Wednesday, September 10, 2014


I do believe this Hawk is dining on the Bunny that used my flower garden as his salad bar. Let that be a lesson to you bad bunnies, eating my flowers and teasing Gracie!

nom, nom, nom

I had a showing of my work last Saturday at "Dingman's Collision Shop" in Papillion. Was pretty slow, probably due to the Nebraska Game being on. But don't fret, the first Saturday of the month is the on going Art show, so you can still stop by. Several artists display their work, and visit with customers and each other. Coming up on the 18th of Sept is the "Sip & Walk" in Papio and the "Art Stroll" on the 27th, bands, food trucks, wine bar, fun, fun, fun.
Gracie got the cutest hair cut this week, best one she has had. It doesn't hurt that she's as cute as a button!!
Hope everyone gets to spend at least 1 hour a day doing what you love!!

Wednesday, June 11, 2014


I have been working on some new pieces. Trying to use some colors together that I'm not usually drawn to.

I am useing Dick Blick's Gallery panels, I like the finished look without having to frame them, but they still look professional. All stocked up on Golden Gel medium for the fun to begin.

Started with some cheery colors, did a few drippies and smooshies.

Couldn't decide on colors so I just used them all on the smaller canvas. I get a little impatient waiting for stuff to dry so out comes the heat gun.

This is the largest one, 16"x 16", liking the red with small hints of the other colors. Reminds me of the circus.

I've added some ephemra, old letters, stamps, photos, ticket stubs. 

This one is going to be Troy's Father's Day gift, that is a picture of his dad in the center. I don't really know what he liked to do so basically am winging it.
I like my work to have a little story, and that story can be whatever you the viewer want it to be.

Next step is to add some more texture with paint, stamps and whatever else I can find in stash.

after adding some paint, texture and color.

Have added my focal point, almost done!

Now that is a cute butterfly!


Finished pieces!, such a fun process!! The larger one that I was working on for Troy isn't working for me, so I need to add some more smooshies & drippies.

Thanx for joining me on my little collage journey. Hope you see something you like and want to try out. Keep on arting. I would love to hear your comments.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Crazy Ass Nebraska Weather

Another mothers day, spent with family. Its always nice to see the boys and grandma & grandpa. I believe that mother nature has had it with us humans. Yesterday had Tornado warnings most of the day, it was so hot and humid had to turn the ac on last night, tonight had to turn the heater on temp is 46. This weather is just crazy. Troy and Brandon were at the bowling alley when the sirens went off last night, I don't do well during tornados, but I did get my studio straightened up with all my nervous energy. I made a little space for Gracie and I in the corner of the basement, had a Adirondack chair, small table, ipad,  phone & Gracie's hat box bed all cozy and safe, my total melt down was short lived no more then 10min. Did I mention I hate tornados?? We had an actual river running through our back yard, and our window well filled up with water and started leaking into my studio, PANIC!!

My tornado corner.

I'm thinking I need some sand and maybe paint a beach scene on the wall. If only I had 10 more hours in a day!
What projects are you working on? I decided to table my manatee for my next show and start over. Since it is due on May 26, I guess I will be working on that. Stay safe in this crazy menopausal weather.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Wow, I believe I have lost my marbles!

Our MFAA Exhibit is due on May 26th, which wouldn't be a problem if I hadn't decided to scrap the piece I've been working on for the last 10 months. That leaves me 19 days to design, assemble and quilt a new piece. I  originally was planning on doing a manatee, but I am not liking it at the moment, and not sure what it needs, guess I will have to sit on it awhile, but don't have that much time. So starting from scratch.

Gracie has figured out how to get off the deck to chase the birds, so I am making her stay in the house and she is mad at me. She will jump up on my lap about every 15 minutes and try to lick me to death thinking that I will change my mind and let her out. She also had a bath tonight which she wasn't very thrilled about. 

"Pees, let me go outdoors to chase the birdies!!!"

"I know daddy would let me get them birdies if he was here!!!!" "and he wouldn't have made me take a bath and get rid of the stink I have been working so hard on perfecting"
Hope every one has a great rest of the week, going to be 90 here tomorrow - right into summer woohooo!!

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Waiting till the last minute

Am I the only one that waits till the last minute to get my entries into juried shows? Geesh, I have only had 1 yr to get my stuff finished and ready to go and I waited until last night to finish an edging and submit.

Last night at 8pm, finishing up one of my entries! But I did make the deadline which (pretty proud of myself) is tonight. I was a whole day ahead of time, that has to count as something, right?
Hope everyone has a good hump day, keep creating and adding color, texture and beauty to the world!


Monday, April 28, 2014

Fun New Discovery

This morning as I was cruising my favorite blogs I found a fun new toy, Palette Builder 2.1 by Anne Sullivan of Play Crafts. It is super easy to use and its FREE!!!
You simply upload a photo from your computer and Palette Builder will give you the colors in the photo, I can see hundreds of uses for this little tool.

Check it out here and let me know how you like it and what you might use it for.
(you can move the little dots around to select color areas)

Getting crazy at work!!

I have been busy finishing my collage paintings for Psychic Kelli Miller, who is awesome by the way, check out her workshops or schedule a one on one with her, you will be amazed.
These paintings have been amazing to work on, I just let whatever was supposed to happen, happen. I hope she likes them. I used a love letter from a man in Omaha to his sweetheart in western Nebraska and some old pictures from around the same time, 1927 to tell their story. I wonder if they ever ended up together....... I can't wait to get started on my next project, I am loving making a mess and creating something from my heart.
I hope everyone has a great Monday!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

New Adventure's

I have been going in a little different direction creatively. I am doing some collage and painting with acrylics. I signed up for Kelli Rae Roberts on line class, thinking "oh this might be kinda fun".  Well I have fallen in love with mixed media collage and paint!  She as taught me how to take her process and make it mine, how to get my voice on the canvas and not worry about the outcome to "just enjoy the process. I even sold a piece and got a commission piece. I would recommend her workshop to anyone with a spark of interest. 
 These are a couple of the ones I am working on now. Pink isn't a color I usually go to, but I am liking the results. I can't wail until work is over so I can go home and play, its like living the childhood that I never had. Fun stuff!!