Sunday, February 26, 2012


16  x  20   Acrylic  
                                Available at

My daughter works for a great organization, the YMCA. She is a site supervisor at one of the after school care at an elementary level. They had a fundraiser today and I was invited to paint something.
Well I did this painting.
Painting in front of people with the intention of having something finished by the alloted time is a bit nerve racking especially when you don't even know what you are doing before hand and I just had an idea and a picture on my phone of a field of sweet peas ( small ) , but I kept saying to myself I can do this. Of course it helps when your daughter tells you "if you don't like it mom it's  OK you can make a little sketch of something if you want, just have a good time !" (awww !)
Well I finished in about 2 hours and had another 1/2 hour to spare so I started to sketch this beautiful little girl called Samantha with radiant RED hair. I was really happy to capture that smile. She is posted on my other blog Dancing Strokes .......check it out.

Monday, February 20, 2012


I'm not very good with list and research but I am good at recognizing when someone else is good at it and I have found 2 blog post that deserve to be linked to and mentioned especially with the advent of the site pinterest so with this in mind.
I urge you to read these and apply as much of what they are writing as possible.
We live in a society that has fewer examples of good teaching and what honoring others is all about.
So enjoy and apply.

Friday, February 10, 2012

" The hand of Love "

5 pieces done with Love in mind !
Originals available for purchase and prints done through FineArtAmerica

"My HEart"

8  x  10 Acrylic

"Love Multiplied"

11 x 14

"Spirit Filled"

8 x 10 Acrylic

"It is written"

                                                                           8  x  10


                                                               11 x  14  Acrylic

Wednesday, January 18, 2012


5  x  9 Acrylic

This was done on a moleskins belonging to Michelle Burnett posted on a blog called 

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

"From my sketch blog "


                                                    11 x  14  Pen, Ink and Watercolor

This piece was done for a family member and originally posted on my DANCING STROKES blog.
I had to wait until after Christmas to have it public.
This sweet child is "COCO' short for Colette a much prayed for and desired baby.

There are different people following this blog so I'm posting here too because I like this piece!

Monday, December 5, 2011


                                       8  x  11        Pen & Ink & Watercolor

" Chez Marie " is a small cafe in Paris very close to Montmartre. I thought I would post this drawing I just finished for CHRisTMAS.
First the place is red and second it is called Chez Marie and I thought it could be the new version for the stable where christ was born, " At Mary's place " After all he was put in a trough and that's where you put the food you give to the animals, since he is feeding us still I thought it a perfect correlation.

BTW this piece is from my pen & Ink blog Dancing Strokes but I really like the idea so I'm posting here too.

Monday, November 14, 2011

" Down The Lane "

                                                         9  x  9  TomBow  Pen

I've always been attracted to country roads so with some time on my hands here is one done with only one pen, an TomBow Pen, feather side medium gray.
This to me is a time to focus on what going down a lane like this represent.
Reflection, peace, introspection, focus, joy, nature and it's beauty.
I hope if you have the chance to go for a walk by yourself or with others in a country setting such as this that you will enjoy it as much as I do.
To me it makes me appreciate all that I have with greater eagerness.