Sunday, May 17, 2015


For the past year or more, I have found that clutter is weighing me down in my life and feeling a strong desire to streamline every where I can, both in my personal and professional life. My Etsy shops (see links at far right) will continue for now but I am making the move to a site that I find much easier on the eyes.

Please bookmark my new shop for all new original works.

Saturday, May 09, 2015

Thursday, May 07, 2015

fresh new bird portrait collages

Blinky spoils another family portrait.

Flycatcher family portrait.

Little chickadees, fearless and fancy free.

Nesting instinct.

Tea party.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Eva makes an entrance.

8x10" oil painting

Friday, April 24, 2015

joy of stitching

I usually meet up once a week with the nicest, most diverse group of ladies (both in age and backgrounds) - the group is officially Knit Knight but they put up with my embroidery or other stitching.

I wish I could knit, the lovely sweaters, scarves, hats and socks they create are more amazing than anything you could ever buy.

I take that time to enjoy working with needle and thread because it fills a need that painting or collaging just don't fill. I have been very dissatisfied with the results of embroidery the past several months and finally decided to try something new (for me) - combining hand stitching with my collage work.  Here are the first few I've done

Wednesday, April 22, 2015