mErriEst Christmas! ♥

well i can't believe it's Christmas already !?!!! Found a version of this out in the marketplace and i am choosing to use it as my Wish to you for a merriest Christmas and a blessed New Year- look for a new blog look for me in 2011! Take care and thanks for all your nice comments in 2010 ! ♥ :)


aNotheR reCiPe

Hooray! i made the blog They Draw and Cook again! this time it was a Holiday recipe for yummy Gingerbread men- thanks Nate and Salli! Please enjoy and Happy Holidays everybody ♥
Check out their blog sometime soon- it's a great opp for artists to play with a look they'd like to try out or to hone a tried and true styling.



The design team of Salli S. Swindell and Nate Padavick started a website called They Draw and Cook and they asked for artists to submit recipes for consideration- the project is going great and is now going to become a book! Congrats to Salli and Nate! Here is what i sent them, if nothing else, what a great exercise , hope they like it :)
This is a great website with constant updates , if you are on Facebook, check out their page- have a great weekend everybody!


I'm a bAd bLoggEr............

where did the summer go? i had all these plans to post and now i am woefully behind.... while i get myself together, please enjoy these flowers :) see you soon


worKing on nEw stuFF

i decided to be part of a gallery show that opens May 17, so i have started working on a new direction i have been wanting to try using free-motion quilting- i'll post the results soon...

aNNiveRsary roSes reMemBerd....

Mel gave me a dozen white roses for our 5th anniversary, when they were finally spent, i careful cut the heads off and saved them - makes for a pretty picture :) ♥♥♥


SprinG hAs sPrunG :)

Spring in the garden- it's bursting out all over thanks to my mom- if it weren't for her the yard would be soooooo bare.....☺


tOO cuTe!

i was browsing around the Web and came upon these delights called Head Chefs- this is just begging to be an illustration. Hmmm, there is that blog They Draw and Cook- could be interesting......


mArcH wiNds


coLigNy BeAcH

ok i took the next step with this photo- i imported into my iPod Touch and used my Palettes Pro app to extract a color palette- next step will be to try this out in an illustration.....


an eLLie for XaViER

i made up a Heather Bailey pattern of an elephant for my friend Chrishawna's baby shower- i like using different fabrics in the same colorway - i will definitely do this one again! Here's pix of "mom" with the final result- enjoy Chris,Brian and baby!


nEw LooK

i was messing around with a new contemporary cute for my fav subject matter- Ladybugs- and here's what i came up with. Take a peek at the new little lady that will be gracing my blog in 2010- i may have to do this every year :-)))))) .........


50th aNNiveRsaRY

My good friend Kelly's parents recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary- i was not able to attend, but to commemorate the occasion, i was able to make a cake topper (inspired by my favorite plush artist, Jennifer Murphy) to send as a keepsake- i heard it was a great party, even after the dog licked the cake! (they ate the other side) Happy Anniversary Sally and Russ!


LouiE surprise

Last May, they announced that i had won a Louie award for a Mother's day concept i had done - i was so honored. Well this year they did a display at work to show those concepts larger than life- it was very cool to see it big- thanks again to AG for the opportunity! :)


vAcatiOn 2010

For vacation this year, we were back in a familiar place- Hilton Head Island and Savannah, Georgia, cooler than normal but still beautiful :)
i will post some more photos later but here are two montages i made of my architectural elements and some beach-combing finds from Savannah and Hilton Head- i have been inspired by a lot of things I'm seeing lately [thanks Susan :-)] to look for color palettes in the everyday, so i will be trying this over the next few weeks- i don't know why i didn't try this sooner- i love color! Now I'm a great procrastinator ,so we'll see how long it actually takes, but check back soon, and see what i come up with :)


hAppy AnniversAry

this is a piece of art i did for my wedding 5 years ago - happy anniversary !