I am Strong. I am Not Perfect. I am Willing to Try. I am Open-Minded. I am Flawed. I am Loved. I am Full of Potential. I am Gifted. I am Not Believing the Hype. I am Facinating. I am Woman.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Desperate For Chocolate

My camera didn't get the best image of this wooden plate I painted. It has a great crackle finish and I added the words...she looks so innocent, but hey ladies...we know what it is like when we need our chocolate fix...She was painted with acrylics and used the crackle over it for a truly great look...Kind of like she is cracking , because she is jonesing for her chocolate!!!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

My Bunny For My Nephew

This is an old bunny drawing I made for my nephew, Bryce, now 12, and I saw it in his bedroom in NC when I was recently visiting. I was happily surprised he still had it on display among all his sports stuff and saved things. It was created on black paper, with colored pencil. I tore the edges for a different look.

I just had to post this...

This was sent to me in an email from a best friend...I simply love it...it fits a lot of things going on in my life right now. I do not know who actually created it, but I love the message!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

"Dog Gone"

This is another one in my SketchBook Series. I am just starting it and have it inked in ...and also added a yellow napkin from a fast food joint...it is for the pee pee...Now...let the fun begin...COLOR and whatever else muses me.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Chris Isaak - Black Flowers

This is such a Fantastic Video...and the Song is amazing...
Love me some Chris Isaak!
***You will need to turn off my playlist to listen to this video.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Print Making with my Nephew, Bryce

Print Demo to show Bryce how to make a print.

More of Bryce's work...

Bryce's art work...he has this stick figure type of work and has created a ton of drawings and stories...quite awesome. Now... he wants to start drawing a more human form...I bought him a small artist mannequin to help him.

One of Bryce's prints...he likes to use a lot of paint and gets the coolest textures. He gave this one to me, which I will frame. He titled it: "CreaTures"

Prints my nephew,Bryce, and I made while I was visiting in NC.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

A Funny...I borrowed it!

A real man is a woman's best friend. He will never let her down. He will comfort her after a bad day. He will inspire her to do things she never thought she could do. He will enable her to express her deepest emotions. He will enable her to be confident, sexy, seductive and invincible ...No, wait. Sorry. I'm thinking of wine.

It's wine that does all that... Never mind!


I Vsited My Brother and Nephew in NC Last Weekend!!!

Pond ...great spot for meditating...just wish I knew how!!!!

Bryce's art...gee, where does that gene come from...I wonder...HHmmmmm...he does the coolest comic type of art...awesome...!!!!!

Full view of the pond area they made, with fish, fountains and a waterfall

.....oohhmmmmm!!! Yoga time, anyone...???

Bill's house, on a golf course...nice...of course golf runs in the family...Dad, Bill and Bryce...I love it... just not had a real opportunity to work with a Pro...love watching it live or on TV.

Blurry pic of Bryce holding "Fred" his new kitten, and me, with my vintage glasses' frame...I picked out Fred from a neighbor of Mom's the day Mom was placed next to Daddy in the mausoleum...Bill wanted to surprise his son...and I kept him that night, my bro stayed in a motel to give Mom and I space, but she died...it was expected, and he didn't want me to see him break down, because I was so wrecked, myself, ....he is an awesome brother...always giving me the low down on life and what not to do anymore. We both learned the hard way....Life is way too short...so relax and let go of the toxic people and the negatives and move on....I am really taking this to Heart!!!!

I was lucky enough to visit my brother Bill and my wonderful, unique, nephew, Bryce, in NC this past weekend...an 8 hour drive...but worth every minute! It was HOT ...Did I say HoT...100's....ugh!!! but still gorgeous! They showed me around...with the intention of wanting me to move down that way...he is near Burlington, 5 min. and Greensboro, 20 min.
We saw some artsy towns....wonder why???!!! It is booming now and I would fit in well in that area...but who knows what is in my future...??? I am still dealing with all of Mom's things and selling 2 of my own homes and a divorce still going on...what the hell...but I loved every minute and everyone I met...it is a great place and I can see it happening for me there...but I still have other options...it will take time..I was told by Hospice not to make major life decisions until a good year has passed...wow, were they right...!!!

These pics are some of the 20 I took while there, Bill, Bryce and me and Bill's house....love the house and the yard is awesome...I need to learn how to meditate just to sit at the fab pond...it has fountains and fish...and it is soooo soothing in the early morning or evening after a long day...

Meet my family...

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Today is my Mother's Birthday, Missing You

Thank You, Lord, for my beautiful Mother~

for the love she always gave to me

and her friendship that was never-failing, for her kind eyes that saw the best in me

and her gentle wisdom that still carries me through,

for her prayers that lifted me up

and the dreams she held in her heart for me,

for the Happy Memories we made together

and all the hugs and smiles we shared~

I am forever grateful.


Mom and Daddy holding their grandson, Bryce, who is now 12 yrs. old. My Daddy died 4 hrs. later. We were in Lexington, KY, and he wasn't feeling well and went back to the motel right after this pic, and we found him 4 hrs. later, he was already gone, massive heart attack. Seems like he is just away...even to this day. I even have dreams like that, he comes to stay for a while and then he leaves and I never know when he will be back.

Now they are back together, my Guardian Angels, I'll see you over the Rainbow!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

"Angel of Peace"

This is a pen and ink drawing of an Angel who just happens to be a hippie/gypsy soul, like myself. I love all the detail, I can get lost in it. One day, I want to create a large colorful painting of this piece.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

"Helga, The Animal Whisperer"

Another in my Sketchbook Series...This is Helga with a gold tooth, I love her face, hair-do and freckles, too! The animals are all floating around her...everywhere she goes, the creatures come out for she has this mystical power to communicate with every one of them. They feel her love and spirit. This is a mixed media piece, using soft pastels, crayons, colored pencils, nail polish and ink white-out.

Monday, August 1, 2011


“People help you, or you help them, and when we offer or receive help, we take in each other. And then we are saved.”
~ Anne Lamott

"What's The BuZZZ"

Another spread from the Sketchbook Series...Mixed Media piece...using soft pastels, colored pencils, crayons, old make-up, ink white out,and rubber stamps for the bees. I just love how she turned out, with her Bee-Hive Hair Do and Bee Sting lips!