Thursday, December 6, 2007

Great Holiday Buy!

Looking for the perfect gift that's original, didn't come from the Gap or Macy's and is under $100? I have been working on a series of 6"x6" original art on plywood. It's painted in acrylic and I use bold colors, geometric shapes and fine details. Please take a look at my etsy site so you can check out my latest original, 12 Heading North 26. Thanks for visiting.

Monday, November 19, 2007

Featured Original

This is an original acrylic painting on 3/4" plywood in a mini size of 6"x6". It's layered several times in acrylics to give it depth. The first layer is black and everything is painted over that. After the paint dries it is varnished to bring out the detail.This original piece of art is attractively priced for the holidays - a perfect gift under $100.00. Available now on Etsy.

Friday, November 9, 2007

An Evening in Paris

This is a digital collage I created from various paper designs. I added the floral part which was scanned from an antique scrap of paper I found. The colors are perfect for this season, rich reds and soft robins egg blue, which complement each other so well.
This is printed on archival mat paper and is 16" x 16". This is printed in a limited edition number of 75 prints and includes a signed and numbered COA. This item is number 2 in the series.

Available now on Etsy!

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Today's featured Original

Here is Storyline #20. This painting is an acrylic on canvas on 8x8 stretched canvas. I start these by painting a white canvas black and while the paint is wet I etch shapes with a pencil into the paint exposing the white beneath. Once the black paint is dry I fill in all the shapes. The white lines remain so no color overlaps. I tend to keep to a simple color palette and use very balanced looks. This item will be available soon for sale. It retails for $160.00. small original works mae great holiday gifts. I will have several available so please check back soon.

Monday, October 29, 2007

ACEO Today

An Apple A Day is an original one of a kind ACEO card. It's a collage that features an apple, a layer of Asian inspired hand made paper, and three small dots collaged into the bottom half. The dots are from a map which I always enjoy adding to my work. It's varnished for a glossy finish. As usual please feel free to visit my Etsy site for this ACEO and other art.

Have a great week!

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

ACEO for today

here's a one of a kind ACEO I designed last weekend. Instead of doing digital work in Photoshop I created an original collage so this piece is a steal at $6.99 on Etsy. She's The Little Miss.

Friday, October 5, 2007

Fun new shop in San Francisco

I try to only add new art to my posts but then I found out about this shop on Valencia Street in San Francisco this morning on Daily Candy and it looked like so much fun I wanted to share it with my readers. Here's what the new owners have to say: The Curiosity Shoppe is owned and operated by Lauren Smith and Derek Fagerstrom. We left our super fun, kinda crazy lives in New York City and came home to the San Francisco Bay Area to start up the Shoppe for the simple reason that we are obsessed with beautiful things. We're thrilled to be sharing the objects and ideas that delight and inspire us with as many people as possible. Whether it's a favorite art book, a vintage find, a carefully hand-crafted piece of jewelry or a one-of-a-kind painting, we guarantee everything you'll find in the Shoppe is special. The person who dreamed it up gave it their creative all, and we love them for it. Curiosity shoppe

Don't you just love this return to arts and crafts!

Monday, October 1, 2007

a New Look at Landscape

Here's an unusual landscape...View From a Parking Lot on the 38th Floor. It's a print and the original should be available in about a month or so. After I finished this I came up with the title. It looks like one of those strange city views one gets when you are staying at a hotel in New York City and it's really tall and looks down on a bunch of rooftops. Visit Etsy at :

Friday, September 21, 2007

The wild wonderful world of Zettiology

Go inside the wacky and strange world of Zettiology. I can't get enough of this artist. She has prints, collages, stencils, stamps... Teesha Moore is amazing!

