Thursday, December 29, 2011

Zoey's Adoption

Yesterday little Zoey was adopted by Tiffany and Eric. They don't have any other dogs, so I have no doubt that she is going to be the spoiled princess of the house. They were so excited to see her and so thrilled to be the ones chosen to adopt her. This is the happy side of rescue --- to take a little dog that was abandoned in a cardboard box and find her such a great forever home!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas!

Zeke & Mya in their Christmas outfits

Little Zoey in her Christmas outfit

Friday, December 23, 2011

Adoption Pending!

The rescue received a ton of interest in little Zoey, and numerous applications to adopt her. Hopefully her adoption will be finalized next weekend, and she will start the new year in her new forever home!

As you can see, she is quite the toy hog, dragging them all to her blanket!

Thursday, December 22, 2011


In the past, I have never used much red in my art. Not sure why, it just wasn't a color that felt comfortable in my palette. Recently I have gone to the other side, and I am loving the drama that red can add to a piece of art. The small piece above was an experiment to use red as the primary color, and see if it loses its drama if there is too much of it in an artwork.

And this piece is an experiment to remake the earlier collage and see if it is more successful as a smaller piece. I think it is.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

It Happened Again!

Those of you that know me, know that I am never without a foster dog for long. I had hoped to take a break until after Christmas, but then I got the call. A little 8 week old chihuahua puppy had been found in a cardboard box outside an apartment building. And so, little Zoey came to live with us until she finds her forever home. She is a whopping 3#, so she is walking out of all the clothes that I put on her!

Monday, December 19, 2011

Done or not?


I rarely struggle with whether or not a piece of art is finished. Sometimes I have to restrain myself when I KNOW it is done, but I want to keep adding to it. I think that is the bane of a collagist, always wanting to add more pieces. The collage above feels done at times, but other times it feels trite and over-simplified. I posted it here to see what you think.........

Friday, December 16, 2011

Morning Collage

"Wrap It Up"

Once we get our first snowfall, and I start photographing the stark winter trees against the white snow background, it seems like my art gravitates to black & white images as well.Yesterday's morning collage was influenced by my gray-tone world and the Christmas season.

I've also been working on two larger artworks for an upcoming exhibition, "Plus One", which features black & white art with only one other color added. They are due on January 1, so I have been spending extra hours in the studio, trying to get them completed by the deadline!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

Tuesday, December 13, 2011


Zeke with his new chew

Mya with her new chew

On Saturdays we frequently take some of the rescue dogs to local all natural petfood stores and have a "Meet & Greet" for the public to come meet the dogs, before filling out an adoption application. These events are usually fun for the volunteers and the dogs, and I think the stores end up selling a bunch of toys and treats to the volunteers. Usually I resist this temptation, but I had to cave in at the last event and buy these chews for Mya and Zeke. They are big enough that I thought they would last for more than one day. Little did I realize that the chews are almost as big as Mya! She really struggled to haul it around, but once she got situated with it, she loved it.

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

Monday, December 05, 2011

Sunday, December 04, 2011

Let It Snow!

Yesterday we got about 4" of snow, so I had to take a few quick photos of the Winter trees with just a touch of white highlights! Notice the brown pinecones in the last photo. What fun!

Thursday, December 01, 2011


Ever since I photographed the cats at a local shelter, I have wanted to find more cats to photograph. Since I am allergic to them, I am a bit limited on how close to them I can get. A recent artist retreat presented the perfect opportunity. There was a feral cat colony of 27 cats roaming the property, and I was lucky enough to get several good photos.