submit email address to recieve new posts

Monday, December 31, 2012

Happy Moo Year!!

Baby Blue
8 x 10
I totally did this one just for fun.  In fact, I painted over a painting that I didn't really like, so its kind of a two for one.
I love the new year.  I get a feeling of renewed ambitions, a fresh start,
and looking forward to all the possibilities.
I have decided to make a few "resolutions"....more like "intentions"
I intend to meditate every day.
I have been meditating often, but not every day.
I intend to go outside every day.
When I'm painting, or working on a commission, the entire day, or several in a row,
can go buy without me even venturing out.
I intend to keep a gratitude journal for the year.
I have done for a month, and it really helps you look for things to be grateful for.
What do intend for 2013?
Feel free to leave a comment. Check out my ETSY store

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Nicole and Kam's Wings of Love

I just realized that I never posted a picture of my niece's and nephew-in-law's wedding gift.

I painted a large pair if wings (24x36) I included parts of their wedding invitation, photos from their childhoods, map of places they were going on their honeymoon, and love songs including some from their wedding. The centre heart was part of their wedding decorations.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

A commission

This painting of a family at the cabin toll me a looong time to paint. Seven grandchildren by the fire......with grandma and grandpa, and moms and dads on the deck. I put in a lot of late nights getting it done on time! My fault, totally!!! New Years resolution - Stop procrastinating....I was going to stop last year, but I didn't!!

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Abstract thoughts.......

Ive been working on a commission and sometimes I get a little frustrated so I thought I would
do a "Creative Warm-Up"  You know, just to loosen up a bit. 
I have this little rock that I keep in my pocket or on my table where I paint,
and when I look at it, it inspires me on many levels.
I think about all the things I am grateful for - my family,
my art career, my friends, my lovely home, the Internet, and more.
I love looking at it's calming colors and there are little bits embedded in it too.
I guess you could call in my touch-stone.
This painting is inspired by my little stone.
available on Etsy
or message me
6 x 6
acrylic on canvas Check out my ETSY store

Monday, December 17, 2012

Wings of Love Class

I am excited to announce that I will be teaching another class at the Barr Colony Heritage Cultural Centre
Thursday, January 31. 6-9 P.M.
Saturday, February 2. 9-4 All day with a half hour lunch break
Thursday, February 7. 6-9 P.M.
You will be guided in creating your own Angel Wings.
These ladies did the last class in September.
Think about what you would like to include in your wings.
Contact the Barr Colony Heritage Cultural Centre to Register
We are limiting the class to 10 people, so sign up soon!

Sunday, December 16, 2012


I went on a little nest painting frenzy.
The little three egg painting was mailed to
Saratoga Springs, New York.
Thanks, Sally!

I've been a busy little painter.
December has included an
Open Studio night
Thanks to everyone that came out.
I did a couple of kids rooms,
A show/sale at the Christmas Fantasy day at the
Barr Colony Heritage Cultural Centre,
And now off to finish a couple of commissions. Check out my ETSY store

Friday, November 23, 2012

Art Day

Barn in Winter
8 x 10
Yesterday I hosted a group of friends for a day of painting.  Such fun.  We enjoyed a yummy pot luck lunch, and painted and laughed and created.
Kelly, Dorothy and I worked on a barn painting, Brenda did a red Cardinal in a pine tree, and Frankie finished up her wings she started in my September class. Beccy couldn't come for the entire day, so she came for coffee.
We will be meeting again next week on Wednesday.
This is Brenda's painting.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Hudson. Pet portrait

This is Hudson, a 4 month old Dalmatian. I love his spots!

This is a custom pet portrait. Sold

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Nest and Eggs

10 x 10
As you may have noticed, I am a little addictied to painting nests and eggs.
I am also in love with this colour.
The chair in the middle is one I picked up at an antique sale and painted robin's egg blue,
and the blue chairs on either side were my grandparents.  They received them as a wedding gift, one from his family and one from hers.  I am so thankful to have their chairs.
This painting is available for sale in my Etsy shop.
There is a link below. Check out my ETSY store

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Addi's Third Birthday

Our granddaughter, Addisen, turned three years old on Saturday. I had the honor of making her a birthday cake. I was suggesting all kinds of cakes to her for weeks! Barbie, ladybugs, Patchy-Patch(from Toopy and Bino) etc. she never seemed to have much of an opinion except she kept saying she wanted a bike. She was here the other day so she helped me bake the cakes. I have fun baking with her and she loves licking the bowl. So this is her cake.

