Looking for Free Tatting Patterns?

All free patterns are now on my tatting website:

Tatting Just For You

Click on the free patterns link in the upper right hand corner...and while you're there,
please check out my pattern books. Sale of those books keeps me on the internet ;-)

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Toys? Just Because

I firmly believe that an artist can paint almost anything and continually challenge myself to do just that.  This one is called Watchful Toys.  It seems when stuffed toys that you simply took off the floor and put on a couch or chair seem to be watching whatever is going on.

Watchful Toys

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Tuesday, January 06, 2015


Many people have asked me why my paintings are so reasonable. They are sure I put more work into them then I am charging for. Well, when I do a special painting like Night and Day or Toward the Light, yes, I charge what I feel they're worth. Most of my paintings now are small. I can paint them fast and I can enjoy painting them. I want them to sell and I want them to sell fast so I can paint some more. Truth is by the time I pass on (I'm 74 years old) I want thousands of my paintings out there for people to enjoy I have already sold over 3,000 on Ebay from 1998 to present.  Perhaps, for a second they will remember me. I have had people contact me to ask if I painted this or that...one from the 1970's was left a painting by a relative.  Yes, it was mine and I remembered it well and even remembered the person who bought it from me at an art show in New Jersey.

My goal is not to be famous...that happens about as often as a singer or performer becomes world famous...which is not often at all. Out of the thousands upon thousands of artists in the world, only a few become famous and command high prices. Long ago, I gave up that dream and instead simply enjoy my painting and my paintings. If, sometime after I'm gone these paintings happen to become famous well, then that's a treat for the buyer. Like most elderly people, I'm happy with what I have.

I hope you enjoy my paintings and will visit my gallery on Daily Paintworks.

My Gallery

Sunday, January 04, 2015

A Painting Dedicated to My Favorite Hobby....Tatting

Tatting is not the making of tattoos as some folks have asked me. It is a very very old craft of making lace with a shuttle. This painting shows a bit of lace, a red shuttle with thread and my favorite embroidery scissors. If you have always wanted to know about tatting, go to my website: Tatting Just for You where you will find free instructions. A good little video showing the making of the illusive double stitch and many free patterns. If you want more, my tatting books full of original easy patterns are available for sale.

Let's Tat

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Sunday, November 30, 2014

The Holiday Season is Upon Us!

I haven't been out and in the crowds yet so I'm not exactly feeling the spirit yet. I tell everyone when I get off the couch, go out to the garage and get the wreaths for the front door and the back gate then the season will have begun in this house :-)

I hope the stores are doing well because big sales at holiday time helps our economy...no matter how we feel about the season this is a good thing.

My latest happens to be a holiday scene. Hope it warms your heart and makes you smile:

Right Down the Road from the North Pole

Sunday, November 02, 2014

Whether we Like it or Not!

The holidays are coming.....don't know what to buy anyone?  Why not help out us artists and buy original art for holiday gifts?  Here's a sample of something fresh off my painting board:

So many people love candy....why not this 8 X 6" to brighten up a corner of their home or office?  Its different....not the same old tie or shirt.  I bet it would be appreciated.

Check out the auction My Candy Stash
There are over 300 available paintings on my website at:

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Mouse With a Tootsie Roll

Here's a mouse you don't have to be afraid of. He found a Tootsie Roll in the grass and he holds it possessively.  He tells the other mice "this is mine...I found it!  He is today's daily painting.  Only 4 X 4 inches on stretched canvas with 3/4 inch sides painted black.  He's ready to hang.

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This was my challenge submission this week at Daily Paintworks.  The object of the challenge was to show black as whiter then white.  I did this with three black kittens in the moonlight.  Their black fur showing white highlights in the light of the moon.

I also used this challenge to enforce one thing about Halloween....if you have black cats or dogs please keep them indoors during this holiday.  Keep them safe!

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Monday, August 04, 2014

My Daily Paintworks Challenge Picture for this week: ICE CREAM!

Isn't that a great subject?  I love ice cream....can't eat it though because I'm diabetic.  Well, if I can't eat it I still can paint it.  Here's my entry this week.  Listed it last night and it sold this morning.  (Wish they all sold like that):

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