Saturday, April 30, 2011

Self Portrait

Still working on my portfolio and needed a self portrait, so here it is, rendered in graphite...
Thanks for visiting my blog!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011


This is a pic of my grandson Gregory I rendered from graphite and colored pencil...I wish I could watch a movie with him right now!

Rafe Graphite and Colored Artists Pencil Drawing

This is a portrait drawing of my grandbaby Rafe on his 2nd Birthday...I miss him and his brother and sister so much!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Pink Chair

My obsession with the 1920's era continues! My wonderful friend Alda (Flying Unicorn) commissioned me to do a few pieces for her. This is the one I finished last night, completing her set of 3 1920's ladies! She is 11 X 14, done in colored Artist Pencils and I can do artist quality prints in a limited number if anyone is interested in owning one of your own!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

1920s Lady in Black

I'm working on a portfolio of my art work and making a series of pieces from the 1920s ... (Like I said, I've become obsessed! lol)  here's my latelst drawing in colored pencil. Thanks for visiting my blog!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

1920's Lady in Green

Happy Sunday everyone! I hope you are feeling better today that I allergies are making me miserable! Blah!  I didn't get a lot of sleep last night either (silly coughing), but part of the reason was that I stayed up until 3 a.m. working on a new drawing and talking to my daugther on the phone...I love those convos...she's such a joy to me...all three of my kids are amazing.  ANYway, here's the new drawing...I'm not exactly happy with it, but here it is anyway...

Saturday, April 9, 2011

1920's Lady in Blue

I have fallen in love with the 1920's fashion lately. The past few weeks I've found myself all over the web chekcing out the fashion from that extraordinary era!  Before I knew it I had my sketch pad and pencils out! I have a feeling you may be seeing a few more art pieces from me inspired by the 1920's...
This is a pencil drawing. 8 X 10 inches, in blues with a touch of red...

Mischevious Bella

Hello!  So today I got to run around the neighborhood looking for my dog Bella...she wears me out...we have a big fenced-in yard, but she manages to get out somehow anyway! This time she dug out and went under the fence...that must have been a long, tedious project for her. Gotta admire the tenacity! ha!  Her buddy, Gabby, stayed home...she know's when she's got it good!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Pretty in Pink Mixed Media Canvas Painting

Mixed Media Canvas Painting "Pretty in Pink"

This project has been lying in wait inside my head for a while. I finally finished it tonite after starting it four or five days ago.  The bottom of the skirt is made from breast cancer ribbons.  I made them myself and let me tell you, it took A WHILE! My sister Dana has breast cancer. It has been very hard watching this horrible disease ravage her body and soul.  She finally finished chemo though and starts radiation this week.  I used tiny staples to make the ribbons as a statement about breast cancer. They represent the fact that the patient of breast cancer, no matter how fragile and feminine they are before diagnosis, must become  rugged and tough to make it through the harsh cancer treatment. 
I inked the dozens and dozens of ribbons with two colors of Tim Holtz ink, then used crackle paint in two colors on them.  I attached them with YES Paste.  The top part of the painting I painted using artists acrylic paints.