Sunday, November 8, 2009

Dress forms, cards and girl's night out


Lost in designing cards again. My favorite thing to do.


I love designing dress forms.




and then there is always girl's night out.


A night of fun in dress form land.

Dress form love

Thursday, October 15, 2009

I just love working with Antique and Vintage photographs.

After creating this digital painting, I added a touch of glitter and created greeting cards.

I have neglected my little shop on Lolllishops, so my new goal is to turn it into a shop for my greeting cards soon.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Digital Painting with Grandma

I think that my grandmother was a gorgeous baby. She was born in 1901.

Grandma made wonderful apple pie a great cup of coffee and...

She had a birdie named Michael.

Oh, and she loved roses.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Thursday, July 30, 2009

The Quilting Girl

Now that I have found a design for a greeting card for Quilt Girl, I have been digitally enhancing my pencil drawing. Everyone loves quilts, and I have met so many quilters in The Land of Blog. Here is the original pencil sketch.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Alice in Wonderland

I love creating artwork for Alice in Wonderland, so when Vanessa from A Fanciful Twist invited me to the Mad Hatter Tea, I couldn't resist.

For this design, I used a background from Pickleberrypop.

I also enjoy using my photograph as a little girl inside my watercolor, as Alice. This was designed for the Mad Hatter Party from 2008.

As a mixed-media artist, I just love to combine, my sketches, artwork, and photographs. For this piece I also used the background I purchased from Pickleberrypost.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Brides & Blue Ribbons

pencil sketch and digital paints 2009

Creating designs with blue ribbons is always a favorite of mine. Especially when creating brides. Once upon a time, when I didn't know how to paint I fell in love with a bride painting in a museum.

oil painting on linen canvas 2003

The bride portrait was lovely with blue ribbons blowing in the breeze against a white veil. I still love sketching and painting bride portraits.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Mermaid Art

I love the sea and mermaids are such a lovely thing to create.

I painted a mermaid scene on clayboard and enhanced the texture using heavy embossing powder and embossing powders. Painted using watercolor and metallic paints.

Then a bit of photoshop enhancing...

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Creating dancing elephants for a Carnival Soiree at Fairy Enchantment today. I took a sheet music page and used the photoshop pattern to create the shape. Then I added a background and digitally painted a bit. I just love playing with digital paints.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Digital Paints

I love watercolor, oil and acrylic but when you take a creation painted in one of these mediums and then use your digital paints it seems textured perfectly.

I took a painting of Petunias, I photographed the painting and uploaded the work to my computer. Then using Photoshop I added just a bit of finishing touches.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009


I found an old portrait that I sketched and then painted. Funny but I just noticed how similar it is to a sketch that led me to want to be an artist.


My grandfather found an old sketchbook in his basement that had belonged to the previous owner. He gave it to me, and I must have looked at that book hundreds of times. I was twelve years old and I believe that was what made me want to draw. Funny how it's the little things that lead us to our destiny in life.

So, then I took the drawing and digitally painted the next ladies.






About Me

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I was raised in Long Island, New York and in my early twenties, moved to Manhattan and worked there for many years in the computer field. I have been an artist as long as I can remember. I started painting in 1983 while living in Princeton, New Jersey. I found lots of inspiration when we moved to Hong Kong for my husband's work. Five years later, we moved to Toronto. We returned to New England in 2002 and I have enjoyed all the creative and inspiring resources that surround me. The Lord has blessed my life with a wonderful family and many gifts.