Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Last Painting of the Year

I made a commitment this year to not commit to painting the week of Christmas. In previous years, I have taken orders up to the last minute. Two years ago, I painted on Christmas Eve. Not this year. My last painting was finished up last week.

Here it is. This painting was commissioned by my friend Terrie. Her daughter and I were good friends growing up and it is always fun to do paintings for people I adore.

Now.....I am taking a week off! Whew. It has been a while. However, I am looking forward to my painting schedule for January. I have some fun projects ahead, and I think.... I am bad at following through, but I am going to try to take the Painting a Week challenge that some of my art buddies have taken this year. This means, originals for sale every week and a new print on etsy every week. We'll see how long it lasts!

Merry Christmas All!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

2 NEW PRINTS for Etsy

I have listed two new prints on etsy. Both are Angels, which are probably my favorite thing to paint. I think one reason they are so fun to paint is that you don't have to follow any rules. Blue hair.....sure. Angels can definitely have blue hair. See?
That's one of the many reasons I like angels.

Both are now available in MY ETSY SHOP

Monday, November 23, 2009


It is finally done! Here is my latest pet project. A FOLK ART CALENDER- Art Print.
This was a very fun project. I love to follow folk artists from all over the world. I asked 11 others (all of whom I think are fabulous) to participate in this collaborative project. Each of us 12 chose an image to represent a month of the year. I designed a funky, "Year In View" calendar featuring all 12 of us.
Here's the little blurb I put on the shop:
"The idea for this piece came to me one day. I love art. I love to collect other people's art, but year after year, I run out of space and MONEY. Wouldn't it be fun to have a little snippet of art from artists all over the world? Best thing is, I get to have 12 new pieces each year and all in one spot."
You too...may own these 12 little masterpieces!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Had a great time at the "Friends of the Creche" convention. I have never been a vendor at a show like that. It was a great experience. Plenty of friendly people from all over the globe, makes for a very entertaining couple of days.

I have added ALMOST all of my new prints to my etsy shop. If you don't see them there, they will be there in the next day or so.

Monday, November 9, 2009


I just added some new prints to etsy. I love painting for Christmas.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Pet Portraits

I really like to paint dogs. Here is one for Addison. This is her little Chiuaua named Molly.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Monday, September 7, 2009

New Paintings

It's that time of year again...............the time where shows come one after another. Just thought I would post a couple of the paintings I am working on for the season. I love Halloween, so I had to paint of few spooky little things.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Here is the Redd family in front of Sundial Rock!

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Here my latest custom painting of a ballerina fairy named June. Sure was fun to paint!

Monday, May 4, 2009

Thursday, April 30, 2009

I have decided to rotate my gallery pieces and just wanted to let you know that I am selling some of them at Art Market this week. Thanks!
P.S. This is not one of them.........but it was spring-ish.....and we all need a little spring.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Oh blog....I have neglected you so!!

I guess after 2 months, I better make a new post. ART MARKET is this Friday and Saturday!


Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Art Market

Art Market is coming up next week. Feb 6th at Sugar House Park in SLC, Utah

Lots of fabulous Valentine's Day stuff!

I will be there....will you?

Thursday, January 15, 2009


Here's a little painting I call..... Cafe. I know, pretty original name. I am listing prints on Etsy!

Friday, January 9, 2009

A New Studio!!!! Now what do I do with it?

We are moving! The husband, kids and I are moving tomorrow. Our new house is finished and I will finally have a place to call my own. My own STUDIO!! (Well, I will have to share it with the family computer.) For the last several years, I have been painting at the kitchen bar, or at the desk in my bedroom. I have been stashing my paints, brushes, papers canvases, crafty items and other supplies here and there because they had no home. So, I am asking a favor to my artist and crafter friends. Give me your ideas about how to organize such a mess of stuff! If you have posted ideas on your blogs, I would love to have a link!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

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Custom Painting Schedule

I have had several emails asking what my painting schedule will be for 2009, so I am going to post my plan here. Because I have a preschooler, a toddler and a baby, my painting time is very limited (if I were as good of an organizer as some of my friends, I would have a lot more painting time....but I am not. I really need some time management lessons. That will have to be another post and plenty of you will have to leave me suggestions.). I am only going to take one custom portrait per month this year (I might add a few in here and there if I get caught up).
Muchas Gracias!

Sunday, January 4, 2009

I am waiting for my check in the mail. The one for a hundred thousand dollars from the Nigerian Prince who is interesting in selecting me as a benefactor. I gave him my credit card and all my vital information. I sent him my passport and driver's license along with my precious coin collection. Now I am just waiting by the mail box for my check.

Now a little Thank You. Thank you to all of my readers who can write in English. Thank you to all my readers who can barely write in English........those of you who write legitimate comments because you like my art or you want to be part of the blog world or you are a friend or even a friend of a friend or who came across my shop on etsy or who googled "folk art".

Now a little No Thank You. No thank you, Nigerian Prince, or any of your friends! Cheers!

Saturday, January 3, 2009

NEW YEAR'S RESOLVE- Recycling!!!

One of my New Year's resolutions is to create less waste, and recycle! I am going to try to create as much of my art out of recycled materials as possible this year, and I hope to blog about it. I've noticed (especially during the holidays) how much stuff I throw away, and I hate it. In the last week or so since I set this goal I have saved a few interesting things and have plans to turn them in to something new. So, stay tuned to see what they might be!

I found a bracelet a few years ago at a garage sale/markety type thing. It was a fun charm bracelet, but was kind of broken. I bought it thinking I would fix it. I never did it. So, as I was cleaning out my closet last week, I tossed it in to the garbage pile. My 5 year old daughter gasped and accused me of being a horrible person. I picked it up and put it in my pocket and declared it a "recycled art project".


I know that making pendants is all the rage right now. Scrable tile pendants and glass tile
pendants. I thought I might join the trend. I took the charms off the bracelet, pryed the funky little jewels off of each, added a tiny little print of one of my paintings and coated it with resin. I just listed some of them in my SHOP, so check them on out!

NOW FOR MY FEW FOLLOWERS: I am planning to "tag" you all soon. I know that there are several Recycled Art Challenges out there, but I am going to start my own. So look for more soon!