Friday, January 30, 2015

Diving in head first...

Diving in head first... A post I started some time ago and got no further than the title, but still fits.
I've allowed myself to get "too busy for art", and that isn't something I am happy with, so I'm taking active steps to increase the time I spend making art. I'm not able to spend time each day right now, but am devoting some time several times a week to small projects.

I started the year off deciding to participate in this year's #twitterartexhibit, and did several pieces to fit that exhibit before I decided on which one to use. I've since mailed my submission to Moss, Norway and am continuing with small pieces to keep myself motivated.
(to learn more about #twitterartexhibit visit )

4.7 x 6.3"
4.7 x 6.3"

6.3 x 4.7" - My #twitterartexhibit submission sent to Moss Norway
4.7 x 6.3"

ACEO - Pen & Ink and Watercolor
ACEO - Watercolor on watercolor paper

ACEO - Pen & Ink and Watercolor

Trees are something of a theme for me. They have featured strongly in my art since I was quite young. I live in a rural area. I grew up surrounded by trees, with the nearest major (paved) road almost a mile away, and loved it! Where I live now isn't quite that remote, but still rural and I wouldn't trade living in the country for anything.

Friday, July 18, 2014

I've just added these darling, tiny baby booties to my etsy shop! I so enjoy making them, but they are time consuming to make. I can add a ribbon to them for either a boy or girl, and they will last for generations.

Monday, August 27, 2012

In the woods...

I've been feeling like I've been lost in the woods lately with the lack of time to be able to spend in my studio. I made some time this weekend amid household and farm preparation for the coming storm to spend about an hour alone, working in my studio. Time spent becoming familiar with my new etching press and a drypoint I started a few months ago.

I plan to pull an edition in the next week and will post some photos when I get it finished!

Saturday, August 27, 2011

New drypoint started...

So, I have pulled an initial print off of a new drypoint. It has been almost 2 years since I have had much studio time due to a renovation and move, but all should be settling down some now and I hope to devote much more time to my art!
This is a snapshot of the inital test print off of the drypoint I worked on tonight.
I am going to make a few minor alterations to it, but overall I like it.

I hope you do, too.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Beauty from pain?

I read something about a month ago (and it has stuck with me) that was meant to be uplifting.


It made me so sad.

A blogger was telling how positive and wonderful her life was. (sounds great, right?)

She told how happy she was. (what's wrong with that?)

She went on to explain why it was.

She filters.

Filters out everything except what is internal. What she wants. What she feels, desires, enjoys...

She filters out negative people. (ok, so that's not so bad.)

She avoids taking the time to notice bad things. (hmmm...)

She avoids others peoples pain, disappointment, and problems.

And she is happy.

That makes me sad.

It makes me sad that because she doesn't take notice of other people's pain she can't be a part of bringing them joy.

It makes me sad that because she only knows her own pain, and can't recognize it's paleness, she will never truly experience her own joy.

Her heart will never truly have the beauty of scars from understanding the pain of others.

She will never have the beauty that comes from pain.

True beauty.

Monday, January 17, 2011

The Forest Calls 1.17.11

Even on a dreary winter day like today there is something about the feeling of the forest that calls to me. Something about the sounds, colors, even the smells that fit just right.

I made several monotypes in this vein and may continue with more soon.

See it for sale here:

Wednesday, September 29, 2010


I've been playing with my camera a bit again...

I would love any information on this first photo. I have scoured the internet to no avail! HA!

This striking smokestack/chimney sits about 15 feet to the West of Hwy 61 North of Vicksburg, South of Redwood, in an area noted on the map as Blakely, Mississippi.

Less than 15 feet to the West of the smokestack is a railroad that apparently belongs to the Vicksburg Southern Railroad Co.

There are no Historical markers, or any other indications of what this might have been. It is the only structure there.

Also in our ramblings included a trip to Windsor Ruins.
I love this place. It is absolutely striking.
I hope you enjoy my photos.