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
 "Phyllisophical"
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 more....as 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

patsy
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 world...one 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 housekeeper...it 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

Folk

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: