Monday, February 25, 2013

Canine Forgiveness

Whoever said this had it right - a dog is the epitome of unconditional love. They also know what you are thinking and feeling- if you are blue, they are there to cheer you up. This is a print of one of my paintings - you can view and purchase it here.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

All Good Things

Is the gang in the dining room getting rowdy? "Where's my dinner??!! I'M HUNGRY! FOOD FOOD FOOD! I wanna eeeeeeeeeat!". You know how impatient family and friends are. Well, just point to this sweet print and pertinent message that should be hanging on your dining room wall, and calm the unruly crowd. To view and purchase my latest print, check out my shop here.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Enough Snow Already

Winter is still winter, no matter how optimistic I am about the coming of warmer days. We're in for another round of snow this weekend, and I'm wondering where are we going to put it? This is a poorly shot photo taken by me with my vintage cell phone, as I was driving through a parking lot. That's a lotta snow there!

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Make Do

This old English proverb is near and dear to my heart and timely as ever. I created this print with one of my Fashionistas in mind, the lass who is sewing and mending. You can view and purchase as a poster print in my online shop: here.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Valentine's Day

We all have standards for seeking True Love, and here's one of 'em. You can view and purchase this print in my online shop here.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Spunky Girl

Do you know a spunky girl? Maybe it's you! I'm having fun with type - you can view and purchase this 8 x 10 print in my shop here.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Matisse's Sneaker 5" x 7" Painting-a-Day

Matisse loved patterned rugs, so I'm sure if he wore sneakers, this might have been one of his.  Such an odd name. Sneaker. Where did that come from anyway?

I just looked it up and here is what I found:  "Keds were first mass-marketed as canvas-top "sneakers" in 1917. These were the first sneakers. The word "sneaker" was coined by Henry Nelson McKinney, an advertising agent for N. W. Ayer & Son, because the rubber sole made the shoe stealthy or quiet, all other shoes, with the exception of moccasins, made noise when you walked." - Mary Bellis

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Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Red Sash Dress 5" x 7" Paintng-a-Day

Another party dress done in watercolor and colored pencil, this time with a leafy background. You can view and purchase this tiny original painting in my online shop here.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Pink and Orange Dress 5" x 7" Painting-a-Day

Working in watercolor is a truly liberating experience. You can't erase, so you either accept mistakes and embrace them, or you don't work in watercolor to begin with! Purchase this tiny original painting here.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

If wishes were horses we'd all ride away

This is where I wish I were today, looking at the waves.

This is where I am today, looking at my garden.


The lovely beach photograph is courtesy of You are looking at Poipu Beach on the Garden Island of Kauai, Hawaii. This is where I am going to learn to surf and get sunburned. Instead, I went to Trader Joes today. I stood in line with my purchase and commented on the huge crowd of shoppers. The clerk said, "Oh, it's because of the warm day today - everybody came out to do their shopping." It was 10 degrees today! I guess that's warm compared to yesterday, where the windchill factor made it 35 below zero, but still, only in Minnesota would one say that 10 degrees is a nice warm day for shopping. I'd rather be surfing!