Monday, December 5, 2011

head to the pond

Head to the Pond...
Schuyler Pond that is...!
This coming weekend.
a delicious array of handmade art.
Friday & Saturday
December 9-10
Saratoga Springs, New York

And I promise to bring my candy cane brownies!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

heading west

 Flying off to the west coast!
Friday and Saturday December 2-3
"heart of winter" west
come for some fun and savvy holiday shopping!
I'll be shipping lots of new sparkling paintings!
hosted by
Tustin, CA.

and then...back to the east coast!
Friday and Saturday
December 9-10
"Merry Artist's Showcase"
hosted by
"Schuyler Pond"
Saratoga Springs, NY

Hope to see you there!

Friday, November 25, 2011

I may be an action figure...

"apron strings"
"take two, they're small"

It may have been written in the stars...sigh
Every superhero has their theme music. I am afraid what mine may be.
I may be the ultimate Crazy Cat Lady. Did you know there is an actual action figure? Sad, but true.
I have had 26 cats in the past 18 years. Probably some only stayed with me a few days and moved on.
I've never ever in my life picked out a cat and/or kitten mind you. These have all been strays I've been taken in. One of the many perils of having a barn on your property...seems to be a drive-thru drop-off zone.
Plus the fact that cats just seem to seek me out.

big moe

handsome buddy

I have been trying to keep up with embroidering their names on a pillow....quickly running out of room. I should have had some forethought and stitched the names smaller. Good thing there's two sides to a pillow.
I don't want to freak anyone out with images of me living in squallor, Grey Gardens style. "Only" 7 reside with me at this point. Just think of me, saving the cat at a time.

new kitty paintings


Sunday, November 13, 2011

veteran's nest

Cleaning out all the cardboard boxes I had been accumulating (hoarding) in the barn and found a special little treat.
Who knew mice were so patriotic....and extra special to find it on Veterans' Day/Weekend.
The nest has long been abandoned, but I feel the need to preserve it in some way....

Monday, November 7, 2011

sometimes it's black and white

I am such a color lover. I usually dive headfirst into color without even checking the water first.
I have nearly driven off the road trying to commit to memory the exact shade of robins eggy blue of the sky.
So, oddly enough I was poking around the house the other day, busying myself with nonsense....anything to deal with the behemoth pile of laundry. (I might add that I am not a complete delinquent was clean laundry afterall. )
Well, as I was picking about the house I realized that for such a color hound I have sure have alot of black and white. How did this happen?
Is the color draining out of my life?
What does it all mean?
I do love it thou. Maybe the color voids help "cleanse" the visual pallette. I could pontificate all day on such nonsense...but hey, that laundry isn't gonna put itself away.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011


I am so stoked about this new magazine!
(ok, you caught me...I may have an upcoming feature...thankyouverymuch....stay tuned)
Nonetheless, I just scored the first issue and it's just so hunky dory,gosh darn, farm frilled, slap your grandma good!
It's true blue country covering everything from American flags,homemade pies, to rusty-tea stained treasures-barnyard baubles and back again.
Just a real feel-good production.
I wanted to get my greedy mits on  a Christmas issue so I promptly subscribed.
Here's the skinny:

here's the link:

Thursday, October 27, 2011

silly really

Earth Angels Melody Elizabeth,  Me and Marie Pendley in the Country Living Boothamatic picture booth.
it all goes south from here...

  My goal this year was to fill my camera with stunning and gorgeous images of pretty wares from the Country Living Fair.
But seriously, I should be taken out behind the woodshed because this is all that came back on my camera.  But please admire my self control because I really wanted to "acquire" these massive farm friends banners as "souvenirs" for my barn. How cool would that have been? If not freakishly inappropriate?
Instead I am thinking Christmas cards..... hmmmm.
oh yes...this is just a sampling....I figure this is plenty to garner your disapproval. 

fellow Earth Angel pal Melody Elizabeth...totally gets the prize for the Best Massive Chicken Reaction!

for the love of chickens Marie!

milkmaid sisters Marie and Melody

America's next top model?

Saturday, October 15, 2011

return to stone mountain

 your  friendly reminder....and shameless plug! Join us, won't you??!!

The Country Living Fair South
Stone Mountain Park
Atlanta, Georgia
October 21-22-23

Thursday, September 29, 2011

what the gourd?!

I know, not gourds....but cool bittersweet berries nonetheless

 Yes, I can imagine. There may be some old law on the books against gourd inbreeding. Probably something dating back to the 1600's and punishable by death. Something to do with tampering with the natural, purity of the gourd.  And no, ignorance of the law is no excuse ( right?...well,that never works in speeding tickets anyway, nor does batting eyelashes...I've tried) 
Just the same, it isn't my intention to have some illegal mingling and breeding ground for gourds. It just happens.
Maybe something to do with pig manure and old farm dirt...but some gourds pop up!
It is always a wonder every year what will spawn. I don't even know what these are called..hybrids..?
Oh, I've tried to grow Hubbards, name it...all failed experiments.
Maybe there is some gourd aficionado out there with the Latin names, genus and species...
In the meantime we have named them "pig pumpkins"...

oh, and I love the quote Country Living Magazine used this October  issue:
"I would rather sit on a pumpkin and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion"
~Henry David Thoreau

Thursday, September 1, 2011

look out, here it comes...

The 6th Annual

Country Living Fairs 2011

September 16-17-18

Ohio Village

Columbus, Ohio

October 21-22-23

Stone Mountain Park

Atlanta, Georgia

10-5 each day....rain or shine!

Just a few newbies I'll be bringing along.....I've been a paintin' fool.

Hope to see you there!

Friday, June 17, 2011

not small, petite

Mark your calenders for Thursday June 23rd 8pm!

Earth Angels Toys is featuring me in the "Artists Spotlight " series!


Some of my new exclusive 4x4" petite florals will be available at special pricing.

A good chance to snatch up a little sweetie for yourself!

Afterall, good things come in small packages!

Thursday June 23rd 8pm

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Curtains up!

Artists Showcase

Hosted by Earth Angels at Rose Petal Porch

A Vintage Chic, Cottage Boutique
102 Route 15, Lafayette, NJ

Saturday, 6/11 10am -4pm
Sunday, 6/12 11am -3pm