Thursday, June 30, 2011


In the last month, Leila has discovered the art of getting into the laundry basket, crawling and finger foods.  This has made for a very curious little girl and a very tired (and worried) mommy...keeping her out of things as she also tries to pull up, get into my paints and put everything in her mouth!  With that said, we are on vacation for a few days for some much needed rest but will be back next week with some cool new things in the works and, I'm sure, new things we've discovered.  Have a great 4th!

Friday, June 24, 2011


Finished the Iowa painting for the Rossi family! Lisa provided several photos of her family farm for me to work from.  It's large, 43" x 23" x 2" deep...lots of fun working on this with all of the bold colors and build up of texture in areas. Hoping they will enjoy it for many, many years to come.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

City Lights

This painting now available on etsy! I really loved working on this...I'm loving the color combination and the thick layering. Starting a new piece today (painting on distressed wood this time) but using this same style. I'm likin' it!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

generations in black and white

Finished this drawing for Abby of her grandfather and her son walking hand in hand.  Such a sweet photo to work from...she is giving it to her grandmother as a gift.  Thanks, Abby!

Thursday, June 16, 2011


Just finished an acrylic painting of some pretty sunflowers we received from friends.  I love sunflowers and how bold they are. This is now up on etsy!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

abstract love

This fun little number will be available on etsy as soon as it dries.  This would do well in a girl's room or any room that suits bright colors.

14" x 14" x 2" deep original oil on burlap.  Edges painted soft blue, ready to hang. 

Monday, June 13, 2011

shop on etsy

Like most little girls, when I was about 5 years old, I had a make believe shop in our home in Austin, TX.  I set it up in the closet, underneath the stairs with a counter, fake money and everything.  I sold lip gloss, dolls, candy...and my drawings.

28 years later, here's my modern day shop. Although it is more public and I really am selling my work this will still have the same charm.  Loads of work to do and paintings to put up, but I did it!

Thursday, June 09, 2011


Found this great, vintage trim at this antique mall in Mechanicsville, VA.  It was 5 cents a yard at one time!  This place was a gold mine for funky finds...Leila and I had a field day checking everything out.  Getting started on my hand-made business card holder and am using this trim as a back drop, what luck, I'm a sucker for green.  Photo will follow of finished box!

Sunday, June 05, 2011

summer bbq

a backyard bbq brought together new and old day!  Read more here about the joys of planning our first bbq with a baby...