Saturday, November 30, 2013


3 1/2" x 5 1/2"
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So pretty....

Just seems like a good day for a painting of tequila, doesn't it?

Friday, November 29, 2013


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Yep, definitely trying to bring summer back.

It's curious, what caught my eye was the shapes her arms make, and the way her hair is being held down just a little by the string of beads. After I got her up on etsy I realized that a woman with mardi gras beads, especially one adjusting the hem of her shirt, could be interpreted a number of ways....

Thursday, November 28, 2013


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Having fun, trying to bring back summer by painting like it is still here!

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Eye VI

3 1/2" x 3 1/2"
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In the process of doing a very thorough post-show updating of my etsy shop... exciting, right? Lol. This is actually my eye, you can see how bright eyed and bushy tailed I am....

Saturday, November 23, 2013

home safe. you guys are awesome.

and now I'm off to bed. I plan on updating the etsy shop tomorrow if I can coax myself out from under the covers!

Thursday, November 21, 2013

and another owl.

This time with a totally unexpected shout out to Magritte. For reals, I'm as surprised by these pre-art-festival paintings as anyone, but I learn a lot :)

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

don't know what to call this little guy yet...

... but I'm feeling better about being ready for Whimsical Women on Saturday! Must be the whole fuzzy pajamas thing.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Chicken Bride

Am I going crazy? Starting to wonder.

Either way, having fun while stressing about getting ready for Saturday!

Monday, November 18, 2013

another robot goldfish...

...because I'm incapable of doing a Whimsical Women show without doing a couple robot goldfish. I'll be putting the paintings that come home with me up on etsy Sunday or Monday :)

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Chocolate Croissant II

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And then this is after I succumbed to temptation and ate half of it. You would have laughed at me, trying to tear this beauty in half without smooshing it too much, I really didn't want to damage the wonderfully fluffiness of the interior, that was my whole idea for the painting!

Ok, and the gooey chocolate inside might have played a part. But only as a visual contrast.

Yeah, I don't believe me either.

Chocolate Croissant

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I got this awesomeness at the farmers' market and just had to paint it! Well, in the interest of honesty, I got three. That way one of them made it home to paint.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Sketch of a Girl, revisited....

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maybe I shouldn't be calling her a sketch anymore, huh? I just couldn't help revisiting her, thought she'd be adorable with a ruff too!

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Marchioness Kitty

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Can you tell that Whimsical Women is coming up soon? Had lots of fun with this one, and then it was impossible to photograph! Ugh.
So now I'm off to take the Little One to her swim lesson, and maybe get some sketching done while I'm waiting on all of that :)

Wednesday, November 13, 2013


private collection

Interesting story with this one! I did it a couple years ago, and someone recently contacted me, just to say how much she'd loved it when I shared it. *does happy dance* It's been hanging in my kitchen the whole time, and when I mentioned that she just had to have it, and so now my little dead birdie is off to a wonderful new home :)

And that made me want to do another one, just to see what I'll do now with the same subject. Can't wait!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Pilgrim, updated

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Her hair was bothering me, so I went back in to fix it.... and ended up changing the entire background, and punching up the contrast in her hands, and giving her more of a glow and some more turquoise coloring :) Paintings really aren't ever "done."

Monday, November 11, 2013

Cinnamon Roll

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Om nom nom nom.....

I got a chocolate croissant to paint too, but it didn't quite make it back to the studio :) Loaf Bakery in Durham is awesom!

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Saturday, November 9, 2013

I think she's almost done!

and I went on facebook to ask for title suggestions. sometimes that's the hardest part of painting, seriously.

Thursday, November 7, 2013


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Because sometimes you think something is beautiful, and that is more than enough reason to paint it :)

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Sketch of a Girl

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Just because I found her hair fascinating! I love painting children :)

Sunday, November 3, 2013


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Just.... hearts and hearts and hearts.
I know all us crazy artists paint our kids, and totally lurve the paintings, because of course our kids are the Most Beautiful Creatures On Earth, so obviously everyone should adore their little painted images, I mean look at her belly button is that not the most adorable thing you've ever seen, but.... I am just in love with this painting.
And when you feel like that, you're REALLY supposed to wait a few days before you show it to anyone because the in-love-ness is most likely blinding you to the painting itself, but I'm living on the edge, and sharing it anyways.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Red Swirl

3 1/2" x 5 1/2"
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Oh my goodness so shiny!

And now I am literally going to unplug my internet connection, be good, and get lots of painting done today :)

Friday, November 1, 2013

Tricolor Marble IV

3 1/2" x 5 1/2"
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I feel like I'm getting back in the groove! I mean, it still feels like my eyeballs are stuffed with cotton, and I'm still considering amputating my nose... but better. Which is good, because Whimsical Women is coming up fast.
How on earth is it November already?

Oh, well. Look, something shiny!