Monday, October 20, 2014

German Shephard

This is an oil painting I was asked to paint. This is a 9x12 canvas. Interested in a Christmas gift? Contact me. Orders must be placed by December 5. 

Friday, January 10, 2014

2nd Ammendment

I had never planned on painting the USA flag, but a kind gentleman at church asked me to paint a Christmas present for him so I made an exception. This 16x20 oil painting turned out better than I had hoped. I have been experimenting with transparent images and wasn't real sure if this would work. Then there were the stars and such.... Yet, I like it!! More importantly, he liked it!! I would love your thoughts so leave a comment!!

Saturday, January 4, 2014

It's a Brand New Year!!

Good Morning!! I'm sitting here with my coffee, the sun streaming into the windows, the fire in the wood stove is crackling and heating up the dining room, the dog is sleeping and so are the boys. It's so peaceful. The quietness has helped me to reflect on the past year and also to realize that it is already the 4th of January.

Since I didn't make any resolutions this year,  I have nothing to regret already. Actually, I haven't done that for several years. I have begun to believe each new year should be filled with thoughts of "life changes". To have thoughts and reflections of what did I NOT like about myself the previous year and what can I change to make things more to my liking THIS new year?  A few months ago I began to make a list of several "life changes" for this coming year. The changes are for all areas of my life. Spiritually, emotionally, physically and in my businesses. Since I am a firm believer that there is never a "perfect" time to "start" any changes in your life, I started my new year a few weeks ago.

So, with that in mind, one of the business changes I decided on was to change the face of my art blog. My friend and mentor, Delilah, once said that my blog should become a reflection of me. Not just posting of my art. Yet, until recently, I have never really understood that concept fully. I've read several blogs over the past few weeks and learned the reason behind blogs (or at least my interpretation).

In this new knowledge, I have decided today to be a consistent blogger of my art and I will also have one for my journey through life and all of its ups and downs and twists and turns. This doesn't mean that I will only be writing things. I just will add a bit more commentary to the paintings that I post and sometimes will just post writings to talk about whatever is in my mind that day. As I grow my following for my blog, I would love for my followers be able to get to know me in some way.

Here is my first small insight about ME the person:
  My art is my relaxation tool. I love to create artwork because I can immerse myself in what I am doing and find peace and control. Life is full of stress, chaos and the unknown and seems to be able to take a physical tole on my body. Therefore, I look for those moments of peace that are created when I sit at the easel and let my mind enter a world that I have created. It makes me smile! Along this journey, I hope to create paintings that others find a smile in too. I plan on using this gift from God to create a multitude of creations that others find fascinating and peaceful. Art is about expression! Now let's go express myself!!

It's time to create the life I LOVE!!
Have an Amazing Day!

Saturday, December 21, 2013

More wine bottles


I've been compelled to paint several paintings for my church lately. Here is one that I entitled "Thanksgiving". After seeing this on the computer screen I realize that I need to learn how to take better pictures. I am very honored to be blessed with the talent of painting. In person this is so much better. My goal for the 2014 year is to improve upon my painting abilities, improve on my photography skills (or improve on the lighting aspect to decrease the glare) and to be more faithful to my art blog. I don't know if I have any faithful followers but it is for my documentation of artwork anyway. May each of you reading this be Blessed this Christmas Season!!

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Re-Furbished Wine Bottles

I love to create things from old things. I found a way to re-use wine bottles instead of throwing them away. I have these 6 to choose from and I will be posting more Christmas ones. Please specify to me which one(s) you are interested in.!! These are great Unique Christmas Gifts!

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Mother & Child

"When you find your true passion, you should do it often." That's what my friend Delilah Smith tells me. I truly believe that and want to paint more. But, yet, sometimes life seems to get in the way. After all, life is full of ups and downs. I have found, though, that when I do paint, I find a peace beyond all understanding. I find that I can forget my surroundings, circumstances and negative emotions and just center in on the joy of creating a painting. Lately, I have found that I LOVE to paint animals. A dear friend of mine loves gorillas. Recently, she had a birthday and I painted a mother and her child as a gift. It was a 16x20 Artist Canvas Board done in oils. She loved it. I hope you do too.