Saturday, April 11, 2015


Family trip in Sicily, land if the ever present lemon trees, yellow wild flowers and olive groves. Aquamarine and emeral waters. 

Monday, March 30, 2015

Artist in Residence

Created a few more illustrations for our local park resident association at Fortune Green. 
Daffodils are in full bloom and some sun is starting to shine during the days that start earlier.  
Residents can purchase the originals by contacting me through the blog and get free delivery! 

Monday, March 9, 2015

Artist's tools and large scale

After a throughout organization if the studio this week-end, needed due to a teenage sleepover invasion...I found a large canvas with a picture I did not like.  after briefly considering throwing it away, I bought some gesso at the nearby Cassart and resurfaced the canvas to try my hand at acrylics.   This is the start.  I am trying to use the paint to get the runny watery effect of watercolor but on a large scale (this must be about 1x1 meter).    They are my actual brushes and most used tools.  Next step is to add a few more tools and splotches and some watery background. Liking it so far ��. 

Monday, January 19, 2015

Religieuse Punk

The huge bun fashion always makes me think of religieuses or brioche heads!

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Tante Marie

My mother is moving and gave me a few little cooking book gems. This one is a 1937 edition and reads like a novel. Tante Marie includes the manners with which to invites guests over for dinner, how to pick them, family dinner procedures etc...! And the cover is so cute!
The back lists other books like the Fishing Guide of Uncle Pierre. Back when times were simple? (or not- world war did come 2 years after...). in any event, I'm reading it like a novel!

Saturday, January 10, 2015

A day's work

I manage some great studio time that day. More soup-based elements...come to think of it it was one big chicken soup! (And a donut... ). they have all left home now!