Friday, June 22, 2007


This chest of drawers was my husband's brain child. He has recently started building furniture and on his suggestion I have started painting images on each piece.

The image on this piece is meant to resemble Our Lady of Guadalupe, a popular image here in the American Southwest.

He has since made many pieces that I have painted. I'll post them from time to time and I would REALLY like your honest critique.

Thursday, June 21, 2007


This is the Joseph's Coat climbing rose I planted in my yard earlier this summer. I've never grown roses before so I didn't expect too much, but my oh my this is just the most lovely bloom and I couldn't wait to share it.

My ex-mother-in-law always had a beautiful rose garden. On the occasions when she would gift me with a cutting I would be so thrilled. She'd have these huge rose bowls all over the house with the most fabulous displays of roses floating in them.

As a child most of my fond memories are of the flowers I found in the yards of my grandmothers and aunties. I can still remember seeing my very first tulip. Oh and my gosh, there were Sweet Williams that were a thick field and I walked through them, waist high. A beautiful Bleeding Heart in dappled shade, surrounded by lush green grass. Thick masses of marigolds.

Find some beauty today and commit it to your memory bank.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007


These gals are armed and ready to kick some tail !!

Are those chapps made of fur or has it been a while since their last shave?

This was the very first postcard I ever made for my daughter-in-law and I still really love it.

So, my charge to you is get out there and live life like you plan to kick butt today. Make it good. Make it memorable. You only get "today" once.

Friday, June 15, 2007


In loving tribute to Harriett C. Allen.

Her's was a life well lived.

May the Queen of Light greet you
at God's doorstep.

Monday, June 11, 2007


I've been on a bit of a run with chickens here lately. I just love these funny characters. I've got Dottie, Freckles, Johnson, Nestor, Punkie. These are matted and measure 5 x 7, acrylic on watercolor postcard stock. If you are interested in having this flock all for your very own, please drop me a message.

And as always, I'd love your comments !

Friday, June 01, 2007


The other day I was visiting "Pioneer Woman's" blog and she had posted some great photos of cows. Being inspired, I made this little painting of "Brownie". Those are supposed to be clouds in the background. Since I'm not very good at clouds I thought, "what the heck", have some fun. So this is what I ended up with. I think Brownie actually looks kind of ticked off. HA !