Tuesday, February 2, 2016


Just what have I been up to lately??

Well let me tell you, or even better,
Let me show you!!

I just finished up this little cutie!!
She's titled,
"Aqua Net Tease"
She was inspired by my childhood memories of my mom.
Back in 2010, I wrote a story on my blog
about one of my childhood summer vacations.
I've included the link below just in case you were interested,

This is my mom, and yes all that hair is real, no extensions or hair piece!!
This picture was taken in about 1975.
Take a look at the progression of this little sweetie.

First things first, the background!!  
I love, love , love creating the backgrounds!!  
I create the back ground by using decoupage and acrylic paints, inks.

Then it's on to the sketching and the painting.

My chosen technique for this painting is pastels and gesso.

 Working with pastels and gesso takes a little longer,
 do to the many layers that are needed to achieve just the right color.
 But I'm not complaining, the process is a blast!!!
I love, love, love the final product.
I've gifted this little sweetie to my Mother, she loved her!!

For my tribute to winter this year I painted this
little girlie and her snowman
I used decoupage, acrylics and pastels as my medium

I gifted her to a daughter of a friend for Christmas.
I think she turned out lovely!!!
Here are just a few more of my little girlies:
 "Blame it on the moon"

"Dream Angle"

And last, but certainly not least, this little trio, they are my tribute to
Ralph Waldo Emerson.
I've always been a big fan of Emerson, this is one of my favorite:

"Live in the sunshine, swim the sea,
drink the wild air."

"Live in the sunshine"

"Swim the sea"

"Drink the wild air"

I hope you've enjoyed these little girlies
as much as I have
creating them.

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Feeling INSPIRED!!!!

Dear friends,

I know it's been awhile since I've updated my blog, so why is today any different from yesterday or days past.
 Well I'll tell you....
I have been,


That's right I was browsing through Pinterest (so addictive) and I came across an artist who's work just jumped off the screen and shook me!!

I'm sure you may have heard of her before and seen her work. 
 I don't know why I haven't seen her work before today, but I sure needed this encounter.

You may be asking yourself just who this amazing artist is, well please let me introduce, 


You can find all her work at:

So let me give you all just a little background on just how I found myself  and why I've been silent for so long.

Some of you may or may not know that I have had some big changes in my life lately.  
One of the biggest being that I have moved to North Dakota!!  
Yes you heard me right, 
North Dakota,
 Williston  North Dakota to be more exact.
I'm in the Bakken living in a fifth-wheel 

with my Honey.

and Mr.Tank!

It doesn't  get more real than that!!!

I never realized just how spoiled I was to have a full size studio in my home in Utah.  But now that my creative space has been drastically reduced to a small fifth wheel camp table, I now have a whole new appreciation of creative space.
The "What's", the "How's and the "Whys" of my relocation has everything to do with
 goal setting and realization of those goals.
  Some of those goals are as follows:

I want to be as close to a debt free life as possible.

I want a nest egg, for retirement.

And dang it I want the
 Victorian Home with the picket fence,
 somewhere in Oregon will do just fine.

This one happens to be in Coquille, Oregon
and it just happens to be for sale!!!
 this Victorian Beauty could be yours,
it has 4 BRMs, 3 BTH's
 3,856 sqft, .26 ac , built in 1891

You know how the old saying goes,
"it's never to late to start", 
well I am living it.

I'm walking the walk and talking the talk.
I've put a five year time frame on my lofty goals, and with any luck it could be sooner.

That my friends is how I find myself in Williston North Dakota, 
just barely surviving my first winter.   

Let me tell you, I also have a whole new appreciation for the word,
 and just how
can be!!!
Can you say -35 below zero, in a fifth wheel!!!

 I find myself going through multiple stages of change
Let me just share a few with you, now.

First there's the thrill and excitement, at the thought of doing something new.

 I call this the BLIND ADVENTURE  stage, 
your just to excited or should I say naive to know better.

Then there's the "YES, I DID IT" stage.  
This is how you will feel as the road move under your wheels and the Mountains of home begin to fade in your rear view mirror.  (There's still a little thrill here, who doesn't love a road trip?)

