Tag Archives: watercolors

Morning Coffee

I wanted to be writing a different kind of blog about my artwork “Morning Coffee” today. I sketch about our lives, and especially times with Mitchell and the cats, the best times of the day, cooking, laughing, color, sharing. Mitchell … Continue reading

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Painting on Demand

I find commission work, or painting on demand, very different than painting for myself.  I spend most of my time creating for myself, exploring something that I find interesting, a medium or color or an idea. Commission work is usually … Continue reading

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Sammy’s Chair

    Sammy held the post as Chief Studio Cat and Greeter! When clients visited, he was never shy… He came out to set them at ease and contribute to our contractual discussions. Whenever a new piece came into the studio, … Continue reading

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Pen Love

   Who knew in 2015 I would fall in love with fountain pens? My sketch was of the beginnings of my pen obsession… Done in a Moleskin and a Platinum Carbon Pen with Platinum Carbon ink waterproof cartridges, it helped … Continue reading

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Yamantaka and the Hairband

         Yamantaka is THE most obsessive smart crazy cat… He finds toys in everyday objects like no cat that has ever owned me… He brings them to both of us for inspection which is good when it is dangerous. Yup, … Continue reading

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I Lost the Centre for Transformative Work Design Competition

*entry not enter (end of video)… no way was i doing this a third time with yaman driving me crazy!* I don’t enter many competitions, but the Sketching Work competition for the Centre for Transformative Work Design out of Perth … Continue reading

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Moms Stuff, Jewelry

My mom’s jewelry box was a mess when it came to me. She had taken to only wearing few things (arthritis kept her from changing necklaces and earrings.) I had to sort to find earring pairs and backings. On top … Continue reading

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