paint on with baby wipes...going over with different colors and wiping it off....Once done, I decided that my wallpaper needed a message! Although I only allow myself 10 minutes for these little 4 by 4 pieces...I am happy with the results and will try this process on a larger piece in the future.

Happy Easter to all who venture here.... And may you continue to GROW as we approach this time of renewal and rebirth of Spring!
Artfully Yours,

Friday, March 14, 2008

Ink Blot...Stawberry

This weeks challenge was INK BLOT....Seeing as I do not have ink I used acrylic paint...
a couple drops of red..yellow and green...Of course it looked just like a ripe juicy strawberry! Did a water color wash for the background. I am going to try some more and see if something a little more CRAZY can come out!! This is great FUN!
Artfully Yours,
In this second ink blot....I saw a Chinese mask!

Friday, March 7, 2008

Food for Thought...

It has been a long time since I did an IMT prompt...This week the prompt was kitchen...
I have been spending time in my kitchen, making some great soups and chocolate chip brownies..but I have spent more time typing on this machine!! So I have combined the two! This was great fun!
Artfully Yours,

Thursday, January 3, 2008

The Best of 2007

There is no way that I can pick just ONE thing that was the best of 2007.... So I will say this:
It was a year of growing...a year of giving to charity events for auctions...a year of sharing a bit of my heart to reach out to a family to heal...a year of paintings for new babies...and grand babies..
a year of creativity beyond my wildest imagination...of being published and honored by others and myself...A year of connecting with so many like spirits here at IMT!
Thank you all....
Artfully Yours,