Monday, March 9, 2009

I have been trying my hand at photography for many years now. Now I have a flickr account so be sure to stop by and check out some of my favorite photos.
I will be adding more as the time goes on. Thanks for visiting,

Ok... So I had listed several things on etsy and about an hour later I was contacted by the editor in chief of the online publication...
this is a darling online magazine that is read by people all over the globe. Imagine how flattered I was when she asked me if she could feature on of my Etsy items on her site.

How wonderful to be recognized.
I am still exploring the site. I encourage you to do the same... and be sure to check out my daily feature there....
It is a wonderful vintage irish pin. Luck O' the Irish to you!

Saturday, March 7, 2009


Glad you stopped by. I have been neglecting this blog for a while. I have been busy listing on Etsy. If you have not shopped you will have to Check it out.
I have several "shops" on the site. It is a great way to sell vintage items... original Art.

I have been painting small, miniature paintings of favorite photos and have had some success selling on the site. My minis and called ACEOs that stands for Art Cards Originals, Editions. Another name for them are ATC's or Artist Trading Cards. They have been gaining popularity of late. thanks in part to the artist on Etsy.

Please visit my Sites
... there you will find vintage items...20 years old or older.
Have fun, buy handmade... and be sure to check out all of the other shops on etsy.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Chromatic Christmas

Inspired by the Kim Parker painting I purchased this Summer. I tried to think about how an artist who sees the world in Bright color... might view Christmas. The Idea came to me to create some art of my own. A triptic of Trees in oil. The first was in Bright green with a Kim Parker like background... swirling color blending in to itself. The second was my version of a blue spruce...Deep blue green with an aurora borealis of color added behind. Reds, burgundy and oranges are the colors I chose to contrast that tree. The third was a whimsical green squiggly tree, contrasting background colors of bright pinks and purples layout the background. After I had completed these three. I had paint left on my palette so I made several small ornaments on 3x3 canvas. They are small but mighty paintings of " shiny brite" 's with colorful backgrounds . They are cute, I must add.

My thoughts moved to a way to pull this all together. I remembered my mothers old art box. I thought to put it out , complete with all of the 4o year old paint tubes. I scattered many colored ornaments amongst the tubes in the box. Displaying it on my coffee table. The idea being... from the box, the color of Christmas is born ( in my living room anyway).

I thought to put up a White tree. I added my vintage shiny brites in a chroma of color. I began with the solid reds at the base, pink red, to pink to purple, blue, green, yellow, orange, gold/ yellow, copper, brown. Topped it with a mirrored star to reflect the colors. All of this completes my Chromatic Christmas. Try it at home! You might love it! I have never seen one like it before ! Mark my words.... it will be all the rage in the magazines in years to come!
Always a little ahead of my time I am told.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Christmastime Again!

The beauty of the season comes to us in a great number of ways. This is a photo I took of my Christmas tree last year. I hope you enjoy it. I love all things Vintage and my Christmas Trees almost always contain entirely antique ornaments.
Merry Christmas to all!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

One more splended Fall afternoon!

This weekend My husband , my son and I went to Tony's secret stomping grounds. When we arrived the winds must have been about 50 miles per hour but after parking and walking down a short path we came upon... Fall...In all of its glory I might add. We wondered through the woods and arrived at a small trickling stream. It was quite picturesque. I have included some photos here so that you are able to come along with us on our adventure. Enjoy the rest of the season!

Friday, October 17, 2008


It has been several months since my last entry. Things have been busy this Fall. Aside from celebrating a milestone anniversary... I have continued painting, working at Jb Winterberry, Collecting, and enjoying the beautiful colors of Fall.
My husband and I visited St. James Farm this weekend so that I had a chance to " paint out" while he read a book in the shade. What a glorious day it was. The Scents of Fall were in the air, but the temperature was in the 80's. Colors ranging from golden to brilliant reds and yellows. I can't think of a better way to spend a Fall afternoon ( aside from a great football game or the Cubs in the World Series...we'll not hold our breath for that one). If you have the chance... step outside and enjoy a little Fall for yourself!