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!
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 →
Here I am at the 2017 State of Florida Gourd Festival with my winning entry. My Indian Girl was created with gourds, one for the body,one for her head and the arms are parts of a gourd also. The pots … Continue reading →
This week beginning Friday February 24th the State of Florida Gourd Festival is being held in Eau Gallie Florida at the Shrine Auditorium. The hours are Friday and Saturday from 9-5 and on Sunday 9-2. There will be gourds, … Continue reading →
As one gets older time seems to go by faster and faster, I can not believe how quickly 2016 went by and it was not the best year, my life has permanently been altered by a few significant changes, and … Continue reading →
Floral Fantasy is a new series that I have been working on and this is the first piece in this series. The gourd, of course, was cleaned and cut out. I always clean seal the interior of the gourd first … Continue reading →
Sometimes when I look at this blank screen it is similar to starting a painting on a blank white canvas! So I decided to start this with a photo of one of my latest creations – a giraffe I made … Continue reading →