A mixed media artist and decorative artist, there is not a technique or surface that does not interest me! I should probably be a little more focused but diversity in mediums, surfaces and techniques has kept my interest and creative process expanding over the years.
Never one to sit still after art school I dabbled in glass etching in commercial buildings and residential homes. Until the birth of my first child, which way laid my art endeavors for nearly eleven years and I stumbled upon decorative painting. A way to channel my creative yearning even though I was too exhausted to actually "think". Following others drawing patterns and painting instructions decorative painting satisfied my muse until my children were older and I had more energy to devote to my art. Now with an empty nest and the down turn in the economy I have so much more time to entertain my muse with all sorts of creative energy! So stay tuned you never know what you find posted in my blog or for sale in the Etsy shop!
To everyone that purchased my Christmas ornaments, Santa Coke bottles and Santa wine bottles a sincere thank-you !! The new mermaid ornaments were very popular this year and if I can find the right gourds I will have more of them for next Christmas.
Now on to 2018 ! This year I am going to attempt to be a little more organized with my art. I really would like to create more art dolls, not just from gourds but also fabric and clay. It always seems as if Christmas ornaments take priority over other art forms so I decided that maybe dividing my year into quarters may structure the year by art forms. The first quarter would make the Florida Gourd Festival art a priority, second quarter art dolls a priority, third and fourth quarters Christmas ornaments. This may be the solution, I am going to try my best to adhere to it.
Looking forward to the Florida Gourd Festival on February 26 – 28 at the Shriners on Eau Gallie Blvd. The theme this year is “Gourds Go Seaside”. I have a few ideas for entries but have not started any yet, I should start working on it soon or I will not have any entries.
Here are a few photos of some of the ornaments from this year, and yes I was pretty busy. Thanks for visiting –
and I am so far behind in my holiday painting ! It is so hard to get anything to dry with all the damp, rainy, humid weather we have had the past few weeks. Anyway, I should have some ornaments … Continue reading →
It has been awhile since i updated this blog however I have been busy creating some new pieces for the September First Friday and Gallery Walk in Eau Gallie on September 1st. I absolutely love the shape of this very … Continue reading →
These are new pieces I completed that are displayed at the Art and Antique Gallery in Eau Gallie for tonight’s First Friday, hopefully it will not be raining! The first gourd is a simple flower design that I drew on … Continue reading →
Mandalas are all the rage lately, the one above I created many years ago. I may try and rework it just for the fun of it. I still have the original ink drawing and I painted the original with acrylics … Continue reading →
There was a post that stated there are only 39 Sundays until Christmas (yikes) , and now that Easter has come and gone it is time to really begin my Christmas painting for this year. There is so little time … Continue reading →
A little more southwest ! Years ago I took a class in teneriffe weaving on a gourd, but for some reason it seemed way too complicated so I never did another one. Last Saturday at the gourd meeting we … Continue reading →
I have to admit that once in awhile it is nice to have a day of stormy weather. In Florida it is not very often so today is one of those rare days where we have very little sun and … Continue reading →