Thursday, December 31, 2015

Monday, December 21, 2015

Happy Birthday

Happy 18th birthday to my wonderful son Aaron. 
Scholar, baseball player, french horn player, writer, math whiz, kitty lover, kind and funny, friend to many and all around good guy. 
I'm proud to be your mom. 

Love you

Friday, December 4, 2015

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Printed Poinsettias

I used these tools and tempera paint to make these printed poinsettias. Cut sponges into leaf shapes and use a clip clothes pin as a handle. The small sponge can be used to make leaves or small flowers. The background color was applied with the last sponge or a brush and white paint finished the flowers. 

Sunday, November 22, 2015

A Fall Coloring Page

Are you stressed out? Did you like to color when you were a kid? Try coloring as an adult and you might find that it's relaxing and a stress buster. Click HERE to download a fall coloring page!

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Fused Glass

I attended a glass fusing workshop at the Illinois Art Education Association Conference and created a water themed sun catcher.

I used a clear piece of glass for the base then cut and layered colored glass on top that I attached with small amounts of Elmer's glue.

Fine particles of glass filled in some of the areas to add texture and glass pebbles added dimension. The pieces were fired in a kiln and the final result...


Saturday, October 31, 2015

Happy Halloween

This is our new Halloween black cat named Booker sitting in the sun. 

Orange cat Rusty and black cat Booker in a rare peaceful moment. 
They're still getting adjusted to each other. Hissssss, meow!

Happy Halloween

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Monday, October 19, 2015

Little Fall Flowers

micron pen . watercolor . chalk pastel

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Friday, October 16, 2015

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Fall Tree

I used oil pastel to create a fall tree with a swirling background. Not my usual medium. I've been teaching this to first graders this week so the rich oil pastel called out to me!

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Rusty Kitty

We're thinking about getting another cat because Rusty is starting to get wacky since Maggie died. He is not content to be by himself but demands constant attention. We think he's lonely. He's almost like a dog! Right now he's fetching a toy up and down the basement stairs.

Here's a portrait of Rusty - watercolor and white acrylic ink.

Monday, September 7, 2015

Friday, September 4, 2015

Red Birds

Creating small cardinals with Model Magic clay. 

And some colored clay rocks.

Friday, August 21, 2015

Monday, August 10, 2015

Black and White

My favorite thing to do is to draw stacks of flowers with a micron pen. 
Color comes later. 

Thursday, July 30, 2015


It's been a busy summer for me with watching my son play baseball and going on college visits.  Making art has slowed down quite a bit but when you have your phone there is always the opportunity to find a beautiful shot. The clouds above are right in my neighborhood during an evening walk.

I found this beautiful blue jay feather on my deck

and this is the sunset on the roof of a building at Georgia Tech on a sweltering hot summer evening.