Thursday, January 31, 2008


I have two new images that I am very excited about. It was so much fun to create these whimsical, quirky birds. They are on there way to a trip to Florida. This feathered duo are off to lots of adventure, and fun in the sun! These images are available in 8 x10 prints in my Etsy shop.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

I've Got Pendants

I am so excited to debut my new product I have in my Etsy shop. This is wearable art from an original painting I created. There are a couple of pendants in my shop right now and I will be adding more, so check back. The black leather necklace and the silver pendant look great on. I am wearing one right now as I am typing away. They are $15 each .

Saturday, January 26, 2008

I got this idea about designing pillows, from a magazine article I read about but it's not your standard square pillow. I began by making a little sample pillow to see how it looked. I liked the result, so I began making full size ones. This started about about 5 years ago. I have one person who bought about 2 or 3 of them. They are very eye catching when displayed at art festivals. My first pillows were of women of different cultures. The other images were vases of flowers. Later I created smaller pillows of birds. This is my current theme. These fanciful quirky birds are so much fun to make.

It has been awhile since my youngest was born, but I will be making more for festivals coming up this spring.

The vase of flowers are in my sitting room.

Friday, January 25, 2008

This painting is the largest painting I have ever created (approximately 48" x 36"). It hangs very proudly over my mantle and fireplace in the living room. This style I am currently working on is reminiscent of a stained glass window. I painted the first layer with textured medium to add dimension then a base color of brown, then I added various colors but allowed some of the brown to show underneath the colors. This really makes the colors more brilliant.
To view more of my images visit my Etsy site:

The Art of Living Creatively

Ever since I can remember I loved to draw and paint even as a child. I can't remember a time I was not creating. I have worked in various mediums and continued to explore new approaches and techniques. My career began as a graphic artist for various companies. Later I began to exhibit in art galleries which led to displaying my work in art festivals 15 years ago. The desire for my own creative expression lead me to pursue art shows.

Now as a busy mom of three children, my work has gone back to a more whimsical approach. My children have definitely been a great influence on my style. I hope you're inspired to go out to explore art festivals, galleries and other wonderful creative outlets in your area. Also bring that wonderful unique charm to your home. Don't be afraid to add a splash of color!

I will be showing you my art, as well as that of other artists that I admire, in my blog. I hope you enjoy!