December 30, 2016

A rose is a rose...

Even though these roses are destined to be tossed out, I think they are beautiful.  Yellow roses have always been a favorite of mine.

December 23, 2016

Another surprise!

My little Christmas cactus which resides in my studio is blooming!  There are a number of buds waiting to pop open - makes me so happy!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you all!

December 4, 2016

gift giving

It's that time of year again.  There's always someone on my list that is hard (impossible!) to buy for.  I like the challenge of making something instead.

Using simple materials (oatmeal box, masking tape, plaster tape, wood bead, head of industrial bobbin), I created a lovely box to hold a number of my personally designed note cards with envelopes.

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November 19, 2016

Beach buds...

I came across these sweet little flowers on the beach this morning.  Someone stuck them into one of the wood pilings.  It was a nice surprise - better than the dead fish I found later on!  Red tide must be back...

November 14, 2016

Super Moon...

The super moon was a non event in Naples this morning - too many clouds.  I did take some lovely i-phone photos of the sunrise while on my walk.

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November 5, 2016

In full bloom...

These beauties are just past their prime - they still look extraordinary nonetheless...

November 1, 2016

thank you...

I received a gorgeous bouquet of flowers today as a thank you from SAQA for serving as curator for the People & Portraits exhibition.  It was a surprise!  The flowers are opening and look great in my studio.

October 16, 2016

Shooting the Moon...

The moon was brilliant this morning.  Seeing the moon set made my Sunday morning extra special.  Gentle breeze, warm temperatures, nary a soul on the beach - heavenly.

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September 24, 2016

A face in the crowd...

Working on Christmas ornaments...

While working on these ornaments - drilling hanging holes - a body part flew off the drill bit and sailed across the studio to a place unknown.  I've looked high and low and cannot find it.   I made a new a one so surely NOW the original will turn up now!



more to follow!

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September 18, 2016

Ta Da!

Here they are in all their glory...introducing

She Sells Sea Shells

Free Wheeling

I confess - I really love these dolls!

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September 13, 2016

what in the world...

What in the world am I working on now - two art dolls for an upcoming exhibition of my artwork at the Marco Island Center for the Arts.

Using odd bits to create two delightful girls

These should be finished by weeks end.

September 5, 2016

Christmas is coming...

Second of the small painting for the bazaar.

Starting on a third...

she needs hair and some plastic surgery too :-0 !! - a work in progress for sure!

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September 1, 2016

The Smalls....

Christmas is coming sooner than you think.  I'm getting ready for a Christmas bazaar.

Four 4x4 canvases collage.  One painting complete - three more to go!

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August 26, 2016

Social Justice...

My copy of the show catalog arrived yesterday.  I'm very happy to have my artwork included in this exhibit.  You can see the exhibit on-line here:

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August 6, 2016

Mum's the Word...

Rainy Saturday not much to photograph except a bouquet of mums on the kitchen table.  The flowers are fading fast.  Using my i-phone and Leonardo app transformed it into something more vibrant!

original photo

transformation in Leonardo

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June 26, 2016

I wonder what tomorrow will bring...

This cactus is thriving in its little place in paradise. I took photos of it a little more than a week ago. Those blooms are gone now and have been replaced with these. There are a ton of new buds on the cactus. I can hardly wait to see what tomorrow brings!

June 12, 2016


Three days and lots of layering - now she's finished.  The only thing left to do is write her story...

The steps taken to the finish line.  (You can see the first stages of the drawing in the previous post.)

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June 9, 2016


A blank canvas - that will never do - I've got to start somewhere - make some marks, add some background paint and begin...

Where this is going is anyone's guess.