Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Monday, December 29, 2014

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Christmas Blessings

Wishing you the peace and joy of Christmas

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Remembering Grandma

3 little ceramic memories I display every Christmas. 
A Joyous Noel angel from Great Grandma Ruby, Santa and baby Jesus from Grandma Terry 
and Little Miss Mistletoe from Great Grandma Connie. 
Christmas blessings from heaven. 

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Oil Based Paint Markers

So once I started using the oil based paint markers on my etched vase, I remembered that I had these white vases - also from Goodwill and I thought, "What would it be like to draw on them with the oil based paint markers. The answer - fun!!

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Happy Birthday Aaron

My baby is 17 today.

Happy Birthday Aaron

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Glass Etching 2

So I thought, "That Armour Etch Cream is fun. I wonder what would happen if I didn't use a stencil but just painted it on the glass?" The answer - not good. In fact - bad. So I ruined one of my favorite little vases. Boo hoo.

But then I remembered that I had these cool oil based paint markers so I covered the bad etching with marker designs then coated it with clear gloss Mod Podge.

Now I like my little vase again and learned to always use a stencil with Armour Etch Cream! 

Friday, December 12, 2014

Illustration Friday - The Sea

Painted paper, torn, layered with watercolor sky

Glass Etching

My newest fun project. Glass etching. So easy!! I used square glass containers I found at Goodwill, Martha Stewart stencils available at Michael's (don't forget your 40% off coupon), foam brushes also available at Michael's and Armour Etch Cream available at Amazon.com.

First make sure your glass is super clean. Apply the stencils and rub so there's no bubbles. Use a foam brush to apply a thick coat of Armour Etch. Wait 5 minutes. Wear rubber gloves to rinse off the etching paste with running water. Dry glass and admire the beautiful results!

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Festive Ornaments

My favorite micron pen, watercolor and chalk pastel border.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Poinsettias Again

The beginning of a painting. Light pencil sketch. Watercolor. 

Thursday, December 4, 2014


micron pen . watercolor .  gold metallic marker

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

3 Jolly Santas Wearing Decorated Hats

micron pen . watercolor

available at greetingcarduniverse.com/carolcards

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Little Owl

Little clay owl sitting on a leaf. 

Here he is in profile.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Midwest Landscapes

Long drive in the car. Flat midwest landscape. Fall farmers fields.

flair marker . water . micron pen

Monday, November 10, 2014

Botanical Sprig

micron pen . watercolor

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Three Clay Birds

Model Magic clay . white acrylic ink

Monday, November 3, 2014

Clay Landscape

I had so much fun painting rock landscapes that I had to make a clay version. I used my favorite Model Magic clay, mixing earthy colors and using them in layers.

5" x 3.25"

Close up - water color details painted on the clay

Side view

Top view - It's a flat slab with a coil along the base in the back so it can stand

Clay landscape with water color painting

Clay landscape with bird

Friday, October 31, 2014

Black and White

Last Artist Trading Cards for this year.

Black and White All the Way - witch hat on layered black and white paper.

Happy Halloween

Thursday, October 23, 2014

3 Dancing Witches


New watercolor illustration available as a Halloween card at