December 29, 2013

New Years Wish

My New Years wish for you,

  An extra slice of your favorite pie. A visit to a place you've been longing to go. Room for mistakes, time for trying new things. Friends who cheer you on (and that you don't listen much to those who don't) That you remember what you do matters, if its for one or a hundred. To treat yourself with a little more care.
                                                          Noel by Cat Mallard

Hope you had a most magical season and brightest blessings in the New Year!

October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween!

My newest Bride and i wish you a day filled with magic (and treats!) 

July 21, 2013

A Little Poe

A friend passed along these wonderful vintage frames that were her mothers, and I thought they called for old fashioned watercolor portraits. Who better than my childhood favorite Poe?
I did plan to put him in my shop but my hubby is crazy over it so I think he gets to hang it up! He also suggested who should be the next portrait but I'll leave that a surprise!

June 28, 2013

Mad Hatter

Back from holiday! Had a wonderful road trip to Miami with a group of friends and my girls.  First day back was my birthday and I found out my Mad Hatter mixed media painting was featured in the new Somerrset Studio magazine, so that was a nice surprise.  It's a wonderful issue filled with eye candy and heart, I'm thrilled to be included!
So the shop is open again and I'm getting ready for what summer brings next, weddings, the beach and spending as much time with friends and family as I can on these slower days. Well, its supposed to move a little slower but it doesn't always seem that way! I've started a couple of new pieces that I hope to complete before school starts. I'll try and share a peak soon.

June 09, 2013


Schools out, time for some adventures outside the art classroom!  I painted this Pippi Longstocking the last week of school, I think my inner Pippi was tired of scrubbing the deck (ie end of the year cleaning) and ready to set sail! 
I had an amazing year working with High Schoolers and the adventure that is AP art. I'm already planning for next year and we've been out 2 days! I have a few new projects of my own to tackle this summer, and plan to spend as much time enjoying family and friends as I can (road trip!)  I will be putting my shop on vacation for a couple of weeks, but will reopen soon! 
Happy Summer! 

February 09, 2013

Return to Middle Earth...

“The leaves were long, the grass was green,
The hemlock-umbels tall and fair,
And in the glade a light was seen
Of stars in shadow shimmering.
Tinuviel was dancing there
To music of a pipe unseen,
And light of stars was in her hair,
And in her raiment glimmering.

From "The Simarillion" JRR Tolkien
New watercolor I just sent off to California "The Unexpected Art Show" Hosted by 
as part of the  2013 Oscar Party weekend. It was wonderful going back to Tolkien's world for inspiration, the hardest part was deciding on what to choose! "The Lay of Luthien and Beren" won out, although I'd like to do another piece with Luthien and Huan! 

February 02, 2013

Olafur Arnalds and Nils Frahm Improvisation in Berlin

I've gone back to this clip numerous times, the creative process is so immediate and inspiring. Since I don't play there is always an added element of mystery when watching musical performances, especially improvisations. I hope you enjoy!