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.