Monday, July 29, 2013

A view from Mom & Dad's backyard. It was April at the time, still snow all around. We went skiing on that trip.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

This guy is from a drawing class, it's a demo I did for the kids showing some charcoal technique. Turned out kind of sweet. The kids are working on drawing animals, and animal faces.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

I found this cute little guy the other day when I was going through some papers. This is a research sketch for a painting. I had just grabbed some scrap paper at the library and made this quick sketch and notes. It's really fun to find something after it's been hidden for a while. A little present to myself.

Monday, June 10, 2013

I'll be offering Week-long, Half-day art camps this summer for children and teens. This is a photo of a fanciful birdhouse made for an Upper Elementary School. One of our projects will start with a basic birdhouse then imagination will take over. Each student will choose a character or style to complete their own personalized birdhouse. All projects will emphasize personal expression.
Let's get creating!


Garden themed art projects such as a Stepping Stone,

Fanciful Birdhouse, Garden Sculpture, and others.
Hands-on 2- and 3-D projects
Imagination and enthusiasm required!

Register by June 24.
    Monday- Friday 9:30am- 12 noon
Grades 6-8: July 15-19
High School: July 22- 26
Grades 3-5: July 29-Aug 2
Send email to for registration information

Most materials supplied.
Students will be asked to provide additional items to personalize their projects.
Materials list provided at sign-up.
Family Discount: 15% off for second, and additional students from the same family
My art experience as an instructor includes: Local Rec Centers, Art Goes to School Programs in Public Schools, Private small group instruction at home and church settings. My background is in Graphic Design (BA) and Fine Art (Post Baccalaureate Certificate from PAFA).

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Hey there, long time-- no post. I've just discovered a way to publish some of my work and offer it for sale. Check this out and let me know what you think.

I painted four little flower images and have made them avialable as cards. One time I needed a small card and couldn't find one I liked. I wanted something simple, so I decided to do it myself. It took a little while to decide which flowers I most wanted to paint. I've always loved Lily of the Valley, so I did that one first. Behind my house, when I was growing up, there was a very large pine tree with wild Lily of the Valley growing at the base. It always looked like a little fairy land to me. We also had a lilac tree. The shape and color of the Forget Me Nots and the Bougainvillea drew me to them.