Saturday, April 9, 2011


"You are an extraordinary woman.
How can you expect anything ordinary to happen to you"

Louisa May Alcott

Spring Canvas Dreams

I had so much fun doing this canvas.  My inspiration was Christy Tomlinson.  I used watercolor on canvas, shaded with pan pastels, cut up various patterned paper scraps, vintage buttons and doodled with pens.  This one will find a place on my wall.  I was very pleased with the final canvas.


I just finished this journal page for an art journal swap.  I layered book pages, vintage music pages, paper tape, stamps, and used various stencils and glimmer mists to achieve the layered/collaged effect.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Springtime Memories


Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Des Fleurs

Created for a challenge and to honor spring.  Just a fun, quick little journal page.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Deb's Hibiscus

My friend Deb posted a picture of a hibiscus in her Hawaiian flower garden.  I immediately knew that I had to paint that flower on canvas.  This one's for you Deb!


I love to quilt and plan to do more in the coming days.  This is a quilt that I made for my granddaughter.  The block on the right has her name and birth date.  The motif in the center is of flowers and birds.  She decided to hang it over her bed.  

Sunday, April 3, 2011


I used to paint in oils and this  is one of my favorites.  It always reminds me of spring and brings back many memories. Oils allow you to create such depth and shading, but take so much longer to dry.  Whenever I look at this piece and some of the others I painted I think maybe I should pull out the oils and give them another try.