Monday, January 31, 2011

A Sneak Peak

Plugging away in the art room on my Valentine's and having a WONDERFUL time!! It's so nice when something comes together the way you envisioned it in your head!! Finished inking, watercoloring and photocopying a bunch of bears. You'll have to wait to see the finished product!

Friday, January 28, 2011

MYM Journal

One page that is finished and one that is not. I really struggle when I try to do something mixed media. I guess all the possible choices for what to use just overwhelms me!! I will keep trying!!! AND, last of all, a mandala done for a friend's MYM journal.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Guess who turns 1 today?!?!?!? My grand-nephew, Wesley!!! Ain't he cute?!?!? And a photo of this beautiful, barren winter day!!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

My Art Room---The Ugly Truth

This is the print that greets me every time I walk into the doorway of my art room. The rest of the photos show what utter chaos and mess has over taken the room!! It's no wonder I have such a hard time getting anything done in there!! And in spite of all that, it IS my favorite room in the house!! Once I go in I don't want to come out!! So, a goal for 2011 is to get it cleaned up and organized!! To purge everything in the room that is not art-related or inspiring!! I always love to see other people's studios so I thought I would give you a glimpse into mine!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Need Some Cheer?

I'm feeling in need of some cheer on this dark and dreary January day!! This is a get well card that was sent to me when I was 10 yrs. old. I was in the hospital for 10 days having leg surgery and I was flooded with cards! My dad glued them all in scrapbook for me but over the years they have all fallen out. But I still have them all and really do enjoy looking thru them once in awhile. So many wonderful people who are no longer with us sent them....

Saturday, January 22, 2011


Yellowstone National Park is a place that is very dear to my heart and I'm thinking it may soon be time to go back!! The Feb. 1st luncheon at The Center is about Yellowstone and I am definitely going!!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Just Goofing Around...

I was just goofing around with the cover of my Make Your Mark journal the other night. Playing with metallic markers---they're so fun! Not sure if this is done but I think I like it----don't know what it is though!!

Monday, January 17, 2011

I'm a Little Late But....

Happy Birthday Mom!!! We sure do miss you!!!

Sunday, January 16, 2011


"People usually consider walking on water or in thin air a miracle. But I think that the real miracle is to walk on earth. Everyday we are engaged in a miracle which we don't even recognize: a blue sky, white clouds, green leaves, the black curious eyes of a child--our own two eyes. All is a miracle."
---Thich Nhat Hanh---

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

A Mandala

I started this mandala in Lois Hresja's drawing class last spring with no idea whatsoever where it was going or what it would be. I was feeling very excited and inspired at the time and had soooooo many ideas for more! I ended up having a few prints of this made and gave one to my best friend for her birthday. I really need to get back in the groove and MAKE MORE ART!!! Why is it so hard?!?!?

Saturday, January 1, 2011

This postcard was sent to my grandma back in 1909!