Sunday, December 16, 2007

Repurposed paper

This ATC started with a piece of watercolor paper that my son painted a background on. I have several pieces in mottled colors that I'm cutting up and reusing for my own art.

Monday, December 10, 2007


Apparently I'm doing a garden series.

Friday, December 7, 2007

Light and Dark

My latest ATCs - different, yet the same.

Friday, November 23, 2007

Yellow Bird

Another primitive bird. This was done in pencil and watercolor on vellum, layered over the blue background.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Primitive Crow

I've been seeing a lot of cute primitive art lately. I particularly like the fabric ornies that people are creating. Then I saw some crows - well crows are a great symbol of power and I have always been attracted to them. So here is my second somewhat primitive crow.

Saturday, October 6, 2007

Open Door

Another bird for Illustration Friday. The theme this week is 'open.' I feel like I'm taking a psychological free association test: OPEN --> DOOR After that I can't think of anything else and have go with my first thought. Thanks for looking!

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Giraffe ATC

This gorgeous ATC was made by Linda, one of my online artist friends. She drew it with watercolor pencils and I love the life-like quality!

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Monarch Butterfly

When my Autumn Joy sedum blooms, the Monarch butterflies come to feed. It's a beautiful sight when they're swooping around, landing and fluttering off again!

Mystic Juggler

Juggler is the Illustration Friday topic this week. There are a lot of cute entries posted so far!

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Fabric ATC

Decided to stitch up another bird ATC today. The background fabric is shimmery and I think it will be pretty in several projects.

Saturday, September 15, 2007

I've decided to try some realistic sketches. I dusted off my copy of 'Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain' and re-read parts of it. Then I looked for a face on the web to use. I'm fairly pleased as it's my first attempt, but I'll be practicing.

Monday, September 10, 2007

Peace Momentum

Illustration Friday

If only art could bring peace and joy to the world!

Saturday, September 1, 2007

This is for Illustration Friday - the theme is Alphabets this week. I decided to do mine before viewing everyone else's entries. But now I am hopping over there to see what great art other people have entered!

Friday, August 31, 2007

Some of my favorite things! I think I will draw some more castles - don't know why I haven't before....

Thursday, August 30, 2007

My field mice visit every Spring and every Fall. How do they get in my house? Either they come in by cracks or they come in when my kids leave the door from the garage open. There is no experience the same as having a mouse stand up on it's hind legs and look you in the eye from across the room. I suppose this is a behavior of suburban mice who have no fear of humans!

Sunday, August 26, 2007

This is my new style bird, inspired by a cut and layered and rubberstamped greeting card I saw on the internet.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

IF - Captain

Since I was ready for the letter C in my series of characters, the Illustration Friday theme this week of 'Captain' worked out perfectly. See letters A & B in my previous post.

Alfred & Buzz

These are my first two guy characters who have names following the alphabet.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Man in the Moon

This is a fabric ATC done for a moon theme. That's a tiny googly eye I found in my embellishment stash.

Monday, August 13, 2007


I'm making my way through the alphabet when naming my characters.

Saturday, August 11, 2007

IF - Emergency

This is some free word association - I call it Free Word Emergency.

Thursday, August 9, 2007

IF - Missing Boy

Where, oh where has my little boy gone?
He's followed the ducks down to the pond!

This is my Illustration Friday entry for the theme of 'Missing.' One early morning my four year old son wandered out of the house while I was still sleeping. When he came back, he told me he had followed the ducks and had trouble finding his way back home.

Monday, August 6, 2007


This is a hand drawn ATC that I made yesterday. I trade most of my ATCs on Yahoo groups and it is soooo fun to collect art from around the world.

Saturday, August 4, 2007


I've got a new set of friends!
This is Audry and she's a lucky lady.

Thursday, July 26, 2007

From my sketchpad

I finished a sketch this morning to share. It's one of my art-every-day pieces.

Sunday, July 22, 2007

My new blog!

YAY - So glad to be on Blogspot and hope to connect with many artist friends. I enjoy all paper crafts and also dabble in fabric arts. This is a hand drawn ATC done in ink and watercolors.