Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Ode to Oz

Ode to Oz... My latest little fancy is this 11X14 Dorothy. (part of her anyway...) Her shoes sparkle and Emerald City is off in the distance. The words on her dress say, "She stopped to listen to the hope of seeing her own home again."
My daughter's teacher is an avid long time Oz collector. Claire (daughter) told Mrs. Lawson that her mom would be painting her a picture. She is always proud to volunteer her mom for classroom activities, etc. SO, I am happy to oblige. Oz is a fun theme to play with!

Saturday, May 23, 2009


The hens rule the roost in this chicken house... or at least they did until Jethro came along. Pa (aka David, Dad) built the chickens a fancy new home with everything a farm fowl could desire. Our goal here is the manual powered alarm clock but daily farm fresh eggs would sure be a bonus. I think they are pretty content in their new home. Maybe they'll return the favor soon with some breakfast on the table (the eggs). If nothin else, perhaps the children could enter some of the birds in the county fair and bring home a cherished blue ribbon. That'd be pretty sweet!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

New Piece

This is my first "commisioned" piece. I am extremely flattered to have been asked to create art especially for someone... Thanks B.R.!! You made my week!

Monday, May 11, 2009

later Monkey!

I've gotten the monkey off my back!! It has been weighting me down for nearly 15 years. It's been so long since I've felt this freedom that I feel NEW! I wouldn't trade anything for the experience of owning my own business but for a really long time I have needed to just be a wife, mom, and artist. I am so elated to no longer be held hostage. I know what to do first... Get back on Notions of Fancy, then pLaY in my studio! Oh, Lord help us all...