Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Ducks by the Pond

This is another bird painting that I did in my online class!  I am having so much fun with it.  I sign up for her basic watercolor class too.


I started taking an online watercolor class at the Inspiration Place with Miriam Schulman.  This is from her bird class.  I love pelicans!

Friday, August 23, 2013

Almost done

This piece is almost all thread. My back hurts from stitching sl long!

Monday, August 05, 2013

Week Three of Imaginary Trip to Italy

This weeks assignment was a lot of fun.  We had to do quick sketches and sometimes use just the paint to sketch.  Needless to say, I did use a pencil for the basics of the window.  I only used organic vermillion, phthalo blue GS, and Hansa Yellow Medium for all three.  It really helps to unify the pictures.

Friday, August 02, 2013


My fringes Cathy in Chicago and Terri in Houston are taking an online class together with dion Dior on twinkling h2o. The class is is online but we Skype once a week to talk about our progress, problems, and interesting things we learned. Really we are focusing on eater colors in general, but love Dion's style. This is mainly thinks, but also has pen intense pencils, and pan pastels.

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Imaginary Trip to Italy: Week two

This is week two of my Imaginary Trip to Italy!  I was suppose to do this sketch in 35 minutes and I probably took twice that amount!    Maybe one day I will get to go for real (after the kids graduate from college)!

Friday, July 26, 2013

Trying to edit detail

Here I am trying not to get lost in the detail of the picture and use the wc to do a quick sketch.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Imaginary trip to Italy

I am taking a class from Laure Ferlita called an Imaginary trip to Italy. It is a sketchbook class.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Bellflowers in watercolor

Although I have spent most of my free time this summer working in my garden. It has given me tons of great flowers to paint.

Sunday, June 09, 2013

Covered deck

We recently had to cover part of the back deck at the cabin in Ellijay. What is so nice is the that it didn't cost much to decorate. Most of the stuff were either things we had or garage sale finds.

Saturday, May 11, 2013

All work no play makes this dwarf ...

Another variation of the fairy garden theme. This is my dwarf after a hard days work mining quartz crystals. I love the dwarf lemon cypress!

Saturday, May 04, 2013

Frog Prince Chair Garden

This is a fairy garden created in a broken chair. I bought the chair at a flea market for $10. I bought the plants at mountain ridge garden center in ellijay, Georgia. The frog prince and mushroom cost a dollar each.

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Abstract flower garden

This was my last piece from the retreat. It was suppse to have mystery, mood, and a story, it started as an abstract, but it slowly transformed into a garden at night. I think I will use it as a sample to make a larger piece that I need for later in the summer.

Monday, April 29, 2013

Blue man thread painting

This was another project from Carol Shin's class. It was done as an image transfer and then the thread painting was done on top of of the transfer.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Fiber forum Retreat with Carol Shin

I just spent the week in Delaware with an amazing group of women. It was the annual fiber Forum retreat, it is the artist group of the Embroidery Guild of America. This year we had Carol Shin, a wonderful and inspiring artist. This is one of my first pieces from the week. Next year will be in Taos with Jan Beaney and Jean Littlejohn.