Thursday, July 12, 2018


This is inspired by an elephant I painted a couple years ago.  Mixed media allows me to add "just a little bit more."  The more sparkle, the better.  I love working with jewels. 

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

A little art fun in Olympia

Over the weekend, I had the opportunity to play with art and a few grandsons.  We made paint out of mud, tie-dyed tee shirts and made some fun 4th of July decorations.

Jack stopped in for a quick paint.
Finn's fireworks

Note the amazing texture in this mud painting!
Rich colors in my waves

Monday, June 25, 2018

Mermaid All Over the Place

In my determination to take this art thing seriously, I have promised myself to complete the paintings that have been sitting in my art room.  I started this one a few months ago, in reaction to another unfinished work.  I woke up one morning and realized the composition of the other unfinished piece was all wrong.  So I drew this one and as I painted it took on a life of its own, as art often does. 

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Exploring Art- Famous Artists

I have this dream of offering art workshops based on famous artists.  To creative souls of all ages.  Below are my first three prototypes for my dream workshop series.  Over the weekend, I had the joy of working with a few of my grandchildren on these projects.  Now I just need to figure out how to make it happen!
Andy Warhol
Vasily Kadinsky
Georgia O'Keefe

Art rooms can be anywhere

Fun with kids making art!

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

This is me. 

Monday, October 30, 2017

Space Kitty

I have a newfound love for working in graphite.  Once upon a time I found it to be frustrating and tedious.  Now it is so satisfying to mix the dark and light and see my ideas come to life.   Space Kitty makes me smile.