Saturday, October 24, 2020


 Has been a difficult week and have not really had much time to paint. 

I did make these cute little Halloween ATCs

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Friday, October 16, 2020


 Inktober is a month of drawing or painting inspired by a list of prompts. I tend to make these very quick little pieces and just enjoy doing something different. 

Here is my dune, hand, outpost and teeth. 

I hope you get to enjoy a fun and relaxing weekend! In Michigan the fall colors have been gorgeous! We were up north last weekend by my sister. Here is some of the color we enjoyed. 

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Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Pumpkin Hunting

 I convinced my youngest son and his wife to go pumpkin hunting. He agreed as long as we went during the week so it was less crowded and we went someplace that had donuts. 

Monday afternoon we went to a local farm and were able to get great pumpkins as well as yummy donuts. 

 I am so proud that I got this scrapped by Wednesday:) 

I was inspired by this sketch over at StickItDown

I got out my Deco Foil Adhesive Pen and my Gold Foil to create a pumpkin on the background. Also used the foil on the alphas. 

Next week I will pumpkin hunting with the grandkids out west. So stay tuned for those layouts!

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Friday, October 2, 2020

Fall in In the Air

 Today the temps are hanging out in the mid 40s and it has rained all week. Fall is definitely in the air in Michigan. 

Of course, last Saturday when we had the art show/sale it was 82. I am pleased to report that I had a near record day. I sold tons of cards, a few mixed media canvases and even a couple 9 x 12 watercolor originals. Here is what my set up looked like.

It was Harvest Festival in town and the crowds were out in full force. Our group also had a very good day. 

Here is an art journal page. 

And a lemon        


I also completed a scrapbook layout of my granddaughter who has started ballet. 

Thank you for stopping by and for your kind words. They brighten my day! 

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Friday, September 25, 2020

Good Morning

 Good morning! Happy Friday/

First I would like to send my thank you to each and everyone of you who leave comments for me. I truly appreciate all of your kind words. Art was never in my wheel house, but I am slowly feeling like it is something I can do. I even am starting to, dare I say, enjoy it. 

This week I was inspired by and totally replicated a painting by a fellow Michigander Mary Bryant Lutzke. I asked her permission and showed her my results. I am actually going to frame this and keep it for me. That is progress:):)

The art sale is tomorrow and I have approximately 48 cards and 10 original paintings about 9 x 12 to sell. The weather is looking amazing  and our town is having a harvest festival so it should be filled with people.

Today I am off to sub at school. Will be helping the little developmental kindergarteners as well as enjoying sunshine outdoors during recess, 

Have a wonderful weekend. Stay safe and healthy! 

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Friday, September 18, 2020



It has been a busy week as our schools began in person learning and I  was called to help sub on the playground and for delivering lunches to classes. Those couple of hours in the middle of the day really throw my schedule off:) And, I wasn't certain how I would feel about the concerns for health and safety. I have been impressed with our school and feel they are doing everything single thing possible.

I have the art sale next weekend so have been finishing getting cards and pieces ready. Here a couple of the ones I have ready. I do hope the weather cooperates and people come out. 

I also have a larger piece around 9 x 12. This fox still needs a little work. I am bringing some pieces that people can purchase to frame themselves. 

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Wishing you a safe and fun weekend! Stay healthy.

Friday, September 11, 2020

It's the weekend!

 It is the weekend and we are at the cottage enjoying a couple of days with friends. 

This week I did accomplish a layout as well as some painting. 

My 3 1/2 year old granddaughter loves "going to school". She set up an area in her mom's walk in closet. She has a shelf for her shoes, lunchbox, toys, etc. She sits on a step stool and does her "work" She also loves playtime and pretend nap. I had to get her a new backback because the lunch box I got her was too big for her backpacks. She is working on writing her name, knows her alphabet and is counting to almost 30. She will be ready when the day does come to go to school:)

I also worked on more cards and paintings. I like the way this blue/green one came out. 

I bought black paper so I could try these metallic paints on it. Here is my vase of flowers. 

I also played with spooky trees on very wet paper.

And I made a birthday card for a friend who lives on a lake. 


I guess I have been busier than I thought:) Adding this to PaintPartyFriday. Please visit all of the artists who post every week over there. 

Thank you for sharing your weekend with me. I appreciate your kind words. Stay safe.


 Has been a difficult week and have not really had much time to paint.  I did make these cute little Halloween ATCs Adding these to Paintpar...