Sunday, December 25, 2011


To all my painterly friends and family-hope this is the best Christmas ever. Looking forward to the new year. So much to learn, so much to do. Love to you and your families.


Sunday, January 16, 2011

Words to Live By

People are often unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered; Forgive them anyway. If you are kind, People may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives; Be kind anyway. If you are successful, you will win some false friends and some true enemies; Succeed anyway. If you are honest and frank, People may cheat you; Be honest and frank anyway. What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight; Build anyway. If you find serenity and happiness, They may be jealous; Be happy anyway. The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow; Do good anyway. Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough; Give the world the best you've got anyway. You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and God; It was never between you and them anyway.

Mother Teresa

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Happy Sunday!

America the Beautiful

"O beautiful for heroes proved
In liberating strife.
Who more than self their country loved
And Mercy more than life!
America! America!
May God thy gold refine
Till all success be nobleness
And every gain divine!

Katharine Lee Bates

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

You Are Worth The Time

Feeling guilty about doing your "own thing"? Watch this video. You may just feel "special" not selfish.


Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Beautiful Flowers

I recently returned from a trip to Northern California. My "great" granddaughter Bea was my traveling companion. Being only five I expected that this would be a very, very long trip. It was over 10 hours by car. However, Bea is an excellent traveler.We needed to stop for necessities at the same time. Must be the age thing.

Along the way we stopped to take pictures. The Iris is from my daughter Trecy's front yard. The others were taken at various stops. Wanting to see the little town known for it's artists, we took a 22 mile detour to Markleeville. Did I mention the road is affectionally know as "Monitor Pass"? On a good day, which this was, it takes at least 45 minutes to go the 22 miles. Was worth it. Scenary was spectacular! The library in Markleeville was very nice. Has very clean bathrooms. Just saying......

Bea purchased six books. She just loves books. Read to me all the way down the hill.  Anyway here is some flowers.

                                     OK, so I think Weeds need love too!  Have a great day.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

"So I said to myself, I'll paint what I see---what the flower is to me---but I'll paint it big and they will be surprised into taking the time to look at it." 

---Georgia O'Keeffe


Monday, June 14, 2010

Traditions School

When you are ready to take that first baby step towards learning something new, remember that you need to take "Tier One" first.  Tier One is to introduce the "artist" to paint, pigments, mediums and the history of how it all began, and of course with a little painting fun along the way.

Tier One is not meant to teach painting skills, or how to paint. The Tier Two Core is where it will all happen regarding painting techniques, methods, skills and art theory. This Core is the real "meat" of learning to paint. 27 paintings, 60 lessons....9 teachers and over 150 hrs of video lessons! It's a comprehensive and in depth study in painting.

Join us for this exceptional learning opportunity, and start growing your skills towards artistic independence now.....

See link below to check out the school.

Something to Think About

"Watch your beliefs, for they become thoughts, watch your thoughts, for they become words, watch your words, for they become actions, watch your actions, for they become habits, watch your habits, for they become your  character, watch your character, for it becomes your destiny."

Friday, June 11, 2010

Fat horse!

Art Project
Second Chinese Horse- Cave Painting

This is one of the many amazing projects you can complete in the first level of the art school. I took this project a step further and actually painted them on rough tiles that looked like the cave walls. I promised to give one to my daughter, but I've been holding out on her until she got my website going. No excuses now!

Time to Paint

For all of you who have ever wanted to explore the artistic side of yourself, there is never a better time. Click on the picture at the foot of my site and explore to your heart's content. This online school offers you the opportunity to learn how to paint like the artists you never hoped you could even come close to. At your own pace, never any pressure, and you can paint at 3 in the morning in your nightgown. Your time, peaceful, relaxing and just for yourself. Come join us.
"There are painters who transform the sun into a yellow spot, but there are others who, thanks to their art and intelligence, transform a yellow spot into the sun."

---Pablo Picasso

Getting Started

"Every Artist was First an Amateur."    Emerson

I am the Amateur at this time, however I have an Artist in my heart!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

The Beginning of it All

Though nothing can bring back the hour of splendor in the grass,
Glory in the flower. We will grieve not, rather find strength in what remains behind.
~William Wordsworth