Sunday, December 31, 2017


Toasting hands...

& dancing feet.
(cut paper art)

Happy New Year... Here's to joyous adventures & new discoveries!
(time marches on, don't miss a beat)

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Shapes, a bloom and a pomegranate.

                    Painting what is around me & making up the rest.  What day is it again?  
                         I'm looking forward to falling back into my daily schedule soon!

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Christmas abduction...

I held out pretty well this year but BIG sigh, I'm relieved it's over!  Take it away!
(Quick gouache painting in my tiny sketchbook.)

On a positive note-I will miss the twinkle lights.

Monday, December 25, 2017

Good Tidings

Merry Christmas!  
Wishing you a day of love & happiness spent with your favorite people & pets.
(or whatever makes you feel warm & fuzzy)

Sunday, December 24, 2017


Arriving at your doorstep soon... Christmas!
(Another spread from my mini sketchbook. The train is watercolor the doorstep is limited color gouache.)

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Daily dose of vitamin C.

Clementines and a Christmas cactus.
Red is my favorite color.  This shade really ZINGS!

Monday, December 18, 2017

Silver Bells

One week away...Christmas bells will be ringing soon!
Are you ready?
(cut paper art)

Thursday, December 14, 2017


A festive painted pattern & some Christmas hand lettering should do the trick.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Thank YOU

This felt like a vote for decency. (to me)
I'm relieved that Doug Jones won!

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Happy Hanukkah Wishes...

to those who celebrate!
(mixed media spread from my mini sketchbook)

Monday, December 11, 2017

And the stockings were hung.

Painting stuff around my house.

Stockings are such a weird tradition.
Particularly hung above a fire?
I need to research this to see how it came to be.

Friday, December 8, 2017

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Holiday Hounds

Holiday hounds tethered to trees.  Patiently awaiting their owners return.
Dogs are the best!  (Especially when the are seasonally accessorized.)

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Wander the World

I like to think that even though the world is a big place filled with different people, we all come together to celebrate with the ones we love.
This concept inspired my Wander the World ornaments available through Oopsy Daisy.

Hop on over & take a closer look.  Bon Voyage!