Thursday, May 30, 2013

Pretentious Poppies ~ SOLD

"If you've never been thrilled
to the very edges of your soul
by a flower in spring bloom,
maybe your soul has
never been in bloom."
~ Terri Guillemets

Pretentious Poppies
This image is available for license here.

It has been very quiet around here.
My parents took off for home yesterday.
We had a great visit and did a lot of fun things
while they were here.

Sister, Denise, Mom & Dad playing miniature golf  in Ocean City, NJ

Mom concentrating on her bird painting

Mom and I enjoyed doing art together.
She left with two matted 8" x 10" florals
and three framed 5" x 7" bird watercolors
that now hang in their motorhome.
She likes them so much, they will hang
in her house when not traveling.

My art lessons gave her a new found enthusiasm for learning.
I hope she finds some classes to get involved in at home.

"Get over the idea that only children
should spend their time in study. 
Be a student so long as you still have something to learn,
and this will mean all your life."
~ Henry L. Doherty

Thanks for stopping by!
As always, your comments are most appreciated.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Drawing and Painting Lessons

"Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end.
It's not a day when you lounge around doing nothing.
It's when you've had everything to do, and you've done it."
~ Margaret Thatcher

Cute Calico
This image is available for license here.

Offering solid instruction in drawing and watercolor painting - beginners through advanced students. Classes are taught in the comfort of my Tabernacle, NJ Studio or a travel rate to your location can be quoted upon request. All materials are supplied for the first session. Flexible morning, afternoon and evening classes are available. 

Recommended time is 2-4 hours to complete a lesson.
See more drawings and paintings on
"I appreciate your training and talent for teaching. Not everyone
can teach beginners the process and have patience, too. I learned 
some basics and I learned I shouldn't be afraid to try again." ~ Joyce K.

Like Robert H. Schuller said;
"Today's accomplishments were yesterday's impossibilities."

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Happy creating!

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Irresistible Irises ~ SOLD

Irresistible Irises


This image is available for license here.

We are staying busy and having a great time visiting with my parents
while they are here in NJ. Mom and I have been doing lots of artwork together.
I made a copy of my Irises for her on Yupo paper and she painted along as I did mine.
Here is her version.

Irises colored by Eve Sandy.

Mom and Dad last week at Grounds for Sculpture
I feel so fortunate to be able to enjoy this quality time together.
Cheers and Happy Spring Everyone!

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Announcing a Print Giveaway


(To become a fan follow the link above and click on "like" at the top right of the page.)

Win any two of my matted 8" x 10" signed and numbered lithograph prints of your choice from my Etsy shop! (This is a 47 dollar value including the shipping.) Comment below and tell me which titles you would like to win. Then go to facebook and 'Share' this post with your friends and your name will be added to my drawing. I will be giving away two 8" x 10" prints (can be a set or not) from my Etsy shop at 200 Facebook Business Page 'Likes'.

Horse Sundance
Matted 8" x 10" Signed and numbered lithograph print
ready to fit into an 8" x 10" frame

(Contest open to residents of the US and Canada)

Good luck and thanks for your interest in my work!

X ♥ O

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Happy Mother's Day and a Visit With Mom

Happy Mother's Day to all you Moms!
(animal families included!)

"A mom's hug lasts long after she lets go."

Happy Hydrangea
8" x 10" original watercolor on Yupo paper


My folks are visiting from Florida
and I am really enjoying
their company.

I gave mom a manicure and did her hair this afternoon.
Now we're getting ready to head over to my sister's house for a
Mother's Day Bash.

Wishing everyone a joyful day
whatever you have planned!

Thanks for stopping by!

X ♥ O

Monday, May 6, 2013

Jersey Girl Witches

“Never put your faith in a Prince.
When you require a miracle, trust in a Witch.”
~ Catherynne M. Valente

Halloween 2012

Here it is, the first week of May and I'm already 
thinking about Halloween!

Last year, I was decorating in August and even now,
there are witches hanging on my walls.

Witch with a Crow in Hand
Whimsical Witch #1
8" x 10" original watercolor

Painting Options

Full Moon Witch and Cats
Whimsical Witch #2


A Witchy Welcome
Whimsical Witches #3


See My
on Pinterest.

(Only 177 Days to go you know!)

And Remember Dearie -

“Keep the Magic Alive!”
~Debie Torkellson

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Experiment II ~ A Loose Direct Approach to Watercolor

"Experiment, experiment, experiment -
until it finally flows from within you.
It is a hard road. But the result is also
a deep inner satisfaction."
~ Jack Dickerson

Today's transparent watercolor was painted while standing, like my first experiment, directly on Yupo paper without any preliminary pencil lines or even a rough sketch. It was started with a pretty good idea of the desired subject and composition, but I remained flexible while working, listening to what the painting asked for and allowing the piece to evolve without too many preconceived boundaries or restrictions. I am finding this direct approach rather exciting and satisfying.

Hummingbird Happiness

11.5" x 14" original watercolor on Yupo paper
16" x 20" matted w/ foam core backing
Signed and certified
Purchase painting here.

I hope you are having a wonderful weekend! 
The weather here is gorgeous!

Snacking On: Sour Crawlers /  Listening To: Blondie
Now Headed Out To Play With Horses!

What are you up to today? ...

X ♥ O

Thursday, May 2, 2013

A Gift From Spirit ~ Whitetail Fawns

"In stillness I hear Spirit's voice,
not universal clutter."
Rev Kathy Graves

A Gift From Spirit
Whitetail Fawn Painting
16" x 20" ~ Double Matted and Framed
silver level ~ original watercolor ~ $399.00

I am posting this older painting here today as part of
Leslie Saeta's 30 Day Marketing Challenge.

This was painted while recovering from my injury and is very symbolic in content, design and colors. The green symbolizes growth, abundance and a fresh approach to life. The purple antlers symbolize spiritual development, power and wisdom.

To buy this painting or view more of my older Spirit Art Work, go to my Spirit Art Gallery. See a sample of my burl- wood frames here.

On March 23rd, 2007, I got bucked off my horse in the woods and took my first ever ambulance ride. I landed on my left shoulder and was hoping it was just badly dislocated, but after over three hours in the Emergency Room, I found out I had a broken humerus.There was nothing humorous about it! Fortunately it was the left arm and I was still able to draw and paint during my recovery. My accident provided a great revelation and showed me how important it was to slow down in order to grow spiritually. I have concrete evidence that Universal Guidance was largely at play that day.

That morning while out taking care of the horses, I was presented with two large matching antler sheds at the edge of the woods. They were gifted to me side by side in a most unusual and deliberate placement.They were found on the East side of my property, symbolizing new beginnings. They were facing North which represents wisdom. The number two represents patience and as in all antlered species,the deer's rack is symbolic of antennae which provide heightened perception and a connection to the divine. It was not until my healing got under way that I could see that my accident was truly a powerful gift from spirit.

"Perhaps this is your time to think, to rest, meditation time to learn more oneness with the Universe."
~Jean Kitchens

"Busy keeps us from spirit's whisper."
~ Rev Kathy Graves

Thanks for stopping by.
As always, your comments are most appreciated!
Have a GREAT DAY!!

X ♥ O