Monday, November 8, 2010

Snow Angel

This is my version of a snow angel.  She is mixed media.  I used paint glitter and paper.  She is painted on an 8x10 canvas.

Magic Butterfly Girl

Wouldn't it be nice to be able to just us a wand and wisk away anything we didn't want?  Or.....bring anything to us that we do want?  Just a thought.  This is my Butterfly Girl made of mixed media.  I used paint, glitter, and paper on an 8x10 canvas.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Sometime I Feel Like a Bird in a Cage

Do you ever feel like a bird in a cage?  I do....sometime I want to just fly and be free.  Free of everything, free of my self.  Fly in the beautiful blue sky with no worries in the world.  Just me with the air blowing in my face and the sun on my back. Doesn't that sound nice?  Just for a few hours or a few days, then come back to reality.  I think we all need that now and then.  It's nice to dream.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Friends are the Fruit of Life

Hi I painted this mixed media picture of friends. Friends come in all different shapes, colors, and sizes. We love them all!

Mystic Witch

Miss Esmeralda is waiting for Halloween so she can show her mystic powers. Everyone better beware........

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

She Wants to WIN!

Have you ever played the slot machines? This little lady wants to win so bad! By the look on her face....I think she won a huge jackpot!!

Good Bye Summer

Oh how I hate to see summer once again fade away into a mere memory. I am just not ready for what is ahead. Guess I better get ready hugh? I am in the mid west after all!

My Friend Shirley

My Friend Shirley is in the hospital. She was operated on yesterday and she is doing great! Last week she caught an 8lb Catfish and she loves Betty Boop. I painted this picture for her.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Rise and Shine

Another inspiration from Kelly's class. So much fun!! Don't you just love the chubby face on the bumble bee? I love to hear comments....please do!!

Anyone Can Fly

Hello fellow know....Kelly really made me believe this!! Her class was amazing with so much information!!

This is painted on an old book cover. I love to paint on them! Only damaged ones though....

Anyone Can Fly

Miss Susie workaholic.....

We all know them.....they work so hard and never sit still! They have so much energy!! They get everything done in one day! I am envious.....sit, rest, take time to relax!! The work will be there tomorrow.....

Miss Susie workaholic...who can't sit still!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Kissed By A Butterfly.....And Then She Was Gone

This painting is not quite finished, but for now it is. My mom died three long years ago. You think you know how a person feels when they lose their mom but you really don't know till it happens to you. My mom was a gentle soul (she could be feisty too) who loved cooking, cleaning, gardening, crocheting and reading. She loved her house and being at home taking care of it. She was married to my dad who was the love of her life. They were married 62 years. She would have done anything for her him or us kids. She was not only my mom but my best friend. I miss her terribly!
Please take time to hug your mom and let her know how important she is to you. Love her while she is here, cause once she is gone, she is gone for good.

Kissed By A Butterfly.....And Then She Was Gone

Thursday, July 15, 2010

HOPE......She's Home

I have a new painting to show....not titled yet, but here she is. Hope you like her...

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Sunday, July 4, 2010

The First of My Coo Coo Beanies

The Story Of Coo Coo Beanies

When I was a little girl, 5or6, there was an old Italian man who lived down the road from my NaNa. The neighborhood was mostly Italian at the time, including us. Everyone called him "Cousin Tony." Till this day I really don't know if he was our cousin or not. He was kind of a scary guy. Remember, I was only 5 or so. First off I want to say he was in his later 80's when I met him. He was hunched over and had hardly any teeth left. The ones he did have were large and kind of brown with spaces between. He had big scary eyes, and his hands were all crooked probably from arthritis. He walked with a cane. His hair was kind of longer and shabby and would hang out of the hat he wore. I always remember him wearing wool dress pants and a white dingy shirt with suspenders. Now, mind you, I was a rambunctious kid. Whenever I was acting up, he would shake his finger or point his cane and tell me the "Coo Coo Beanies" were going to get me if I didn't behave. I would straightened right up. I didn't want any COO COO BEANIES getting me. My dear dad picked up on my fear and used the phrase for many years later. I never did figure out what Coo Coo Beanies were until now.......fifty some odd years later. "They are what ever my imagination lets them be." I will paint them and bring them to life. Watch out....the...."Coo Coo Beanies are going to get you!"

Beautiful Granddaughter Butterflies

This is my Butterfly Gianna


These are my butterflies Paris....