Saturday, May 28, 2011

Cool shoes

Inspired by all the sewing and thrifting blogs I have been reading lately, I went on a little thrift binge a weekend or so ago. When I can spend $10 on new blouse, skirt and pair of shoes, I'm a pretty happy camper. I love these shoes. They are going to be perfect for an art reception this summer. I just need to tighten up the heel in the right foot. I am also looking for the fabulous jewel tone tights so many people are wearing.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011


Gruff Family 24X24 SOLD

I am so bad. No painting and I even had four days off. This sewing fever must pass. Now it's back to school for four days. Learning lots though. Soon, soon...I have lots of ideas.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Little Pine SOLD

I really like the royal wedding spoof video. I've seen it about 10 times and it still makes me chuckle. This is the way it should be.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

RAh-rah!! Go Canucks!!!

Oh yeah, and Alma the chicken went to the DPW Challenges. If you like chicken paintings, you should check that out.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

To-do Tuesday

Windermere lake evening SOLD

I must get out and do some plein aire paintings this summer. I always say I will and the summer always zips by before I do it. I even have a companion for painting if I can just remember to pick up the phone and call. I really like the pink icing on the mountains when the sun is setting. And this year we still have LOTS of snow!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Oh look, a chicken

Alma 12x12 acrylic collage

I wanted to put some chickens in the DTSS greenhouse for the seed sale that was happening this weekend. Turns out chickens are harder to paint than you might guess, plus I am still busy with computer classes (urk, but they are not bad....I'm learning lots).

Invermere's high school has a geo-thermally heated greenhouse where students from all over the town come to learn about horticulture. The school then uses their produce in the chef's training course. They serve wonderful meals at the High School (no bunsteads [tuna salad grilled on old hotdog buns] like I had to suffer through in my school years. Jamie Oliver would be impressed by this lot.


Alma reminds me of an old biddy who used to peck me when I collected eggs as a kid. Bad chickens become chicken and dumplings.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

It only takes one

"To make a movie, you got to hope that millions of people will want to see your movie. To make a record album, wouldn't it be nice if a million people liked it and bought it. A novel you need 100,000 to make it worthwhile. A painting, you only need one person to buy it."

William Goldman

from John McClahlan's website:

Thank God for that! Don't paint for "everybody". Paint for yourself and hope one person likes what you say.

Belated Eggs

These are my Easter eggs. I dyed them then covered them with strips of my collage paper and foils. I think they are beautiful. However, next time I may just cover styrofoam eggs because they would be less fragile and Bruce and I won't bust a gut blowing them out!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day

I still love it when they make me a card. Now if they were just here to make me breakfast!

Friday, May 6, 2011


My Mom quite young

I don't know why some people who click on the facebook page are directed right to it and others are not. I don't know if it is my boo-boo or theirs. I will ask my teachers on Monday, but today, I am enjoying a day out of school and trying to tackle one of two dozen things I want to accomplish today!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Hey,Check me out

I am working on establishing my social media skills (part of my classes!!). S0 if you would be so kind...

Like me on facebook.

or go to the DPW challenges and check out my Lincoln portrait and leave a message.