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.