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  1. Signs of Halloween

    October 28, 2011 by Administrator

  2. Simple One Stroke Greeting Cards

    July 7, 2011 by Administrator

    Simple One Stroke Greeting Cards

    These simple greeting cards were painted on watercolor paper using Plaid Folk Art paints.

    The background is painted first.  I used a dampened brush to slightly wet the paper.  I added the muted stripes of bright color allowing the colors to bleed.

    The vines, ferns and leaves were painted after the background dried. The foreground plants were painted using black/licorice paint and floating medium together on the brush.

    For more information about One-Stroke painting check out:




  3. I am Busy!

    June 19, 2011 by Administrator

    I have been very busy lately.

    Face painting

    This week I face painted at a local community event. See the newspaper coverage by clicking the face painting link.

    I posted my first article with, an online newspaper. I am the new Lansing, MI, Arts and Crafts Examiner. I have included a link above.

    Next week is the big yard sale (weather permitting). I have worked hard to sort and purge the mountain of crafting supplies I own. I have much more work to complete by Saturday. I will also sell hand painted greeting cards and other artwork.

    For readers in the Lansing Michigan area:

    The Big Sale is Saturday and Sunday June 25 and 26 starting a 9:00 AM.  Send me an email for the address if you are interested.





  4. Zen Greeting Cards

    May 30, 2011 by Administrator

    I used watercolor color greeting cards and Zentangle inspired techniques to create these cards.  This was great fun.  I can create the cards while sitting in front of the TV or visiting with friends and family.

  5. Primitive Dolls

    May 6, 2011 by Administrator




    I had so much fun making these dolls.  These are very rough cut designs with no patterns and all hand sewn. I was surprised  how quickly I could make one.  I loved playing around with fabric selections from my stash.

    I think I will break out my sewing machine and make more polished versions of these dolls.

  6. It’s Finished – Portrait Painting

    May 4, 2011 by Administrator


    I have finished my portrait painting project.  I painted this in oils which I seldom use.  I used water soluable oils which are easier to use than traditional oils with less smell.  Now, I have to wait at least a two weeks for this painting  to dry. (That part I hate).

    I will finish the Carder Method for portraits video this weekend and I will try another portrait. Who should I paint next? Painting great  a looking man is really fun! :-)   Any suggestions?????

  7. Here’s a short list of websites I love….

    May 2, 2011 by Administrator

    Here’s a short list of websites I love.  This list is very random. I promise you I do not get anything for mentioning these sites.

    I have discovered these websites (many by accident) and enjoy them all routinely. I could name a many more and I probably missed some goodies.  Feel free to post your additions to my list.

    Books and DVD’s


    Amazon is an all-round online book source, that is easy to use.  ]

    Alibris – Like Amazon but specializes in used books from many sources.



    Oriental Trading- Large variety of miscellaneous items.  Great for school teachers.

    Jerry’s Artarama Great for fine art supplies and hard to find items

    Amos Advantage – I have found some really great clearance sale prices here.

    Painting and Craft Lessons

    Cool 2 Craft – Just plain cool!

    Visual Arts Network – Free online TV channel that shows paint instruction all day.

    One Stroke Painting – If you want to learn how to paint and you have never painted before One Stroke is a great place to start.

    Everything Crafting

    The Hive – I just love the Hive.



    Post your comments and include your favorite web spots!



  8. Lessons.

    January 25, 2011 by Administrator

    Up-Coming  Class Schedules

     One -Stroke Class

    Week 1 – Hearts and Daisies

    Week 2- Leaves on “watercolor”

    Week 3 – Wiggle Leaf Welcome

    Week 4 – Fruit on a Plate

    Week 5 – Spring Bouquet

    Advanced One -Stroke Class

    Week 1 – Wildflower Brushstrokes

    Week 2 – Scrolls and Swirls on Fabric

    Week 3 – Flowers and Faces

    Week 4 – Painting from a Pattern

    Week 5 – Roses Bath Set

      (subject to change)
    Come and Join the Fun….

  9. Up-Coming One-Stroke Class

    January 20, 2011 by Administrator

    These simple Valentine greetings are painted on puzzle surfaces. Break up the finished puzzle and send it to a loved one. Assembling this greeting will be half of the fun!