Monday, August 31, 2009

Treasure Box at Shabby Lane Shops

The creative women at are in the process of putting together a Treasure Box to give away! This box will be filled with lots of fun things: There will be a gift certificate worth $50.00 to be used at one of the participating shops that contributed to the Treasure Box. Some shops will include coupons and some are also sending sample items. I've included the painting you see above. It's 4" by 5" and is a little smaller than the one I offer on my website ( I'm also including a 20% off coupon towards the next purchase to the winner of the Box.

I'll include more details of how to enter and what the link is as soon as I get the word!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Mid August

Don't you love this time of year? Mid August. I didn't realize how much I liked it until last week when we drove by the sunflower field that somehow appeared a few years ago near our town. It's always a happy surprise to see the yellow blooms between fields of tall green corn stalks.

I just couldn't help myself and had to sit down to paint one of those sun-loving beauties today. This is a small, 5" x 5" wrap-around painting that will fit just about anywhere in the house.

The only thing I'm not really looking forward to is the kids going back to school again. I know, it's time and they need to, but I absolutely love it when they're home in the summer. It's never long enough (as my son would quickly agree) but I do have to admit that more work will be done by all when school's back in session!

Monday, August 17, 2009


Hello Everyone! And welcome to my blog. I would love to share with you some of the everyday little things (and big things) that inspire me in my art studio.

When you get a chance, check out my website. This is where I hand paint personalized artwork for children, and sometimes I include grown-up art as well. I'll keep you posted as I add new designs to the website.