Sunday, November 8, 2009

Monday, October 12, 2009

Guest Artist will reveal a superstar Halloween artist tonight at midnight. We are all anxious to find out who that is. So go to the STJ site after mignight tonight ans find out for yourselves.  There will be some great items this month there and I have listed a lamp for Halloween and one for Christlmas as well. 
I have been so busy I have'nt had time to do much networking since Sept.
Now I have to do some fine art patinings to show in the Cannon Beach "Stormy Weather Arts Festival"- November 7th  thru the 9th .
On the 13th of November I will do a workshop in "How to Make Xmas Ornaments out of Sanddollars".     That will be a very fun thing to do and I am looking forward to it.

What I need to do when things slow down  is to have someone come to the house and give me hands on technical computor instructions . I simply must learn how to do all of the things that are necessary today to stay in touch with the world.  Maybe I am too old but I think I want to give it a TRY. 

Dont forget to check out  You won't be sorry.

Saturday, September 12, 2009


ArtisticHalloweenQueens blogspot is having a super giveaway for this month. Go to their blog to see all the neat items that the artists have donated for prizes.  Its certainly worth taking a couple of minutes to enter your name.

My spookytimejingles debut is tomorrow and I am anxious to see how it goes.  I wasted several  frustrating  days attempting to create my pages for the site and couldn't have done it without help from the lady of Huckleberryarts ( Annette) My gosh. I thought I could just whip in there and have them done easily but NO.  I am so very tired of being so computor illiterate.  I have until the 13 of Oct. to make the next pages so perhaps I can figure it out eventually.  STJ also has a giveaway! So folks, its the time to get your name in for these goodies. 

Friday, September 11, 2009


Come Sunday I will be a bonafide member of Spookytimejingles! It's a fabulous website founded by Dani Nelson of  ambitiousdesigns . It's a juried site that offers to the buyer wonderful pieces from very talented artists who particularly create for Hallowen and Christmas.   Check it out. You won't be sorry!
I have personally put up for sale some great ( if I do say so myself ) items for those holidays.  The lamp I did took forever to complete and the handbeaded stranded I added are perfect for the extra sparkle.  I was inspired this time by the old Halloween cards that featured the pumpkin head children.  I have painted them all arounnd the shade.

For the Christmas page I found a cute stepstool and have painted a vintage Christmas scene on the top of Santa and a line of children all dressed in vintage snow clothes. Santa is handing out gifts.   I love it. Not wanting to leave the legs plain I have added bright green holly leaves with red berries here and there. 

I am working on another lamp now. This one for Christmas. the ideas just keep coming and I only wish I had more time.   Remember to go to STJ on the 13th.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Mothers and teachers

Well mothers will finally have a little time for themselves very soon.  Once the kiddles are off to school they can sip coffee, read then paper or a book, actually watch TV if they are so inclined or indulge in any other seemingly worthy time consumer.
If they have a hobby that has been put on hold for awhile they once again enjoy the fruits of their creative leisure.  Hah Leisure? I know that housework and all the other housewifely duties cannot possibly be eliminated but perhaps just achieved with fewer time constraints.
Now it's the teachers turn to stimulate and educate the hungry little minds of their charges and care for them in so many other ways.
As for me? When I was a teacher AND mother I looked forward to those first days of the school year as a challenge to my sanity.  I discovered ways to cope with insuing problems that I never thought had a chance of being successful.
It's been many years for me now but I still look on these fall days an feel a little meloncholy as they hold some dear memories.  
So mothers enjoy your relative freedom while you are able.  Trust the teachers with your offspring and  give your kids an extra  hug when they arrive home from school.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Good evening all

One of my very favorite sites on which to see  some of the most excellent and unique holiday art around is SpookyTimeJingles.  They have a panel of artists that create for both Halloween and Christmas year round. I look forward to the 13th each month because that is date that the site updates the listings . You will never become bored pouring over all the fun and exceptional new items each month. And they are all for sale!
Now that I have told you about this site let me share my good news. I have had the honor of being accepted to join their panel of artists. I am soooo thrilled.  It is of course a juried site and to be considered is indeed a wonderful surprise for me.
So on the 13th of Sept. be sure and "tune in" to see what I have been able to create for my debut. I hope you will enjoy viewing all of the amazing art there.

