Saturday, December 31, 2005


2 more cut paper compositions. Expressions of my love for dance. In the first one, I've used one of my floral pastel paintings. 30 minutes to 2006! Thanks to everyone for sharing their art & soul...and for all the wonderful comments. As for resolutions: As I start a new phase in my life, empty nesting in New York with my husband, I plan to take advantage of all that New York has to offer while continuing to practice, learn and refine my fine art. Another biggie: to GET OUT and mingle; exchange ideas; make new friends and try to stay healthy so I can paint ’til I drop many many years from now. Now I gotta go get the champagne ready. See y’all next year!

Friday, December 30, 2005

Illustration Friday "Flavor"

Erika and Nelly enjoying flavors of the day in Myrtle Beach a few years ago.

Thursday, December 29, 2005

More Fun with Cut Paper

Good ol' paper and scissors like making snowflakes in grade school art class. I like to experiment with different I accordian folded with the folds converging on a point to cut the figures dancing in a circle. The decorative background was created using a french fold and diagonal fold combination. Nothing is drawn, it's just me, the paper, the scissors and Photoshop...and in this case, Planes, Trains and Automobiles on the TV.

Saturday, December 24, 2005

Christmas Eve

Allie, Nelly and Erika waitin' for Santa baby.

Illustration Friday "Holiday"

I created this image with cut paper pieces (below), scanned into photoshop, colorized, multiplied and arranged. Happy Holidays everyone, everywhere!

Friday, December 23, 2005

Blind Contour Friday

"The Kids" trimming the tree (finally!). Actually, I BCdrew the kids separately and added them to the BCtree it's 2 bc drawings for the price of one! Merry Christmas y'all.

Thursday, December 22, 2005

Christmas Card

I made a card this afternoon for friends who have a summer home in Hilton Head. This is their Hilton Head house around which I created a snowy Christmas eve.

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

When EDMs Collide

This composition was inspired by Detlef Jumpertz's "Fish drawing" and C.J. Zeke Miller's "Stop and Shoot the Cadillacs" EDM posts.

EDM challenge "Holiday"

We don't even have our tree yet!

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Why I can't sleep at night:


I drew this while lying down.


Watercolor sketch of my daughter, Allison, on a summer day. Off season, I know, but I'm not finished with anything wintery yet. OK, not started yet, either.

Monday, December 19, 2005

Friday, December 16, 2005

Illustration Friday

Imagine standing at the top of the world

Blind Contour Friday

This is a thrown ceramic, painted and spot glazed vase I bought at an art fair years ago. It's decorated with 3 funky women in bikinis. Enjoy.

Thursday, December 15, 2005

bubby looking for drugs

I hadn't realized that there was a "draw an animal" challenge between the ceramic and medicine cabinet challenges. This was my first attempt at the medicine cabinet...which was interrupted by you-know-who, as I often am. After seeing the draw an animal challenge...I just had to throw this one is. OK..I rearranged a few things in the cabinet, too...for aesthetic reasons...for the final drawing.

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

EDM challenge

a peek inside the medicine cabinet. it's not pretty.

Saturday, December 10, 2005

Merry Christmas

from Wally, Nelly and Nancy..

Friday, December 09, 2005


I found this in the trash. Evil looking, isn't it???

Thursday, December 08, 2005

Blind Contour Friday

Fox News Alert: SouthWest Airlines plane skids off runway at Midway Airport in Chicago. wellll...YOU try and do a blind contour drawing from a TV program!

Wednesday, December 07, 2005


Found this pastel sketch in a tracing pad under the bed.

Saturday, December 03, 2005

There’s no fun like snow fun

sketchy guy

This guy just popped into my I drew him. Kind of different for me. I think maybe I'll create a family for him.

Friday, December 02, 2005

Blind Contour Fridee

The coat tree...full of wonderful memories of winters past.



Thursday, December 01, 2005

Newport Livingroom

This is a bad (blurry) scan of a pastel painting I did of the living room in our Newport, KY house...while sitting on the couch. The nice thing about doing a painting of your livingroom is you can leave out all the clutter; shoes, papers, clothes, empty glasses, books and magazines, laundry, dustballs, things the cat dragged in, etc. I mean, if that's what YOUR livingroom looks like. The end.