Saturday, November 26, 2011

Art ornaments

Art ornaments created from my original artwork and adhered to a wooden circle, very nice jewelry bail added on back for the hanger. I embellish them with glitter around the edges (not very visible in photo).

Monday, October 31, 2011

A Holiday Affair

4 different vendors including myself on November 14th - Lulu's in Fletcher!

Friday, September 9, 2011

New small work

These are original pen, ink, and watercolors done on 100% cotton and then adhered to a painted wrapped canvas. To make them come to life I use a dimensional material for dots and dashes and fun elements.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Apple Festival Time

This is an 8"x10" Sgrafitto illustration of Apples on a branch. This piece is heading to Wickwire gallery in Hendersonville just in time for the Apple Festival - August 2nd thru Labor Day!

I enjoy the festival and hope that the weather is just right... not to hot, and definitely no rain!

Bird on Tea Cup

I haven't been here in a while. Life gets hectic.......... I've been working on several things and this one was cute and fun! It is a 4"x6" pen, ink, and watercolor. The cup is a little askewed but the bird is my favorite!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Hummingbird and Hibiscus

5" x 7"


One of my favorites subjects is the Hummingbird. Here is a small 4" x 4" of a sitting Hummie! I get a lot of my inspiration and reference photos from Birds and Blooms magazine.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Handcarved rubber stamps

These are some new rubber stamps I've been carving for my Etsy site: Design flowers - set of 4 and French Irises - there are 2 different Irises for a set of 2.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Weigela and Birds

I was walking one evening with my good friend and we passed a Weigela bush (I didn't know the name of the bush - but she did), she proceeded to break off a huge limb and hand it to me and said this will make a great sgrafitto piece. Needless to say we were still a mile out on our walk and I had to carry that huge limb -- but she was right it did make a nice piece.

Orchid glass vase

These vases are extremely hard to photograph so I haven't been posting any of them. This is a rub-on transfer from my printer that adheres to any non-porous surface - thus I have been making vases and votives with my art for a short while now. This product is terrific - you can use it on wood, glass, and tiles.

I cut out the objects with an exacto blade so that the glass shows through.

Friday, June 10, 2011

New work

5" x 7" Note Cards

Still working on my note cards. These are 5" x 7"'s. I am having a great time enhancing my work by adding some designs in the background.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Irises and Dragonflies

I have been working on digitally enhancing my art with backgrounds for note cards. This is a very purple piece! This is from an original I was commissioned to do.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Etsy Shops

I have 2 Etsy Shops, one is for my Fine Art Sgrafitto Illustrations. I have prints and a few originals on this site. The other site is mainly crafty fun stuff offering my handcarved rubber stamps.

I have started carving rubber stamps again! It's been a while and these are available on my Etsy site:

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Goldfinches and sunflowers

This is a large piece, 12"x16". It took quite a lot of work to do - but I love it! Enormous amount of detail work.

This one is heading to Wickwire fine art/folk art Gallery in Hendersonville.

See it as a work in progress below.

Monday, May 2, 2011


Finished and ready to frame. I will also turn these into note cards!

Monday, April 25, 2011

Goldfinches and sunflowers - WIP

This is a 12"x16" piece. This is how it looks inked out and ready to scratch. I paint in my subjects and sometimes they get lost in there. You can see the flying goldfinch - but can you find the other 2 birds?

Below I have started the fun part and now you can see the other birds!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Small works in progress

Below are (2) 4"x4"s of Hummingbirds and trumpet flowers. The first photo shows just the subject painted in with black ink - the second photo is of the Hummingbirds scratched out.

Hummingbird time again!

A watercolor I did. Every once in a while I just like to play with the watercolors on a nice piece of Arches watercolor paper. I detailed it with some ink.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Cattleya Orchid Sgrafitto Illustration


See Work in Progress below to see how it looks before it is painted in. It is also sealed and now can be framed.

Edit on 4/25/2011:
The piece SOLD over Easter weekend!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Back to the Biltmore Estate

We went back to the Biltmore Estate yesterday and enjoyed the Festival of Flowers.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Work in Progress

This is a work in progress, Cattleya Orchid 8" x 10". It took a while to scratch out the details. I'll post it again after it is painted!

Biltmore Estate

A beautiful day at the Biltmore Estate last Saturday, the saucer magnolias were in full bloom. It was windy though - still had a great day with my friend Lynn, enjoyed lunch at Cedric's Tavern and just walking around in the shops. Highly recommend to locals to get a season pass and enjoy the estate often. Took a photo of the Inn from Antler Hill Village.

I have been playing with my art, taking my original work and digitally enhancing it with backgrounds. Just another outlet for being creative!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Stamp Carving Workshop

Yesterday I did a stamp carving workshop. Lynn has posted photos on her blog, check it out:

Silk Painting Workshop

New workshop begins April 20th at ABTech.

Go to for registration - there is still time!

I teach the basics and beyond of Silk Painting. Always a fun class!