Monday, August 13, 2018

He Always Inspires

"Normality is a paved road. It's comfortable to walk on but no flowers grow on it."
Vincent van Gogh

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Chalk up another one!

This is a recent chalk painting I made at the Ohio State Fair. We had wonderful weather (for July) and in spite of sore muscles, I had a blast. I met so many talented artists and made some new friends.

Saturday, May 20, 2017


My little Flower Fairy friend was out and about with me as I showed some of my floral paintings to fellow Artrepreneurs. She is filled with lavender and just a little squeeze relaxed me with her fragrance. Aromatherapy is an art unto itself...

Friday, March 24, 2017


Happy Spring to each of you!

This is one of my Flower Fairy Painting series titled "bloom" and I hope it encourages you to bloom wherever you are in your life right now.

I filled this 10" x 10" canvas with layers of multicolored fanciful flowers and placed a sweet little flower fairy in the center. If you look closely you will see the word "bloom" among the flowers.

May it bring you joy today.


Monday, November 7, 2016


Sunrise over Studio

November is the month of thanksgiving and I have much to be thankful for. Blessings beyond measure and I cannot begin to count them all.

My dream of a studio is now a reality and I constantly marvel at that. Years of sketches in my journals will show how long I have waited for her. Is she everything I wanted? Not exactly, but I think she is perfect.
This studio represents so much more than a place to store supplies. She is a physical reminder to me that I can make dreams come true and live my life as an artist; a lovely new beginning in a fragile lifetime that sometimes seems full of endings and sorrow and change. I don't have it all figured out but I am learning to believe in myself.

For such a tiny space, she holds a world of opportunity within.

More than that, I hope to somehow inspire all of you to hang onto your hopes and make today a joyful one for yourself.
You really can.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Sharing some artwork today!

As I assemble a portfolio of artwork I have created, I will try to share as I go along.
These are photos of a wedding invitation I designed in my studio. 

Look what God planted just outside my studio for me! Two gorgeous sunflowers in the perfect spots. I WANTED to plant sunflowers around but didn't manage to. He took care of it for me. He is always doing sweet little ( and BIG ) things like that for me. What a loving Father He is. How could I NOT believe? #Godisgood #allthetime