Sunday, January 30, 2011

One World One Heart

OK, ALL DONE.! I'll be drawing a name from the 194 comments I have! It's been fun participating and I'm thrilled with everyone's great comments. I'll post the winner sooon.!
 Good Luck!

I am so happy to be participating in this event for the first time, but also sad that it will be the last year. Click on the button to the right to go to the post that will explain it all and to see all the other blogs that are participating. Everyone involved is having a giveaway just for stopping by their blog and checking it out and leaving a comment. It should be fun!

Here's a photo of the pendant that I will be giving away. all you have to do is leave a comment. I look forward to finding so many interesting blogs......

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Pay it forward

Here’s the concept: “Pay it forward” is the idea that random acts of kindness are given without expecting anything in return. It’s passing on a kindness hoping that your recipients will do the same, and forming a never-ending chain of goodwill, that’s what this is about. But it isn’t only kindness, it is also a means to connect and share instead of just keeping it to ourselves.

Here’s how it works: You’ll have to comment on this post and the first three people who comment will receive an original “Pay it Forward” gift from me within the next few months. But those three people will also have to post the idea on their blog and commit to creating something for the first three people who comment and so on and so forth.

SO, the first three people to comment here will get something made by me, but you have to do this on your blog as well. I’ll be reading your blog to make sure that you have posted something about your “Pay it Forward.”

 I copied this from
and I believe she 's paying it forward from
shirley's illustrations
who's paying it forward from
penelope neal
who's paying it forward from
laundryon the line
who's paying ot forward from
quaintand quirky
and I don't know for sure if it goes any farther back than that, please keep it going and comment on this and then pay it forward three times!

Friday, January 28, 2011

Illustration Friday submission for the theme of Surrender

I've actually done quite a few paintings that I thought fit this theme, but maybe this one the most.... She's surrendering to the current of the winds, to her own moods, to her dreams, to the possiblilty her dreams will fall, to the overwhelming forces of nature, and to life itself!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

whimsical wednesday's submission

I painted this because I love to watch birds in flight, I love to watch ribbons in the wind and wouldn't you love to see pretty colored clouds in the bright sunshine?

Tuesday, January 25, 2011


go to this blog for a great giveaway...

She's giving away a bandolier: a journal fitted with straps for pens and such from Clever hands that are so cool....
plus a great shop and blog!


My daughter is starting a new etsy shop with felt thingy's, emotional fruit made into magnets, pins and dangly's...children's mobiles, and together we're making a whole woodland scene with movable animals and a landscape with trees and a's cool. She needs help naming her etsy shop. Please post ideas and if we use yours we'll send you a surprise. Thanks in advance!

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Illustration Friday submission for "Dusty"

This is a quick painting for the theme: Dusty. A dusty wind is blowing, love the wind, but not liking it being dusty. The umbrella helps a little though, too bad it's ruining her white dress! I like the brown paper though, and have been wanting to use that more often than the watercolors lately. It seems to fit...

Whimsical wednesdays

here's my submission for this great blog:

She's falling as most of my ladies do, but she's got great hair and a skirt I'd love to own and she might just make a diving landing in Keuka lake!

Hope rocks

I recently found Lillle Diane's blog about how finding a little rock with the word hope on it at just the right time actually changed her life. You can visit her here:

She's encouraging others to make hope rocks and hide them for others to find!
So on the night of the full moon in January a few days ago, I wrote Hope on 10 little white river rocks, collected from the river here in our little valley, and I started to hide them... the first was for myself. Being the cold moon, or the moon of secrets and hidden mysteries I decided to right a secret wish down on a strip of paper and wrap it around the first hope rock and hide it in my house to wait for my wish to materialize! We'll see how that magic works...I think I'll need to be patient.

The second rock I wasn't sure where to hide for others, so on my walk I waited till I found a house that felt like it needed some hope and I left it on their front sidewalk for them or a passerby to find. It didn't snow for 2 days so I'm pretty sure someone must have found it and picked it up. I hope they're holding it now.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Creative Tuesdays submission for scarves

here's my latest painting, same theme, more falling ladies in winter but done very differently... in acrylic on tan paper instead of the watercolor I've been using for a few years. I like the flat white against brown, I've done about 10 of these so far, will post soon. They're falling slow and peacefully, enjoying every minute of the trip d ow n     s o    s  l  o  w  l   y   !

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Illustration friday submission for the theme "chicken"

I don't really love chickens but I do like cute little chicks... I painted this awhile ago then never did much with it. I like the fun and quickness of this style and had planned to do a bunch more. They could be everywhere and anywhere, hopping all over all sorts of animals, on teddy bears and on little girl's heads...

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Illustration friday- Deja Vu

I've never really felt Deja vu but I love the idea of it.Wish I had a great story about it but....nope.
This first painting was done because I had done one like it when I first started painting again a few years ago and sold it. I liked the idea and I did this one from memory, but then found that I had taken a photo of the first one before I sold it.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Illustration friday-Resolutions!

Hello, here's a very quick submission to Illustration Friday. It's 5x7 watercolor with a tiny touch of colored pencil. I spend a lot of time thinking about resolutions and make a ton of lists, these are my top three.
Happy New Year!