Sunday, January 6, 2013

Happy New Year!!

Happy New Year Everyone!!  Can you believe we're in 2013?  Seems so weird....but so wonderful!!

Lately I've been focusing back on mermaid art again - it continues to be one of my favorite subjects.  Such a wonderfully artistic blend of beauty, fantasy, sensuality, and my love of the female form makes my mermaid art such a passion.  Here are a couple examples of what I've done recently, and more to come - as always, check out my Etsy site to see my latest stuff!

Here's to a fantastic 2013!!

Sunday, December 2, 2012

I'm Back!!

I know, I's been forever since I've posted a blog!  In the meantime though I've been keeping very busy, getting my Etsy web page back up and going, keeping my Country Roads space all stocked up, and especially, doing more and more shows.

Speaking of shows - I'll be at the Uptown Village Market in Long Beach on Dec. 7th and 8th.  Here are some of the things I'll be showing - would love to see you there!!

.....and by the way - I promise to do more blogs!! 

Monday, April 4, 2011

Something NEW!!

OK, so it's been a while I know! But I've been keeping busy -- going to shows, working on my space at Country Roads, just doing a lot of creating in many different ways! I'm always looking for new things to create, and something new, fun and exciting came to me. I happened to see a store window display that had a French setting and motif, and it was so beautiful and inspiring - so I wanted to create my own take on a French window display.

I've always painted old suitcases and had some laying around, and also work with glass, I thought, "I can try this". If I cut an opening in the suitcase, put glass in the opening, then the inside could be my window! I put French miniatures, and other found objects, and voila! It became a mini store window - a take on an old idea of the "diorama".

I had so much fun creating it! I took it to Spring Glitterfest and it was a big hit! Here's a picture.

Then I thought of some very special customers and decided to do a themed diorama - here it is.

I so enjoy these and have other ideas for my dioramas - I'll be putting some in my space at Country Roads and bringing them to upcoming shows - hope to see you there!!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Show's Over - Now, Back To Work!!

Whew!! Fall Glitterfest 2010, and Tinsels and Treasures back-to-back shows, are over! Great fun as always! But, now back to work on my space at Country Roads in Orange! Just when one project ends, another begins....and on to the next adventure!!

Here's some pics of my displays at the shows - hope to see you soon!!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Sneak Peek!!

Getting ready -- and getting frazzled -- preparing for this weekend at Tinsel and Treasures. Here's a little sneak peek at stuff I'll be selling. Hope to see you there!!

Monday, September 6, 2010


Hope you had a safe, happy, and PEACE-ful Labor Day weekend. :-) I know I did !! Check out the mural I did today, for a little 8 year-old girl's room...

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Queen of the Castle!!

I got another big surprise a couple months ago, when Stampington & Company contacted me and told me one of my crowns was selected for its 2010 Somerset Home magazine! I was so thrilled and honored -- and it occurred to me that so much of my success is truly due to all of you who have been such wonderful, supportive colleagues and good friends over the years. So, I titled the article "Queen of the Castle" - because, after all, isn't that what we are? :-)

So, I dedicate this to all of you - the queens of your castles!! Check out page 48, and enjoy!!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Mermaids, Wood, and Words - A Great Combo!!

OK so you know I love to do mermaids. They just seem so right painted on old wood panels and doors -- gives it that vintage, nautical look -- and then, add some appropriate words to it, and voila! It's a mermaid sign! One of my favorite items to paint, and a good seller too. Here's some examples....hope you're having a great summer!!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Crowns 'n Crowns 'n More Crowns!!

Getting ready to do back-to-back shows, so what am I working on? Crowns 'n more crowns! I haven't done any in a while, and since they are one of my favorite things to create, and one of my best sellers, I'll be living, breathing, eating, talking....crowns! Can you say BLING?!! :-)

Here's a few I've done so far...available on my Etsy site!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010


One of my favorite genres of art is Fantasy. Here are a couple examples of Fantasy art I've done.

The first -- I've always loved old Hollywood, the glitz and glamour, the gorgeous starlets and dashing men. One of my all-time favorite Hollywood on-screen couples is Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers -- watching them dance together in old movies is breathtaking. So I thought, the perfect fanstasy - Fred and Ginger, dancing on a moonlit lake. Here's the result -- I painted this back in 1986 and it still hangs in my studio today.

The other -- I've been mixing collage and painting to create a new altered fantasy art. This is the result -- not only mixing the media, but mixing the subject matter, mixing the mood, going for a certain feel. Do you feel anything when you see it? Would love to read your feedback!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

A Glittery Day!

What a wonderful, glittery show on Saturday -- Spring Glitterfest 2010 was a smashing success. Each show is getting bigger and better! Thanks to the amazing Whimsy girls -- Sheryl and Dianne once again outdid themselves. They never cease to amaze me, all the time and hard work they put into it. I'm so lucky to know them -- not only because of Glitterfest, but also the Whimzy store, and their flea-market (I always seem to drop a load of cash there every time!!).....but mainly because they are such good people. You can't help but like them, and we have so much fun together!

I also want to thank all the wonderful customers -- whether you are returning customers or new ones, you helped make the show a big success for me!

I so look forward to Fall Glitterfest on October 2nd -- see you there!!

Now I need to get back into the studio to catch up on my space in Country Roads!!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Fun, Different, Unusual, Random Stuff !!

Here are some pics of some rather different, unusual, some a little weird, but all fun -- pieces I've been working on lately. Come take a look at them and more at my space in Country Roads, in downtown Orange, CA!!