Thursday, June 22, 2017

Chocolate Ice Cream Cone - SOLD

Every summer I was (past tense) making my own chocolate ice cream in my KitchenAid Mixer, my fav.  I would have a cone every single night.  I was hooked... bad.  This piece of artwork is one of them.
However, I finally realized I had to stop making it cause well, one, it has too much sugar to eat on a daily basis and two, it has too many calories.
So now, when I really really need chocolate ice cream, I get my fix either at Ventura Harbor or The Collection's Ben & Jerry's.  B&J's has one called, 'Chocolate Therapy'.  Yup that says it all!  Happy yummy summer...

Monday, May 29, 2017


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I don't have a boat, never have, but I love sailing, lolly-gagging, dreaming, listening to water lap onto the sides, hanging over the edge and watching the waves, etc.  I really don't know of anyone that doesn't like to be around boats, beached or otherwise.  Having a thing for water, beaches, boats brings life's stresses to a lovely standstill. Deep sigh!  So boats, yup love them. 

Tuesday, May 2, 2017


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Now this is what I call work attire.   Thanks God, from one very grateful artist!!!

Friday, April 14, 2017

"Chimney Rock"

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There's a story behind this particular painting. This little miniature is not the original as that was a 9x12 en plein air excursion with a dear friend Kazuko. I decided to paint it again in the studio in reverse, large to small. I have to say, I enjoyed it as much this time around as the first.

She wanted to take her dog with us and romp around and not paint this time around. She knew I preferred to listen to birds (not words) & truly enjoy being outdoors when I was painting and she honored that. That was her preference as well. It was definitely a zone day for me.

This was the last time we went plein air painting together as she passed away from the horrid c word not long after. Every time I look at it I smile. I miss her, but I am so glad I have the original here in my studio to enjoy and remember her. Art IS so very personal on every level isn't it.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

"Beach Pail Pal" - SOLD


One of the great things about living close to the beach is watching the kids use their creativity with this simple toy.  Great fun!

Friday, March 17, 2017


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Geraniums are such a hardy flower and really grow quite prolific here in Cali.  They remind me of Europe with their lovely windows adorned with boxes full of welcoming flowers.  There are some very old ones here in Ventura Harbor.  I couldn't believe how big they are with thick stalks.  So if you're looking for a plant that can give you an easy time of it, this might be just the one.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

'Baby Bunny' - Private Collection

This sweet delightful stuffed baby bunny is so sweet and soft and cuddly, it's difficult to stop hugging. I have one more smaller bunny that I will more than likely ask to pose for me sometime down the road. I'll bet I get a yes...  Cuteness!