Another Original

“For You” has been added to my online shop. The following pictures show all sides. It is a great picture for girls of all ages. It would look good in a bathroom where it can be seen often because who doesn’t need inspiration often. It is sized 18 X 18 and offers colorful hearts, line art flowers and a cat with a butterfly and sunshine and other fun items. Great News….use Freeship in the coupon code to get it sent via free shipping. Link to the shop.

It Worked!

On my earlier post I talked about adding the plate to give the birds more room to stand and eat. The reason, I deduced, was that the lip was not big enough for them to hang on to. Must be why the co-op was selling it for only $12.95. I thought it was because it was smaller. I liked that everything was enclosed so the bird seed wouldn’t get wet. Kevin and I added the plate on Sunday and by Monday we had visitors. There had been two bright gold finches but when I got back with my camera they were gone and this sparrow or purple finch was in their place. It is very windy today and they can even hang on while it swings. The reason this picture is crooked is because I tried to fit something else in.
The reason I knew there was a bird on the feeder. A cat rear end.
This morning I looked out and saw Mr. and Mrs. Duck on top of our neighbors house. I hope they were not planning on putting their nest up there! It had to have maybe been a tough landing with the wind speed today. Maybe they were just scouting out the best spot.
Today’s original that was added to my online shop “Taste the Beauty”. This is 24 X 36 mixed media painting on gallery wrapped canvas. It was my garden at one time. You know….flowers come and go. It has a textured sun and textured grass. A great quote by Henry David Thoreau. “A Taste for the Beautiful is Most Cultivated Out of Doors”. It is better to hang the paintings then have them stored away so I have put it in my stairway. Originals, reproductions or notecards, it can be purchased in all three. Click on to go to my store.….If you want to buy anything be sure to use the coupon code Freeship so I can send it to you at no cost.

Taste the Beauty – Original for Sale

Original for sale, “Taste the Beauty”. It measures 24 inches by 36 inches and is on a gallery wrapped canvas, 1 1/2 inches deep, meaning it hangs nicely on the wall with no frame. It depicts renditions of poppies, hollyhocks, coreopsis, purple asters, daylilies, balloon flowers, salvias and dandelion poofs floating through the air. A spiral sun and a Henry David Thoreau quote nicely adds to the painting, “A Taste for the Beautiful is Most Cultivated out of Doors. The texture and colors on this work of art are fabulous. This is an early piece that has always been a favorite of customers and many have purchased reproductions. Please contact me if you are interested in this large mixed media painting.

Thank You

Yesterday, August 17, I did the Satak Winery Art Show in Fremont Indiana. It was a great day, not horribly hot, not raining, somewhat humid. I so appreciate all who invest in my art through cards, reproductions and originals. I had so many good conversations with people who stopped in and had a great time.

This is Sara, from Plymouth, IN who became enamored with “Barney” so much that she had to take him home. She said that she will cherish him. I love when my art finds a good home.

Carleen from Angola is a returning customer. She purchased some reproductions for her school room last year. She stopped by again and we discussed “Save Us” and she fell in love with it. She said that she has a colorful home and had plans to hang it in their dining room.
After I got it all wrapped up I remembered I needed to take a picture. So thank you all who visit me, I feel the warmth.

Art at the Riverside

Yesterday was Art at the Riverside in Leo. It was the best day weather wise that I had all year for a show. Cool and dry, it actually wanted to make people stay all day. It was great. I always love talking with people who stop in. This is Lee, he and his wife are animal lovers and they are always looking for the out of the ordinary cat and dog paintings. They purchased the “Unconditional Love.”

This is Sandy holding the newly finished Graffiti Cat. She thought it was a fun picture. Thank you two. for giving them a good home!

A Renaissance in Roanoke


On this upcoming Saturday, October 10th. I will be participating in my first Art Fair in Roanoke Indiana. It is open from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and it is supposed to be in the 60s. A perfect day to walk around an see all 48 booths and have good food, music along with many other activities. Here is the website for your perusal. I have been rock collecting, stamping and painting to get prepared. Here are a few of my originals that will be for sale.


I will also have prints, and note cards made from my own hand carved stamps.


I have been painting on these rocks and if I can stand to give them up I will have them for sale also. Please come out and visit with my sister Linda and myself. It will be a fun time. And I will be sure to tell you….Thanks for stopping!