Monday, November 21, 2011


THIS WEEK ONLY!! I have reduced 4 ORIGINAL paintings to more than half OFF!! This is the last week in my etsy shop, they are going back to the gallery after Thursday for the Christmas walk. Don't miss your chance to own original art or give a unique gift to someone you love.

All my art is shipped PRIORITY in the U.S.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Art Show UPDATE!

"garden party"
recycled table top~~will be with me at the show
ready to hang
Show special $125- pick up only

Last Minute add on!!! I will be selling at---

Ryle High School PTSA
Holiday Arts and Craft Show
Union KY

TONIGHT!  Nov. 18 Friday- 7-10pm AND
Saturday Nov. 19 9-4

Monday, November 14, 2011

Mondate Morning update!

I can't believe the holidays are upon us.....this year has really flown by! Last year my resolution was to loose weight (like everyone) I started the year strong and lost 20 pounds by April. Then I went on vacation......and came home. I was tired of dieting and decided to just workout EXTRA hard.....I hurt my knee and was forced to lay around and eat.....well, I chose to eat :P ........I gained back 10lbs... UGH! Soooo, I'm back at it, again. I lost the 10 extra  pounds this month, but I am stopped at "my wall".  If you have ever tried to loose weight you know what the WALL is.....the number you can never get past .

I watch the Biggest Loser, which is so inspiring. I am lucky to have never faced a weight issue of that magnitude, and the fact that the contestants can wokout like an athlete gives me the courage to try to change my life here I am at 43, learning to eat better and exercise. The eating better is a HUGE undertaking, I am the worlds  most picky eater. I try, thats about all I can say. I eat the same stuff over and over and long for my fast food faves.

I did do something this past week that I am proud of... I went to an exercise class, by myself....all alone. I was nervous......more scared, I think. I thought if I went early in the morning the class would have more people my age there....WRONG. I read a bit about this new studio that had just opened, its called Pure Barre and it looked like something I could do. I went in for my free first time class, at first there was just two other people there, so I thought OK, I'll be fine. My first panic happened when I asked the girl next to me if she had done this class before. Her reply "no, I'm a dance instructor and I have been told by my athlete friends that this was the toughest workout they have ever endured" ......I screamed I was looking for the exit, the rest of the sorority of sexy fit 20 somethings piled in and music started. Here I was STUCK in a room full of fit, hot looking, young girls in tight workout gear. I was wearing loose fitting grey sweats....hoping my ass was covered.....need I say more?
I did get through all 55 minutes of this painful, lift, tighten and tone class. I think I'm going back. I also think I'm going to try hot yoga....a funny thing happens when you try something new and succeed, you feel the desire to try some else new. This years resolution will be to step outside of my comfort zone. Try something new every month.

Now back to art. Sorry you had to hear my personal drama, it does relate, trying something new is how I ended up here, working as an artist........following my passion. I think everyone should make a list of the little things they have always desired to do, like a bucket list, but of smaller things that you can easily accomplish once a week or a month...whatever time and life will allow. A million little things can make up one BIG life.

Now for art----- This is my latest angel. She is TALL. 8x36

I pieced her together on a long wood plank. Distressed with walnut stain, She is painted in weathered aqua/blue and unbleached titanium. LOVE her, this is one of my favorites.

Make your list today......or just try one new thing, even if its broccoli (on my list) 

Have a wonderful week!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Think Stocking stuffers!

These fun pieces of wearable art are the perfect stocking stuffer! These are mini prints of my original art, set in a tray and covered in crystal clear glass.  Each necklace will come in a beautiful silk jewelry pouch, hanging from an organdy ribbon necklace. Perfect gift under $20

Visit both of my shops to see all  of my new styles-

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Hope is the thing with feathers-

A few months ago I created a large piece inspired by one of my favorite birds, a peacock. This painting is also inspired by another favorite of owl. I pictured a little girl who loves owls so much, that she dreams of sitting right up in the trees with her feathered friends.
Created in fall colors, with snippets of papers and vintage books, she is perched in the trees. I also added a bit of a poem from Emily Dickenson. Look will see her friends sitting next to her.

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