Tuesday, September 30, 2014


6x6 oil on canvas panel 

6x6 oil on gessobord 

6x6 oil on canvas panel 

These paintings are all 6x6" on canvas panel.  I was inspired to paint birds after going to the art center in Ann Arbor, MI with my daughter-in-law this past weekend.  She told me I needed to paint birds.  So I did and will do more.  I think these will be good for the Arts Castle show in November.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Balboa Beach

During our trip to CA from Ohio, my husband, cousin, and I went to the Debra Huse Gallery that I read about in Leslie Saeta's blog http://lesliesaeta.blogspot.com . I wanted to see her paintings which I did and photos of her art just don't do them justice.  So lovely!  She is a master with the palette knife.  I went upstairs and there on an easel was a Colin Page painting http://www.colinpagepaintings.com.  I was so thrilled.  He's a favorite of mine.  Wish I could take his workshop there.  Wish I didn't live so far.  Lots of wishes, but I need to keep painting and I trust things will happen for me.

Friday, September 19, 2014

More kindness cards

I left many cards in every state we passed through.  This one was in AZ in the Mojave desert.  We travelled through Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Iowa, Wyoming, Nebraska, Utah, Nevada, California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Tennessee, Kentucky, and back home again.  Maybe I'll hear from someone!?

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Tangled kindness project # 3

As we were making our way in the Nevada desert from Wendover to Death Valley State Park, we saw this lone tree by the side of the road.  There were no other trees for what seemed to be a hundred miles.  Just this one right on the side.  I am going to call "The Giving Tree" because other people had hung shoes, hats, shirts, scarves, beer cans,  and more from the branches.  I taped one of my cards in the tree.  I was so moved.  The world may seem like a huge desert but people pass through with love to share.  So glad Fred and I got to see it and participate in our small way to spread some kindness.