Monday, August 10, 2009

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Summer is winding down

I hate to think of the summer being almost over. Seems as though it just began.. I have shut myself in the house most of the summer painting or sculpting or whatever creative process rerquires my attention. One thing I DID manage to help accomplish this summer however was a new lawn. In and ahalf years ago a huge ancient spruce tree toppled about 6 inches from the house. The "yard" surroundig the tree was a horrible mess with long roots poking up and rocks flower beds torn apart. It was an absolute disaster. Granted, the house was untouched ( thank you Lord). But what to do about our landsdcape was a real dilemma.
Finally this last spring my husband decided to get busy and chop up the tree. What a chore!!! The root ball was higher than the roof of our two story house!
It took the next couple of months to do what was necessary to replant the entire lawn on that side of the house. Rototilling---pulling out roots and more roots--rolling and racking---- and finally fertilizing and seeding. It wasn't cheap either!

But today as I sit here and gaze out the window I see the fruits of that labor. Little bright green soldiers stand at attention from the driveway to the back fence. Hip Hip hooray!!!!I cant tell you how rewarding that is! Maybe I will take a picture

In the meantime I am trying to finish up another Halloween lamp. I DO love doing them especially with vinatge designs. This one has designs reminiscent of Beistle die cuts. I love it! Stop by and see the finished product or look for it on ebay under HA31 or AHQU.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

A Plug for STJ

If you buy something from Spooky Time Jingles artist's , part of the sale price will be donated to Animal rescue. Its a drive to collect money to help the neglected and abused . A good cause! Also I have been clicking daily on the AnimalRescue site. One click a day donates kibbles to hungry cats and dogs. How can you go worng and it only take a minute. I have them send me a daily reminder and when I open my email message box I automaically go their first. Please help and thanks in advance.

Back to art----I should have my little table done today but as I said in an earlier post I cant seem to get away from adding more details when anyone with a brain would consider the piece FINISHED.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Tomorrow it will be

100 days until Halloween. I saw that in discussions in my new group AHQU. Thank you for asking me to join. Lots of very talented folk in this group.
I am still working on that table. I dont know if anyone else does this except Tammy from Light and Shadow but if something isnt "perfect" in my eyes I simply "erase" it which usually entails painting over the whole dang thing. I painted thr dancing witches on the hexagonal top and drew in some smaller designs with witches on each side ( in pencil). After drawing them in, I didnt like them because I think it would take away from the nice top design and would look too "busy". So I had to erase with an actual eraser but then I had to paint over each side as the erasing removed a little of the shaded paint. Long story. So now I am reworking the area from the top down. I think I will add a bit of fun to this with some hanghing Halloween colored beads from the rungs on the legs. Darn beads are so spendy. Anyone have any ideas where I can buy glass beads on the cheap. Aint no such thing!!! lol I think you'all will love the table though.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Another project in the making

I will have to take a picture of my workspace. It is on the living room flowwr like always. I have just started a darling table. I found it on ebay and though I paid more than I wanted, it was just too cute a shape NOT to buy. It will lend itself well to a Halloween theme. I am trying to do one of those dark to light fades of color on the sides. That is soooo difficult unless you use an airbrush. I also have a had some luck using pastels to fuzzy the lines between colors. It works well most of the time. Then you just spray with a matte sealer over the pastels and go on with the rest of the designs. Think I will post a couple of pics here so you can see what happens with that process on this table. Anyway, thanks for looking. Talk atcha' soon.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Too many ideas- not enough time

I have posted a couple of pics of my latest painting that was commissioned by a lady who wanted a "portrait" of her home. Actully I do like architetectural subjects- basically buildings with interesting features and have done a few of downtown Cannon Beach businesses. The town is a unique little artsy community with lots of nice galleries and good restaurants and beautiful cedar shaked establishments with lots of ginberbread and fun details.
But now that I am through with her piece I have several items that I have collected to "do up" in Halloween colors and designs- probably vintage since I love the old Halloween postcards etc. I have a great little side table I found on ebay for a song. It will lend itself quite nicely to witchies and ghosties. The top is octagonal. I also found a darling gumball slot/machine bank that is dying for a redo. Gad, I have tons of great items that I would love to finish in time for Halloween. I sure hope I can work faster than I usually do. Unfortunately I am easily distracted so I will have to take the phone off the hook and refuse to answer a knock on my door and send my husband out for pizza if I want to get anything done. Oh and, I won't hear the garden crying out for attention. Good luck

