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 ;-)

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.

Link to the Auction


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!

Link to the Auction

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):

Link to the Auction

Friday, July 25, 2014

Support Daily Paintworks Artists

There are all sorts of artists making all kinds of paintings almost daily on the site.  Please...they can't do that forever without your support.  A small painting or ACEO will help keep an artist painting.

ACEO Tuxedo Cat and Butterflies
(watercolor and acrylic)

Link to the Auction

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

The Look of Spring

I love the mottled backgrounds I see in photos where the foreground is sharp and the background is muted.  I tried to get that look here with watercolor while painting the butterfly and flowers in acrylic.  I think I hit the mark (for once) :-)

Monarch on Yellow Daisies

Link to the Auction

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Mountains, Mountains, Mountains

This week the DPW challenge was "Mountains".  I did two for the challenge and one that will be on auction at midnight tonight.  I find them easy to pull out of my imagination.  The one thing I can't do is make too many.  Some artists have only a few topics they enjoy.  I try to vary my work as much as possible.  It keeps me interested and hope my work keeps you interested too.

Oh...before I forget.  You can join this blog and you certainly can comment.  I'd love to hear from you because after awhile I begin to feel I'm the only person here! :-)  You are always welcome to browse my gallery at Daily Paintworks (link below)

The top one is a 5 X 7 inch acrylic against a watercolor sky.  The bottom one is a 4 X 5 inch acrylic.  Both can be found in my gallery: