Tuesday, December 29, 2009

miss ELOISE...finally in our forever home!

I first saw the picture of Eloise posted on Bernie Berlin's blog A Place To BArk http://www.aplacetobark.com/ that was in August! Bernie is an amazing artist who's love and empathy for the animals she rescues is mind blowing! Through this Eloise journey my 14 year old daughter told me "Bernie is my idol"One thing led to another and we actually did not get Eloise until December 21st. But she is here, warm, loved and cuddled as all animals should be , but sadly are not. From the bottom of my heart Bernie thank you for all you did to help Eloise on her journey to our home. When I saw a picture of Eloise in August I knew right away she was meant to be part of our family...she had that fiesty yet sweet look in her eye! THANK Y0U! Miss Eloise is the gray sweetie and of course Murrie is our 2 year old rescue pup from Mississippi!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

the new cloth paper scissors magazine!!!

these are two pieces on line at http://www.quiltingarts.com/cpsmag/extras/28_oeART.html . I have an article in this month's issue of Cloth Paper Scissors. I am very excited because these are portraits and i have wanted to dabble in that for a while. I am thrilled to be in this months mag. with 2 friends, Jodi Ohl and Debi Crane... rocking art girlz!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Art at the Speed of Life...upcoming book by PAm Carriker

I am soooo excited to be a contributing artist in Pam Carriker's Book Art at the Speed of Life. (happy dancing)!!! I have been working hard on the project for the book and will be sending the paintings off to Pam after the holidays! Her journey can be shared at:

I have been busy finishing up and sending off snowmen to new homes....working on a new series of paintings for Pam's book...but am excited to be bracing for a weekend storm where I will be baking cookies and slowing down the pace!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

tea cup snowman!

i picked up a set of these very fun cups and saucers this fall at a church rummage sale, i loved the colors green,white and black...and thought they would make a perfect base for a set of paper mache snowmen. this little guy has a matching set of vintage buttons and a salt shaker hat.if you could see my studio when i am working on several of these pieces at a time, you would see that everything is spread out EVERYWHERE and i am left with a tiny plot of table space to work, but if i don't have everything at arms reach i spend to much time looking and searching....you would think wow! or you would think....crazy! i have been working on a few new painting series, one of which will be coming out in the Jan./Feb. issue of Cloth, Paper, Scissors which i am very excited about because they are very painterly! (if that is not a word it should be)....and they are portraits!....with a bit of a twist. can't wait. love, love, love that mag!

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