"If you bring forth what is within you, what you bring forth will save you. If you do not bring forth what is within you, what you do not bring forth will destroy you."

Saturday, October 24, 2009


This painting is about 5" by 8". Dogwood was my Mother's favorite flower.


This painting is about 11" by 16". The background of the painting was made by applying a very light wash and then sprinkling with table salt. When the salt dried, it was brushed off to leave a very interesting effect to the background.

Monday, October 19, 2009

New Watercolor Cards

Summer Shutters - watercolor
Pumpkin, Gourd, Pomegranate - watercolor
Autumn Leaf - watercolor, pen

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Three Jonquils - 4" x 6" watercolor

The background of the picture is painted with gold colored paint. The jonquils are watercolors highlighted with pearlized watercolor.

Two New Watercolor ATCs

The pansy ATC was painted with watercolor on 140 lb. paper. The pansies were highlighted with pearlized watercolor.
The iris watercolor started with a rubber stamp. It was then watercolored and highlighted with pearlized watercolor.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

One Leaf


I made this for practice a while ago. Didn't know that still lifes should always have the items in it to be touching. But anyway, it was fun to make. I especially like to paint pumpkins.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Bowl of Flowers

This is a 3-1/2 x 2-1/2 inch watercolor ATC painted on 140 lb. paper.

Practice Tree ATC

This is a 3-1/2 X 2-1/2 ATC trading card created on 140 lb. paper and painted in watercolors.

Silent Movie Card

This is a card I made in June for a silent movie swap. The swap has yet to end and I'm not sure if it will. Anyway, here is the card I created. It's hard to see in the photo, but the red pieces are 3-D and are supposed to look like a movie curtain. Look closely at that photo. Yes, that is ME with the gorgeous Tommy Lee Jones. This is a scene from a movie made in the 70's about Howard Hughes. He looked a lot younger in those days, but then so did I! My husband, Frank, photoshopped me into this picture. I LOVE this picture! hee hee. Please notice on the back of the card that I give MYSELF top billing over Mr. Jones in the film, "The Diva and Mr. Jones."

Here's the original photo. The reason it's not so clear is that the original 'photo' was a video capture from a bad vhs copy of the film. But doesn't that give it an antiquey look?

That's the dress I wore on the day I married Frank, February 7, 1998. I bought that dress in a store that was close to the Big Chicken in Marietta, Georgia - but that's another story...

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Mystery picture.....Face of the Statue of Liberty!

This is the casting used to create the Statue of Liberty's face!

The Statue of Liberty was created by the citizens of France as a gift to the United States. It was not shipped to the United States in one piece, but in several. The first piece to arrive was the arm holding the torch. The piece was put on display at a park in New York, and visitors flocked to see the curiosity. The building seen beside the arm no doubt sold souvenirs and postcards!
Here is a photo of the massive foot of the statue, with part of the torch in the background.

Financing of the statue was obtained by individual donations from the people of France. Here, the top of the statue is displayed in a park in France before being shipped to the United States.

The Library of Congress website is an excellent source of royalty free public domain photos. Though not all photos shown on this site are in the public domain, it is easy to determine this. It's a wealth of interesting photos.