Monday, September 17, 2007

License Plate Charms

This artist is great. She's so creative and I'm thinking about buying one of her license plate charms I just don't know which one. Put yourself in a state of style with this charming pendant/zipper pull/keychain thingie created from a real and really old state license plate. Each very individual letter is hand crafted with love, lead free solder and a sterling silver jump ring. As the copywriters say, it's "a wonderful keepsake gift for anyone who likes unpredictable jewelry with a bit of an edge." Go vist Allison Stine Deisgns on Etsy at:

Monday, September 10, 2007

If you love dogs....

This is definitley the web site of today. This artist Kevin McCormick has a great sense of humor and believes in canine domination. He has fantastic limited editions and his site runs more like a blog with all this great animal news.

Enjoy and thanks for stopping by....

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Two Red Houses

Here's a new painting I did last Monday. It's two simple red houses on canvas created in acrylic with paper elements. I like homes by themselves...there is something lonely but charming about them. This painting is being offered on my Etsy site for $125.00. If you have a minute please vist at:

Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, August 27, 2007

The Thing

I'm not really sure what this is, but it seems really fun. Miranda July - the creator of You, Me and Everyone We Know is involved with this subscription art. Pay once and you and a few hundred others receive and original piece of art that is a usable household item. Miranda's piece is a pull down shade with text on it.

Friday, August 24, 2007

Retro ACEO

I couldn't resist this ad from the fifties so I created an ACEO card with it. Find it on Etsy at:

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

New on Trunkt

I finally added something new to Trunkt. I really like that site because the quality of the artwork is so high. Go to and browse the site. I added this digital image and it's available on Etsy at I created it with images from my garden and now I'm offering it as a limited edition on archival matte paper. It's 20x20 with a white trim about 1.5" on each side. Enjoy and thanks for stopping by and blogging with me.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Giving some love to ceramics

Fabulous ceramic atist on Trunkt and then a great shop on Etsy. Take a look at her work. The retro scooter is my favorite!

Monday, August 13, 2007

Fun Blog I Found Today

Check out this Blog address.

Lot's of indie art to enjoy and links to more great artists creating their own thing. Today she is featuring work from Ricki Mountain at Artsy Schmartzie. Check out the gorgeous butterflies and her unique sensibilities.

Friday, August 10, 2007

ACEO Magazine

Hi all, I just found out I made it in ACEO Magazine as a collage contest finalist. Check out their site at :

This contest and this magaizne are a great way to get the exposure your ACEO's need. They also have a list of links for all of us in the card world like and
Check it out and support this fabulous site!
Thanks for visiting and happy Friday!

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

I just added a new limited edition

I've been out for a few days but just last night I got a chance to add to my Etsy site. This is a limited edition, in a size of 75. It's created from several different sheets of paper and digitally collaged. Ballard catalogue is selling the other one from this series. Check out the August Ballard catalogue for the canvas print. This one is on archival paper and is 16" x 16". It includes a signed and numbered COA.

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great day!

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

new ACEO on Etsy

I just added this ACEO. I loved th Tiki guy..reminds me of Easter Island and I like the way the background contrasts so well with the grainy image of the stone man.
Check it out on Etsy and thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Just found this great new print

I love modern design and this site: has a great selection. I particularly liked this by David Owen Hastings titled Waters Edge I. On this site you can pick your print by a selection of sizes and in paper or canvas. It's sent to your local participating frame shop and they will stretch the canvas or frame the paper. Check it out. :) and thanks for visiting.

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Something New on Etsy

I added a new ACEO today and I sold my first four. Kinda cool! The one I added is called Pink Tree. It's on Etsy at:

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

an artist by Day

I'm an artist by day...and by night and pretty much all the time. I want to use this blog as a way to show more people my art so that someday I can actually support me and my family on my art alone. And have enough money left over for really great vacations. Wouldn't that be something? So..first things first. I like to create ACEO cards. Don't ask me what that stands for but I know what it is. These are 2.5" x 3.5" collector cards...kinda like baseball cards but a lot cooler. These can be limited edition or they can be open edition. I like to keep mine to around 10 in each edition and they are $6.99. I'm attaching one of my favourites here. To go to this one follow this link...

I will be adding to this often so please check back.