Monday, August 15, 2022

Sweetwater Country Home

 My husband (Mr. B) and I moved to Virginia in 2005 and opened a store which sold classic country furniture. We named it Sweetwater Country Home. Our wooden furniture was handmade in Pennsylvannia; upholstery was handmade in North Carolina. The store was a lot of work but we enjoyed it. Nothing was more fun than re-arranging all the furniture! Well, maybe going shopping for accessories was as much fun. We would fill several carts full of baskets, silk flowers, lamps, lanterns and more. I wrote the email newsletter and took photos for the newsletter and our print ads, while Mr. B greeted customers and handled the business part. It was a great partnership. 

                This is a photo of our furniture and a lovely table setting of April Cornell dishes.


Sunday, August 14, 2022

Poster Art

 I love creating Poster Art. There are so many wonderful quotes to use. Sometimes I use my own quotes. Many ideas and the background possibilities are endless!


Saturday, August 13, 2022

Flowers in the Market in Montreal

 My son, Ken and I drove from Boston to Montreal where we met my daughter and her husband. The highlights of the trip were the Montreal Botanical Garden and the Market. Cut flowers were present in abundance at the market and I went crazy with my camera. The is one of the bouquets I especially liked.

Friday, August 12, 2022

My Best Friend and an Art Work Named for Her!


This photo is named for my dear friend, Carla. We met at an art event in Willimantic CT about nine years  ago. We had our first visit and did not stop talking for two hours! When we shared information about our roots in Georgia, it cemented our friendship. She is the best friend a person could have!




Friday, March 22, 2019

Always Creating

A Hint of Trees

The Finished Art files on my computer are loaded! At least several hundred finished works. Yet I keep creating. Ideas come and I must act on them. 

Friday, February 8, 2019

Inspiration in Stained Glass

The sun coming through the trees was captured in my back yard in Virginia after a steamy summer rain. The stained glass was layered on top.

Monday, February 4, 2019

Another Look at a Favorite

This is a favorite which I have printed on canvas. It hangs in my house so I can enjoy it every day!
Of course I added to the original but just enough to bring out the colors which were hiding in
plain sight.


Saturday, January 26, 2019

Warm Violets

What I love about this photo is the golden late afternoon sunshine.  It adds warmth.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

It is such a treat to have blooms in January. This hibiscus tree requires lots of water and sunshine. Mr. B loved this plant so I keep it going for him.

                                                             Hibiscus in the Sun

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Long time, no see

Yes, it has been a long time since I posted. Losing Mr. B has shaken my world. In January I moved and am living alone for the first time ever!

I now have a lovely studio. Cabinets, a walk-in art supply closet,  an 11 foot counter and an Ikea unit for my fabric add up to convenience. There is no excuse for me not to turn out lots of inspired work.

While this might not be labeled Inspired, it is definitely Experimental. This was my first time painting on Tyvek.

Monday, July 24, 2017

HAPPY Sunflower

It is no secret I love sunflowers. Just look at my header. They are so cheerful and just make me feel good! They are often the flower I choose for my enhanced photo art. This one is  rather different.

HAPPY Sunflower

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Fun Filter

This is a photo I took in May at the Hoh Rain Forest in the Olympic National Park. The huge trees were amazing. There was so much moss everywhere - LOVED IT! 
Thanks to my son Ken for treating me to this trip and accompanying me. 
Learn more about the Hoh Rain Forest.

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Enjoying Spring

Spring Blooms are everywhere and I am loving being in the garden. In spite of many warm days,
some nights are still dipping into the thirties. It is difficult to do the wise thing and hold back on
planting annuals. All of us gardeners want to get a jump on blooms for the summer. For now we
must be content with tending our perennials. 


Sunday, August 21, 2016

Inspiring Studio

I love having my supplies on open shelves where I can enjoy them - piles of fabric, stacks of ribbon spools, colored paper, markers, brushes, printed photos taped to the walls.

Even if I am not working, I enjoy being surrounded by it all. Sometimes the materials spark the idea for a project. Maybe it is not very neat but I do try to keep it reasonable and put things in their designated place. It is an Inspiring Studio.