Blog Rewind - Time of Refreshing...

Originally blogged on May 28, 2007.


I've had some time lately to spend working in my art room.  I discovered that I work best when I can either watch or listen to the television.  I prefer a good movie, so I set up my lap top and added some speakers and bingo...I have a theater.  Okay, maybe not a real theater, but it works for me!  We have had a little rain over the weekend and that was nice.  I can see the canal in the backyard from my window and I like it when it rains and it is a little dark while I work.  Rain is refreshing and it feeds the earth and stimulates life. I love to watch it as it drops and meets the water and sends ripples across the canal.

John Ruskin wrote that "Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces us up, snow is exhilarating; there is really no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather."

Hope you are enjoying times of refreshing!

Have a  blessed day!


Friday Fill-Ins... we go!

1. They've told me that I should open my own restaurant...what?
2. I have been sucked in and now I am going to finally watch LOST.
3. What is up with this weird weather we've been having?
4. January brings new episodes of my favorite tv shows.
5. Eyes are extra sensitive to light when you wear contact lenses.
6. I just discovered Sister Schubert's Dinner Yeast Rolls; ut oh I am in trouble.*
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to cleaning my studio, tomorrow my plans include finally putting my goals for 2013 onto paper and Sunday, I want to watch some football and relax!

*They taste like a cross between a roll and a biscuit!

Stencil Test Drive...

Stencil Girl just released a line of stencils designed by Jessica Sporn. Jessica asked me and a bunch of other artists to take her stencils on a "test drive."  The stencil hop began this month and will continue once or twice a month through June 2013.  We'll show you how we used her stencils, and you're invited to play along too.  Look for my post on May 2.   Visit Jessica's blog HERE for all the details!

Have a  blessed day!

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Mini Botanical Paintings...

I have a few new mixed media pieces available in my Etsy shop.  Painted on vintage book paper, these mini botanical pieces are stitched onto cardboard and are ready to frame. 

Have a  blessed day!


SOLD - 6 3/4" x 8 1/2" - BOTANICAL ONE

6 3/4" x 8 1/2" - BOTANICAL TWO

SOLD - 6 3/4" x 8 1/2" - BOTANICAL THREE