Saturday, May 26, 2018


Original Acrylic Painting
"We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and
restlessness.  God is the friend of silence.  See how nature.... trees,
flowers, and grass grows in silence;  see the stars, the moon
 and the sun, how they move in silence....
We need silence to be able to touch souls."

Mother Teresa Quote

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Finding Zen

Original Acrylic Painting on a textured canvas panel
Nature has it's own religion, and it has a gentle way of
healing aching memories.  I'm learning to live more in the
present and less in the past.  After a fifteen month sabbatical
from painting I'm forcing myself to pick up a paint brush again.  Honestly,
I made a failed attempt at painting four pieces for an art challenge
last year.  I will call them "the ugly teacup series"..... Hiccup
I believe people have the power to manifest there own reality....., and so
as I am learning the ability within my mind to do this I have come to
understand that an alchemist cannot achieve much by being idle.
This particular painting was done about three years ago.  I wasn't
secure with it at the time, but looking at it now with a new
perspective.  I see it, and I hear it....  It's time to move on.......

Sunday, April 9, 2017


"A good name is rather to be chosen than riches"
King Solomon Quote

"I would like you to paint my mother's black cat.  His name is "Solomon."
Liz, a total stranger at that moment of inquiry asked.  A black cat is a very challenging animal to paint.  Finding light, and shadows in black requires a wizard's eye.  So when Liz asked me to paint a black cat my stomach twitched, but then she said his name...., and my heart listened.  I connected with not only his name, but with his spirit.... 
 I feel honored to have been chosen to paint him.
He definitely was a king in his past life....

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Be Happy :)

It's been nearly a year since I painted something new.  Life has been challenging, and packed full of  hardship.  A few years ago I opened a fortune cookie to unveil my winning ticket.  It read, "Happiness is a choice."  Simple little words that have continued to pop in my head when I have a low day.  There is always, always something to be thankful for.....  Gratitude is a magical solution.  It reveals good intentions, good memories, and the little things one should never forget.  Each day I choose to be happy because I can. :)

Tickles..... :)


Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Call me Bat Cat (deep voice)

"Bat Cat" Original 8" x 10" Acrylic painting on canvas panel

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

An old soul

Original acrylic painting 5" x 7" Canvas panel
Private Collection

Tuesday, July 28, 2015


My husband took one look at this little creature upon it's completion, and said, "He looks like a gremlin, or you know...  One of those leprechauns?  He just has one of those grins."  In response, I laughed... just like a leprechaun :)


Bossily takes a selfie.... :)


This was a challenging angel and perspective to paint. 
 I'm so happy with this piece,
 and the texture added to the canvas makes me want to pet his face.  LOL

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Angels among us

Original acrylic painting on recycled cabinet door

Starry Night Thoughts

Original Acrylic Painting on a recycled roof shingle

Monday, March 30, 2015

Moon watch


Original Acrylic painting on recycled fence wood

Sunday, March 8, 2015



Another angry bird for  JW
Thank you :)

Monday, December 8, 2014

The negotiation..........?

Original acrylic painting on a salvaged wood cabinet door
I'm not a strong negotiator. However I'm a peacemaker, so I suppose it's a mixed contradiction of thoughts. There are times in my life when I have thought to myself, "I talked myself out of that one." Like when I divulged a meticulous plan with my two cousins to decorate my parent's front lawn with extra soft toilet paper. I convinced my mother it must have been our sneaky neighbors. Many years later the truth came out, and I confessed in a heap of laughter. "I'm sorry to all of my neighbors whom may have been caught up in the cross-fire.

Sad, sad kitty..., Very sad.


Friday, December 5, 2014

Hello Sunshine!


Meditating on the positive things in my life, even if it is the smallest thing gives me strength and helps me to persevere over the negative.  No matter how dark my day may feel, I have the power to bring a little sunshine into it!


Original acrylic painting completed Thanksgiving day 2014

"Gratitude turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, confusion into makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow."
Melody Beattie Quote

Thursday, November 27, 2014

A New Day.........

9" x 12" Original Acrylic Painting On Canvas
"I have always been delighted at the prospect of a new day, a fresh try, one more start, with perhaps a bit of magic waiting somewhere behind the morning."
J. B. Priestley Quote

Saturday, October 25, 2014


Original Acrylic Painting SOLD!

