Monday, September 16, 2013

~Baby Ella & her Cat~

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

~Welcome Back, to ME !~
I have revamped my was much easier than I thought it would be.~ I've been wanting to return to blogging for some-time now, but~ as we all know, time & effort don't always line up.~
~I almost deleted this "old bloggy" & had thoughts of starting a brand new one.~ But, I couldn't do it, I looked back & remembered so many years ago, struggling to get this one up & running...I knew very little about computers then, I'm still no wiz.~ There was lots of questions to my son Gabriel~ "Help Me !"~ "I don't get it !"~ But, I did it, way back then. ~ Now, I'm back.~
I have redesigned my banner~ by myself ~ to reflect what I have been up to lately.
~I have illustrated my first book !~ Written by a lovely lady, Joy Williams.~
~This has taken more than a year & it is very close to being published !~ It is going to be self-published threw Createspace. The launch date is coming very soon.~
I am also illustrating two more children's books ~ there will be more about them in the near future.~
But, back to "If I Think It, It Must Be True"~ written by Joy Williams & illustrated by Amy Gethins Sullivan.~ all I can say is, even now when I read it, I get a little teary~ it reads like a poem~ it is uplifting, it is an awesome reminder to children & adults as well~ that you know yourself better than anyone.~
~If I Think It, It Must Be True~ page from the book

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

~Oh my gosh!~
~ I actually remembered my password !~
~I've been painting lots, set painting, for theater.~
~I am trying to figure out how to redecorate this blog.~ A little scary, bc, I haven't changed anything here in such a long time.~
~have a lovely day~

Sunday, April 10, 2011

~Blue Sky's~

~Blue Sky's for as far as you can see !~

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

~Painting sets again~But, it is just a small visit~just helping out the theatre that I used to spend 40 plus hours a week working for.~I keep trying to retire from being a scenic, but~I don't really believe I can ever truly give it up.~There is so much fun in painting SO LARGE.~Mixing great big buckets of paint, using a large paint brush, a Hudson sprayer(normally used to spray your garden)~standing right on top of your painting & working your way down, splashing paint with just the right motion.~Well, it really is pretty wonderful.~I do miss it.~So, truly, I am enjoying this small visit.~
~I will take pictures tomorrow~I am painting sky's~lots of sky~pretty blues~A room filled of sky's !~All on the floor now~but, will soon be up-right on stage.~

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

~My PineCone Ornys~

~I have been working away on my little PineCone Ornys~but, as I have made them they have been sold , right here in my own "little world" of Richmond Va.~this makes me hap,hap,happy~but, I sure would like to have at least 10 to put on the Doll Town sight to sell .~I'm still embellishing a group, so I will hang onto them to sell.~
~And, if the little darlings were not sold~I have given away a few~this little "Nest Elf"~was my donation to Easter Seals, "  Eggstravaganza "   ~  artists create "egg art"(art w/ an egg theme), there is a silent auction at a very fancy, black tie ball & the moneys are given to Easter Seals.~Nice right ?~My son Gabriel & I both donated art this year.~We have both donated before, but this is our 1st. year donating in the same auction.~Fun~

Monday, March 21, 2011

~I finished & delivered this little side table to Glow Med Spa~a spa that I have been doing decorative painting for, over the last year.~This little table turned out so pretty~ I took my paperclay & sculpted the vines & then painted them.~2 coats of water-based clear-coat was brushed on to protect everything.~

Friday, January 28, 2011


~This little dollhouse was a Christmas present for Rowan.~ It is a Corona Dollhouse Kit~ I bid on it on ebay.~ 23 $~ There were quite a few to bid on~ I think people buy them, but never get around to putting them together.~ What a lucky little girl Rowan is~ her dad is a cabinetmaker !~ Philip is doing a beautiful job putting her little cottage together & he really is enjoying himself.~ It will be done soon, then Rowan & I will paint it.~Then the fun of decorating ~ so many decisions to make.~ There is a dollhouse store just down the street from us.~But, we plan on making a lot of our own tiny things to put in it.~ And, we need to find a little family to live in it.~ I'll keep taking pictures along the way.~

~GIVEAWAY !~ not here, yet~ over at German Dolls~ she makes the sweetest dolls, Waldorf style, & doll clothes~ I have just found her blog today.~But, I will be visiting there often.~Go, sign-up !~