Thursday, December 09, 2010

Happy Holidays!

I've been working on some "tiny bambinos" for the holidays...

I'm sending warm wishes to you and yours
for the happiest of the holiday season!

I do hope everyone stays safe during their travels...

I had so much fun working on these tiny bambinos... I hope you like them, too!

Please enjoy this wonderful season!

PEACE my friends!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

A little painting....

I really haven't gotten much done lately (tis sad...!)

But here's a little painting 8x10 painting.

I tweaked it a little with an iphone application.

Love my iphone, and I love looking for new apps
and playing with them!

Maybe that's why I don't get much painting done... :oD

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

I love The Count!

I don't know if you remember him from Sesame street? But I can hear him.... Three! Three Spooky Coffins! Ha ha ha!

I seem to have had his voice going thru my head the whole time I was working on these.... But I do so love these little guys and I'm happy I got them done in time!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

I'm Late! Sofiero; Helsingborg, Sweden

On our recent trip to Helsingborg Sweden, we were fortunate enough to see the Palace of Sofiero! The website states: "This year we celebrate winning the award "Europe's Most Beautiful Park 2010"

And it's true, the Garden's are just UNBELIEVEABLE!

Walking thru, I felt like Alice... the flowers are... well... such a feast for the eyes....

Our only regret was not having enough time to stay longer... we just did not have enough time to see all of the gardens...

As you walk down the paths, many of the flowering bushes are tower above your head, and it's easy to get lost in another world...

So if you ever get the time to go, I highly recommend a visit to the gorgeous Sofiero...

the wedding gift to Prince Gustaf Adolf and his wife Margareta!

Saturday, July 03, 2010

Lady Anna Marie

Lady Anna Marie: 8x10 Painted on Canvas

On our recent trip to London and Denmark, we got to
visit a few castles. I painted this lady thinking of castles...

Dark corridors, stairwells and candeabras....

First, in London, we went to The Tower.

Loved seeing the Crowned Jewels, the royal armour, and the prisoner graffiti.....

In Copenhagen, we went to Frederiksborg Castle home of Christian IV. The Castle and the Church were just incredible! This is one of the stained glass windows in the church. Isn't it beautiful?!

Saturday, June 19, 2010

First Book Charity Auction and Fab Store!

"To Hold Dearly"

This is the piece that I donated to the "First Book" Charity Auction. I use a 12x24 piece of birch wood. Wood burn the figures, paint with acrylics, scrapbook papers for the background with stamps, etc. I added modeling paste around the edges to create the swirls.

NOW, I have to share about a fabulous store!

We recently visited London, then took a wonderful Scandinavian cruise...

Check out this bag!

Doesn't it just ROCK?!?!? I love it! You can get one from
It's called a Graffiti bag and YOU can have what you want printed on it! I selected London, Buckingham Palace and Tower Bridge to honor our recent visit, and when the bag arrived, I was thrilled! It was MORE then I expected! It's got lovely handles, pockets, little metal feet on the bottom.... You should check out their website... They've got some AWESOME products... Just had to show off my new stuff. Don't we all love our stuff? :)

Monday, June 07, 2010


I am dreaming...
A peaceful dream......
"Dreaming of Morning"

Actually, my painting is Dreaming of Morning...
but I'm Dreaming of the Wonderful Vacation
that I had, and how Lovely it was to Meet the
She is ONE SPECIAL LADY! She's just as cute as a button and as sweet as can be! I want to go back to London.

Now.... please!

Oooo! And guess who else I saw! The Queen! Which was quite the thrill for me! (Is one allowed to share photos of the Queen?)

I've got tons of vacation pics, so I going to share some fabulous finds as soon as I manage to put my paints away and sort thru my digital desktop mayhem... ;)

Friday, April 23, 2010

Painting Faces on Canvas

New faces on Canvas....
I've been trying to experiment with different paints, collaged backgrounds, textures, etc., etc....

It's been a little bit different to work with, as most of my other bambinos have been created on wood!

So here are some new faces that have been painted on Canvas!

Monday, February 15, 2010

New Paintings

Trying something a little different with my paintings.
These are acrylics on canvas, instead of wood.
I tried layering old paper and music before sketching the faces and painting them. A little different then my other bambinos.


I'm pleased to announce the winners of my OWOH blog giveaway!

Winner of Magic Ride is Stitchety Grub
Winner of From my Heart is

I've emailed both winners and will send out my paintings
as soon as I hear from them! I'd to thank Lisa for all of her
hard work, to all the participants (what fun it was blog
hopping and meeting such wonderful people), and to everyone
who left comments! What a fabulous Ride this was!


Saturday, January 23, 2010

Come Ride the Magic Carpet Ride; OWOH Giveaway!

Are you Ready to Go on a Magic Carpet Ride?

To a Whole New World?

A World Full of Giving Loving Hearts and Kindred Souls?

Then Welcome to the OWOH Magic Carpet Ride 2010 GIVEAWAY!

Jump on your Magic Carpet and start visiting Blogs from all Over this Big Wonderful World!

If you don’t know what the One World One Heart is all about, just click on the above link and read all about it!

Lisa started and hosts this wonderful yearly event that makes this big old world just a wee bit smaller by hundreds of wonderful people posting giveaways on their blogs! Now how’s that for a thrilling Magic Carpet Ride?

So if you want to enjoy a great ride... jump on your carpet and fly to my OWOH giveaway! The rules are pretty simple…

All you need is some type of blog and to leave me a comment on this post! (You must have a blog so I can contact you thru your comment, as Lisa started this event for bloggers!)

I’ll be closing the posts on February 15, 2010 at 5pm cst. I'll then use the random number generator to draw the winners!

I will post the winners on my blog, click on the winners links, and contact them thru the email on their blogs...

Pretty simple, eh?

Is that not truly MAGIC?

And now, FOR MY giveaway ..............

#ONE in Keeping with the Magic Carpet Ride Theme....

My original hand-drawn mixed media painting
"Magic Ride"

And #TWO for the One World One HEART, I give from My Heart to Yours!

My original hand drawn mixed media painting
"From my Heart"

Good Luck and Thank You so much for stopping by my Blog!