Friday, December 23, 2011

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas
Frohe Weihnachten
To all of you celebrating Christmas....make it a merry one
surrounded by family and friends.

I am sharing this with Paint Party Friday and

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Is it Snowing Yet?

Where is all the snow?
It seems strange that I have not yet had to
shovel my driveway and it is December.

December and almost Christmas...and no
snow in sight. I had to add some snowflakes
to these cards in glimmery, glitzy metallic inks.

I wonder if we will have a white Christmas this year.
How much snow have you had so far?

I am sharing my snowflakes with The Three Muses, Stampotique

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Pantone Color of the Year for 2012

Dance into the New Year with Pantone´s Color of the
Year 2012,,,Tangerine Tango.
Not only does it have a snazzy name but it looks great too.

Start the year off on the bright side.
Full of energy....vivacious and appealing.

Apartment Therapy already decorated some rooms.
I find all shades of orange so uplifting and happy.
Pantone shows some beautiful shades in their announcement.
What do you think of their pick?

Friday, November 18, 2011

Silence is Golden

I do not fancy driving in or shoveling snow but I sure love
the scenery it makes. I spent the week making some of my
snowscene watercolors into winter cards.

I love cold weather and being out in a forest covered with snow.

I was even painting these winter forests back in June already.
The quote is from Quiet Fire Design.

I am sharing this with Illustration Friday, Paint Party Friday

Have a good weekend....I am off to a watercolor workshop.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Fresh Greens

I spent last week painting cover papers with leftover

I bind the books and cover them with these papers.

I am spending the weekend in an acrylics workshop.
What are you painting this weekend?

I am sharing this with Paint Party Friday and Artists in

Friday, November 4, 2011

Farmer´s Market

Farmer´s Market
A sunny autumn day at the local market.

Saving my whites in watercolor.

Adding more colors and defining my objects.

I shared this piece with Daily Paintworks this week.
I am also sharing it with Paint Party Friday and
What have you been up to this week....besides eating
a lot of leftover Halloween candy?

After this was posted to Blogger I see the horrific glare from
my scanner.....yikes! I hope you had your sunglasses on when
viewing...but saving whites in watercolor will blind you sometimes.

Monday, October 31, 2011


Happy Halloween
Wishing you all a night filled with ghouls and goblins.

I am sharing this pumpkin with Paint Party Friday.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Arizona II

Arizona Cactus
I can´t get enough cacti. Here is another one
of my cacti paintings. It is a sneak peek from a larger piece.
You may remember this big Aloe from last April. If not,
go have a look.

I am sharing this with Paint Party Friday.
Have a good weekend!

Saturday, October 15, 2011


Snail Mail,,What´s That?
She obviously doesn´t remember what it is like to
receive a letter from a friend or maybe she doesn´t like
to send greeting cards. I think she has an attitude problem,,
don´t you?
Maybe we should all send her a get well card so she snaps
out of it,,,what do you think?

I am sharing this with Stampotique.
Have a sunny weekend!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011


A simple watercolor heart.
My coffee break is over and I am trying to
adjust to the weather and time zone here
back home so I just started painting some
hearts and other doodles today.

I added a metal heart on this one.
The row of little red hearts were made with
a heart shaped punch and colored on the
inside of the card.
I am sharing this with the Crazy Amigos and

Monday, September 26, 2011

Coffee Break

Coffee Break
I gave up coffee was the worst 10 minutes
of my life.
I`m a one cup a day girl. How many do you drink?

Sharing this over at Paint Party Friday.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Watercolor Fun

This is a snippet of an article from the Palette Magazine.
It features a fabulous watercolorist Wolfgang Baxrainer.
Anyone interested in learning about watercolor might want
to visit his website as he offers a FREE watercolor course.
All you have to do is register.

He covers everything from beginning techniques to full
length projects. There are even videos where you can
watch him work his magic.
Click on the top line where it says...Aquarell-Online Kurs.
Enter your email address and a password of your choice.
All the instruction is in German but the 16 Projects have
lots of pictures to follow along with as well as the videos.

Go give it a try....watercolor is so much fun!

Monday, September 19, 2011


Light Tomorrow with Today
This sounds like good advice to me.
A simple bookmark for sharing at Less is More.
The quote is from Quiet Fire Design.

This is the reverse side.
Want more green inspiration,,,then go to

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Mojo Sunday

Has the rain got you down? No mojo flowing?
Evie has compiled a list of 150 creative and inspiring
design blogs.

Tell Evie how much you appreciate her list while you are there too.
Have fun!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

A Little R & R

All my house guests are gone
and right now I am enjoying
a little R & R,,,rest and relaxation.
The fun about vacation is not having to cook
a meal or do any
household chores.

This is a page from my workbook....layering with acrylics.

These exercises are notes for work that will be painted
when I return.
I am sharing this over at Paint Party Friday.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Look at This

One of my favorite book artists, Ruth Bleakley
has a tutorial on her blog today for a mini
accordian book.

Wouldn´t it be great to take one of her workshops!!
Go visit her blog to see more of her beautiful books and
the written tutorial for this mini accordian.
Ruth´s mini book tutorial here.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Poppy Salad

Poppy Salad

A quick cut and paste of some very old watercolor poppy
test sheets that I found when organizing my studio.

Have a Paint Party Friday and a great weekend!

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Flying High

Flying High
A quick one layer card.
Better check your flight path before taking off!

Simply Less is More.....masculine, legs and ink as my

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Look What I Got

Pretty Birds
by Jessie Lilac
I was lucky enough to win this piece from
Jessie Lilac. whimsical and colorful.
This piece makes me happy.
This is how Jessie announced the winner on her blog.
Such a sweet girl holding MY prize.
Jessie even enclosed this little fox postcard for me.
The fox and the pretty birds now hang on my
admiration wall for all to admire.
Thanks Jessie,,,they really brighten my day!

Go visit Jessie´s blog. The characters she creates
are fabulous!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011


As I was rummaging through my box of collage goodies I
found this Paris city map. The design was actually done
by Jean-Paul Goude. Interesting hat don´t you think?
I wanted to create a piece featuring a hat but I feel this
hat speaks for itself.

Jean-Paul is the designer for many famous name brands.
This latest Chanel ad is running in quite a few magazines
right now. Again, notice the flower hat she is wearing.

He was also the designer for this cover featuring the
singer Björk. Again, notice the hat.

I am linking these hats to the Three Muses.

I am off to do some exercises. This will make
my back feel like new again. Either that or I´ll never
walk again.

All images, except for the map cover, were found on Google.

Monday, August 8, 2011

The Line Up

The Line Up
A colorful array of longstitch books.
All the covers are painted with watercolors and ink.
The spines are sewn onto leather for added stability.

The Red one with a black leather spine.

The Blue one with a brown leather spine.

Bookbinding is always a fun summertime project.
I have many more waiting in the wings.
What have you been working on this summer?

The Summer of Color is ending this week so I have
added my colorful books to their list.
Have a great week!
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