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.

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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!

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