Saturday, December 22, 2012


Merry Christmas to everyone!  I would like to thank everyone for all of the emails and comments and support you have given me over the years.  I feel so blessed to be surrounded by such caring friends.  I am thankful for each of you.  Everyone provides something good and interesting for me to consider in my paintings.  

Above are cards from my painting class.  We had a card exchange.  I love looking at each card and recognizing the style of each artist as well as admiring their creativity.  I gave mine blank so that they could be "re-carded", as well as received some blank ones, too.  However, they are all so pretty and personal, I don't think that I could give one away.  I hope we do it again, next year, I can't wait to look and compare.

Thank you and blessings to you and your family.

Friday, December 21, 2012

Peace for Sandy Hook

As a mother, my heart aches for the children and family of Sandy Hook Elementary.  How can we reverse time?  There are so many questions, so much pain.  I pray for peace for the families of those children and for all of us.  

#26 Acts of Kindness, (read more here), Ann Curry's idea.  Do 26 acts of kindness, one for each fallen victim of Sandy Hook Elementary.  

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Dreaming of a White Christmas, in white linen that is

11x14 watercolor

Is it as warm where you are as it is here?  We are experiencing mild weather, highs in the 70's-80's.  As one friend put it, "we have two seasons in dallas, winter and summer and sometimes within the same week."

The painting above was just picked up today.  My client is going to give it to her husband for Christmas.  This is a home in Highland Park.  Although, I took the photos in November when the commission came in, my client preferred to have the azaleas and crepe myrtle in bloom.  I do love painting the gorgeous architectural details, but, what is most fulfilling is how pleased and appreciative my clients and recipients are of the painting I have done for them.

That's my painting framed.  Wow, what a difference a frame can make.  I am honored that she hung it in a prominent space in her dining room along with some fabulous art by other women artists.  I posted that painting last year here and on facebook.  The woman next to it saw it on facebook and replied to buy it.  I happen to be dressed for a costume party in this photo, so hence the red hair.

Hope you are able to slow down and enjoy this holiday season.