Thursday, April 23, 2009


My sweet husband surprised me and is taking me to California to be with my family for my birthday!! I'm so excited to spend time in the sun with some of my favorite people. We're off in the early morning, so I'll be back next week with some new projects and updates.

Family Portrait

This is as good as it's gonna get, folks....

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Working Away

I've been working on a few things the last week or so... First, a portrait for my aunt. She asked me to do it when I saw her at Christmas! If you've seen my work you know that portraits aren't my "fav," or that I'm all that good at them. I told her that, but she still wanted me to do it. So, I'm trying. It's a challenge for sure, but I will carry on! I'm also starting a couple of paintings for my new friends in Florida. They saw my work last year at MH Ballard, and bought one for their daughter on her birthday(see
Now, they are asking for another for her as well as two more for the entry way in their home. I am very excited! Lastly, I have started on a tree painting for my friends Travis and Tiffany (see They received some money for their wedding and were told to use it specifically on art for their home - so they asked me to do a piece. I love working on my tree paintings, so I'm excited to see how this one turns out for them.
And, since none of those paintings are finished (or even close to it), I thought I'd give you a little glimpse of what it looks like when I am in work mode...

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

A little something different...

For my nephew, Micah D's, new "big boy" room:

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Art Auction Wrap-up

After a wonderful weekend getaway for my husband's birthday, I was able to attend the art auction on Saturday evening for a little bit with some friends (well, a wonderful old friend, and a couple of random new friends...). The group that put it all together did a fabulous job. Each donated art piece was thoughtfully placed in the room and I felt like the overall display was pleasing to the eye. They also displayed posters with personal stories of human trafficking around the room to remind us why we were there and what we were supporting by being there. It was very effective, and just as interesting (if not more) to read those stories as it was to look at the artwork. I'm so glad I was able to be a part of this great cause... and, my work sold, which is also very exciting!


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