Noticing 1.534246575342466 Things to Celebrate (each day!)

There are usually a limitless number things to celebrate. Even for my dog Lucy (shown the photo above) caught in the moment celebrating a whole lot of happy things to smell on a beautiful July morning.   Have you ever seen this book? As the title implies, the book is simply a list of 14,000 random things. […]

Some things never go out of style.

A common denominator between gardening, mercy, and love What is Timeless? I asked a group of friends to look at my newest painting so they could help me come up with a title for it. I wanted the name to convey a character trait they admire. And with Mothers’ Day on the horizon, I suggested […]

Three Easy steps to solving ALL of Life’s problems. (If ONLY!)

When at a loss for what to do… 1. Do what you know HOW to DO. 2. Remember what you KNOW to be TRUE. 3. Find something NEW for YOU. I like to explore ALL my options. So much so, that it has become a joke in our family. If you want something researched like a […]

“Transition.” A call to listen in 2016.

It’s been my fortunate experience to learn that most people want to be heard. All they usually need is the slightest nudge. A nudge that can be as simple as asking a follow-up question to something they have already offered up to you.

“These are a few of my favorite things!”

This dahlia was blooming in my yard. And one glorious autumn day I had the foresight to pick one and take some photos of it standing in front of the perfect sky. Now it’s a painting! That is most definitely one of my favorite things. Just a few of my other favorite things: The reward […]

Shipping a big orange poppy

Summer’s Over so I’m back in my Beloved* Studio! First order of business… shipping a BIG ORANGE POPPY giclee print. (This came after ordering the print from Milwaukee, ordering the stretcher bars, stretching the print, and then packing it all up for the UPS man.) I hope my new collector from Charleston likes it! *Beloved: […]

What can a little bird house do to help the homeless?

Q.) What can a little bird house do to help the homeless? A.) It can raise funds at the Homes of Hope Dinner & Auction on Friday, April 29, 2011! If you want to  attend the dinner and support this worthy organization, just click here for ticket information. I hope to see you there!

DONE! “bird bath”

Here’s the newest oil painting that I just completed this week. You can read the story behind its inspiration in the What’s New section of my website.

Painting “bird bath” (part 3)

I finished this painting today! After getting all the “pieces” painted, I went back and made some adjustments. I put some more detail in the hibiscus flowers that are back towards the woods, and then made the foreground MUCH darker and a little blurrier. The main focus of this painting should be the middle section […]

painting “bird bath” (part 2)

Here’s some photos from the progress on the oil painting I’ve been working on. It’s called “bird bath” and it’s a scene from my back yard last month when the hibiscus bushes were in their blooming glory.