Monday, January 26, 2009

Wonderful dreary Monday!

There is a thick fog hanging over Texas today, that is promising some greatly needed rain. Yes! The weather guy was so happy he was giggling.
I'm supposed to be adding color to the dragon above today...instead I started something new, bad of me but the promise of rain and a good movie on a morning off...I couldn't help myself. So I snuggled down into my chair with a cup of tea, sketch pad, an array of pencils and a cherry blossom is blooming on my page.
My darling daughter is to be married to this great guy next spring. The chosen venue has a tree lined road leading up to it...cherry trees. So the theme seems to be heading in this direction...hence my muse for the day. This will not suit my son who's waiting for the color to 'bloom' on his dragon. Trouble is...I've forgotten what color he exactly requested. Stay tuned for an update of this edition.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day!

Well...if you're not into the big Heart Holiday...these are can use them for note cards easily. The designs were fun for me to create, hope some will find them fun to have, send or receive. They're also available as 4"x6" prints in my ArtFire studio or my Etsy shop.
To purchase click the link below:
Heart Collection 2009

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

So cool to be featured...

I feel very fortunate to have found such an amazing place to sell my art. I've been featured on another ArtFire artisan's site. She's been generous to feature many of us on her kaboodle page. Check us all out on and
The design featured is called 'Fish', I originally designed this in needlepoint. In a former life I designed charted needle point. I often taught new pieces at The National Needle Association trade show markets. This piece was designed for a glass topped mini table from Sudberry House Designs. It resides with me now and I enjoy it greatly. The painted 'Fish' is available as an ACEO on ArtFire and Etsy.
Thank you again to Moonstone and Liberty Doll for giving me such a warm welcome.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

The artists on ArtFire are so generous. One such is Moonstone of Moonstone Creations...she has set up a blog that tumbles ArtFire Artisians. Check it link to the left.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Little bit more about me...

So...what I do beyond ArtFire/Etsy shops...I work full time for a needlepoint shop. In a prior life, I was a charted needlepoint artist but retired from the stress of deadlines. They were constant or I should say, I was constantly pressuring myself! Life is a bit more relaxed but being the type person that I am...I still have 'stuff' that I HAVE to do TODAY. Crazy what we do to ourselves. Above is one of my workspaces. I also design painted needlepoint canvases now and then. Recently I taught, through the shop, a couple of small ornaments. They were a huge hit and I'm still filling orders from the class. So when I'm not updating my studio/shop, I'm painting. When I'm not doing that, I'm snuggled up in a chair with my drawing pad and many colored pencils/markers. The latter being my favorite.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

New Art

New for Valentine's or just because you like it art! This is one of three new heart designs I've been doodling away at in the evenings. Let me know what you think.
This is also my first try at blogging! Stressing me out a little trying to get stuff to fit into slots I know nothing about but I'm diving in head first here.