Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Anniversary Card

I just love this card!  Just came up with it on the spot.  
It is a card for my Sister & Brother-In-Law's anniversary.
I love the idea of using sheet music as the background.
I handmade the flowers.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Heidi - the Gentle Giant

Here is my latest acrylic painting of my dog Heidi!  She is a 7 year old Great Pry - just a wonderful Teddy Bear!

This is 11 x 14 on a mounted canvas.  I just love her eyes.  She is much prettier in person - hope you can see how sweet she is.  the background is a mix of purple, yellow and golden acrylics.

If anyone is interested in a commission of their animal, please contact me.

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Ande Alpaca

Here is my latest color pencil painting - it is Ande Alpaca.  It is approximately 12 x 12 on Mi-Teintes paper.

This was drawn from a photo that I took at an Alpaca Farm.

Please contact for pricing.



Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Here is the latest thing that I just was doodling in my sketchbook.  We have several of these in our yard every day.  This is done in color pencil with gamsol. 

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Jasmine - the teddy bear!

Here is the latest painting that I have done. 
It is a 16 x 20 acrylic on a canvas background.
I did a mottled color background.

This is from a photo that I took when my Grandson showed
his dog, Jasmine, at the Fair for 4-H.
The dog is an English Mastiff who is 2 years old.

Nothing but a big teddy bear as I think
shows in the painting.
She is a very gentle giant.

Please feel free to contact
me to pricing or quote for a commission.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

More Baby Smash Book

Well here is an update on the baby smash book.  The first one is the 3rd page which I fussy cut a the 'bundle of joy' tag and glued it at the top of the page and then cut the heart with the background out on the cricut.  The next page has a slash pocket and 3 tags inserted in it.  One of the tags has a poem on it and the rest are for photos or journaling.  

I have given my niece this book which ended up having 22 pages plus the cover and back.

Thank you for looking and hope you enjoy.  Will add more shortly.

Monday, August 27, 2012

My Screechy!

Here is what I have been doing lately.  This is Screechy!  A little screech owl that I took the original picture at a local nature preserve.  He is so adorable.  This is done on mi-teinse paper with prismacolor pencils.  It is approximately 8 x 10.  Please leave comments to let me know what you think of my project.  Hope to get  back into selling my work.

Thank you so much for looking at my blog.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Baby Hayden's Smash Book

Here is what I'm working on presently.  I have started a baby smash book for my niece who is due soon.
So I guess that I best get busy!  It is 8 x 8 and I don't know how many pages I will put in it - just winging it because I have a stack of many cute baby things that I want in this book. 

As you can see the top has the large 'H' which is chipboard and I glued pattern paper on it then applied micro beads and added a bow and a foam flower.  The rest of Hayden is just some foam letters that I had and thought they worked fine.  I fussy cut and layered the 'Baby Girl' and  'Welcome to the World' banners.  The butterfly is embossed and distressed inked then glued down just the middle so that I could bend the wings some.  I also added some metal corners.

The inside cover is just basille paper (pink) and the pocket is some shiny paper that I just cut to fit.  The corners and the label are stickers that I have had a long time waiting for the right project.  I will be cutting tags for the pocket.

I will keep posting pages as I get them done.  Please enjoy!  If you have any questions or ideas to share - please don't hesitate to contact me.

Thank you for looking.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Betsy' Rose

Here I am again.  I have done a lot since I last posted.  I will be posting several things over the next few postings. 

This is my color pencil painting of my Rose.  I grew this rose and took its' picture then painted it.  It is approximately 9 x 12 on meintes paper.  I did it with prismacolor pencils and gamsol. 

I did a show in Urbana 2 weeks ago and did pretty well - the weather was very, very hot but people came anyway.  It sure makes you feel good when it goes well doesn't it?

Thanks for checking my blog! 

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Pen & Ink Betsy!

Please look at Betsy - I have drawn her and did some pen & ink and put a watercolor wash over it.  It is definitely not done but getting there.  This picture is about 9 x 9 on watercolor arches.  I'm not pleased with her right ear but will do some fluffing to it.  Once that I did the eyes, she really came to life and looks just like my Betsy.

Any comments will be appreciated.

Thanks for looking.