Thursday, July 9, 2009

New Stuff

I have been very busy. That's good I guess but it, leaves me precious little time to do the blog thing. I am working on a 16 by 20 painting of a house. Yes I said a HOUSE. Sound exciting? Well I DO like to paint architectural beauty and this house is very picturesque. The owner wanted a painting of her home and I needed the money so-----. I am enjoying it though and am pleased with my progress. I just listed a couple of goodies on ebay for Halloween. The big lamp is really quite nice if I do say so myself and the little table turned great. I had sold it before on ebay for a good price but the buyer had what some call "buyer's remorse" whatever the After I finish my lastest painting I think I will do a table. I found a small ornate side table that will lend itself well to my favorite vintage Halloween designs. More later

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

New Projects

Good Morning,
I'm posting in orange as I am feeling more Halloweenie as the days pass and we approach our favorite holiday. I have so many ideas floating around in my head - too many , to be honest. I have a commissioned painting to do. If of someone's house. Doesnt that sound like fun. Actually I like painting unique architecture and have done paintings of some of the unusual buildings in town and they have been well accepted. I will however work on my Halloween items along with the house piece. There are three pieces I want to offer for sale by Halloween. They are items I found on ebay and are going to be very time consuming but quite fun I think. One is a slot machine that I have had for ages an ages. Another is a republica vintaghe gas pump that would be darling if it dispensed witches brrom fuel. It is a liqour dispenser now. I also have a wonerful cabinet with drawers and shelves and mirrors. So you see I have a lot on my plate and hope to accomplish everything I want by Halloween. So I dont dare get sick again!!!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

We live and learn ( I hope)

I was so excited to list my new witch music box. I think it's one of the best things I' ve done especially since I am NOT a sculptor or dollmaker. Naturally it took way too long. But boy oh boy did I screw up when I listed. I evidently ran out of spaces and only managed to HA3 in the title instead of HA31. So no one who follows my Halloween artists group will see it. I have a few bids on it thank goodness because the bidders must have looked at "see others items by this seller"when they brought up the coffin music box. So folks I have certainly learned something today and that is be very very careful when I list to include everything I need so that the most viewers will see my work. If they dont see it, they cant bid on it. DUH. I have all but finished a small lamp and I am very much pleased with this one. I love the colors this time. They are a little different for me. I will post it tonight. I hope you look at it.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

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My newest offerings.

I have neglected my blog for far too long now. Shame on me. An email from someone who commented on my latest ebay piece prompted me to get off my behind and do something other paint .
I am going to try and post some pics of more of my wokr here. Bu as most of you know from HA31, I have absolutely NO technical skill whatsoever. Things that come naturally to most when it comes to computors are like PAINFUL for me to attempt. I think I may try to have a blog designer help me out. Course' I will have to be the one who does the posting after the designing. UGH
So here we go with a couple new pictures ( I hope).

Friday, April 17, 2009

Losing a friend

I've been neglecting my spot here for awhile. Not that anyhone will miss my witty posts but nevertheless I thought I had better explain. Roise, our dear 18 yers year old long-hired calico kitty had to be put down and I can tell you it really tore me up. Why is it we get so attached to our pets? I miss my some of my pets who have passed a lot more than some of the people I know who are gone. I guess part of it the unconditional love thing. They love you no matter what. It always seems when I am blue or depressed or sad or just i need of a little kindness that my kitties sense this and gove a little extra love- or is it my imgination? I don't have a clue but I do know that they are a comfort to me in bad times. It has taken me longer to recover from her passing than I thought it would and so I have been rather unproductive for many days now.
And now on a lighter note, YEA, we didnt owe anything come tax day and I was sure we would. I cant believe it. Its a first. So with a good thought in mind I am staring another Halloween lamp for EBAY even though it does'nt seem that anyone is buying these days. Can't say that I blame them. Things are tight. Severaol of the smalll businesses here in our small town are having to close their doors and its a cryin' shame. Friends and folks we have known for years are going under. So far we have been able to stay aloft but that certainly doesn't men we are safe forever. I will pray for our nation and for our leaders and hope that God will forgive us our greedy pasts and save us from ourselves.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

What's Next?

Once the stage is set the creative thinking is supposed to kick in. All that is necessary to begin a project is right in front of me. I've had my morning coffee and completed all the little morning chores.....

My mind is a blank! I am just recovering from a bout of COPD ( chronic obstructive pulminary desease) . It takes a while to feel back to normal, whatever that is...What with shortness of breath and coughing, not a lot of sleep and it does take it's toll.

