Sunday, November 27, 2011

Hard to explain....but

There is something fun and totally 'freeing' about painting these drippy girls. First of all, I know I'm just bye-bye pressure and expectations! Second, it's only paper...who cares what goes right or what goes wrong? Not me! There's blotches of color where there shouldn't be and I'm totally ok with it :)

I highly recommend trying this if you've found yourself in the same boat I was in. Get out some watercolor paper or bristol paper if you like acrylics and just sketch and play and drip and make a mess! It's so fun ....really!

Hope you all have a great week!

Saturday, November 26, 2011

A special order


My son’s girlfriend has a very special relationship with her grandmother and wanted to give her a painting for Christmas.  My first attempt, actually my first 2 attempts made me so frustrated so I switched to trying a watercolor and I like it much better Smile 

Quote: A grandmother is a little bit parent, a little bit teacher and a little bit best friend.


I also painted a friendship painting this morning. I love this quote: Friendship isn’t about who you have known the longest…it’s about who came, and never left your side’



I also painted up a couple of paintings for another order.  She only cared for one Sad smile so I’ll show you that one Smile


This one’s on 8 x 10 canvas.  The little girl plays the piano…oh, that’s probably pretty obvious? haha 

Anyway, after all my orders are done I think I’ll back away from special orders for awhile, if not forever.  It’s much too stressful on me.  I enjoy just painting whatever comes to mind so much more than trying to create something that someone else has in their mind, ya know?  Make sense? 

Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend!  Time to hit the shower!  I get busy painting and forget the day is moving right along.  ha!

Friday, November 25, 2011


I've decided to jump on the BLACK FRIDAY frenzy wagon and offer FREE SHIPPING on all items in my Etsy shop! Domestic sales only :( but I can definitely give a great deal to international sales too!!


I just heard on the news that a lady sprayed pepper spray at people at a Walmart in Los Angeles. Good God! I think that's just terrible!

Stay safe and shop online :)

Hope everyone had a nice Thanksgiving....mine was quiet and different than normal, but nice just the same.

Take care,

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Note to Self:

Don't cry in the wind..... hehe
Another drippy girl, I guess that's pretty obvious huh? :)

Saturday, November 19, 2011

I needed this!

After struggling with some custom orders, I just needed to play, to create, to use my imagination with no restrictions, no expectations and no worries.  I LOVED it and maybe now I can go and finish the orders Smile


Here is something new…


As some of you may or may not know…I tend to putz around and try to keep things ‘inside the lines’ too much.  This was fun, to the let the colors drip and go where they may.  See the green leg on the lower right?  Maybe I’ll ‘walk away’ from being so anal, this was fun! Winking smile


Here is a streamer girl…odd, but fun!


Today marks the 30th anniversary of my mother’s passing.  It hit me last night that if I went to heaven today to  be with her again, I’d be 52 and she’d be the age when she left so she’d be a youngin’ and 8 years my junior.  How awkward! ha!  Love and miss you Mom!


Have a great weekend filled with color and love and fun!


Sunday, November 13, 2011

Confusing times…..


This year….oh boy, so many things it seems have been tossed at me that I did not expect.  I can spend hours, days, weeks trying to make sense of things and I’ve finally realized I can’t. 

It’s time to accept and move on, it’s the only healthy thing to do.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

It’s going to be one. long. day.


Oh boy, this time change thing is so hard on me.  I even stayed up a little later last night to make sure I could sleep in this morning but nope!  3:35 a.m. and I was awake and couldn’t fall back to sleep.   As all the Norwegians in my area would say, ‘UFFDA!’


Soooo, I watched some youtube.  I learned a lot about my Plantar Fasciitis  and some exercises to help Smile

I also painted 3 ACEOs. 

Here is the first:


I call this one ‘And yet, she dreams’  Notice the grey hair Smile  Yes, as old as I’m getting I keep dreaming that someday, somehow I’ll be able to do what I love whenever I want.  Wouldn’t that be wonderful?  I suppose that’s what retirement is for but I’m not close enough to that just yet. ha!

Here is the next:


This one is called ‘Bracing Myself’

I don’t like winter….nuff said.

And finally:


This is my little attempt at a Picasso inspired piece.  It was actually SO VERY FUN to do! I call this one ‘Rise Above Negativity’  My thought process was the more we believe in ourselves the smaller and more insignificant the negative voices (even our own) will become.


It’s 10:00 am, I’ve been up for 6.5 hours already so it’s either time for a shower or a nap!

Have a great Sunday!


Saturday, November 5, 2011

Another video : Anger amongst Angels


Ok, my editing skills still stink!  Sorry about that….If I could just master the ‘trim’ option I could get rid of so much of the putzin’ I do sometimes Smile

Anger amongst Angels