Wednesday, January 31, 2018

New Contest

Hi Everyone!
I am going to leave this post at the top so scroll down for new posts
I try to give all year long. However, this year I am going to make a point of a giveaway every month. My giveaway entries are so easy and it just takes a few minutes of your time to win something really fantastic.  So here it is.... leave me a comment on how much you like using Nicole's BeadBacking in your art. It is that simple. Your name will then be placed in the "real" hat for a chance to win.....

 Never tried Nicole's BeadBacking??? Then you are missing out. It is good for so many different venues of art. Use it as a canvas to paint on, sew it by hand or machine, use it in art journals, make stencils with it, run it through an inkjet printer  with your design on it. Us it for doll making, wall hangings, The list goes on and on. Get it now at
Here are just a sample
painted by Dot Lewallen 

This is one of my favorites. Mocha Cream NBB made into pie crust by Donna Z

Matting for picture frames by Lori Culligan
 and of course beading by Tracy

So leave me a comment. 
The winner will be announced on Jan.  31 2018
Honor and integrity in art, in life.

Thursday, January 18, 2018


Hi Everyone!

I can not tell you how busy I was this week. I mean to the point of  NO NEW ART. EEkkk! I am happy with my week. I sold my painting that I showed on PPF last week. Thank you Donna.
I also bought a new chair for my living. It was on sale, the only way I buy things, however when I went to the furniture store it was another $100.00 off so I got the chair for $175.00 I am sooo happy. 
Now people can actually come over and have a place to sit. LOL  Because I have now new art I am showing some of my faves from the past.  A bit thanks to Eva and Kristen for hosting 
Paint Party Friday, and to all the artists who join in.

Painting Sold
This sold many many many years ago, I am glad I still have a photo of it. Bead and leather work on a gourd.

This hangs in my house. Leather sculpt.

Car Art. Ya know art I do on long trips.
Leather sculpt on 12x12" canvas acrylics.

Abstract 20x16" acrylics

30x20" abstract acrylics

Gourd molded textured sculpt. 

Loom beading size 15/o seed beads. For the non beaders those are very tiny seed beads. 

That's it for now, I am off to a bead meeting.
Have a great weekend everyone!

Honor and integrity in art, in life.

Thursday, January 11, 2018


Hi Everyone!

I had a busy but really fun week. Monday we got up at 3AM left the house at 5AM to make the three hour drive to Salem, OR. for a doctors apt. When that was done we did our shopping in Eugene,  OR. Then headed home. You would think I was ready for a nap. Hmmm no I was wide awake and at 6PM headed to the Florence library to meet my friend for the Florence Viewfinder Camera Club. It was fantastic!! I had so much fun and the members were so inviting. There was another first timer so I invited him to sit with us.  The group included us in all the activities. Yes I signed up and now a member.  So some of my art may be in the form of photographs in the future. We will have to see.  Thanks to Eva and Kristen for hosing Paint Party Friday and to all the artists who show up and share their art. 
I worked a few things this week, some I am not showing because they are not finished, but I felt a bit off 
so you get what you get this week. LOL 

I am not sure this is finished. I think I am 
going to place more lines in it.

This is a piece I wanted to do but without realizing it 
I grabbed that new paper I don't like. 
Too much tooth on it.

This is a 12x12" acrylic painting that started out to be something completely different and this is what I ended up with. LOL

 This is a woman who gave me her photo. Her head was leaning on her hand. However when I drew her hand it was HUGE. I couldn't get it right. So I took out the hand and realized she has no neck.  Just imagine she is leaning forward. LOL

 I also made up an Elephant pattern for my "Save Me" series. If you want to know what it is all about it click on this link SAVE ME

Honor and integrity in art, in life.

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Paint Party Friday 1/5

Hi Everyone!

 It has been a busy week with me re opening my website after a short time off. I was able to get a few drawings done.  Thanks to Eva and Kristen for hosting Paint Party Friday. I look forward to seeing what all of you have created this week. 
Trying something new. 
I feel like this is a bit flat but I will work on it.

This was done so fast that I am surprised at it. 5 minutes maybe 6
 I tried out the charcoal my Son got me for Christmas
Not sure how I like it. I will have to play with it more.

Honor and integrity in art, in life.

