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Baby Lillie’s First Halloween

25 Mar

baby lillie one line drawing halloween

Journal Page, Mixed media, One line drawing


I have listed new art classes at the nature center. Check out my welcome page!


Self Portrait 1999

3 Jun

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“Self Portrait, 1999”, Oil on glass

I’m feeling a bit sad today. The past two weeks have been a struggle to frame the five portraits (including the one above) that were accepted to hang in a local restaurant. It’s been a lot of work, frustration, time, and money I don’t really have. I just received information stating that the restaurant is “closing for a couple of months”.  Ultimately what that means, I don’t know.


Now comes the part where I try to look on the bright side.

1. I was brave enough to ask if I could exhibit.

2. Someone said yes to me!

3. I got a lot of practice cutting glass and assembling frames.

4. These pieces deserved to be framed ages ago. Now they are officially complete.

5. They are ready for me to approach someone else and hang immediately with no more effort.


I will be sad for a little while. It’s ok to be disappointed. But I will try to remember  the 5 positives above and put one foot in front of the other and keep on going.





27 May

DaveO soft pastel on board

“Dave-O”,  soft pastel on board

Happy sunny day to you all,

Thanks to all how sent me positive vibes! I was accepted to hang my portraits in a local restaurant! I am a bit nervous, though, because I haven’t heard from the restaurant owner for awhile. I’m  getting antsy not knowing  on which date I will be hanging.

Meanwhile, I am framing like a mad man, and it’s quite a struggle. I feel like I am taking the measurements correctly, but when the time comes to put the pieces together they don’t match up. I’m also having difficulty cutting the glass, there’s been a lot aof breakage and money wasted that I don’t have- and I know how to cut glass because I used to do it for a living! Many tantrums are going to be thrown if this doesn’t start going more smoothly for me.

Above is a portrait that was not chosen to hang….

Enjoy your day!


15 May

Jay soft pastel on paper


“Jay”   18″  x  24″    soft pastel on paper

Happy May 15th everyone. I became really brave recently and asked the owner of a groovy little cafe if he’d be interested in hanging my art. I have submitted 8 portraits to him for his approval, above is one of them. It would be great to receive positive vibes from everybody….Many people may not realize what a scary step this can be for some people (people like me ;)).

Enjoy the warmth!


Girl Unfinished

16 Apr

Girl, Unfinished

“Girl” unfinished, oil on canvas,     2′  x  4′

I swear I must have ADD; I have  so much unfinished work!  I hope everyone is enjoying this gorgeous day. I am cooking, listening to vinyl records, and preparing to paint a seascape of Acadia National Park.

Steady, Now

21 Nov

holding hands

Drawn using the bent grid system.

17″  x  14″    colored pencil

Silver Vinyl Fishnets

13 Nov

silver vinyl fishnets


Silver Vinyl Fishnets

I was playing around with mixed media on this one. I think it is quite funny.

SCARY Self Portrait

31 Oct

scary self portrait


Here is a FRIGHTENING attempt at a self portrait painted many years ago. I often times call this one “Gorilla Girl”. I thought it would be very appropriate for Halloween. Have a  fun evening everyone!

Museum Sketch

21 Oct

egyptian face


A live sketch from an ancient Egyptian sculpture.



18 Oct

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