March 15, 2020

For All of Us

I thought it was time to put something here to remind us all that we have lots of beautiful things in our world.  It doesn’t seem that way right now because we see and hear some very disturbing news. Either together or separately we’ve all gone through something before and have come out on the other side. In our own way each of us have a part to play in fixing this. The hard times now will make us appreciate the good ones that will come back . For the first time in my life at least, this is a whole world problem . 
I have a quote on my door, it’s so simple if you read it slowly, and one word at a time.  It says ...
 “ All stress comes from resisting what IS“ ... 

March 9, 2020


I've been 'travelling around the globe' via Google Earth View. I'm sure most of you know of it.   It's a fantastic tool for those of us who can't or don't travel.  Anywhere the Google car travels, you can too.  In 3D and on the roads. This painting was from outside of Robin Hoods Bay in the UK.  

March 5, 2020



Yesterday I received news that my seventeen year old cat Jake has passed away.   Jake stayed in Plant City as of five years ago and was happy to do so. Jake was a daddys' boy.   He grew to weigh 22 pounds, and was one of two of the very best cats that we ever had. 
I'll always think of Jake as a very special boy.   

February 26, 2020

Small Works

A couple of  small paintings I've listed on Etsy.   
I've finally gotten myself a new light  from Amazon for over my art table.. Where have I been ? It only took me all my life, and I love it.  It's a Phive, has all the functions that I need and then some.  

The Beach Cottage

Violets are Blue 

A small study  ( turned out more finished than I intended ) to prepare me for the larger Flamingo. 
But that's always my problem, never know when to STOP! 

February 22, 2020

Flamingo # 2

 Finished the flamingo this week ...   I sold  a similar painting last year and I miss it.  Yes, I miss it. !  It hung on my wall until I listed it on Etsy.  This one is 16x20 in the mat.  And watercolor of course.   

February 15, 2020

The Raven # ???

I've done quite a few Ravens so this is just another one.. I've sold about  3 on Etsy and thought I get a couple of them back on. 
And plus I just like painting them.  

February 12, 2020


Just another Hippie Chick ... 
and a very past tense painting.. actually nothing about this one is good, just wanted to get some color onto my blog.  lol ! 

January 11, 2020

Latest Cat Paintings

My latest cat painting of a black and white, also called the
Tuxedo cat.  I've had a couple of them myself and this reminds me of Mickey.  

January 7, 2020

About Time

A couple of paintings done in the last week of 2019.  
Hope all my blogfriends have the Best New Year. ! 

November 30, 2019

Posting Nov. 30

Watercolors, Drawings and other STUFF .  So
I don't mislead you these are past creations. 
But thanks for looking. 




October 12, 2019

September 28, 2019

A Vintage Journal

My latest vintage art journal has twenty four pages and lots of pockets, envelopes and tuck spots to put things into.  It also has spaces to journal.  I've made a quick video of it on U Tube and listed it on the Etsy shop.  
Some pages that have been gessoed and then I did a watercolor on it.  Ok, one more .   

September 18, 2019

ATC Etc.

An envelope made from an Edith Holden bookpage, 
Inside is an ATC of a Victorian lady

 And a decorated paper clip, Yes there are such things,  and it all goes to a member of an art forum
in the UK. The envelope closes with the little swivel clip on the back.

August 6, 2019

New Creations and a Painting.

I've been painting AND making journals.   Despite the condition the world is in.  Creating is what keeps my head level AND happy.

Journal Jive on YouTube is coming along and I've done a few new creations some of which I'm posting here.  
The very tiny ones are decorated paper clips ( of all things)  
You haven't lived til you have a decorated paper clip. 
And the single card is just that.  

The long slender pieces below are attached and make a six panel screen. It folds to make a single panel. 

Using my much loved vintage ephemera it came together and I was pretty pleased about it .  
A close up of some details.

Thanks for looking.   You Tube is under the name 
MY Journal Jive.  See ya.  

August 1, 2019

My Art Blog

I'm not closing my blog just because someone has chosen to be a total moron and post anonymous garbage comments on my art blog.
It takes very little to fulfill some peoples lives and I guess that's what they are all about.   

July 7, 2019

Bahama Beauty

So frustrating that I am unable to receive comments and not able to comment on others.. I have no idea why, so until I find out please know that yes, I'm still coming to your blogs, and I do comment .  

June 27, 2019


I often forget that I love to do pencil.  If you want to see my other art obsessions just visit my other blog.. Art Hearts Journey, click on it.                                

June 3, 2019


Starting  a new series? of paintings.  This is the first one, a WIP but almost finished.  
Watercolor , 18x24" .   

Although some issues with it, I'm plodding on and hope to resolve them.     I know what it is I don't like about my work, I try too hard, but don't know how to go any other way.   

P.S. I did some fix on it and have reposted the second pic.   Although I rarely do a painting more than once , I will do this one again.. I'm a glutton for punishment .                                                      

May 29, 2019

It's Here!

I've been without decent internet for over a week.. It goes in and out.   Very frustrating, but tried it just this morning ( again) and I have to type fast.   Hope everyone had a great weekend last week.
Summer has hit Florida with a vengeance  and it's already in the broiling stage and NO rain .. I don't think it ever got this hot this fast.  
I've been painting and working on some larger pieces.. Thank goodness for air con.  
One of our neighbors hanging out. 

May 16, 2019

Journal Jive

This video just a couple minutes long is also on YouTube about my latest journal "Nature" .  I'll be opening an Etsy Shop for only art journals in the next few weeks.  
Here is the link to the YouTube videos. Thanks friends for looking.

May 8, 2019

More Paintings

I've been doing some thinking lately, I know that can be dangerous, but sometimes it helps to make some decisions.. One of those is about what else, my paintings.. I've decided to list more of them, and send them to new homes.   

Sanibel/Captiva Island