New Year Wishes

winter's dance
The first day of the New Year I always feel reborn into a new time to think and create and change. We’ve all been through some very busy times with family and friends and just keeping up with each day as it presents itself. This past week I’ve taken some time to work on a new painting about the new year and the endless possibilities of it all! Enjoy

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Change of Pace

Looking Down

A change of pace from all the work on our 2nd Give Me That Dog book..After since a very hot and dry weather, it’s great to just walk in the garden and check out the survivors and the remains of summer. What was at my feet was truly a painting in and of itself. All of life contained between two stepping stones. The beginnings, the small flower survivors and of course, the leaves of fall.

Just for Fun


The end of summer and painting dog stories….There are many parts and pieces to the rescued dog stories, but we are working away to publish a 2nd book. Meanwhile, I found this half finished piece in my art files and decided to finish it. Ideas are great and fun and inspirational too…but actually resolving the painting is always a challenge! I’m working on large 31X41″ print paper which is very tough and takes a lot of abuse…good thing!

Hominy and Buster

Hominy and Buster

It’s a pleasure to paint in summer because it’s too hot outside to do much else. I’ll bet many artists pray for hot summers and cold snowy winters! Nothing like being trapped inside ones studio to get some paintings done! This is my third painting on the journey to 12 stories for a new small “give me that dog!”book. The photo I received of Buster really did show him with rabbit ears….What a great dog …just the

Lost

Sometimes, it’s possible to learn more when I am feeling lost.  Then, I have to really look around and try to find my way back, or  figure out what to do next.  I was lost once when I was a child. It was very scary, but exciting too. Otherwise, I would not remember this.  Painting is the same way.  Destruction of some of my paper pieces has led me to think about the road forward, the possible reuse of the wonderful paper…..the marks on the paper…transformed by an accident.  It’s interesting.

When the road is suddenly unfamiliar, I look up and think…hey, where am I?…..good question!