Tuesday, November 30, 2010

The Holidays...

I think I'm nearly done with my Christmas shopping. I have a few things to buy (and make) but I'm not doing too bad this year. It's amazing how it sneaks up on you. My favorite gifts (both for giving and receiving) are creative ones. There's something cool about getting something that has sentimental value. Just knowing that someone put a lot of thought into a gift that could be appreciated by you more than anyone else makes it even more special.

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Yellow Trees
5 x 7 inches, oil on canvas board
Available for sale on 12/2/2010

Friday, November 26, 2010


We had a wonderful Thanksgiving again this year. As usual I ate too much!! The photo is me and my guy over at my Mom & Dad's house. It's funny, we're a loud bunch...right down to my smallest niece. No quiet, restful dinners when our family gets together!! Tom has really had to get used to that, but he survived! I hope you got to spend time with loved ones this Thanksgiving holiday.

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September Fields
4 x 6 inches, Oil on board
Available after 11/30/2010

Monday, November 22, 2010


Most Sunday nights you can find me and my boyfriend over at one of our friends homes. We call it life groups, or Bible Study. We all meet at someones home, bring something yummy to eat, and dive into God's word. I can't tell you how much this time means to me. It's just the re-charge I need to get my week going and it's nice to just be able to kick back and be yourself.

What does this have to do with my art journey? Everything!! Our friends shape us more than we can ever imagine. Sometimes more than our own families.

Neighbors, local, or online, I hope everyone has the great support group of friends that I've been so blessed with.

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Florida Channel
5 x 7 inches, Oil on Canvas board
Available after 11/27/2010

Thursday, November 18, 2010

This Week...

Well, I got my worst grade ever in my Analysis of Form class this week. I had it coming though. Not enough time put into my assignment and my professor knew it. That seems to be the theme this week....not enough time. I have some commission work due before Christmas, 2 painting classes I teach to plan for, and the general holiday stuff looming over my head like a dark cloud waiting to burst. Oh well...situation normal I guess!! At least our EBSQ site is working better since the upgrade and I was able to upload my new paintings for ebay. (That was number 153 on my list of things to do this week! Ha!)

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Summer Pasture
4 x 4 inches, Oil on Canvas Board
Available after 11/25/2010

Friday, November 12, 2010

EBSQ Self-Representing Artists

I'm a juried and lifetime member of EBSQ Self Representing Artists. Honestly without them, I don't believe I would have come this far as an artist. Now don't get me wrong, I feel that creating art is a journey. I don't think you "arrive", I think you constantly grow. However, the collaboration of other artists there, helped me not to be afraid of who I am. Their support, both with my business and art questions, has totally had a positive impact on my life and work. If you are creating art, join some sort of collaborative. You need people whom you can relate with and relay questions to.

Right now they have just updated the EBSQ web page. They're working on getting out all of the "bugs" and have been doing a fantastic job. I'm so thankful for places like EBSQ where artists like me can learn, grow, and even contribute.

Morning Serenity At The Pond
5 x 7 inches, Oil on board
Available for purchase on ebay after 11/16/2010
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Monday, November 8, 2010


This little painting is from memory. My Grandparents had a large farm that I roamed about on as a kid. Because Grandpa grew tobacco and harvested hay, there was always a tractor path at the edge of each field. I can't tell you how many times I was able to ride on the tractor with my Grandpa, or walked that path with their old dog Margo. It almost brings tears to my eyes now writing about it. I've passed that old farm many times in my car which now hosts a gorgeous home with the most beautiful horse barn I've ever seen. I'm so pleased that the new owners are preserving the land and running horses on it.

The Tractor Path
4 x 6 Inches Oil On Board
Available for Sale after 11/9/2010
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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Daily Painting

It's funny how some days I have to force myself to get out the oils and get to work. Other days, I just can't wait. Today was one of those days. I've been doing mostly fall foliage from here at the farm. I did throw in a beach scene though. Maybe I'm so into painting today because I have homework to do!! My "Line & Form" class is strictly charcoal. I'm not really into black & white so I sometimes get to "craving" color after working on my school projects. OR...it could be that I just want to get out of working on my homework. After all, I like working on what I want to work on!!!!

The Back Pasture
Available for Sale on Ebay after 11/3/2010
5 x 7 inches, Oil on Board
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