Thursday, December 29, 2011

holy crape - the year is almost over

My husband's hospital stay the week after Thanksgiving certainly has put a bit of a snag in my holidays, but I am infinitely grateful to have him better and at home now. Blog has been put aside while I try to catch up on my holiday projects. Of course, since I like to complicate things, I plan a get-together for New Years day. I also managed to get a pet portrait fit in there too - here is a glimpse of the little cutie-pie kitten - Muffin.

I hope everyone is having Happy Holidays and I hope the New Year brings you opportunity, peace & happiness.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Santa's Village Craft Fair

Santa's Village Arts & Craft Fair at Fauquier High School on Saturday Nov 19 will be my last show for the year, then its turkey & family & pet portraits & evergreens & sparkle & cookies & makin' stuff & santa & then in January - I'll rest

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Gainesville show

Good day at the Gainesville Holiday Gift show today. Met some great people :)

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Upcoming shows

I'll be in Gainesville at the Holiday Gift Fair at the Church of the Word on Rt 29 - Saturday, November 12th, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. They are also collecting non-perishable food items for the Haymarket Regional Food Pantry.
On Sunday, November 13 I'll be at the
2011 Christmas in The Blue Ridge
11am until 3pm
Bowling Green Country Club (South) 768 Bowling View Rd. Front Royal Va, 22630

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Jersey Girl Designs

I think you should Like my sister's page - she is quite creative with wire & bead, and I'm especially fond of her repurposed made of bits of this and that :) I guess the urge to make things runs in our family. 

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Funny Little Sketches

The iPod sketch is from a series I did several years ago - just funny quick little sketches when I was trying to make my self draw something every day - I called it MAMAD (make a mark a day). Unfortunately I wasn't able to keep it up for very long, Maybe I'll try again in the near future.
Heres a link to some of the other sketches I did.

The first computer I bought was a Windows HP, The second computer I bought was a Mac... & I've never looked back. Steve you will be missed.

 larger view

Monday, October 3, 2011

Chilly at A Day at The Plains

A Day at The Plains was chilly, drizzly, and blustery. There were a few brave souls there (we few, we happy few, we band of brothers) Some of us lost our tents to the wind, or clung onto them for dear life. So thank you to those who showed up and came by and said 'hi'. Hopefully we will have more cooperative weather next year  :)

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Have you tasted your toes today?

Snapple cap for today says Butterflies taste with their hind feet - gives a whole new meaning to putting your foot in your mouth  :)

Monday, September 26, 2011

A Day in The Plains - Saturday Oct 1

So far its looking like good weather for "A Day in the Plains" (in The Plains, VA) I'll be there with original art, including some featuring The Plains, prints, notecards, and Christmas cards.

Monday, September 5, 2011

creative exercise

As a creative exercise I decided to fool around with some cards this wet weekend. 

Monday, August 22, 2011

2 peas in a pod

Just got back from a trip up north to visit family and attend my niece's engagement party - I cannot believe my little niece is grown and engaged. I guess now I'm officially old ;)
I painted the cute couple this card.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Freedom Behind the Wheel

My Grandson, Ryan Downey has some pretty good ideas. Please support Freedom Behind the Wheel.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

O'Malley work in progress

Here is another handsome feline I am currently working on - I hope I can do O'Malley justice :)

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Ocean Peace

I guess everyone is at the beach (either physically or spiritually) including me :) This Etsy Treasury has some lovely stuff.

Summertime Fun

Hope everyone had a safe & happy July 4th holiday. Summertime Fun in this Etsy treasure (Thanks WishesOnWings)

Friday, May 13, 2011

Rain & Thunderstorms for this area tomorrow and Sunday. As much as it disappoints me, I'm going to be a no show this weekend.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Flowers May 2011

As you may have already guessed, my garden & nature are inspiration for my art :) 
More Photos here

Monday, April 11, 2011

Warrenton Wine & Arts Festival

Sorting and packing for the Warrenton Wine & Arts Festival this Saturday and Sunday - I'm hoping for no rain - but it's predicted.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Just found myself in another Etsy treasury - very honored to be included in such a great collection of stuff! check it out

Monday, January 24, 2011

My sister makes some awesome jewelry

I sent my sister a link for a "vintage" bracelet on Etsy, I thought it was neat. She asked if I wanted one. Of course I said yes, and voila! Beautiful stuff - I'm very impressed.

(photo via Jersey Girl Designs)!/album.php?fbid=10150168910033242&id=303459183241&aid=363638

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Sketchbook Project is in the mail

Got my sketchbook in the mail yesterday (on deadline day). Soon it will be touring the country with thousands & thousands of other Sketchbooks. It's exciting to be a part of something so big, but at the same time feeling like a tiny fish in a big pond - better than hiding under a rock, right?
I scanned it and posted it for your viewing curiosity. Eventually they will digitize it and be a permanent part of the collection at the Brooklyn Art Library.

Here a  Link to my scanned version

It's Raining Cats & Dogs

A link to my profile page on the sketchbook site

A link to the tour schedule

(image via sketchbook project website)