Thursday, December 20, 2012


It's a snow day today! And this was Illustration Friday's topic last Friday. Just coming in under the deadline. :)

Sunday, October 07, 2012

I drew this little guy last year and finally made some time to paint him in time for Halloween!

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Butterfly collage with haiku

Earlier this year, I wrote a haiku about butterflies. I think it started with one of my kids doing them in school and I was feeling like I needed to start stretching my wings and encouraging myself. So six months later (?) I decided to use my haiku to embellish some art. Last month I made a trading card which sold right away on Ebay and this week I made some bigger 6 x 6 in paintings. I wrote a second haiku poem about butterflies which I'll use to make some companion pieces, but here are the first two.

If you are interested, I just added a bunch of artwork and digital downloads of art I've created to my Etsy store, including these two pieces.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Cape Cod Watercolor + Collage

I am back from spending two weeks with my family in MA inspired and ready to focus on painting and nurturing my Etsy store.

One of the weeks I spent with my sister's family on Cape Cod and we had gorgeous weather. I snapped lots of photos to use as inspiration and here is a mini landscape (2.5 x 3.5") I made yesterday. I make the collage paper I use with acrylic paint on rice paper.

Today I started two different companion collage pieces based on another ATC that I made earlier this summer and I hope to share them later this week. My problem is Artistic ADD. There are so many things swimming around in my head that ..... squirrel!

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Tidal Pool

I've been playing around "practicing", trying to let my style evolve. This is one I'm happy with.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Illustration Friday "Carry"

Here's my little dragon guy again carrying his stuff to the beach. (I'm still thinking about what to name him. Suggestions?)

Monday, July 09, 2012

Dragon character study

One of my summer goals is to get the book dummy finished for this story that my sister and I wrote (ahem, a while ago...but great ideas have to percolate, right?)

I'm making steady progress and am happy with my direction. I was anxious to paint one of these little guys so here he is!

Monday, June 18, 2012

Semi Abstract Figures in Watercolor

This is a painting I did with the All Events Media group on Wetcanvas. I took a semi abstract approach to explore shape and color inspired by Carla O'Connor. It was actually pretty exciting. Now I'm going to start another one.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Hello? I'm not dead. :)

My blog has been in a coma, but I've still been doing creative stuff. Mostly for school though....I paint with some friends sometimes and they work in oils so one day in February I decided to fool around. I've used oils before but with cats and kids it's difficult plus I just love watercolor. The brush was just too fussy and my painting was looking very sad so I switched to the palette knife. Fun!  It took weeks to dry. 
Lucky for me my friend was having a workshop and I sold it before it was finished! 

Cherry Blossoms  11 x 14 masonite

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Alphonse Mucha Inspired Self Portrait

I've been taking an Illustration class for the past 11 weeks. A lot of it has been done in Adobe Illustrator but when I can I've done the project in watercolor. This is the last one. We had to do a self-portrait. What I've enjoyed about this class is the tremendous amount of freedom we've had with the projects. Basically the assignment was do a self-portrait however you want. Text optional. I did an Alphonse Mucha inspired project for another class and used my daughter for the model. This time I did me. I did this one pretty small so I could get it done today but I have a much larger painting in the works. Maybe I'll make myself smile a little bit better on that one...

Saturday, February 04, 2012


I can't believe it's been two months since I've posted. Been really busy with school and I will start posting some of the work I'm doing. For now, here's a cute goldfinch that I'm teaching my watercolor class.

Drippy Daffodils

6 x 6 in. watercolor on Aquabord Daffodils are one of my favorite flowers and dozens of little clusters have been appearing in my yard s...