Sunday, May 29, 2011

really I am almost there

so I am 4 days away from debuting the domestic series at SVU. Tomorrow the 30th and final piece will be done (I can’t wait to finish it—its one of my favorites already)… but here are the others I have done recentlymilkn

“milk and cookies”


“easy as pie”


“it’s lovely”

washndry copy

“I’ll wash, you dry”

Saturday, May 14, 2011

in the final stretch

of the domestic series that is… here is “hanging it on the line” it is 19 of 20 in the domestic series (one left to finish in this group and 4 left to finish in the mothering series) I am cramming to get done before education week at Southern Virginia University, the first weekend in June.  I will be speaking on Saturday. Yep all thirty pieces will be on display (that’s more than 250 sq feet of paintings) ! I know I can’t believe there are that many paintings either??!!! I am excited to see the series wrap up. When I first started I thought I’d do 12-15- HA!


I actually cant wait to see them all in one place. And I highly recommend coming to the conference. be expecting the final pieces shortly!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011



last saturday I felt the uncontrollable urge to paint some pop art- hence 24x30” black converse tennis shoes. I think I’ll put them in one of the boys bedrooms

Saturday, May 07, 2011

volumes on white

well this is my latest piece- I have had a great time with this series- although my husband watches me do them and says it in no way looks fun. Truth be told these pieces are best appreciated up close. It is mixed media- layers of acrylic, tissue, painted tissue paper. So there is a lot of play with transparency and translucency and every book is different. But there is much of adhesive and cutting tiny strips which is arduous but fun.

Come to think of it I think I forgot to post the other pieces in this series- such is my life... so see them below


volumes on white 48x48”


volumes 30x40”


volumes on shelf 10x20”


small volumes 9x12” on cradled hardboard