Friday, May 27, 2011


I haven't been sleeping lately.  It's either due to a kid waking up in the middle of the night, a dog (or two) barking (or howling), a cat (barking or howling or chirping- she is very talented), horrifying nightmares, or as in the case of last night, insomnia.  By the time the babies go down for their nap, I have been so exhausted that painting is completely out of the question.  Instead, I have been making pillows.  How ironic, I said to myself.  I can't sleep.  So I made pillows.  Without even making that connection until 10 minutes ago.  My subconscious, ladies and gentlemen, hard at work.

Friday, May 20, 2011



This loveliness is a view of Lake Michigan taken from the Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes National Park in Glen Arbor, Michigan.  I can't wait to go back up....

Wednesday, May 18, 2011



I think this may have actually been the photo that planted the seed for this whole sky series.  We were eating in a restaurant and I saw the sky from our table.  I ran out and snapped some photos, knowing that one day, these would become paintings.  And it seems silly, but I haven't had the chance to get this going- I have been so excited to get these onto canvas but I was always in the middle of something else.
Woohoo.. good painting day....

And now I'm off to make my pecan crusted trout with edamame succotash- before the babies wake up!

Monday, May 16, 2011

outside in


Ahhhhhh......  I always forget how wonderful it is to paint until I can't do it.  And oh how I love to paint skies. This is the start of a series I have been planning for over a year.  I want to start on the small panels and eventually (when I have time) move to very large canvases.  I am so excited to get started....  But, with both kids having just woken up from their naps, at the exact same time, creating complete havoc in their respective rooms (one is having coughing fits while the other seems to be taking apart his crib by way of some sort of blunt object and then throwing the pieces at the wall- or so it sounds), I have to apologize for the terrible photo.  I am more than a little distracted......

Thursday, May 5, 2011



I always think that these paintings would be better if I had more time.  But I kinda like this one.  It works for me.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011



Maybe it's just me, but it seems that landscapers all wear the same brown knit hat.  And they wear it so high on their head that a strong wind might just blow it off.  Yet it stays on.  Very curious indeed....  What's that?  What does that have to do with blueberries?  Absolutely nothing.