Art for Appetizers – In the studio

Ahh… took time to clean the studio table and get a little more organized. It feels good, as if I swept the cobwebs from my brain! I am sticking to my sketch/watercolor-a-day and started some new 8″x10″ paintings. The “Remembering” collages linger along with me as I go. I feel somewhat more motivated since I am contemplating selling at some Art Festivals next year. I haven’t done that in years and years. It can be a lot of work, but it’s very rewarding on many levels.




Collage Cards… These are some 5″X7″ collages I’ve worked on over the last few weeks. I like collage because it’s so playful. Just gather some images and paper, glue and paint, add fabric and stamps, maybe some writing. I feel like I am doing something creative. But I am really looking forward to getting back to some BIG canvases soon! Hopefully I can continue with these. I wish I could commit to a collage a day, but that scares me a little as I take my commitments seriously. I’ve been turning these into notecards as I am one of those few people in the world who still writes snail mail!

Have you ever committed to doing something everyday for a period of time? How did it go? I would love to hear your thoughts.



Mini Paintings  – The ornaments are done!

What does one do when home sick with a cold and killer cough that takes your voice away? I tried to work on larger paintings but coughing and painting at the same time just didn’t work… but short bits here and there did. I finished up 46 ornaments and sent 20 off to the Morean Arts Center for their holiday show along with 4 of my story boxes. The rest will get posted to my Etsy Shop in November! NOW I can happily move on to some bigger things soon!