Morning Brew


I’ve had little time for my blog since the holidays.  This piece is one of a series I’ve been working on with birds.  I will post more in the next few days.  My daughter and I gave each other the gift of an online e-course by Brene Brown.  A six-week workshop which is ending this week.  It has surprised me the depth of emotions that have come forward and surfaced.  It has been good!  The class included an art journal which is one of the reasons we wanted to take this particular class.  I will share some of my art journal soon as well.  We’ve had an incredibly long winter and this week blessed us with a foot of fresh snow.  Makes being in the art studio a very easy task as the cold is not my friend!  I hope everyone is surviving this winter.  If you are like me, I am looking forward to spring with great anticipation!!   

Snowing Men Here!

My third snowman for my winter collection.  I’m trying to put together some pieces for a show the weekend of October 19th.  A first for this particular venue so hoping for loads of traffic coming through!  No words placed on this snowmancopy yellow bird but that may change if suddenly that light bulb goes off in my head.  He seems happy with that bird on his head and a package waiting in the mail box!  Maybe no words are needed!  What do you think?

Holiday Music Trees

This trio of trees are made from sheet music.  Plan to place them in the gallery hoping to sell them during this holiday season.  I made several of these wonderful trees last year for a sale I was involved in with a friend.  I only sold one, a sweet women purchased one for her daughter’s piano teacher.


Where your pleasure is, there is your treasure; where your treasure, there is your heart; where your heart, there your happiness.

~ Saint Augustine ~

Winter Storm

This piece I’ve worked on for several days.  It’s an attempt to try a new layering technique using masking tape as the layers of color are applied.  I’m hoping the image of the buffalo stands out enough to be easily recognized.   Buffalo have survived thousands of years, against many odds including the long, subzero winters in Yellowstone National Park.  We visit Yellowstone at least once a year and the buffalo (or bison as some refer to them) are at the top of my list.  An amazing creature.  I have hundreds of photographs of buffalo but yet this particular piece I used a magazine head shot.  Not sure why!

Hope you enjoy the piece.  The finished painting was hard to achieve.  Not sure I’ll try this layering technique again.  Or, maybe I need to give it more time and keep working at perfecting it.

Winter Workshop

Star Bright ~ Star Light ~ Snowman.

This is my next piece for the winter workshop at Bailiwick Gallery.  Monica, the owner, asked me to present a workshop in November.  She left the subject up to me so I felt a winter snowman would fit well with our snow filled winter days.  A bit festive.

Having just completed the piece, I will be visiting with Monica soon to set up the date.

Click the image for a closer look.

Thank you for visiting my blog.

Holidays are just around the corner everyone!