Sunday, November 11, 2012


5 x 7
Acrylic on canvas board
This little beauty would fit into any frame.
I love these little paintings because I can just scan them.... I don't have to set up the camera to take photos of it. 
Available in my ETSY store... or if you are in or near Lloydmintser, just leave me a message and
we can make arrangements. Check out my ETSY store

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Mini Sticks Rule in this Playroom

Jack and Ben are the Stanley Cup winners!

Their beloved blue heeler, Jed, got his own spot on the boards of this fantasy rink!
Jed is a verrrry good watchdog, let me tell you!
Thanks, Rogers family.  I enjoyed getting to know you. Check out my ETSY store

Monday, October 1, 2012

Jack's Birthday Party

Our grandson, Jack had his first birthday party! I made his cake, a block that spelled his name and his blue monkey, that he loves. The monkey is made of Rice Krispie treats and the block is chocolate!! Nice and messy! He did a good job of demolishing it.
Happy birthday to ME!

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

A Rainy Day at the Cabin

I love spending time at the lake, especially with my grandchildren.  Addie and I got creative, and ate some licorice and had a sleepover.  She slept in the castle.

The next night was quiet so I got out my paints and did a couple tiny little paintings.  Each one is only 2.75 inches square.  They are for sale on my Etsy site, or if you are local you can contact me. out my ETSY store
Here is Jack, just hanging out in his Jolly Jumper.  Such a happy guy!

Friday, August 31, 2012

My Beautiful Niece got Married

Kam and Nicole got married at Panorama waaay up on the mountain.  It was a hot, gorgeous day!!  There were so many beautiful parts of this wedding.  Nicole wore my mothers's (her grandmother's) bolero jacket that mom wore on her wedding day.  She wore it for the ceremony and it looked beautiful with her dress.  Kam and Nicole are adventure seekers, and met at Panorama!!

Top two photos by Cole Hofstra

I was honored to do their wedding cake.  It was a three tiered carrot, chocolate, and white cake, with cream cheese icing, finished with rolled fondant ombre ruffles.  (like water, Nicole said)  She made her cake topper, they were engaged in a canoe, and my brother perfected the spectacular slab of wood the cake sat on. Check out my ETSY store

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Wynonna at Harvest To Home

This is a window painting I did for the CPCAs (Aug 22 - 26).
Unfortunately, Wynonna will not be here for the Chuckwagon Cabaret. Her new husband was in a bad motorcycle crash. But she did put in an appearance at Harvest to Home.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Window painting for the CPCA Finals

I was painting at Lloyd fm. (Newcap). On Wednesday. A lovely lady took this picture. Then she bought a painting the same day! Thanks D'Arcy!!

Saturday, July 21, 2012

McKenzie's Room..... a damask inspired Mural

McKenzie is a young girl who decided to be inspired everyday,
when she looks at her room.
It was hard to get a good photo with the flash going off, and not enough light without it. Check out my ETSY store

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Burkes Room.... A Pirate Mural out my ETSY store
The Pirate Ship

It's a gunfight!


Message in a bottle

I challenge you to a duel.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Murphy's Birch

This HUGE painting is available for sale.
It is 48 x 60......that's 4 feet by 5 feet  Heavily textured acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas.  The foliage in the foreground was painted with a pallet knife. Signed on the front
and signed and dated on the back.
A beautiful addition to a foyer, stairwell, an office or a room with a vaulted ceiling.
to purchase
Please Email me at Check out my ETSY store

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Brody's Room: Under the Sea Mural

A fun adventure under the sea.  This mural had lots of coral, a dolphin, an orca, and a couple of sea turtles.  The little scene on the left of the bottom photo is where his built-in desk will be. Check out my ETSY store