Moody Black Clouds in My Paintings

Moody Black Clouds Palm Trees Sunset Photo

The other night when we were sitting and watching the sunset I realized where my moody black clouds come from in my work. I had never really thought about it before but there they were. The clouds that offered this inspiration. And here is an example of them in my art. I’ve always said nature inspires me and here is the perfect example! This cowboy print inspired by Darryl Purpose’s music is for sale in my Etsy Shop> Hope you…

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Art for Mother’s Day Gifts

Mother's Day Gifts for Your Mom

Mother’s Day is almost here! Does your Mama love art? I know you’ve got a wonderful Mom that deserves something really special for being the terrific person that she is. Someone who has made a big impact on your life, so I’ve got some great gift ideas for you! I bet she’d love some new, colorful artwork to decorate her home or office, so I’ve rounded up the best Mother’s Day Art Prints that will make it easy for you…

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Painting Inspired by Niki de Saint Phalle Art

Big Girl Wings

A number of years ago I discovered the art of Niki de Saint Phalle, a French-Swiss painter and sculptor. She created some colorful, full figured sculptures which I love! Here’s an example: I had created a few drawings in my sketchbooks over the years inspired by her work. Then recently I did this painting and I’m pretty sure it was inspired by Niki’s art and my other painting titled She Wanted the Rainbow So She Put Up with the Rain.…

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New Digital Doodle Art Prints now available

I’ve started listing some of my new Digital Doodle Prints on Etsy. I love combining my Photoshop skills with my art! I’ve taken my original paintings, scanned them and then posterized and enhanced them with digital white doodles in Photoshop. I print them on a natural white canvas paper which has texture to it so they look like a real painting. They are unstretched canvas prints. I really love the look of them.      

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Whimsical prints with quotes and sayings

One of my favorite things to make besides my paintings are the items I make using pieces of my art made into other things like prints. I’ve just created a new line with words and quotes. I’ve been saving lyrics, quotes and sayings in empty books since 1975 when my parents gave me my first empty book as a gift. I quickly filled it up and purchased another and now I have 6 inspiring books filled to the gills. It…

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She Wanted the Rainbow

We saw a lovely rainbow behind our house the other day. It was so inspiring and peaceful to look at. Looking at rainbows, reminds me of a Dolly Parton quote… “The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.” – Dolly Parton …and my painting that was inspired by it. She Wanted the Rainbow Print > And then, Greg and I, as we were looking at the rainbow, recalled the day that…

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Be Here Now

Sometimes, when I’m waiting for something, I have to remind myself to “be here now”. To be mindful that the present is where it’s at. It’s easy to put myself into a stressful mindset, thinking about the future and where I want to be. And sometimes I can’t help myself to look back on the past to see how far I’ve been. It’s this tug of war of past and future and that is where the stress comes in. If…

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You are invited to my Online Art Sale

You are invited to my Online Art Sale where I have mini paintings of Peace Trees, ravens, hummingbirds, an angel, bicycles and more for sale. Many of these paintings will also be available as prints in my Etsy Shop and some are on bookmarks and magnets. If you’re thinking that an original piece of art might make a nice gift for yourself or someone else, I wholeheartedly agree. I always liked the saying I once saw in a gallery in…

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Spring into a Whimsical Bird Art Giveaway

Spring is coming! I am celebrating March with a Whimsical Bird Art Giveway! The winner will receive 3 things featuring my Whimsical Bird Art: One whimsical bird ACEO print titled “Singing a Fiesta Song”. See all three of my ACEO prints in my Etsy Shop. One pack of my whimsical bird notecards that features 7 different card designs in each package. And one whimsical bird bookmark. The contest giveaway will run for one week from March 1st to March 7th,…

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The November Holiday Season Sweet Delight Divalicious Sample Box

I discovered a new form of advertising which I think is really creative and super fun! It’s the Sweet Delight Divalicious Sample Boxes! It is a Canadian business and their website is How it works is one can buy a sample box for $25 (Canadian) and inside you will find all kinds of fun things as samples, as well as some full size items! We all like to try things before we buy online and this is a great…

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Tiny Art Collection and "Shortpants"

I like tiny art. I’ve always liked to collect things too. So I’ve started a Tiny Art Collection of some of my Lyrical World paintings as very small prints. They will fit neatly in your own 5″ x 7″ frame. The actual image size is 4.6″ x 6.7″. You can see and purchase the first two at my Imagekind online store. Buy them as a petite print and I suggest the UltraSmooth Fine Art paper as the paper choice. I…

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