Sunday, December 31, 2017

To another year

Hi Everyone! Here is to another year.
Wishing all of you the very best of 2018!

Honor and integrity in art, in life.


Hi Everyone!

I announced on Friday that I am creating a "Save Me" series of art. These are pieces will be paintings, drawings and my crazy sculptures of Elephants. All of the art will be sold on my and 10% of each sale will be donated to  The last few months I have been so fortunate and this is a way giving forward. Plus this is a something that is important for me and my daughter.  Part of my good fortune was obtaining these beautiful 5x5" deep edge canvases. It is amazing how much better it is to work with and on good supplies. Here is more of the "Save Me" series. Each one is sold separately.

In 2018 we must stand
Honor and integrity in art, in life.

Saturday, December 30, 2017


Hi Everyone!

Wow! I have been very fortunate this Christmas with art supplies. My Son sent me a Charcoal set with very nice paper. My daughter sent me a case with 51 pieces of art goodies. I am so blessed with the people in my life who support me in my art to make sure I am well supplied to create.   

Honor and integrity in art, in life.

Thursday, December 28, 2017


Hi Everyone!!!

First I want to wish all of you the very best for 2018. It will be an interesting year. Thanks to Eva and Kristen for another year of hosting our party every week. I look forward to a new year of art, to see what all of you will create and sharing it all on Paint Party Friday 
I am ending the year with the feeling that I accomplished and improved quite a bit in my overall art.  For me that is all I can as for.  This year on my I am making as much elephant art as I can to sell. Every piece of designated art I will donate 10% of the sale to This is something that is very important to me and my daughter.  I have a few things listed but my site won't reopen until Jan.1  So for the art this week.

A quick sketch

New Cabochons

and Elephants for the "Save Me" series. I draw the shapes
then make a stencil. 

Happy New Year!

Honor and integrity in art, in life.

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Time for a new look

Hi Everyone,

At least once a year (the beginning of a new year) I change up my blog. That is what I did this evening. Made a new banner, changed the number of columns from two to three, the font, colors and so forth. It doesn't take long. However, there are a few quirks with blogger that I can never fix, One is the centering of my banner. It drives me nuts that it is not centered. Also for some reason the font I choose won't stick. Some of the sentences change but not all of the text. uurrrggg.... All in all I am happy with my new look.  Hope all of you had a nice Christmas. 

Honor and integrity in art, in life.

Thursday, December 21, 2017


Hi Everyone!!!

Wow! Can you believe that Christmas is just a few days away and then we go into 2018? My days have been filled with lots of love and encouragement over the last few weeks.  Friends truly can be the best part of ones life. I have missed all of you from last week and can't wait to see what you have all been up to. Right now I have my closed. This has given me time to just play in the art room, get things organized in my house, and just have no stress. I love it!!!! Some of the art I have been playing with is negative space art. I am loving it so much! and it has been selling. 
Here are a few more pieces. 
A big thanks to Eva and Kristen for hosting 
To all who come to my blog I am wishing you a happy Christmas in which ever manner you celebrate, and the best ever 2018. 

Here are my elephants. The texture I am getting is simply amazing and these look so much better in real life. Click on the photos to see the texture.
 I have a space on my wall that has paintings from my mom and grandmother. I wanted to add my own touch to the group and it worked out pretty well. Again great texture.

Like a lot of people I have ravens that decorate my house. My Mom and I have been connected to Raven most of our lives and now that Mom is gone when ever I see a certain Raven in the yard I know it is her. I had this Raven sitting on top of my door to my art room and decided she needed a new home. She now sits in my front living room window.

OK one last thing. I have an idea that I want to try and I needed an old chair. I got this at the thrift store for $8.00 Stay tuned to see how I change this out. I am so excited to get started on it.

Honor and integrity in art, in life.

Thursday, December 7, 2017


Hi Everyone!
Wow what a couple of weeks.  Holidays and then a surgical procedure that has left me not 100%. I am doing much better today. Still waiting for biopsies. Enough of that for now. Big thanks to Eva and Kristen for hosting Paint Party Friday. Here are a few things I have been working on.  I really love doing the colorful silhouettes and I have sold a few too.

This Wolf now lives in Texas.

This is acrylics on the new paper I bought that I don't like. I really like how this turned out.

Have a great weekend! 
Honor and integrity in art, in life.