Then there's the

After 13 hours 22 minutes and 873.5 miles according to Google Map, you have arrived at your destination!!! 
 At this stage you'll find that your mind and body has gone into road shock and all you want to do is take a nice long bubble bath and relax.  But then you remember you don't have a bath tub any more and a weak water pressure shower is all your going to get.  
But that's "OK"  you tell yourself, you have goals and dreams and this is just part of your journey!!

Well to sum it all up and to make a very cold, very long winter short it quickly reached the,

  This stage hits you like a blast of cold North Dakota arctic air right between your now disillusioned eyes.

But have faith my friends, my frozen little goals are still alive and starting to thaw along with the prairies that surround me.  

And today I found that extra bit of warm sunshine,   
to keep me trying to achieve my goals.
 And to give me back my creative spirit and joy!!! 
I found my INSPIRATION in the art work of Angela Morgan.  

Her work has made me happy and brightened my day.
 It makes me want to pick up my paint brush and start painting again.  
It has helped me find the INSPIRATION I needed
 to believe in my art and my creative style again.
  It has helped to wash away my doubts and style conflict.  
I realize that I need to stay focused, stay true to me, my art and my goals.
I need to remember that I create for me, to bring me

And that life also has it's seasons and after every bitter winter the spring will come again!!!

Thank you dear friends for following my ramblings and putting up with my whining.  
My wish to you is that you all find that one thing that
Open your HEARTS and let the sunshine in!!!


Tuesday, July 22, 2014


Well I did it!!!

I sold my sweet little, "LUCY"

From the very beginning I have so enjoyed working on and camping in
my sweet 1968 "IDEAL".

This is a picture of our fist camping outing,
we are parked along side all the big boys. 

And even without her new paint job she still stood out as a 
diamond in the rough!!

 Some say it's what's on the inside that counts, and in Lucy's case
that was very true.

But as you can see it wasn't long before her outsides matched her insides.

I even gave her a little bling by adding a nice new awning.

But the time has come to send her on her way!!
She will soon be on her way to the 
Sunshine state 
Her happy new owner is 
Cassie Dandridge Selleck
Cassie is an amazingly talented author and artist.  
I'm so happy to see "Lucy" going to the home of such a talented lady!!!
If your looking for a good book to read, check out 
Cassie's latest publication:
"The Pecan Man"

And now where one story ends another begins!!
I would like you to meet my newest project:
1968 "Jet"

the body is in great shape

some of her paint is flaking off, but that's not a problem!!

her interior is in super good shape, every inch of her!!

original upholstery, not one whole or stain!!! 

still has original light clovers

small bathroom needs a good cleaning, but it fully functional!!!

No broken windows 

full size pull out bunk bed

This little 1968 "Jet" is like walking into a time capsule.
Can't wait to get started on her!!
I need to get on the road again, feel the wind in my hair and the
smell of an evening campfire.
I'll keep you posted my "Jet"
I need to figure out a name for her now!!
Thanks for dropping buy!!!

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Painting, painting, painting!!!

Hot off the EASEL!!

My latest creation!!
I love the idea of a Trailer Park in the middle of the desert!!
I can hear the coyotes howling!! 

I love my bicycle with a basket full of flowers and 
a sweet gardening hat!!

And here we have the best of both worlds and bicycle
and a pink little trailer.

These are my latest creation, that are now available for sale at,
"The Store Stuff"
I know they take orders over the phone and are willing to ship.

If you can't tell by now my motivation for painting is travel.
I love the idea of traveling down the pacific coast with my own
little 1968 "Ideal"vintage trailer 

 This is here new awning I made for her!!

Here she is ready to hook up and go!!

A while back I came across this amazing artist.  
Her name is Barb Rogers
She does great work and she's into vintage trailers just like me.
I sent her a picture of my little lady and she painted this for me.

I suggest you go check out her website,
she can do wonders with stamps as well!!
Not to mention she is just and all around nice lady.

Well shoot I can here my easel calling, its time to get some
paint under my nails.

Happy creating!!