Fall Colors

Inspiration is all around us …


not a fan of the falling temperatures …but the falling leaves and colors are wonderful!

It’s fun to see how things work into your art – here is a recent project that I completed

echoing the colors of the season…

A glass mosaic staring a chandelier pendant and brass drawer pull

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Enjoy Mother Nature – you never know where she will inspire you!




Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn, and caldron bubble

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A little listening pleasure for you from a favorite spirit of mine….trackunknown…..   Scaring up a  halloween witch ~ flying the dark night skies in search of a good time! Gouach Resist Technique Taught to me by Jane at Random Arts –   Happy Halloween to all!!!   There Was an Old Witch Halloween Song There […]

Wise and Wonderful

IMG_1063As part of a lesson on reworking a piece you aren’t happy with I discovered this wise and wonderful owl friend…I had tossed aside this tree and moon acrylic painting from months ago. In my Year of Painting class along came a lesson on reworking a painting so I picked it up again – turned it and dug out some old book papers. Here is what happened …he seems to be saying…”I was here all along!”





As much fun to give as it is to get!

Our Mixed Media Collabrative Group had a recent challenge to swap envelopes …we designed enough to trade…fun exchange!

Not only was it fun to recieve them at our meeting but now they can go in the mail and be a surprise to someone else! Sharing art has been a great experience with this group and in blogland!

Here are mine created from prints I did in a recent gelli printing class. I used red rosin paper a generous freind, Patty of Magpie’s Nest, supplied me with for the printing. Then I went in with stamps, pen and ink and a few fun travel stickers…lined them with maps …and they are ready to post!

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I did send one from coast to coast, it arrived just fine – so they work!IMG_1037

These are the ones I recevied in my trade from the other members:10418543_10152311315913379_2953174091745860507_n  10600416_10152311315868379_9149124986491681055_n

Snail Mail Alert: Colorful Envelopes on their way!!!


I spy something orange


This photo was taken on a visit to Los Angeles this past May and prompted this post – how fun was it to look down the street and see this pop of color against the various shades of metal and concrete!



The color orange has a personality that makes you look with out the warning of red – more of  a burst of happy!




Orange Flowers are said to speak of happiness, joy and adventure!



Jane at Random Arts, Saluda, NC choose wisely with her front door…



I used a spray ink to create these little cards:

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In France, orange lured us in on a trip to the farmers market..

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Pumpkins in the Fall and easy one to spot  …IMG_3550


and who could resist an adventure on this two-wheeler! IMG_1106


Have a happy and adventurous summer!!

Inside Out – New Perspective

Summer trips took us coast to coast  this summer. Always a sucker for a good flower photo I tried something new this year looking from the inside of the plant out…a bit tricky when thorns are involved!


Virginia Knock-Out RosesIMG_0515


California Figs & Succulents




California Columbine


Pennsylvania Peionies




New York Million Bells

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North Carolina Smoke Plant