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!
It is that time of year again !! This Halloween gourd was fun to create, cutting it, cleaning the inside, painting with acrylics and using some yellow tissue to cover the openings from the inside and adding a light in … Continue reading →
Well, here we are past the half way point in 2019. I am trying to accomplish so many things this year however, I really do not think I will be that successful. I always have such lofty goals at the … Continue reading →
Here we are approaching the mid point of the year – June… in Florida of course that means hurricane season too, oh … how I dread hurricane season. I guess no explanation is needed. Summers in Florida are my hibernation … Continue reading →
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 … Continue reading →
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 →