Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Abstract in Teal and Purple

Inspired by the huge paintings a dear friend and I enjoyed at the Royal Academy in London

on Etsy

Things I Love

Wisps of fog on the water
Rays of sunshine
Smell of freshly mown grass

Things I Love

Sound of rain in the night
Waking to sunlight glistening off rain soaked surfaces
Finding a warm patch of sun to curl up in

Women Dancing!

Invisible Bee Yoga - Dance Journey for Women

Thrilled to have one of my paintings celebrated by Invisible Bee Yoga studio in SW Minneapolis!

In designing what looks like a really fun yoga dance class, the instructor felt a connection to my painting (she saw it on Etsy) and approached me with the idea of using it to promote her class.

When I read her class description for 'Dance Journey for Women', I knew these women and I were meant to dance together!

If you are in the SW Minneapolis area - you just HAVE to check out this class (and tell them I sent you!)

Thursday, September 25, 2014


'Purple Rain'
Having fun with my Tree Series!

This one is also in my Etsy shop

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Cottage Chic

'Apricot Tree'
A touch of whimsy in soft colors

on Etsy

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Things I Love

People who aren't afraid to do things in unconventional ways (yes that is my hubby, and yes it is supposed to be putt putt golf)
A clean house
Looking through old photos

Monday, September 22, 2014

For a feminine touch in a modern room...

'Sunrise Through the Poppies'
on etsy

Things I Love

Mountain and sea all in one view
Chocolate covered popcorn
Laughing until tears are streaming down my face

Friday, September 19, 2014

Art Retreat on Whidbey Island

'It's All About Color'
Acrylic Painting Workshop

Come join me for a 3 day Art Retreat on beautiful Whidbey Island!
Read more about it on my website

Thursday, September 18, 2014

To the people of Scotland

I fell in love with you and your gorgeous land this summer and wish you the very best no matter which way your vote goes.

May the road you travel be filled with beauty

Monday, September 15, 2014

Things I Love

Homes with open walls
Gardens that flow into the house
Afternoon tea

Sunday, September 14, 2014

In Full Color

'Teal Sky'
Another summer painting - this one in vivid, surreal colors

In a room:

on etsy

Things I Love

Sunlight through branches
Having our family visit
Lazy weekends

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Painting in a Room

'Copper Age'

on etsy

Things I Love

Gazpacho made with veggies from the garden

Mom's Gazpacho Recipe:
4 large very ripe tomatoes – peeled and chopped
1 large cucumber – peeled and chopped
1 medium onion (sweet) finely minced
1 green pepper, minced

3 cup tomato juice (either fresh squeezed or Campbells)
1 T red wine vinegar
3 T olive oil
3 cloves garlic mashed/minced
1 t Tabasco
salt, pepper to taste

Serve very cold (next day)
Add avocado, cilantro, chives, shrimp on top

Friday, September 12, 2014

The Ballerina's

Set of 4 acrylic paintings
Envisioning them in a girl's room

on etsy

Long Shadows

Trying it out in a room

on etsy

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Viewing a Painting

'Purple Mist'
I've uploaded it into a wall template design to get a feel of how it might look in a room. What do you think? Better as just the painting, or does it help to see it in a room?

on etsy

Things I Love

Purple basil in bouquets
Saturated colors
Smell of a late summer morning

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Things I Love

Dew on a spider web
Ripe peaches
My cat walking across the keyboard to demand attention

Things I Love:

Harvest from the garden
Cool mornings and warm afternoons
Grilled cauliflower with lots of garlic

Things I Love

Big floppy hats
Sun dresses
Driftwood forts

Things I Love

Sailing with good friends
Lapping waves on the hull
Light through the sails

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Port Townsend Wooden Boat Show - Boat Building Contest

So proud of my 16 year old... who will be on a wooden boat building team at the Port Townsend Wooden Boat Show this weekend (Sept. 5-7)

Every year the PT Wooden Boat Show hosts a boat building contest - starting with scraps of wood Friday morning at 8:00 to launch of the completed boats on Sunday at noon. The guys that asked Morgan to be on their team run the Port Townsend Wooden Boat Center shop and won the contest last year, so it is a huge honor for them to include him! Expecting long days from 8:00 am to 10:00 pm, lots of intense physical labor as well as some pretty terrific boat building skills!

If you happen by, take lots of photos of Morgan, but don't expect to talk with him - they will have a spokesperson standing by to answer questions and prevent the craftsmen from being interrupted!

Of course - I'll post lots of photos!