I think I will take one more day to fully recover before I attempt to be an artist!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Setting the Stage

Clouds the color of old t-shirts scud across a cold gun metal sky. The rain is the kind that soaks you even though it looks like just a light mist. I stare into space from where I sit with my back against the couch and my legs crossed in front of me. The tools of my passion are spread around me. To my left in front of the window seat that faces south are boxes and bags of supplies, hundreds of bottles of acrylic paint, three different sizes of empyt cans holding paint brushes from size 30/0 to #10, A large empty plastic Kirkland Macadamia Nut container for water, flat tins of pastel pencils and boxes with stick pastels, things to hold erasers, charcoal, scissors, carving tools, colored pencils, crepe paper, wooden objects of various sizes and shapes, beads ( every variety and color), stacks of papers with pictures and ideas procurred from the internet, mod podge, glue, spray varnish, a bag with glass beaded fringe and on a small desk type shelf unit in the corner a new HP printer with fax.

The above items gobble up a 6 by 11 area in my living room and another 6 by 10 ft bump out off of the living room sags under the weight of more art stuff!
In the secondary supply "room" are boxes of all shapes and sizes, lamps, a couple of different music boxes, canvases from 5x5 on up, wooden plaques, small chests and cabinets, a slot machine replica bank, a cool old fashioned gas pump that disperses liqour when filled, small noisemakers, a wooden truck, a jack in the box, a doll sized chair, a small walnut coffin with brass handle carriers, wooden trays, and various other paintable items.

So here I sit on a stained sheet spread out under me and under my paint area
still staring into space. The TV is on ( I like to "listen" to scarey movies ) as I work. Everything is in place and as it should be.

( stay tuned for the next installment )

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Right address

The address for the halloween blog spot is

Some good stuff over there.

Friday, March 27, 2009

New Halloween Blog

Halloween has a new blog. It should be fun to share all things Halloween. Check it out.

I have finished a new shelf unit that I will post soon. I think it turned out well.
Sold a lamp today and am pleased with the sale. Sort of a surprise as things have been slow lately. I have decided to include a "surprise gift" with each item I sell. A little thank you I guess you'd say.

I handpaint sanddollars that I collect from the beach ( a block away) They are meticulously detailed and take hours to complete. I have a set that I have done for the Christmas tree that are wonderful. The ones I will include with my Halloween items will be in Halloween colors of course and can be hung on a tree or wherever. I think it will be a nice touch

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Still reeling from turning 71 I decided to take a day off so to speak. Its a day to gather thoughts and make lists and just get it all together. I must do this every once in awhile for sanity's sake. I become so deeply embroiled in projects that I forget the day, the date, the time, the weather etc etc etc. You know how that goes?!
I was pleasantly surprised to discover that it is actually springtime outside. The sun is shinning warmly and the birds are chirping, my kitties are chasing and the fragrance of budding trees and flowers is heavenly.
I DID take advantage of this day by spreading newspaper on the deck and bringing a load of goodies out to be spray painted primer white. I have shelves and cute boxes, clocks, candleholders and many other great little items picked up over the last few months. Once they are primered I can chose which one to
start a new project with. Now I am excited about all of the possibilities.
EEnie meenie minee mo-!!!! Its good to have a choice.

Monday, March 9, 2009

It's Snowing

The Oregon coast doesnt usually see much of the white stuff so it is always a treat when it happens. Big fluffy flakes blown about by a moderate wind today!!!
Some friends visited this weekend and the husband helped me with some technical computor stuff. Wow he has made it so much easier for me. All I needed was a patient teacher who was wil ing to wait while I wrote everything down. Unfortunately its the only way I am able to recall these days.
I am packaging the little table with the kids painted around it to send to the winning bidder from ebay. I have decided to include in ALL of my packages a little token of my gratitude for the sale. I gather tons of sanddollars from ou beach here and have in the past painted them with Christmas design for ornaments. They are exquisite . Really. Very detailed. I hate blowing my own horn but these are truly OOAK in the truest sense of the word. I think if I paint them in Halloween colors they would look adorable on a Halloween tree so I intend to do some to include with the items I sell. Actually they do take an awful lot of time- anywhere from two to five hours depending on the design. But
I can paint up a few in between projects to have on hand. I'll see how it goes. It will depend on the response from the buyers. HI ho HI ho its back to work I go!!

