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Blue Willow

My dear old friend Fern, who recently passed, left me her Blue Willow collection. She had painstakingly collected most of…

Empty Nesting

My youngest daughter Claire is going to move out in a couple of weeks and I’ll have an empty nest…

Sketch Book

I’ve finally started on the Sketchbook Project 2011. My theme is “Fill Me With Stories” and my plan is to…

The Red Messenger

This is colored pencil, ink and gold ink on paper. The word angel is from the Latin angelus which in…

Mimosas and butterflies.

My mimosa tree, like the pear tree,  is another survivor. It was taken out in a tornado in April 1983.We…

La Reina Nicho Necklace

I found these super cool little nicho pendants in copper with patina at Michaels and just couldn’t resist. I knew…

Whatever you love…

 “Whatever you love, you are.”~Rumi (1207-1273) If this is true, then today I am-a comfy chair, a hot cup of…

A wish for you.

I painted this as a house-warming gift for my daughter. It’s a little 12″x12” art spell. Everything that I wished…

Honey Buttons

Recognize the vintage button, Kerry? It’s one of the ones you sent to me from your stash. Thanks! And one…

Mulberries

In south east Texas the Mulberries are ripening and I have an ancient Mulberry tree in my backyard. The birds…

Pears and Nests

Yay! The pear tree is setting fruit so now there are visions of pear jelly dancing in my head. I…

Seashells

One of my favorite paintings is The Birth of Venus by Botticelli depicting the goddess Venus rising from the ocean on a…

Buttons

This is the best quote I could find on buttons- It’s Shakespeare, from Hamlet Act ll Guildenstern: “Happy in that…

Wu Wei

The Sage is occupied with the unspoken and acts without effort. Teaching without verbosity, producing without possessing, creating without regard…