Friday, November 16, 2018

I Hate to Waste Paint

I made a couple of paint pouring pictures and had a bit of paint left in the cup. I hated to throw it away. Remembering that I needed an ornament for an exchange with the local art group, I grabbed a small canvas and poured onto that. Some glittery snowflakes and ribbon completed the ornament!

I am happy with the result. I hope who ever gets it likes it too!

For those who visited last week and saw my projects for the art sale, I am pleased to report that I had my second best day ever! I sold about half of my cards, 4 mixed media canvases and a couple of other things. It truly makes me happy to see people buying my art. Thank you for all of your encouragement and support!!!! 

Adding this to paint party Friday!

Thank you for visiting! Wishing everyone a wonderful weekend!

Tuesday, November 13, 2018


Love using stnecils, stamps, paint, texture paste, ink and more to make canvases!

This is one of my faves. Adding this to Simonssays Monday challenge.

I am thankful for your visit and kind words!


I lvoe sending thank you cards. This is one I drew and painted. 

Adding to Simonssays Wednesday Thanks/Thanksgiving challenge!

Thank you for visiting!

Friday, November 9, 2018

Holiday Art Market

Tomorrow is my local art group's Holiday Art Market. I have spent the week finishing up last minute projects, starting new projects and then cleaning up the mess!

Here is most of what I am taking:
Lots of cards -

Mixed media canvases-

New projects! I did paint pouring and created 2 paintings

I hate to waste anything so I used the leftover paint to create necklaces with glass slides

And covered a box lid.

Now the goal is to come home with a lot less of this!! 

Thank you for your visit! I appreciate your kind words and support! 

Adding this to PaintPartyFriday. Please stop there and check out the amazing artists!!!

Sunday, November 4, 2018

Believe You Can Fly

A butterfly card using a beautiful die from Pink and Main

Adding this to SimonSays Monday Challenge - take flight. The ribbon is not as crooked as it looks here:)

Thank you for visiting and for your kind words!

Wedding card

A friend of mine recently married. Instead of buying a card, I painted this for them. I used her wedding colors of pink and gold as my inspiration. She loved it.

Since I was visiting my granddaughter, I did not gt much other artwork done, except for these Halloween canvases with my granddaughter's help:) They will be put together with ribbon for a halloween decor. At 18 months she is beginning to understand what paint is and after I did the ghost foot she told me "more":)

Adding this to PaintpartyFriday

Adding the card to SimonsSays Wednesday Challenge - anything goes.

Thank you for visiting! I appreciate your kind words which put a smile on my face!

Friday, October 12, 2018

Paint Party Friday

It is Friday and I ended my week by subbing as a parapro in a classroom. Today was the Pumpkin fun run so the entire school went outside and the younger grades ran/waled 1 mile, the older 2. I mostly walked with a little guy named Oliver who talked the entire time:)

I have a watercolor that I have been working on. It is 9 x 12. I still need to work on layering color and waiting for it to dry!

I sent another alphabet card out to my granddaughter but forgot to take a photo. Will have to get one once it gets there. 

Adding this to PaintPartyFriday. Please go there for wonderful inspiration!

Thank you for visiting and for your kind words!!

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Altered Sign

 was cleaning out a basket of supplies and found a cute wood pumpkin sign that was just calling to be altered. I painted it orange, then gathered my supplies including paper, flower trim, tags, etc. My Helmar 450 was the perfect adhesive for this project because it dries quickly and clearly. 


Would love for you to swing by the Helmar Blog and check it out!

Adding this to simonsaysstamp Wednesday Challenge - anything but a card! Thank you for your kind words!

Friday, October 5, 2018


It is Friday,  so time for a recap of this week's projects for PaintpartyFriday

I got more alphabet post cards in the mail for my granddaughter

I am enjoying creating these cute animals. 

I am also participating in Inktober

I really need to work on my drawing/sketching skills. Hopefully they will improve by the end of the month!

Thank you for visiting. Wishing you a creative weekend! 

