Sunday, October 13, 2019


8" x 8" Original Mixed Medium Acrylic & Paper Collage on stretched canvas

Tuesday, September 10, 2019


8" x 8" Original acrylic painting on stretched canvas

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Woozles under my bed

8" x 8" Original acrylic painting on stretched canvas
My dog Poppy is certain we have Woozles under my bed.
He sniffs, crouches and peaks ever so carefully.  He steps forward
with brave intentions and then jumps back suddenly
as if he's seen a ghost.  He's convinced me that Woozles exist.
They aren't imaginary creatures,
but real ones that go bump in the night.
Sometimes I can hear them too...  They sound kind of cute...  
The little cooing noise they make sounds like
a combination of a playful toddler and a pigeon?  
They have magic powers and can make themselves invisible.  
I've discovered if I close my eyes I can communicate with them 
telepathically.  Woozles aren't afraid of you if you if you aren't
scared of them.  When we share happy thoughts together they
appear in my minds eye and I can see every little detail,
 including their feathers. 
So next time you hear a tap or bump under your bed at night, 
don't fear them....
They just want to play hide-and-seek. 

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Sweet Wilber


Charlotte's Webb was one of my top favorite childhood movies....,
I became a grandma a year ago, and I'm looking forward to
sharing this story with my grandson.  A bowl of popcorn, licorice
and a box of tissue will get us through the sad parts....

Monday, July 29, 2019

Frida's starry night

8" x 8" original acrylic painting on stretched canvas


Magical billy goats


There is just something about them..., baby goats, old goats, grumpy ones and funny ones....
They make me happy when I am sad.

Tuesday, July 23, 2019


8" x 8" Original acrylic painting on canvas panel

Thursday, November 8, 2018


8" X 8" Original acrylic painting on stretched canvas
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Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Lullaby Moon

Lullaby Moon
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8" x 8" Original acrylic painting on stretched canvas

Inspired by my new grandson.  Babies are such magical creatures...

Outlaw Pete

8" x 10 Original acrylic painting on canvas panel

"We'll celebrate when he gets out"

Odge Gribble quote

Saturday, May 26, 2018


Original Acrylic Painting
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"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 mixed combing acrylic paint and paper on a canvas panel
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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..... :)

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Sunday, September 20, 2015

Call me Bat Cat (deep voice)

"Bat Cat" Original 8" x 10" Acrylic painting on canvas panel
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Tuesday, September 1, 2015


7" x 5" original acrylic painting on canvas panel

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!

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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!
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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

Thursday, April 3, 2014

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....~!