Thursday, February 25, 2016

Dear Spring,

Dear Spring,

Please arrive soon.  I'm cold, I miss your shades of green, the chirping birds & sounds of lawn mowers. Being cooped up in the house all winter isn't good for the soul.  I hope to feel the warmth of the sun on my bare arms very soon.


P.S. Could you imagine if I lived in Maine!  Looks beautiful but I'm not built for it.

Monday, February 15, 2016

Presidents Day

A couple years ago myself & a super talented designer who worked with me at the time, Liz Sims sat down to tackle the ambitious task of painting all 44 American Presidents.  (soon to be 45 presidents)
Liz was great with capturing the likeness of these men & I loosened them up with wacky color, borders & lots of little details.  The end result turned out like this.

A perfect post for Presidents Day!

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Relief Printing Valentines

I started a new printmaking class at the Kansas City Art Institute.  I did some silk screening at R.I.S.D years ago & recently started to miss it.  Feels so good to get my hands messy again.  I paint but there's often not the same spontaneity that there is in printmaking.  You truly never really know how something will look.  I'm always open to the surprise good or bad. (it's all just part of the experience)  With Valentine's day near I focused on that as the theme.  The 3 mer-people are my little family.  Even got our frenchie Sophie, in there with a mermaid tail. (ha- she's never had a tail)

Anyone can catch your eye, but it takes someone special to catch your heart!
Love this phrase-so true. 
Hope someone worthy & special has caught your heart.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Fat Tuesday!

Kicking off Fat Tuesday listening to New Orleans brass band.
Love that city!

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Relationship Sampler...

Love is like a box of chocolates we've all bitten into a few of these!

Friday, February 5, 2016

Do you feel it?

Love is in the air!
(think it may be Friday)

Monday, February 1, 2016