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!
The beginning of a new year is so hectic ! Lots to do for year end and also after Christmas I am sometimes so tired from holiday painting that getting motivated to start some new artwork for the gallery is almost impossible. However, I have finally finished these three gourds. They are two tobacco box gourds and one bottle gourd that I have cut, cleaned, painted and embellished with clay, paper and some bling. I was inspired by a kind of McKenzie-Child black and white pattern around where I cut the gourd to hide the cut line on the two tobacco box gourds. The tobacco box gourds had very rough interiors, the green one I was able to get smooth by sanding the interior the one with the pink flowers was very rough so I used a really pretty textured paper on the inside and I love the way it turned out.
All three gourds are now at Eau Gallery in Eau Gallie Florida so stop by and see them in person ! Thanks for visiting !! Ü
Ornaments galore ! Angel ornaments made with recycled light bulbs and also from glass ornaments. These gourd Santas were not quite finished when I took the photo. I added jingle bells to them and they were so cute ! All … Continue reading →
I know it sounds absolutely insane to say that gourds tell us what they want to be – but, honestly, it does seem to happen. This particular gourd I had started working on was going to be something completely different, … Continue reading →
Christmas Carolers Taking on a challenge is always such fun for me, such was the case when a person asked me to create some Christmas Carolers with a few bottles. One of the bottles was very special and old, the … Continue reading →
I love challenges ! So when the Art and Antique Gallery in Eau Gallie Florida presented the challenge Shades of Red I was motivated to create a doll. “Ruby” is an all cloth doll made with muslin that has a … Continue reading →
Here it is June, almost a half year into 2018, time just flies by and the older I am the faster it seems to go by me. Yesterday I heard this and loved it because in this era of vile … Continue reading →
Right after Christmas I have to get started on my entries for the 2018 State of Florida Gourd Festival which is February 23rd – 25th in Eau Gallie. For some reason it has taken me a little longer to get … Continue reading →
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 … Continue reading →