Sunday, February 28, 2010

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Illustration Friday - Perspective

A page from my sketchbook....

A different perspective of the Eiffel Tower - done in PITT pen.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010


I hear and see all kinds of spring talk out there in blogland..

this is a peek this morning of Feb up here in north Canada.


Maybe in a few weeks..

It doesn't stop the birds though!

Friday, February 19, 2010

Some more art...

These are some pieces I did last Sept. in Squam art workshops.

These top 2 are encaustic - covered in beeswax. Love it! and I would love to do more.

These bottom 3 are on canvas board - nice! and are small collages. I like the saying on the bottom one " My dream is to expand my horizons".

Oh yeah.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Etsy Treasury!

One of my pieces is on a ETSY treasury!

See it here

Very cool.

My new art blog

I have some exciting news over at my new blog for just my art...

Check it out!

Also, have a wonderful Valentine's Day where ever you are. Remember, your first valentine is to yourself.

New etsy store!

This is one of the mixed media pieces I have listed on my etsy store. These ones all have a sewing/handicraft theme and use vintage paper and supplies.

More here

Friday, February 12, 2010

Mail me Art 2

This is my submission for mail me art 2 - a call for artists of all kinds of mail art.

The deadline is now passed, but you can see some awesome samples here.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Another altered book

Some art journal pages

This is the completed page from an earlier post... I like how it reminds me of early school pictures. The sun is cut out of paper and white cartoon clouds.

"Live a life of Passion" - YUP.

This one is all about my books. Can't imagine life without them. - now THAT doesn't sound geekish at all does it?! :)

Keeps me sane.

I also am loving my new white pen. It is a Gelly Roll and it just glides over all that paint!

This is the next one in progress - Life is the colour you make it. - for sure. And YES, that is how we spell colour up here. :)

Well, back to painting... some new things in the works!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Trash to Treasure

Well, not really trash :)

This was part of an old dresser that had come apart. A little drawer in front with a brass handle.

I stripped and cleaned all the wood and then painted a scene on it for a present for my friends.

The base drawn on there...

and all finished and sealed.

It's a wonderful walnut and the front of the drawer turned out to be burl wood which is so pretty!

I see this all the time at my friends house and they love it.

Now that I think about it, this was one of 2. I should do another one for me!

Painted Paddle

A small paddle painted for a cottage rental business.

Friday, February 5, 2010


A small painting I did for a friend whose dog had passed on.

He was a great hunting dog and companion for fishing so I added some collage.

Some mail art...

5 more sketches

As per popular request ( Hi Mom! ) here are 5 more sketches....

Getting to be a habit now :)