Friday, November 16, 2012

Well here it is again, the holiday season! Where did the year go. I have been happily painting my ornaments in the studio and this so far is the most popular. It was inspired by a friend that loves burlap, so even though I couldnt find burlap ribbon, I used burlap type colors. I you would like to see more, visit
Happy Holidays!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Folio Academy Tutorials

I have purchased 5 tutorials from Folio Academy, this  quick illustration was done in Brushes which I never could figure out until  I purchased the Brushes tutorial done by Will Terry. It was fun because I just brought my Ipad instead of my sketch book and was still able to draw. I am a big fan of Folio Academy  and would highly recommend them. Will has a tutorial just on how to draw on the iPad.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

High Five August Issue

This is my latest piece for High Five Highlights magazine. The rest stop was challenging but very fun. I always enjoy working for Highlights and especially High Five magazine.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

My Baker

My sister bought this baker at a flea market in Florida, we share it, I have Bunco coming up and plan to use it for that. I managed to find these really cool chalk markers at Joanns, Bistro Markers, they are great. They are bright and beautiful and remind me of some of the cool restaurants we used to visit in Vermont.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Wine glasses

I made these glasses based on what I saw on Pinterest, what they had was very basic, and me being  I embellished, it was very fun at our party, I have better ideas, keep checking in, you will be the first to know.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Winter Garden Bloom and Grow

I was hired by Bloom and Grow, a gardening society here in Florida, to make crafts with kids. These are the crafts I choose, thank you Pinterest for the ideas. The first one was spool people which I did with scrapbook paper instead of fabric, the least popular. They loved the angry birds, that was the hardest due to the messiness of the glue. The butterflies were the best choice,  the kids could paint the wings, which are wooden spoons, spray painted with white paint. The kids any age would decorate them with markers, then I would push the wings up in the pin part of the clothes pin, we ran out of these. Pipe cleaners were a great choice for the antennas, and beads topped them off. Fun day, fun crafts, the kids seemed to like it and I have several parents thanking me for the nice crafts.

Saturday, April 7, 2012


We live about 20 minutes from Disney/Florida, we went to the Contemporary Resort, California Grill, tonight to have dinner and saw these, I think I have a new thing for terrariums, it has been around since i discovered Pinterest a couple of months ago....I am not sure what draws me in with these, but something  does.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

My painted table

I had this table from my mom, I always loved the shapes and wanted to paint it. So this is what I did, first I primed it and then added stripes to  match the pillows in the guest room, and the rest was just great fun playing with patterns. I really love painting furniture.