Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween!

Something rather odd is going on at the vicarage in St Mary Mead tonight, so perhaps I'll drop in to visit my dear friend Dolly. Tsk human nature is so wicked, isn't it dear?

Feels Like Autumn

A coating of frost touched the leaves on my Japanese maple giving them a bejeweled glow in the late autumn light.

This print, and more, are in my new Etsy Shop

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Color Inspiration - Guitar Pedals

This beautiful display is in the Seattle EMP Museum - while the guys were interested in the music, I was completely distracted by the light and color!

p.s. This image is available as a mouse pad (any guitarists in your life that need a shot of inspiration?)

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Color Inspiration - Dahlia Bud

This lovely dahlia was in a pot at Ravenna Garden Center over the summer. I got in close and moved around until a delightful teal pot filled the background. I love the bit of warm gold thrown in with the cool teal and magenta - the combo makes me happy!

How do these colors make you feel?

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

And the Winner is...

Thank you for all of the lovely name suggestions for my latest artwork - your notes, and all of the lovely meanings you drew from my piece warm my heart!

I poured through hundreds of facebook comments, blog posts and email ideas and the decision was really tough - so many fabulous titles! Your ideas have given me so much inspiration for new pieces!

As a thank you, I am offering a 30% off discount on some of my most popular matted prints (as well as prints of my newest painting)!  Click HERE for Print Special

The title I ended up choosing brings to mind the elements that danced in my head when I painted this piece:
Moonlit night
Giving and Sharing

Moonlight Serenade

(Have you listened to Carly Simon's rendition of the Glen Miller song - so lovely!)

 A number of people suggested this, so I put your name in a hat and drew...

Congratulations to
Kaye Davis
I'll be sending you a batch of greeting cards and a mouse pad!
(please email me your address!)

Naming contest...

Please pardon me while I ponder...
Wow! I am overwhelmed with so many wonderful name ideas! How is a girl to choose?!

I promise I will figure out the winning name by today... but I'm also brewing up a special deal on my website to thank all of you!

Stay tuned...

Friday, October 18, 2013

Give Away - Contest to name my painting

Contest to help me name my latest painting!

These colorful dancing ladies evolved over time and finally this weekend I realized the painting was finished. However, I can't seem to figure out the perfect name!

Any ideas?
To enter your name in the contest, simply tell me your idea below or write it on my facebook page  

Can't think of a name, no problem, you can still enter the Give Away: simply 'like' my facebook page by Monday, October 21! 

Here is the fun gift package I will send one lovely reader:

- 6 Greeting cards featuring my original artwork (you can see all of the cards HERE)
- Mouse Pad featuring 'New Bulbs' original artwork (mouse just for show and not included!)

All of these goodies are now available on my website SHOP

Contest runs over the weekend and ends on Monday, October 21 at 5:00 PCT

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Mouse Pad from Artwork

My new favorite mouse pad!
(can't keep it though - shipping out with a collection of cards).

'New Bulbs' from

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Playing with Photos and Textures

... and color of course!

Monday, October 7, 2013

Last Bouquet

An autumn bouquet from my cutting garden - not sure how many more I can gather before the frost hits