Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Birthday present

Well...I just got back from a cruise to Alaska, and loved one of the shots I took of some flowers.  Decided it was the perfect thing to paint for my cousin's 70th bday.


I like doing pallet knife work.  I might do one in watercolor too...  

Monday, August 17, 2015

How about a Face?

Well....didn't have much luck at the booth on Friday - we figured it was too much competition. The fair and other things considered...
At least we didn't get rained out!

Saturday I went to help my sister-in-law with her booth at the Ogden Valley Arts and Balloon festival...it was crazy.  I set up my paint, but only about 2 people looked at my stuff.  Everyone wanted their face painted!!  (which is what my sister-in-law does)  So, I ended up jumping in and helping do faces.  It was actually really fun!  I think I could do this...lol
This little girl was my first attempt at the butterfly she wanted.  She liked it...  ;)
I spent most of the day doing butterflies, flowers, tigers...  you can see my painting in the background, lol.
One girl toward the end of the evening wanted to have her face painted like an owl.  Had to invent that one.   Showed her a stuffed one I happened to snap with my phone just the day before, and she liked the idea.  so, made her up.  She liked it!  So, I guess it went well.  Her sister wanted to be a zebra, so that was invented too, though I guess my sister-in-law had a photo somewhere, I just didn't want to take the time to find it.  My arm was sure tired by the end of the night.  I don't know how people sit there all day like that!!  Whew!  My niece and nephew do this all the time too.  I guess I should let them know I could be back up, huh? lol

Friday, August 14, 2015

More painting...

I've been painting all week, and it's been nice.  ;)  Thought I'd post some of the one's I worked on.  Come see them in person at the Layton FEST tonight and the Ogden Valley Balloon Festival tomorrow in Eden.  ;)






Tuesday, August 11, 2015

been painting!

I've been painting up a storm the past two days getting ready for the booth this Friday.  A woman that is in the Layton City Council asked if I was going to have more paintings, so I figured I'd better have more, lol.

dolphins in the sky...clouds are so amazing!  


Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Come See Me!

So, I'm finally going to be doing something consistently for the next 8 or so weeks.  Layton is having Layton FEST days every Friday (sort of like a farmers market) for the next 3 months.  I'm going to have a booth and sell my paintings!!  So come look us up, I'll be toward the north end of the whole thing, I'm hoping it's a good spot.  ;)

Did some painting yesterday, and really like this little hummingbird.

Wondering if I should make prints of it or not...hm.  Anyway - I'm also going to be at the Ogden Arts Festival on the Saturday - going to share a booth with my sister-in-law who does face painting.  ;)
Should be interesting...


Thursday, May 9, 2013

First Art Show!

Well, April was an amazing month.  One reason was for the Art Show at the Station Park in Farmington.  It was great fun, got to meet lots of people, and the weather was gorgeous!  Here's a shot of my paintings in the booth:


and here's one with me in it...


I didn't know he was taking the picture or I would have tried to smile.  ;)  I had loads of fun making custom bookmarks and we're contemplating doing it at the county fair.  I guess we'll see.

Friday, April 12, 2013


The cover of my ebook that I released in December 2012.  I did the calligraphy and art work.