May 21, 2012

Old find

This July will be 5 yrs. that we've been here in Naperville, IL. Last night, I came across a box of things I haven't seen in forever! When I was in my early 20s, I was into beading. I made the peyote stitch bags, a lampshade, rings, bracelets, you name it. I was into the beading craze! I found this purse that took me forever to make. I think I only used it a few times b/c I was afraid it would fall apart. It's been in storage for more than 10 years & is in perfect condition. I still love the blue & can't believe I made it!!

May 13, 2012

Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day! I had a great day w/my family. My husband and kids made me a delicious breakfast and gave me great cards made at school.
Bought and planted flowers. Had sushi for dinner with my mom. Spent time together! Gessoed over a page I sprayed with Dylusion inks. Then I added some paint in cobalt teal- a favorite.

May 6, 2012


I've been spending some time practicing how to draw a nose and eye in a more realistic way. My goal is not photo realism. I think photo realists are incredible. I think I'm aiming for something in between real and fantasy.