Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Here is my finished painting.
I am sending it to the new parents to be, I hope they enjoy it.
this is like painting 26 ok 25 individual paintings plus the boarder. It is fun, but very time consuming. I have made a dozen of these and each one is different, even if I choose the same image. The turtle and penguins are new for me.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

here is a few close ups of the new ABC..
I really like the turtle : )
I have started an ABC for a friends daughter.... it takes a while to do all the gridding and drawing.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

OK... ready set go. Started up my "kids" art class Mon. 3 kids, 8th, 9th & 11th graders. It was a great first class, everyone was very involved and creative. Matt said it was too short. So good on me, I say.
The Rec. w/c class starts next week and my Wed. student is trying to come 2xs a week now. I have been thinking and drawing trying to come up with a drawing for an idea that has been perking in my head. Im still working on it... I am doodling in my sketch book and trying things I see other people on blog spot do.. its very inspiring, and something to think about, so thank you to all those inspiring artist... Ok thats it for now.. more soon.

Monday, September 6, 2010

I have been Doodling a bit,
and working on my hula girl.
Having a lovely labor day weekend, spent time with friends BBQing, saw movie with my honey (the american, pretty good) sat in the sun and swam in the pool. Hope your weekend is as great.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

OK... in the real word there are all kinds of people. I know this. Some are good some are A-HOLES. YES a bad word. I have been dealing with people who will not pay what they owe. People who cheat and lie... HOW THE F-ING-A am I suppose paint. It is a creative process. One that requires ... HAPPINESS or at the very least!!! some sort of control? I have tried to paint out anger... it just scared the shit out of me... It didn't release the annexed or the tension.. it just cause more. Sorry, some psychologist I don't know? but it didn't.... I need happiness or contentment to paint.. yes,,,, YES pretty pictures. Is that a crime. I like flowers and pretty pictures... its what makes me happy. I don't do DARK. Sue me.!
Ok,,,, I hope you are all having a nice day... sorry about the rant. but.. it must be out in the either!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Saturday I painted over a painting I really didn't like and made on I did.
I may fuss with it a little more but I like this on. Hope you all enjoy it too. Have a great day.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

I have been doing a few little things, I drew the golfer for my golf teams invitational, and I got a new book I really like, its actually a game, but with all the dice I really just liked the pictures the artists came up with and was copying them trying to practice / emulate. He is a very talented guy, Chuck Lukace, and the book is "A creativity game for Fantasy Artists".. I really like the book its great. Check it out if you can find it...

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Hakoni Gardens.. here is the finished acrylic I did for a wedding gift. The couple got married in almost the exact spot I stood to draw the painting, serendipitous! Hooray for me.
Ok.. having survived a bad flu bug, bad back.. Flexural and 2 days flat on my back, my parents visit, I finished my wedding and birthday gifts.... I think they turned out pretty good and hope the recipients like them also.. This one for my brother in law, I painted lupin, Audrey's favorite flower (Chuck's sister & my other in law) and Chucks wife took the picture of Chuck and Audrey...

Thursday, May 13, 2010

I updated my web page for any of you who may be interested. Please visit it at
Finally, drawing again!! I have a wedding at Hakoni garden, and my gift is a painting, so I went over to do a little recon. I found a good angle/comp/lighting. and had a great time. So now I need to get to drawing... More to come.

Friday, April 30, 2010

OK, well.. I got a new hair cut. But haven't been painting or drawing. I have 4 things I need to paint before next month. and Im coughing and drinking liquids laying on the couch. I don't know if its allergies or a cold, but I have felt better. I always say I work better under pressure..well thats sure building up fast. Wish me luck or at the very least send a cattle prod! ha

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Well, Easter at our house was huge. 50 relatives invaded.. opps came over for a pot luck / bbq. The rain and wind chased most of the people inside, and all was good. Lots of food and fun had by all. I got away from painting my "hawaii" paintings but I am going to get back on that horse hopefully tomorrow. Wish me luck. This was my last painting, I did finally put a varnish on it and called it good. Im thinking about doing another version of it with the clouds a bit more graded. Everyone has really liked this one (me too) So Im going to do another to see if I can improve on it.. My garden is looking great, I have plants coming up in good ol' spring fashion. It gets me so excited to see everything popping up out of the ground. I know some of it is probably weeds but Im hoping for flowers too. I'll keep you posted. OH and hay check out my other blog at

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Took my new sketch book to the Museum. They had plastic candied apples, cakes, donuts and easels with colored pencils and paper so anyone can draw. It was very fun. I have a couple of pages done on this new book and am going to work on it every day. (famous last words :)...
Bought the book, of course!, I really like the pictures he is painting of the "valley" with all the plowed fields and meandering water. If you have a chance to go and see this show, do it, and if not call and order the book!!
Went to San Jose Museum today and saw Wayne Theiboud's show... thought this looked like Cruz at Santa Cruz!

Monday, January 11, 2010

OK... it has been too long, I know... I am putting this up to inspire me to get on with it. I have been painting some ornaments for a xmas house in Hawaii for next year and have lots of ideas for some small paintings too. I am teaching and getting ready to do a demo for the Menlo Art league in Feb. and my LGrec. class on Tue, starting on the 19. I have also been working out at the gym and after a Dr. visit today have GAINED... yes???? GAINED 10lbs I did not need!! GDI. My friends say its muscle, Im going with that and if in the next 6 mo.s I don't loose weight, please keep all fire arms away from me, because that 26 studmuffin trainer may get something he didn't count on!! Making me suffer for what MORE WEIGHT! Ok ok,,, Im ok,... Im going to create more and draw more and be at one with the universe, and Believe.... So wish me luck. Happy New Year to anyone out there listening.