Saturday, February 28, 2009

Paisley Birds

I heart Paisleys and I combined them! The best of both worlds for me! Hope your weekend is going swell...we recently got a new oven and have been making vegetarian chili all weekend to keep ourselves warm! Check out our new and improved oven:

Tres chic! I do not cook very much but the husband is excellent at it so it is mostly for him:)

Have a lovely day...oh..and I will be adding some new art to my etsy store so check it out if you can!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

This is my life..

So lately I have not been posting to this blog as regularly as I would like....well..let me tell you what I pretty much do everyday that keeps me from posting.

First I teach all day long...then I come home and READ and WRITE PAPERS for my masters classes...blah!

Here is me writing notes regarding teaching for understanding or social issues in education....

Here are just some of the lovely journals i get to read and write papers on.

Sometimes I fall asleep...

But then I drink lots of coffee to keep me awake!

Well I must go back to work! I hope everyone is having a good week so far! I hope to post more soon!

Ciao for now

Saturday, February 21, 2009


Well I hope everyone has had an enjoyable weekend so far! I have been reading and writing papers last night and today! Thought I would take a quick break to post a fun sketchbook I did of my in-laws chocolate lab named Bosco. He is so sweet and nice and I thought he would be a great subject for a drawing! I did a "spread" drawing of Bosco (on two pages) using acrylic,watercolor pencils and collage elements.

Well I must go back to working on school work! Have a great day!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

New artwork

On Saturday I worked on a new collage for my etsy shop. I call it Organic 1. I am so inspired by nature and all of the beautiful colors of spring! It felt so good to make some art, I have been so stressed with school and teaching that I feel I have no time for art anymore! I cannot wait until summer when I can make LOTS of art! Hope your Tuesday was wonderful, mine was ok...I have been reading about educational theory all night! YUCK!

Sunday, February 15, 2009


Hope everyone had a wonderful Valentine's Day. The husband and I really did not do anything too special. He repainted part of our kitchen and I worked on some new art that I will be posting soon and hopefully will be putting into my etsy shop.

The husband and I have been together since we were in high school, we actually just celebrated our 10 year anniversary of being together! We have been married for almost 3 of those years! Sometimes just being together is what makes things special!

What did you do on Valentine's Day?

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day!

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Hope you get to do something with the one you love today! The husband and I will be together inside today working on our own fun projects. It is snowing once again in Cleveland and not great weather to go out in! I will be working on some new art today and the husband is remodeling our kitchen...or at least beginning to! Our kitchen is a disaster area at the moment but he assured me it is going to look awesome! Let us hope:)

Have a LOVE-ly day!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Little Jack Henry

Well I was going through some of my old sketchbooks the other day and I came across a collection of sketches I did of my little dog Jack Henry. Yes my dog has two names...he is a very dignified little guy! Usually when I am sketching I draw whatever is in front of me, usually Jack is laying by my side sleeping. He has gotten very lazy in his five years. I don't have much time to draw him because he is a very jumpy little guy so many of my sketches are quick drawings.

Here is the real Jack Henry:

Here are some of my sketches of little J.H

Here is my favorite and most simple sketch of Jack. It was a blind contour drawing done very quickly with a sharpie!

Jack is my muse I guess! What is your muse?

Monday, February 9, 2009

New Art! Finally!

Tonight I worked on two Spring collages instead of reading for my masters classes ( I am sooo sick of educational theory!) I really needed some art time and I like the collages for the most part! I am still deciding if I should add some detail with paint...I might do that tomorrow if I get a chance.

Good Night!

Sunday, February 8, 2009


Lets go to a little cafe for an espresso or a cup of coffee!

I just adore these little pink tablecloths!

Perfectly made espresso! Very hard to do without an amazingly expensive espresso machine!

Here is the husband with his espresso

Even little birdies enjoy a little caffeine in the morning!
Ok..that is pushing it...but you never know!

Here's to delicious cups of coffee or espressos on lazy Sundays! Have a fun day!

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Dreaming of Flowers and Warm Weather...

This is another collage in my etsy shop. It is one of my favorites because it is a mixture of some of my favorite flowers, the iris and the daisy! It is on a canvas and is one of my bigger collages. This collage was inspired by my garden:

I am so excited for the weather to finally get is 43 degrees right now and sunny...I am in heaven! I am so inspired by warm weather and everything that goes with, birds, trees with leaves, the beach, cookouts, SUNSHINE! I know it is only February and there is still a lot more of winter left but a girl can dream can't she?! So here is to spring and everything it brings! Have a wonderful Saturday!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Pink Moon Boat

I wish it was warm enough to go sailing! Here is one of my little boat collages. I am so inspired by the water and cannot wait until I can actually go to the beach again! These Ohio winters are killing me! Stay warm and think happy thoughts! It is supposed to hit 45 this weekend for us! Yay!

Monday, February 2, 2009

Red Deer Collage

Here is a small collage I completed a little while ago. It was one in a series I started. I have had no time at all to work on art these past few days...I am so sad! I had to write a paper all evening and now I have more work to do for my masters classes! Blah! Oh least I am getting smarter:) I hope! Have a great evening!

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Illustration and Doodles: Vespa

I heart vespas....I think they are adorable. Here is an illustration I did of one using my favorite markers and a pen.

Here are some more doodles with markers and pen...I feel like a little kid.

And finally a serious sketch of a woman from a French magazine I got when I was at the Charles De Gaulle airport a couple of years ago...

Have a happy is actually going to be 40 degrees here! So sad when I get excited for that! I am going to attempt to run outside today. Usually when it is snowy and icy out I run on my treadmill...I am so sick of it though! Today is sunny and warmer so maybe running outside will be enjoyable?! We shall see! I am so ready for spring!