Friday, October 30, 2015

Happy Hallows' Eve...

How about a pumpkin parade?  This is an older piece that I made for Pottery Barn Kids.  
Thought it was a perfect fit for today!

Thursday, October 29, 2015


I started taking a print making class last night.  It's a continuing education class through the Kansas City Art Institute.  This class appealed to me as in the description it talked about print making at home with out a press.  I loved print making in art school but having access to all the equipment isn't realistic now.  This offered a nice alternative.  The first picture is some of what I made last night.  The first class was about monoprinting .

This little experiment was on of my favorites.
(I added the words later on)

This "waves" print is more of  a typical monoprint.
I loved how I was never quite sure what the print would look like until it was done.

The next class will cover block carving so stay tuned for more!

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Painted Circles

Some painted circles... next stop is putting these in repeat!
Color palette inspired by FALL.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Monday, October 26, 2015

Growing on GREEN!

I've been into green lately.  I love this ground color.  Feels like it could work in any season.  This may be my subconscious at work.  Knowing that soon most the green around me will be gone.  Until then I'm soaking it all up!

Wednesday, October 21, 2015


10 days to go!  
*(don't carve your pumpkin quite yet)

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Sunshine Shower

I hosted a baby shower for my sister n law over the weekend.

With any good shower there was food...

games & ...

 My sister in law has a contemporary aesthetic which I tried to accommodate with the 
wall art I made for the nursery.  I found the wonderful plush sun mobile at Hallmarket a couple weeks ago.  Made by the talented
Here's to hoping little Adaline is filled with sunshine!

*Top 2 photo's taken by my friend Gigi!
She makes cool embroidered things.
She takes the best picks of the shiny & vintage items that catch her eye.
you can see more of that here:

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Folksy Birds on Green

This is an old piece in one of my sketchbooks.  Thought it felt appropriate for today!
(painted with gouache, messy stripe on the right side)

Friday, October 9, 2015


Happy Friday!

*side fact:  Cat's are my kryptonite.  They make my eyes swell up like giant gummy bears.
You won't hear me say "Here Kitty, Kitty!"

Because of this I rarely draw them.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Fall Alphabet

earthy amber, red, orange & other visually vibrant colors

Monday, October 5, 2015

Friday, October 2, 2015

Blast Off

To the weekend!
Happy Friday...

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Hello, October!

Savoring the last bits of green. 
 Not a fan of winter!
(painted piece- gouache & a little acrylic)