Sunday, February 4, 2018
This past December, I participated in my second art exhibit at the Art Lounge in K√∂nigswinter.  I showed seven of my latest paintings which centered around the theme " Angels and Ancestors"

I have been exploring the concept of honoring my ancestors.  The inspiration for the work comes from my parents.  They have both passed away but, for me, these paintings represent a connection to their spirit the spirit of my ancestors and to nature.

Mom and Dad
Pictured on the right:  My ancestor Sally Harkness

I enjoy paining on a larger scale.  The paintings are created intuitively, yet with some intention.  My goal is to focus on a clear theme and narrative for my work.  I am feeling a strong attraction to blue and my obsession with the moon seems to be never ending.


Friday, December 29, 2017

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Sunday, December 3, 2017
I hope everyone had a great week.  I started mine with something that I hope to incorporate into my daily creative practice.  These small paintings are what I am calling warm-ups.

 The goal is to get warmed-up first thing in the morning with a quick exercise to help get my creative juices flowing.  I don't spend a lot of time on these pieces. The paintings took on average 30-40 minutes, the longest amount of time being 1 hour.  Each is painted on paper measuring various sizes.  The averages size is 6 x 8".  The largest painting is 10 x 6".

I really hope to continue with these early morning warm-ups.  They are helping me to realize how much further I can push my art not just on a small scale but, on larger substates as well. 

Have a great day!



Monday, November 13, 2017
Hello everyone!  I hope that all is well.  I wanted to let you know that I've decided to close my Etsy shop indefinitely.  This has been a decision that I have been pondering for quite some time now.  I recently decided to make it official.

My Etsy shop has been open since 2010.  Since that time, I've sold hats and handbags, bridal fascinators and bridal accessories.  I switched to selling art sometime around 2013.  It began with watercolor illustrations.  Later,  I added prints of my mixed media paintings.  There was a time when I actually sold a lot of prints.  I never sold enough to the point where I could "quit my day job" but, it was wonderful and exciting to know that people liked my work and they actually bought it!  

And here we are in 2017.  My Etsy shop has not had a great year. To be honest, the past couple of years have not been great.  It's my own fault.  I really have not put in the time, effort and dedication needed to make my shop a success, it just hasn't been my focus.  I want to take some time to reevaluate the direction I want to go when it comes to not only selling my work but, where the work itself is going. I have grown and changed so much as an artist.  I have so many ideas, dreams and goals.  I want to explore storytelling with my art, publish my book, make more art dolls, paint big canvases and maybe even dabble in performance art.  I just want to play and have fun!  At this time in my creative journey, Etsy is not a priority. 

My shop will be closing on November 30.  I will offer paintings for sale from time to time here on the blog and on my Instagram so, follow me there for updates.   To everyone who has purchased art from my Etsy shop, I thank you from the bottom of my heart.  Your support has meant and means so much to me.

Much love,


Thursday, October 12, 2017

This is the first thing that I see when I get out of bed every morning.

A daily reminder of purpose.

Never give up on your dream.  No matter what, keep creating.



Monday, October 2, 2017



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