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Mood swings

From meloncholy to euphoria in 24 hours. All it took was a great sale on ebay to lift my spirits. I have been hoping for such a miracle for several months now. Some of the folks in my art groups have had some terrific sell prices for their work and I have been dreaming of the day that would happen for me. When that day arrived I simply couldnt believe it!
I am so tickled. Now I am anxious to come up with more pieces that people will find interesting and /or beautiful enough to purchase. I woul;d love to have a reputation like Cali Lee, my favorite Halloween artist. Sigh Maybe some day.

Saturday, March 7, 2009


Dont know what's the matter with me but I just can't get started today. I feel a bit melancholy. I looked up melancholy in the dictionary to be sure that it espressed my feelings. It says, nostalgia, angst, distress, ,disconsolate, cheerless. and on and on. I dont know if my mood truly reflects angst or distress but I surely dont feel like kicking up my heels. Now if I want to dissect the reasons behind this "malaise" I might start here---- Recently an old friend of ours returned from out of state to the family "ranch" a little ways out of town from us. My husband has been out to see him a few times. They have always been very close buddies. Yesterday they were talking about "old times" and the subject of age raised its ugly head . Our friend is only in his fifties, a lot younger than us. When my husband reminded him that he ( my hubby) was 62, our friend was shocked with disbelief. It hadnt occurred to him that so much time had passed. But then when my age was mentioned (70) he couldnt beleive it!
Well neither can I. Most of the time though, my age isn't a concern .
When it really bothers me is when I have to do something physically demanding and I can't because of my C.O.P.D.. ( chronic obstructive pulminary desease) which by the way, I brought upon myself by smoking for too many years and not giving it up soon enough. It is very depressing when I can't garden without becoming breathless very soon. I can do very little without having difficulty breathing. I pi--es me off! I have the will to do it all but not ability. Now THAT makes me feel old! I have always been "young at heart" but some days its so hard to think youn when I dont feel that way. Enough of this whining. My message for today when it all comes down to it is IF YOU SMOKE GIVE IT OR DIE! no kidding

Friday, March 6, 2009

I Should Learn My Limitations

This silly little witch thing I'm trying to do for the group challenge is driving me up the wall. I decided to sculpt a witch and have her sit in half of a L'Eggs egg
with her striped stockinged legs hanging over the edge . She will hold a tiny chick and bunny. I am now considering this project a learning process. I may never finish it at this rate. Using 3 types of clay trying to figure out what is going to work best. It would take two or three pages to try and tell you all the problems I have had. Suffice it say, I am FRUSTRATED! If this turns out it will be a miracle. Plus I discovered I am developing a little arthritis in my right hand and by the end of day it is pretty uncomfortable. Geezz I hate getting old. lol

Wednesday, March 4, 2009


I actually was able to read the instructions and add music to my blog. I feel so smug. lol I really cant believe I was able to do it. (I am so very technically impaired. )

I am trying to sculpt a witch and have the head done and arms and legs. I must sew an outfit for the poor thing and as poorly as I sew she may have to go naked.
I learn something new every day and that is what keeps me going and helps ,me stay "young". So I will make an attempt at a black witchy style dress for her.
The sun is shining and the door to the back deack is OPEN! Yea The fresh spring air floats in and clears my winterized brain. Its about time.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Keep on Pluggin' Away

Thats what my sister and my friends tell me all of the time. "Just keep on keepin' on".
Well thats what I am doing. Today I repainted a couple of little details on the photo cube I was working on. My husband tells me I am way to obsessive when it comes to wanting everything I do to be prefect. He has actually taken brushes out of my hands to keep me from doing more ( and more and more).\
It's become sort of a joke cause' he realizes I can just wait till he leaves and do it anyway.
I am thinking about starting on the challenge theme of Eerie Equinox for my Halloween art group HA31. I have a couple of ideas and they include processes I havent tried yet. That ought to be interesting.. I will keep you posted.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Sculpting- a real challenge

I admire all the ladies I know who sculpt. There really truly is a trick to it that I have yet to learn. Maybe I am too impatient for results as good as the ones I see and like. Then too perhaps I will NEVER learn to do it well. I am trying to finish up a little photo cube box and have sculpted a tiny black cat with a tiny camera in his hand and a witches hat on his head. He is turning out OK but not like I invisioned when I began. Usually --( this is a profound statement) - IF I CAN VISUALIZE IT I CAN CREATE IT. Do any of you seem to be able to do that also? Well, I could sort of see with my minds eye the kitty but the finsihed kept changing. Poop! I will put him up for bid never the less. I am happy to ahve a bid on my table. Boy oh boy there sure are a lot of hours in this one.

