Sunday, December 30, 2012

Raptor Afternoon

Raptor afternoon
Redtails, Rough Legged, Coopers Hawks
Astounding display

Red Tail Hawk - eyeing the interloper with the camera.

Rough Legged Hawk - perchs at the very tip of a branch.

Coopers Hawk - viewing his domain from the corner fence post. 

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Solstice Snow

It began with a canvas textured with molding paste... I applied paint in a few layers to get to this point:

I added more paint, and created a mountain peak, then attempted a snowy mist blanketing. 

Adding a whimsical tree, and bits of lace trim to the ground and as a star, and tiny beads as snow. Here is the finished piece:
Solstice Snow 

Now... go check out what the other artists at Paint Party Friday have been up to this week! 
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Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Christmas Moon

A new camera, and a break in the clouds for a shot at the moon! 
This was basically pointing, zooming and shooting. Wow!

Imagine what will happen once I read the instructions on how to do things. 

Oh, I am one happy dancing girl about now! 

Merry, merry! 

Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas!

Wishing all my friends
a day filled with love and joy. 
Merry Christmas!

I hope you all enjoy your day! We're taking a break this week from HuMp DaY Haiku. However if you have a haiku you wish to share, feel free to post it in the comments. 

Merry Christmas, everyone! 

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Final Weekend

The final version of my mustard field mixed media painting, (WIP originally shown here) now offered at the Holiday Festival of the Arts.

I've sold several pieces and a lot of the ornaments so far, and last weekend sold one of my larger paintings. Woot! This weekend is the last of the show, and I hope to sell out... although I'll be happy with whatever sells.  :)
8 x 8 x 1 inch Mixed Media Painting - Mustard Field in Bloom
This little owl is also at my booth...
3 x 3 Miniature Art - Red Moon Owl

Wishing all my Paint Party Friday friends a wonderfully blessed Holiday Season! 

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

HuMp DaY Haiku - Funky Tree

Garden store display.
Christmas trees all quite unique!
Happy Holidays! 

We took a trip down to Skagit Valley last week, and visited Skagit Gardens Nursery. They always have a Holiday display of the most unique and fun Christmas trees. The first one especially caught my eye; I love the wagon and bathtub. The coral tree was in a "sea themed area", and the baby tree near by. What a delight to spend the afternoon wandering and viewing it all.

And on another note... welcome to Liam Jude, my new grand nephew, born Dec 17th.

We're keeping Hump Day Haiku a bit low key during the holidays... everyone is so busy! If you have time and are so inspired, do join in by either posting your haiku in the comments, or adding your blog post with Mr. Linky. 

Happy Holidays! 

Sunday, December 16, 2012

On the Mountain

So thrilled to have sold this painting to a lovely young couple today, during the Holiday Festival of the Arts. And how awesome that they wrote to tell me how much they liked it. I'm in awe.

Thank you Bryan and Alexis! I hope you enjoy it for many years. 

Thursday, December 13, 2012


Playing with chickadees this week, including this new name tag for work. 

I decided to change for winter, although I really like this little fellow so he may stay around! And chickadees ARE in our yard year round. It makes me happy to have a little bird friend at work.  Some days I really need him. :)

My chickadee is on 165# cover stock, so is fairly sturdy. He's hand cut, and hand painted with acrylic paints and has a pin back attached.

He goes on this apron that I shared last May when I painted it for work. :)

Happy Friday! 

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

HuMp DaY Haiku - Blessings

Blessings will appear
if you focus upon them. 
Gratefulness attracts!

We're quite happy this week. We finally found a suitable (aka near perfect) apartment for our developmentally disabled son. While he's not as excited as we are... yet... we're both doing a happy dance. And sending grateful prayers to the apartment hunting gods for blessings given. *wink*

We're keeping Hump Day Haiku a bit low key during the holidays... everyone is so busy! If you have time and are so inspired, do join in by either posting your haiku in the comments, or adding your blog post with Mr. Linky. 

Happy Holidays! 

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Keeping busy!

Still working on little art pieces (and some bigger ones too) both for my Etsy shop, AND to keep my booth full at the Allied Arts Holiday Festival of the Arts.  The show continues Wed - Sunday until Dec 24th.  I promise that next year I'll be more organized and have more pieces done ahead of time. I will!  :)
3 1/2 x 2 1/2 Canvas - Old Time Santa Beeswax collage

3 x 3 Canvas - Red Breast beeswax collage

Mixed media swallow ornaments

Happy Paint Party Friday! Thanks, Eva and Kristin for hosting! 

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

HuMp DaY Haiku - Hot Pink

Greenhouse visitor
delighted with the bright blooms!
Cyclamen - Hot Pink! 

A recent lunch time visit to my husband while working at the nursery gave me the opportunity to photograph some of the gorgeous cyclamen they are sending out to local stores. This hot pink one really caught my eye. I think I need one at home, to keep the dreary late fall blues away, don't you?

P.S. I realized that this post I though was scheduled to appear on Tuesday afternoon, posted immediately. oops! O.o

A year or so ago, I started doing Hump Day Haiku with Carla Sonheim's Silly classes and decided as a challenge for myself, I'd continue. I have found that creating a haiku (non rhyming poem with 5 - 7 - 5 syllables per line) feeds my soul. I especially like creating them to go with my photos and art. 

Would you like to share a haiku you have written? 

You may include a haiku in the comments, OR you may copy your blog post url (featuring a haiku) and add a link to your blog using Mr. Linky. And consider visiting other contributors blogs to see what they've created and say hello. 

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