Professional Photographer Lisa Nead
I had the pleasure of meeting Lisa at the Art Splash in Tualatin, OR. 
She was so gracious and gave me permission to do a custom painting of
her alpaca photo.  Yay!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014


8" x 8" Original Acryliic Painting

Pet portrait permission by professional photographer Chris Hammond. 
Her beautiful cat "Max." 

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Little Joe

"Because he made me smile."  Thank you Joe

Original Acrylic Painting

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Say cheese :)

This custom pet portrait painting was a bit of a challenge as the little muse didn't want to sit still for his photo study.  This is Daenery caught in his uh-oh moment.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

The Unexpected Visitor

6" x 6"  Original Acrylic Painting
Not everyone is happy to see the stork

Monday, April 7, 2014

Mr. Jones

This one' a little spooky....
"Mr.. Jones"
Original 6" x 6" Acrylic Painting

Friday, April 4, 2014

The Flying Lesson

"The Flying Lesson"
Original Acrylic Painting
Recycled wood cabinet door

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Child's Play

I let my inner child come out to play while making this original mixed medium painting.  I had a wild whim to cut the shape of an alpaca out of paper, paste it on a wood board and have a lot of fun with multiple colors of acrylic paint.  Tah Dah....~!

Dizzy Doris

Another hot mess... :)


Thursday, January 16, 2014

Helena Petrovna Blavatsky

“Do not be afraid of your difficulties.Do not wish you could be in other circumstances than you are. For when you have made the best of an adversity, it becomes the stepping stone to a splendid opportunity.”
Helena Petrovna Blavatsky
Original Mixed Media Portrait Painting of Helena Blavatsky
#3 of 10 Mystic Women Series
"The importance of Theosophy in modern history should not be underestimated."
Robert S. Ellwood and Harry B. Partin, Religious and Spiritual Groups in Modern America, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, Prentice Hall, 1988, pp. 63, 79-80.

Sunday, December 22, 2013


Thank you Vicki

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

The Innocent

#2 in a series of 10 Mystic Inspired Paintings 
It's not easy to define the term mysticism. There is a shroud of silence and secrecy hidden within the historical walls of the Mystic's existence. The mystery and intrigue that prevails has lead me to paint the faces of some mysterious women.
This is a very unique mixed media painting inspired by Saint Maria Goretti.  It started with cutting  the scarf out of paper and mounting it to a wood board.  The face came next.  After applying a clear glaze acrylic medium over the paper the real painting began. I wanted to depict not only her innocence, but her strength...  I wanted her voice to be heard. 

A small life.....

My ode to the wee little mouse.  Some say rodent, and others... rat. 
Can you imagine being so feared and hated?  Even the elephant runs at the sight of the little creature.  My lady cat Dosha will play with one until it dies....  my guess is a heart attack.  No hint of blood, or eternal injury...  just pure fright.  I think a quote from Richard Adam's Novel Watership Down best sums it up for the mouse.
"Whenever they catch you, they will kill you.  But first they must catch you."

Friday, March 22, 2013

A Stary Night's Dance

SOLD!! Village Gallery Of Arts Challenge 2013
My version of the "Owl And The Pussycat" on a stary night.  I drew the owl and cat on paper, cut and pasted them to a 6" x 6" stretched canvas block.  Then.... painted the story.... Love is in the air.........

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Sir. Oliver

Prints Available On Etsy
My newest work as of Monday MLK Day 2013.  After this completion I showed the painting to my son and asked him to give the happy little creature a name.  To my surprise he took this request quite seriously.  I expected a quick answer from my 18 year old son whom has an incredible quick witted sense of humor, and can come up with his own comedic lines at the drop of a hat.  So that being said, Jake studied the painting with a thoughtful considerate eye.  He looked up at me and said quite matter of factly, "Nicholas."  I replied, "Okay then.... Nicholas it is.  About an hour later he approached me and said, "His name should be Oliver."   Jake's eyes were filled with such intensity I don't believe I can ever forget that moment.  So with the help of my loving child I've honorably titled the baby goat "Sir. Oliver."