Sunday, February 27, 2011

A Fairy Journal Page

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Some pages from my art journal...

"When I sound the fairy call,
gather here in silent meeting,
chin to knee on the orchard wall,
cooled with dew and cherries eating.

Merry, merry, take a cherry,
mine are sounder,
mine are rounder.
mine are sweeter
for the eater,
when the dews fall,
and you'll be fairies, all."

~ Emily Dickinson

"For as you were when first your eye I eyed,
Such seems your beauty still."  ~ Shakespeare

"A dream is a wish your heart makes..."  ~ Walt Disney

Have a great Sunday!

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Keep Off Grass

Diane ~ Spring 1985
Far from a statement on whether or not to legalize marijuana, although I DO have my opinions on that subject, this was just me many years ago in college, taken by a room mate as we enjoyed the first warm days of spring.

Things were much simpler back then. The only thing to worry about was homework and making it to class on time. Not much of a fashion sense, but then we had little money for such things then.

When I came across this picture as I clean out some boxes to set up a new art studio at home, it brought back some great memories.

If I only knew then what I know now... what words of wisdom would I have now for that young girl with the unflattering scowl on her face?

Hmmm... try to love and respect yourself more and live every day like it is your last!

What would YOU tell yourself thirty years later??

Friday, February 25, 2011

Spring Cannot Come Soon Enough!

Living in the Northeast, we have been inundated by snow for weeks now and I am itching for my favorite outdoor activity, but unfortunately that won't come until the first buds of spring...

Yes,  you KNOW I mean Yard Sale Season!

I am not too proud to say that I am quite envious of the perennial warm weather folks who get to yard sale their hearts out 365 days a year (Hello Southern California!)

Yes, we have thrift shops and several fabulous Goodwills, even here in NY, but nothing beats the hunt for the perfect, rare, inexpensive find at a local yard sale!

Nothing can compare to coming upon an unplanned garage sale going on just around a corner or up the street from the last one... the rush to make a quick U-ey because "you just never know" what those folks in that nice, quaint house might have...


It is raining today, melting the mounds of dismal gray, snow, too warm to be more snow, thank goodness.

Is this a sign that spring is close? Only the Yard Sale Fairies know!!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011


My new favorite songstress these days is Adele.

Although she is a beautiful Brit, her style reminds me of
the slow, lazy sounds of New Orleans and the bayou.

Bonus points for both my husband and I liking the same
artist! That doesn't happen often. But since we both agree,
the sultry sounds of "Rolling In The Deep" can often be
heard from the ipod in our living room...

"Throw your soul through every open door, 
Count your blessings to find what you look for, 
Turn my sorrow into treasured gold, 
You'll pay me back in kind and reap just what you've sown,"

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Psalm 34:4

"I sought the LORD, and He heard me,
And delivered me from all my fears." ~ Psalm 34:4

Saturday, February 5, 2011

A Bit of Spring to Melt the Snow!

My newest hand painted Coach demi-purse is now listed in my Etsy Shop!

Just some fun spring portraits to wipe those winter blues away!

One Side
The Other Side

Friday, February 4, 2011

Sweet Peace

I have finished another colored pencil drawing. This one is named "Sweet Peace".