First Flower
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So sweet to find the first flower of the season in our yard today! One little daffodil in a patch by itself, the others will be coming very soon. As spring begins to stir, this is the time of year … Read More

Warm Winter, Warm Heart
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It’s been such a nice winter here, warm and mild. I saw the first Camellia flowers this past weekend in our neighborhood!  WOW, I want to paint these. In the studio, I have been working on my website, finishing up … Read More

New Japanese Quilt
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I’m excited to be working on a new quilt for our bed to begin the new year. Last year I started this japanese style quilt, now I am making progress on it and hope to finish it soon! The design … Read More

New Year!
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The new year is a time of fresh beginnings, full of inspiration. I often look at the basic elements in nature at this time of year- the trees, mountains, water, sky… They are timeless, and ever-present. Went on a forest … Read More

Happy Holidays!
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Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!  Whichever holidays you celebrate, I hope you are enjoying the season. Looking toward a bright new year in 2012  🙂

Inspirations
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I’m really excited to share these new wall tiles and ornaments with my artwork and inspirational words. In a nutshell, this is why I create! Each of my paintings has an inspirational meaning behind it, and the words I chose … Read More

Mistletoe and Ornaments
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  So, with all the holly and cedar around, I made mistletoe 🙂 One hangs above each doorway in the house. Good luck charm!  These crochet snowflakes are so fun and quick to make, here’s the pattern! I used Sugar … Read More

Holiday Decorating!
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I love this time of year, our little house feels so magical after decorating. There was frost on the grass outside this morning. The sky is bright blue today and we have a holly tree in the yard with stunning … Read More

Getting Ready for the Show
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I have three holiday art/craft shows this month, and I’m busy as a bee in the studio finishing new items! Sipping lots of vanilla coffee and staying up until the wee hours this week… I love doing shows, it’s really … Read More

The Mountain Afghan
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I’ve been getting more time in on the Mountain Afghan in the evenings now, which will be a perfect addition to our rustic house. I picture it draped over back of the sofa, which is a deep chocolate brown. I … Read More

Fall Colors
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Here is some color inspiration for fall! I love dreaming up color combinations. Earlier this year, for fun, I started designing color palettes based on the seasons and elements in nature. Originally I was thinking about quilts or blankets, but … Read More

Fall Harvest Time
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Fall Tree ©2005 I love the air in the fall. Leaves flutter, squirrels scurry across the yard. Fresh apples and pears from the local farms are so delicious. Now it’s time to harvest the final veggies from the garden. We’ve … Read More

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