Painting the Blues

The Blues

Roseann asked me to make her an abstract using her favorite color blue. I wish I took a picture of it before I painted over it. She asked me to paint over one of her old pictures on a wood framed canvas. I did have some trouble with the colors bleeding and then coming up when I tried my scraping method. So I wouldn’t recommend it.
I hope she likes it.

All creatures great and small

My friend Pat’s daughter and son in law Kim and James are having a baby this summer. I had so much fun making


this mixed media picture for them. I got inspired by a giraffe I saw that one of my fav artists did…Elizabeth St.Hilare. I took one of her classes in Penn Yan last year. All of the papers where painted on my gelli plate. I included a childs dictionary definition of gi-raffe and the prayer…All things bright and beautiful. All creatures great and small. All things wise and wonderful. The Lord God made rhem all. By C.F.Alexander.
I found two wonderful childrens story books, Giraffes Can’t Dance and A Giraffe and a Half by Shel Silverstien to present with it.

Call your mother

Life is funny. My mom asked all of her 8 adult kids if we would each take a day to call/text/stop to see her each week. Most of my siblings and all of my sisters live out of town. Well anyways… When I was at my First Friday event last week one of my favorite artists Sandy Shutter came in to set up her new display and works. The moment she showed me this hand made pillow I knew I had to have it. Flowers are from my garden. I love the yellow tulips.

Sweet little pillow hand made by Sandy Shutter

Today I sent this picture in a text to my sister Mary. She has Mondays 🙂



One of the best things about having my Art & Receptions at the local Finger Lakes wineries is….my boys & their girls come. Afterwards we find the best places to grab some dinner. Tonight we ate at the Grist Iron. It must have the most beautiful scenic overlook on Seneca Lake. Check it out…and don’t forget to Stop at Hector Wine Co. to see my work. Feeling so grateful 🙂

My handsome boys & their beautiful girls.
Seneca Lake Overlook...Gods country