Welcome to my art blog.

This is where you'll find some of the things I'm trying to accomplish... a little of this and that. Paintings, photography, collage and sewing...every artful endeavor helps me keep my sanity in this mixed up world.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Oil painting adventure

It has been a long time since I was a complete novice at some sort of art making.  Recently, I placed myself in the position of "total newbie" when I joined an ongoing painting group and brought out my oil paints.  Watercolor and acrylic have been my materials of choice for a good number of years, so working with slippery oil paint was a different thing altogether.  I wouldn't say the result is where I would like to remain as an oil painter, but there were some things that I wasn't totally unhappy about.  Long way to go.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

So thankful!

On this Wednesday prior to Thanksgiving Day 2014, I reflect on what I have been blessed with thus far in my life.  So Much.  More than I deserve, for the most part.  I vow to be a better steward of my gifts and share more with those who have less.  Thanksgiving blessings to all.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Studio Tour Recap

It's been a month since the first weekend of the Whatcom Artists Studio Tour.  Being my first year on the tour, I didn't know what to expect.  I had hoped for 100 visitors and a few sales.  The response surpassed those hopes, so I'm very pleased and will definitely participate again in 2015.  Above are a couple of little original acrylic paintings I gave away in a drawing.  It was so fun to art-speak for hours on end.