Sunday, June 26, 2011

Ruby Red Lips

Ruby Red Lips
12 X 12
Acrylic Paint on Canvas Board
She was a lot of fun to create!
Inspired by my daughters who both have long beautiful hair and very colorful personalities!

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Pencil/graphite drawing

Free To Be Me

This was a very fun piece to create! More from my contemporary style. I enjoyed the color composition on this one and the name of the piece is Free To Be Me ... an eagle with such brilliant colors has his own style and flair! We're lucky to live in a country where we are free to be different!
Free To Be Me
13 X 36
In plain black wood frame



This is a piece that is near and dear to my heart.  It was inspired by my sister Dana, who has been fighting Breast Cancer for the past 8 months.  I made hundreds of tiny pink breast cancer ribbons to construct the skirt, using tiny staples to hold the ribbons together. The staples are to sympbolize the fact that no matter how feminine a woman is she must become as tough as she's ever been to enure the harsh treatments after diagnosis. 
this piece won the People's Choice Award at the International Butterfly Festival this weekend! It was the first time showing my work in a public forum so I was pretty pumped to win this award!


I've been venturing into the contemporary style lately and this guy is part of that foray. I love using brilliant colors with bright backgrounds and fun shapes!  I showed several of my pieces at the Butterfly Festival in Paris this weekend and he didn't sell, so I have a special price on him now! He can be yours !
16 X 20 stretched canvas
Acrylic Paint
$60 + $10 shipping

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Wednesday, June 8, 2011

For the Love of Rafe

Hello bloggers,  yesterday was a hard day for me for two reasons...
1. my son left the safety of our country to fight for our freedoms in Afghanistan (please pray for his safe return) and 2. I found out that the insurance company denied a claim a brain surgery that my grandbaby Rafe needs to stop the seizures he has every day several times a day.  He was born with a rare brain disorder called schizencephaly. Not only does he have seizures every day, he is legally blind and has other developmental issues.
Rafe is a sweet, loving, good natured little boy despite all he's been through and all he goes through every single day with this disorder. He touches everyone he meets in a way only a special child can do.  I love him so much and it is hard to see him suffer.
I am putting together a benefit to raise funds for the surgery he needs.  It's the doctors last resort in an effort to stop the seizures...they've tried everything else! 
Please go to the Facebook page I created for Rafe and click like to stay abreast of the progress of our fund raising efforts.!/pages/For-the-Love-of-Rafe/223727720987979
I will be adding a Donate for Rafe button to this blog for those who want to donate to this worthy cause.
one thing is for sure: