Saturday, April 23, 2011


I have been working on this canvas for my favorite little girl. She is 8 years old and is very, very creative! I thought maybe I could motivate her to come over and paint a canvas with me. We'll see!!

Happy Easter to all of you!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Mixed Media Painting... "The Nest"

This mixed media painting is quite small... only 6" x 6".
I really like working small... always have.
The outside of the canvas is wrapped with
yellow polka dot ribbon.

This is going to be an Easter gift for my Pastors.
It's hard to paint something without
someone special in mind.

I promise to do a "Giveaway" one of these days.

PS We're sitting here in the middle of a very messy
snowstorm that took place yesterday.
It's still snowing... but lightly!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Fantastic Fabric!

 You all know a lot more about fabric, fabric designers, and fabric shops than I do. But, I do know what I like and I love, love love this fantastic fabric by Laurie Wisbrun. Colorful and whimsical... my kind of look!
Look at those darling itty bitty chairs... and sofas. Yes, I'm in love!!

This is her just-released collection, "Pooches and Pickups"
for Robert Kaufman.
Soooooooo cool!!

You can visit her blog at
Her shop is called The Scarlet Fig and you can get there through
her blog.
Her Etsy shop is www.etsy.comshop/scarletfig.

I wanted some red & white 'itty bitty chair' fabric and  found it at

Hmmmmmmm... now what can I make??


Friday, April 8, 2011

A Rather Large Cupcake!

I JUST finished my 'cupcake' mixed-media canvas.
I have a wall in my red & white kitchen that needed a picture 
so I created this one.
I hung it on the wall to take a photo and it looks
just right for the spot.
Double click on it if you want to see the details in the background.
I have had so much fun with all the techniques I learned in
Christy Tomlinson's class. 
And now I've made them my own.

Off to work on my bird nest canvases.

Make this a great weekend!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Spring/Easter Favorites

Aaaaaah Spring! Finally showing your sweet head in cold Wisconsin.
I couldn't wait to start adding touches of Spring inside my house.
The tree above is simple, sweet, and feminine.
It is sitting on a pretty table runner that my friend Nicolette
surprised me with last year. She does such lovely stitching
and quilting. It was such fun bringing it out again for Spring 2011.

This is a new cubby organizer that I just got from Pottery Barn.
I just opened the box yesterday and I need to let it just "sit"
for awhile while I decide where it's going to go
and what will go in it. So, meanwhile, it's sitting at the end of
the hall holding a few Easter treasures and frames.

I picked this up a few years ago because I love

A tradition!
My annual "Spring Tree" full-to-the-brim with lots of ornaments.
Some of them go back to 1970. I bought them for Kristin's 1st Easter Tree
when we lived in Germany. I've added several each year since then.
There are small optic lights in this tree of branches. It looks so pretty at night.

This is one of my favorite bunnies. She just makes me smile!!

Now, back to 3 wet canvases. The huge cupcake is amongst them.
The other 2 have bird nests on them.