Saturday, February 28, 2009

I feel better

I am so glad I decided to get out of my funk and go to lunch with my long lost friend. She made me feel vital, useful and gratful to be alive. ( even if she is only 40) Some of her youth must have rubbed off on me. I even splurged and had delicious marionberry cobbler for dessert. Yum
I was able to have liver and onions for lunch .My husband would never have it in the house ( like most sane people) My friend, being a very noraml person screwed up her nose and said"yeeeewww". Ah it was glorious!!!

Facing the facts

The fact is that I dont have all that much time left to finish everything I planned to do before I die. I am not trying to be morbid ( although I admit that does sound a bit creepy ) But realistically at almost 71 with C.O.P.D. I could pop off at any time. I did so want to make a name for myself in my chosen field- that of artisitc expression. So I guess my point is that I had better get off my butt and get busy ! Which brings me to today's agenda.
1. Wake up
2. Get out of bed
3. Clean the cat box
4. Say "good morning" to David
5. Take my pills
6. Pour a cup of coffee
7. (if it was a weekday I'd check out the stock market on CNBC)
8. Cry, because the markets stinks
9. Suck it up and start thinking positively
10. Check out the progress on my latest Halloween art project which is a photo cube with little Halloween scenes painted on each of 4 inserts which can be removed and replaced with the owners own Halloween photos. I sculpted a tiny black cat and a tiny camera to glue to the top but I am not happy with them so far.
11. Rethink the ideas for the top of the cube
12. This is where I clear my head and put the project on the back burner .
13. Now is when I finally open my PC and check out my messages- answer or delete depending on my mood. Every day I click on the animal rescue site to feed the kitties and doggies. It only takes a second and I feel I have helped feed some poor little thing. Next I click on the Human Society site to do the same thing.
14. Here's where I visit my groups on ebay or if I have something up for bid I check that first. I read what I want on Ha31 and BWBA and add comments or not.
15. That done, this is where I am suppose to "get off my butt" and get busy. but far too often sit in a daze with thoughts whirling around in my brain and mindlessly staring at the TV or looking out the window.
16. Today I know I have to ( or GET to) go meet a friends I haven't seen for over 20 years for lunch. In a way I am looking forward to seeing her and in another way I am just wanting to stay home and be a hermit. What is wrong with me?

21. For now I guess I will just sit here and stare ou the window until I can come up with an answer for that last question.

Friday, February 27, 2009

Sleepless in Cannon Beach

I squinted in the darkeness to read the time on the digital bedside clock. Egad, it was 2.00 am and I had't slept a wink. I even took a Tylenol PM to help me
with the process.
My mind was a busy highway last night--rapidly conjuring up the best ideas to post here and just as quickly tossing them aside. I can see where I will have to read a lot more in order to do this blog thing with any success. More later

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Starting over as a senior

Well I never thought I'd be comtemplating blog designs at 70 years old. If truth be told, I never thought I'd survive this long. I was pretty wild as a young'un.
But the only thing in life we can be sure of is, "things change". Now if that isn't a profound statment I dont know what is.
Things changed for me a few years ago when I set up a still life consisting of items found along the beaches here in the northwest where I have lived for 39 years. A large aqua green Japanese glass float, some small ones, shells, ropes, from ships and driftwood arranged and ready to capture on canvas. Little did I know what was follow when I finally picked up my brushes after so many years creative abstinence.
To make a long story short, that 24" by 36" acrylic interpretation of the still life setup shoved me in the direction I had been seeking since I was a wee child.

Since then I have been joyously painting , creating and using my imagination
for whatever came to mind without hesitation. I have had two successful one woman shows here in Cannon Beach and recently developed a website where all of my serious paintings may be seen.

A few short months ago while browsing ebay I discovered wonderful Halloween
artwork and since I love that season I decided to try my luck with Halloween
creations. I have a lot to learn about ebay and about listings etc. but the folks on ha31 are more than helpful and encouraging. I plan to be a prolific member of that group as well as the newly created BWBA ( Because we Believe) for all holiday artful offerings.

In the meantime I continue to paint the things that inspire me here and will offer those works as well on my site. I am just getting started and Ill be da--ed if anything is going to hold me back now.

Latest large lamp

Latest large lamp

Witch piano music box

Witch piano music box
Love Song

Witch sculpt

Witch  sculpt
Easter witch

Halloween Lamp

Halloween Lamp