I did my latest collage to help
myself figure out my purpose.
I believe we are all given a gift
and it is up to us to use it during
our life. I have alway felt you should
do what you love and love what you do;
then eveything should work out.
But sometimes it doesn’t work out
the way you had hoped.
I did this card with two fish…
I thought it needed something else,
so I added a cat, dog and fish bowl.
I think this has a better story.
Having three cats (one is a barn cat that
actually lives in the barn) and two dogs,
I see the dynamics between cats and dogs.
My observation is that cats rule…
as illustrated in this card.
I did another drawing of my daughters cat
Pebbles. I used a “quilt fabric painting” I
scanned in as a background.
I drew this crow and thought it went well with the
peace dove from my holiday card. I drew the
yin yang symbol to tie them together.
I think the crow would work nicely on a
Halloween card. Any thoughts?
One of my best customers loves giraffes.
So I thought I would draw one.
I could only fit part of her on the card.
For a few years I have been doing the holiday
card for Z-Axis / Bear Power Supplies
an electronics company in Phelps, NY.
This is my creation for this year.
The bear and outlet are on the backside
of the card.
I did a quiz on line to find my totem animal.
It is an owl. I have never drawn an
owl before or had any urge to.
This is my first owl…
This is my second owl….
Here is my third…I feel this one suits me best.
I invite you to be your unique self!
My latest collage is about keeping
on track. Not getting in the way of yourself
and what you want your life to be.
It is important to be yourself…
you do it best!
Mandalas are defined by Carl Jung as
magic circles, containing certain design
motifs that he found to have universal
nature across cultures, across
I did my first ever mandala.
My ended up rectangular.
What does that mean?
My hairdresser’s daughters graduated
from high school this spring.
I found these cute gift card boxes
and jazzed them up a little.
I just wanted to do one more cat.
A cat with stripes and blue flowers
I did a new head for Pebbles the cat and used
photo-shop to add it to the first drawing.I think it looks better.
I might end up doing a whole new drawing
but for now I am going with this one.
Another just for fun drawing.
My daughter’s cat…Pebbles
I have been working on my second children’s
book. Because I am not ready to post any of
those illustrations yet I guess it looks like I
am not doing much artwork…but I am.
However I did take a break from the book to
draw a domestic leopard…just for fun!
I don’t know why but dogs love cat food.
In order to keep the dogs from eating the
cat food I have little doll tables on another table.
I recently found this round one at a little antique store
in Canandaigua. I made the black chair covers
so they would better match my kitchen.
What do I do with my life?
“Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.
They somehow already know what you truly want
to become.” -Steve Jobs
I don’t really understand my love of horses…
it is just there.
When Hercules (my horse of 17 years) died last
February I had to make a choice to give up
riding or continue. My heart felt sad when I imagined
a horseless life…so I pushed ahead
and found Eli. It has been scary to start over
and I don’t ride like the young girls at the barn
but I am proud of how far I have come.
I am excited about where I am going even though
it is out of my comfort zone.
I made this sewing machine cover about
fifteen years ago. I did all the embroidery and
applique. Since then it has gotten very faded.
This is a photo taken of it when it was first made.
I wish i had taken a picture of it before I tore it apart…
but I didn’t.
This is the new cover I made with parts of the old.
So I have my Mom’s sewing machine
that my sisters and I all learned to sew on.
It must be at least 60 years old…
I took one of the small quilts that she
appliqued and made it into a cover for
This is the quilt.
This is the cover…