Christmas Tree oh Christmas Tree How Lovely are Your Branches!




The holiday magic inspired these little trees and I thought I would post them and offer up the idea to others …if you have some old family jewels that are meaningful but you don’t know what to do with I can make them into a tree for you!  Let me know…


This first one was on an old dictionary page and a burlap board -5×7- that had an easel back….






This one was done on a piece of satin fabric mounted on burlap mounted on mat board

with a simple frame to set it off…all said and done it is 8×8.






Happy Holidays to All and to All a Good Night!

See you in the new year!


Reston Community Center HeART Exhibit – Holiday Gift Sale

November 30, 2014
RCC Lake Anne • Jo Ann Rose Gallery
Annual “Gifts from the HeART” to Benefit Cornerstones

3D Exhibit Dates:
December 1 – February 20

Jo Ann Rose Gallery Exhibit Dates:
December 1 – February 2

Holiday Shopping Event & Reception:
Saturday, December 6, 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
During the 16th Annual Gifts from the HeART exhibit, a benefit for Cornerstones, local artists will dispLakelay and sell original works of art (e.g. oil, acrylic, watercolor, collage, photography, pottery, stained glass, jewelry) in the Jo Ann Rose Gallery and the 3D Gallery from December 1 to February 2, 2015. Everyone is invited to the Holiday Gift Shopping Event at RCC Anne on Saturday, December 6 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. for holiday refreshments and gift-shopping. Browse displays of ornaments, paintings, notecards, textiles, pottery, fused glass and wood cutting in the Jo Ann Rose Gallery and 3D Gallery for that perfect holiday gift!

Contact: Gloria Morrow, Exhibit Coordinator
Phone: 703-390-6187


Here are a few of the pieces I have on display that will be available to purchase….

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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!!!