Monday, September 28, 2009

Mary Poppins the Horror Movie

I was surfing youtube one day looking for video that my kids would like. I thought some Mary Poppins tunes would be fun. Then I found this trailer for a very scary Mary Poppins. Check it out:

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Dali Completed

Finally, after much frustration I have finished my portrait of Dali. Sure, it may not be perfect, but neither am I. If you don't like it, well, pooh on you! This painting measures 2 X 4 feet. Remember, if you click on the pictures they will get much larger (and look more impressive I think).

Friday, September 25, 2009

What the f!

This Dali portrait is driving me bonkers! Something is off and after three hours of working on it the painting looks better but it is still funky. This is three days of work now and I'm truly frustrated. Thank goodness it is acrylic because if I was working with oils it would be in the trash can right now. It is getting late, but I will finish it tonight. No matter what!!

Thursday, September 24, 2009


I sold one of my little sign/painting thingys! A week or so ago I thought I'd pull out the guitar and play around with some songwriting so I pulled out my book of lyrics. I also have a lot of poems in there. After going through it I realized there was some pretty good stuff, at least I think it's pretty good. So I thought I would find a way to combine paintings and poetry. I came up with these little signs with abstract like images on them. I typically shy away from minimalism and abstract, but I like them. The sign that sold says:
My own warped thoughts and particular opinions
are all shaped by my outrageous experiences
and out of all those instances only one is so clear
the time I spent alone with you.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009


I thought I had finished a painting of Dali last night. Considering how much I adore him a portrait of him is a bit overdue. There is something funky about it, though. I'm going to have to mess with it a bit to get it looking right. Hopefully in the next day or two I'll be able to post pictures of it. Right now no one needs to see it!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Musical Art

I'm still all excited from the Buckethead show last night. I've been wanting to do a series of paintings of musicians I admire and the show last night may have been the kick in the butt I needed.
It may not seem like it, but music is a huge part of my work process. Listening to music is what puts images and ideas in my head. I can't get in the mood to work without music playing. My tastes can vary widely but I always come back to the same bands. Tool, Live, Buckethead, and The Deftones are some of my favorites.
Maybe this week I'll get a painting or two done......................


I just got home from the Buckethead show. It was the best show I've been to. Probably because I made him a clock and he seemed to really like it. He even gave me a dvd, WolfHound. Buckethead is always a wonder to see. If you aren't familar with him, shame on you! Google him pronto.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Illustrations falling flat?

So no one gives a poop about my illustrations yet. Oh well. I think I'm already off to the next thing. I feel very antsy artwise right now. The paintings are great, but I just can't stay up until one and two o'clock in the morning with the kids waking up at 7:00. If I get good pictures of my new little "signs" I'll post them later. (If you click on the pictures they get bigger.)

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Pin up illustrations

I've started doing pin up illustrations. I think they're kind of fun. I plan on offering inexpensive prints of them in my Etsy store. Maybe sell them as greeting cards also.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

New Painting

I'm pretty excited about this painting. It is a completely new direction. I think I may do a whole series of bright musician paintings. This is the bass player in my husband's band. I think the next painting I do will be Nick playing the guitar. After that perhaps Buckethead, Maynard, Ed Kowalczyk .......................