Sunday, August 26, 2012


Drop on over to Soulemama and have a chance to win one of 3 original woodblock prints today! Comments close on Monday morning. There's an interview too :) Check it out!

Friday, August 24, 2012

Buggy Barn Quilt Show

Every August, we trek out to Reardan, Washington and attend the beautiful quilt show at The Buggy Barn. It's in the middle of farm land, wheat fields and big skies. My favorite part is hearing the wheat rustle in the breeze. I'm a country girl at heart!

This year I'll have 4 quilts in the show, including my daughter's mermaid art quilt that I painted. If you're in Eastern Wa, come on over and visit!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

More Summer Quiet and a Givaway

Halloween quilt stitchery in progress...
The tracing of the witch's broom. (my mom is making the quilt blocks that go under some of the embroidery because I have decided I do not have the capacity to follow quilt patterns :)
More scrap booking, have lots of catching up to do on that front. It is more fun that I could've imagined.
Another form of spirograph art. These are so fun for any age... I'm still not over the magic of it all. Wish I still had the big set from childhood.
Big news... an interview and giveaway of three woodblock prints are coming up this weekend over at Soulemama. Check it out!
(can't seem to get the link to work but Amanda's blog is at )

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Summer Wanes...

House atop Dunes - will paint today!
The building of a Playmobil village
Inside the sketchbook I took to the beach. Not much time to draw but I did get a few in.
Riding the Dragon Coaster!

Tracing the witch's broom for a Halloween/fall quilt my mom and I are making. This will be embroidered. The whole project will take at least 6 months to a year the rate I'm going!

We're back from our second trip to the soft-sandy beach of the Oregon coast. It was warm, sunny, slightly breezy and pure heaven. I'm making it last by drawing tons of scenes from there. Have not had much time to share here but once school starts, things will be different. Enjoying every last day of summer vacay and all it has to offer. Hope y'all are doing the same!

Friday, August 3, 2012

New Work and a New Show

Old Vic Conservatory Organ... ink drawing with watercolor on Arches Cover paper.

Here are a few paintings I finally finished for my show happening right now at the wonderful Picabu Bistro here> in Spokane. It's my first restaurant show - besides a few coffee houses here and there. On exhibit are only still lifes and landscapes. No portraits or figures, which is quite unique for me. Please visit and have lunch or dinner if you're in town. It's a groovy little neighborhood place and the food is out of this world. (lots of yummy vegetarian choices).

It's hard to believe we're already living August days. School is looming closer and I'm not ready for the hectic pace yet! But, my youngest will be in all day Kindergarten this year and my life is about to shift into new waters. It's a happy and bittersweet time.

In other news... I'm advertising once again over at
Soulemama this month and will be doing a big give-away at the end of August. More details later so, stay tuned!

Yaquina Head Light Room - ink drawing with watercolor on Arches Cover paper.
So sad to hear the news Maeve Binchy has died :( Her books have been favorites for years and were particularly comforting in my early 20's. I think she had heart disease... never had children but was married and dedicated each and every book she wrote to Gordon, her husband. She will be missed!
ps blogger is not allowing me to do links right now, so I will try again later today :)