Monday, November 29, 2010

Forever Home for Christmas

TJ, our little foster westie mix puppy, has several adoption applications now, and I couldn't be happier. I would be thrilled to see him have a forever home for Christmas. Keep your fingers (and toes) crossed that it all works out for him!

Friday, November 26, 2010

Winter into Spring

Winter into Spring #1

This series of mixed media collages is about the transition from winter to spring. There are lingering winter snowflakes, mixed with the bright new greens of spring growth and an early blossom here and there.

The collages include hand painted and printed papers and cloth, and also incorporate pieces of some of my watercolor paintings. If you'd like to see the entire series, please click here.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday! As I get older, I care less and less about all the holidays that are tied to gift giving, and more and more about the holiday that reminds me to be thankful for what I have. I am blessed with a life that is filled with love, and for that I am very grateful!

I hope all of you have a wonderful holiday, celebrating with family and friends!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Radiance Series

Radiance #1
6"h x 5"w, mounted to 10" x 8"

This is the first piece in a new series of mixed media collages. The inspiration for these collages was all of the beautiful glowing colors that are created when the sunlight shines through the autumn leaves as they are changing colors, and the happy feeling I get when I see those colors.

The collages are created entirely with papers that I have painted and printed just for this series of work. There are six collages in all. Please click here to see the entire series.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

Saturday, November 13, 2010

More Leaves


Another watercolor of leaves, using a new technique for the background. I like that this new technique gives me the ability to have a solid black background. It really makes these leaves dramatic!

I am probably done painting leaf scenes now that snow is on the ground here. I do have a new idea sketched on my watercolor block though. I want to paint the snow covered terraces in the fields of our farm, so that will keep me going for a while.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

Sunday, November 07, 2010

Pomeranian Puppies

Belle (female)


Ariel (female)

This morning I photographed three little 5 week old pomeranian puppies for the Nebraska Pomeranian Rescue. They weigh about 2 pounds, so you can imagine how small they are! The male doesn't have a name because he is already spoken for, but his new family hasn't named him yet. The two females are still available for adoption through the rescue.

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

Monday, November 01, 2010

Home Again

I am home from the art retreat --- rejuvenated, inspired, and thankful for the opportunity provided to me. I stitched layers of canvas onto smaller pieces of canvas, as the first layer of texture on those pieces. Plus I used gel medium to add cheesecloth and crumpled tissue paper to squares of masonite board and canvases. All totaled, I have 40 new backgrounds ready for paint, and I am thrilled.

The setting for the retreat center is beautiful --- acres along the East Nishnabotna River, and the weather was gorgeous! The leaves were mostly gone in the woods, but there was fungi everywhere, and I took a couple hundred photographs. Because of the wooded setting, there were also numerous varieties of birds. The nuthatch above was perched near our deck one morning.