Thank you for all your kind words. They mean a lot to me. 

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Inktober Day 2

Sunset at the lake. I am still new to this concept of drawing but am going to keep trying.

Monday, October 1, 2018

Sunday, September 30, 2018

Paint Party Friday

I have been working on completely a scrapbook album for my 18 month old granddaughter of her week in Michigan this summer. I am glad to say it is done, but it turned into two volumes. I had too many pages for one.

Now I have time to work on more projects for the next art show. Since I sold a few floral paintings, I decided I would work on those. Here is sunflowery/black eyed susan type flower.

These are on 9 x 12 Arches watercolor paper. 

Adding this to PaintpartyFriday

Thank you for stopping by! Enjoy your Sunday!

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Vacation Albums

I have been working on a mini album documenting my 18 month old granddaughter's visit to Michigan this summer. I had TONS of pages and of course, assumed it would fit in the album I had.

No, I could not even snap it shut. I quickly ordered a second one which I received quickly. This morning I decorated the covers and can now call them finished!

I will try and share some individual pages but my daughter does not allow me to post photos of my granddaughter on line, so I hope you will understand. 

Thank you for taking the time to visit! 

Friday, September 21, 2018


I love this time of year with leaves starting to change and falling temps. Here in Michigan the hot muggy days have finally broken. It is supposed to be in the 40s tonight. I am going to enjoy that.

I took that inspiration to a couple of thank you cards I made. I used alcohol and distress inks.

The alcohol inks are fun to play with. I used real leaves by inking the back side and pressing it against the paper.

Adding this to PaintpartyFriday.

Also adding this to Stamptember at Simonssays to use Tim Holtz products.

Thank you for stopping by and for your kind words!

Wishing you a weekend full of sunshine and joy.

Monday, September 17, 2018


September is also stamptember. I have been remiss in joining along but am happy to jump in today. Here is a stamp set from Altenew. 

Adding this to Simonsays #Stamptember.

Thank you for stopping by!

Friday, September 14, 2018

Frosty the Snowman

It is not too early to start thinking of winter and the holiday season.

Today I have a project for you over at the Helmar Blog


Head over there for more details of how he came together!

Thank you for stopping by!!


Another week is in the books!

And, I have started another project. My 17 month old granddaughter lives in Phoenix. Far away from me in Michigan. I already am writing letters to her after each visit. When she is older I will give his this box of memories. In the meantime, I thought of something else I could do with her. She got a new play house which has a mail slot.I am painting and sending Alphabet post cards every few days. Eventually she will have a complete set.

I am making them pretty simple:

I sealed them good and took the first one to the post office to be sure it was ok to mail something like this. They thought they were so cute and wanted to know how I made them.

Many thanks to everyone who came out to the art show last weekend. I had a banner sale selling watercolor paintings, cards, and canvases! Got my work cut out for me before the November show!

Adding this to PaintpartyFriday! Please visit the wonderful artists over there! Thank you for stopping by and for all of your kind words!

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Woo hoo

Yesterday was Art in the Park. It is a huge show/sale in a park in our scenic town. Our local art group had 16 members selling including me. I had the best day I have ever had!!

See all the blue stars? Those are all items I sold! I am going to be busy stocking up again for the November show!!

Thanks for letting me share and for your kind words!

Friday, September 7, 2018

Art in the Park

This weekend our local art group hosts Art in the Park. Set up by the river in our scenic town, over 60 artists will be there. It is a fun event with so many gorgeous works to look at and buy.

I will be displaying and selling my mixed media canvases, my watercolor cards and my hand painted wood bangle bracelets. I can post pics tomorrow of the set up and my displays. For now here are some of my works:


Watercolor paintings 9 x 12

Watercolor canvases

Wood bracelets

Mixed media Canvases

I am hoping to do well. I just bought a new card rack so am excited to see how it works. 

Adding this to PaintPartyFriday! I look forward to seeing the different inspiration form the blogs who post!!
You should check it out!\

Thank you so much for visiting and your kind words!

Happy Friday!