Friday, December 14, 2018

Triple Dipped Crazy

This one has got all my little quirks going on.

Amanaita Muscaria mushroom red and white polka dots
Faux Boix

oil on canvas (4"x6" canvas in a hand painted wooden frame)

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Little Clucker

I think might be the smallest painting I have ever done.
It happened only because I had this amazing tiny gold leaf frame.

I wish I could find more of them... sigh.

Monday, December 10, 2018


Another Craftacular is history.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Go Home Squirrel - You're Drunk

A sentence you'd never thought you'd say, "let's do a drunken squirrel."

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Wreck the Halls

"Make it fun" he said, "and make it creepy."

Ok, can do.


Monday, November 26, 2018

A Little Party Never Killed Nobody

Loving how this particular project turned out.

Monday, November 12, 2018

This Chicken is Cooked

'Chicken on Asphalt' (second version)
20"x20" oil on canvas

And from the beginning...




Sunday, October 28, 2018

First Day of Necklace Season

It's time to start the holiday craziness with some new necklaces.

All have my lampwork beads and vintage chain.

Some have semi-precious stones and freshwater pearls.

One has a beautiful, old French half penny.

I love collecting all the old bits of chain.
Always digging at estate sales for broken pieces to tear apart.

Saturday, October 27, 2018


Details from four paintings I am working on.
All are 20"x20" oil on canvas.

Monday, October 22, 2018

Indian Corn

When I was a kid I wore Indian corn necklaces.

With a big needle, some dental floss and shucked colored kernels little me stabbed, and strung myself fall necklaces.

Using various corals, ocher, topaz, tomato soup, purple red and other colors of glass rods I torched lots of little seed beads.

I wired them together with 18 gauge jewelers bronze wire in a classic rosary chain.
Each little piece of wire wound into an 'S' with pointed round pliers.

The piece took a couple of hours to construct.
There is no clasp.
I made it just large enough to slip over my head just like my childhood necklace.

Saturday, October 20, 2018


Few things make me as happy as 'new' furniture.
A spectacular sunset outside my studio window isn't bad either.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

How To Build A Frog

Day 1 and day 2.

Days 3 and 4.

Finished and framed.

A little painting of a big frog.
6"x6" oil on board

Monday, October 15, 2018

Silvery Crow

Deep, deep from my paint drawers came a tube of "Metallic German Silver" paint by Daniel Smith. Perfect for this spooky, goofy crow.

9"x10 1/2" oil on board in a vintage silver leaf frame

Crow's foot.