Friday, January 13, 2017

Working on Portfolios

Links to samples of my work will be on the top of sidebar on the RIGHT     > > > > > >

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Curating Your Own Gallery

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Needful Things.

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Coming back soon.

It's been almost a month since I had (and wanted) to get a new computer. My old one was purchased in 2008 (astrology keeps emphasizing that year as related to the current times, so I feel that timing is just right). I had to go through learning curves, though. Still the case in many ways, as I have yet to install hardware and software, and get more used to the new OP. I was working with XP and it wasn't helping my productivity.

Winter has been so hard. There have been so many hurdles to overcome due to the cold weather coming so soon after we moved in last August. It went from a really hot end of summer to shocking cold. The other day we had snow showers. I'm talking Northern California, for pete's sake!
Circumstances are challenging and things are going really slooow.

I want this year to be about focused creating, but it's only the 7th of January and I just can't find the necessary energy yet for painting. I have done so much organizing, which makes my brain calmer, and able to find papers I need. I have so much to do, but that's always the case. Up to now, all attempts were directed toward staying warm. I do not fair well in cold weather...I can't even think properly. Taking pics of fog, moss, old trees and winter berries and blooms helps me to appreciate the season. It's all very pretty if I look at it from inside the house. I never realized how cold puts me in a bad, bad mood, just like heat does to a lot of people. On the upside, a lot less bugs and spiders! :)

“Climb the mountains and get their good tidings.
Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees.
The winds will blow their own freshness into you,
and the storms their energy,
while cares will drop away from you like the leaves of Autumn.”

― John Muir, The Mountains of California

Sunday, December 11, 2016

What artists do.

David A Smith - Reverse Glass, Gold Leaf Sign Artist

Published on Dec 10, 2012

David A Smith is a name that has become synonymous in Sign-Writing and Glass gilding circles, with high quality, hand crafted reverse glass signs and decorative silvered and gilded mirrors.

Saturday, November 5, 2016


This blog is taking a break.
My Etsy shop has been reopened.

I'm working on a commission at the moment.
I'm thinking I'm going to focus mostly on commissions and merchandise, and fabric still within my sights. There's so much I still want to do...

If you wish to have something custom painted for you, please ask to be added to my commission list.

I tried messing with the design of this blog, and when it got tedious I stopped. Well, I forgot to put back my links to merchandise. So here's my Society6 shop, and my Redbubble shop.

If you have any questions, please contact me via the sidebar form on the right.