Saturday, October 31, 2009


Happy halloween! I've been so busy lately that Halloween snuck up on me this year.
I did manage to squeak this little costume out. (Preparation time= 10 seconds)


There was a flower too, but he got wise to what I was doing and wouldn't let me put the flower on his head.
Everyone have a spooky good time tonight!


Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Ladybug Ladybug

A couple of weeks ago, I looked out my balcony window and saw a ladybug. I thought "Oh wow! Today is going to be a lucky day!" I had a dentist appointment that I was a bit nervous about, and the ladybug made me feel like I had nothing to worry about.
I later found out that there is a strange over population of ladybugs right now. Oh well, that ladybug did bring me luck that day, as I did not freak out at the dentist :)
Then I remembered that old ladybug bracelet that I had. (pictured above) I had bought it when I first started selling art on ebay 8 years ago. I always thought it brought me a lot of luck. I wore it always. In the shower, sleeping, all the time. One day I noticed it was not on my wrist anymore. I was sad to think I had lost it somewhere. To my surprise, it showed up in the sleeve of my winter coat! One of the links had broke. I didn't bother to get it fixed and went years without wearing it. Last week (after seeing the ladybug on the balcony), I decided to get that link soldered so I could begin to wear it again. Twenty-three dollars later (a bit steep for one link to be soldered....but well worth the luck it will bring) I got it fixed and I'm back to wearing it. I must say, I'm already feeling lucky :)

Miss ladybug fairy is up for grabs on ebay. The auction ends tomorrow!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Six new prints have been added to my shop

How was everyone's weekend? I went to look at the condo that had an open house. The place was PACKED with buyers! It's amazing how many people are looking for a condo around here! Toronto is booming!

Just a quick note to let you know that I have added some of my recent favorites to my etsy shop.
Six new prints!
You can view the whole shop HERE.

Have a great week!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

There's no place like home

I'm a bit of a "home-body". (Okay, maybe more than a bit)
I love being a home with my cats and painting. It's my little piece of paradise in this crazy concrete jungle called Toronto. I like to put on the radio and listen to old time jazz and loose myself in the music as I paint.
Tomorrow I am going to look at another condo, it's an open house. They are expecting a "bidding war", so I'm pretty sure I won't be getting this one. It's okay to look though, right? We shall see.....

"There's no place like home" is currently up for grabs on ebay.
Toto, I've a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Puppy love!

And they call it "puppy loveeeeeee" :)
Here is my newest painting "Frida with 3 chihuahuas". It's a mixed media piece. I used acrylic on canvas, collage papers and pencil crayon.
I love all the little butterflies and flowers :)

Give your kitty or puppy a hug for me!

"Frida with 3 chihuahuas" is up for grabs on ebay.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Frida with a basket of kittens

Frida adopts a basket of kittens! If you are looking for a pet, I suggest checking out your local humane society and adopting a sweet kitty cat. There are so many cats in need of a forever home. You'll be so happy you did! I can't image my life without a kitty in it!

Frida with a basket of kittens is up for grabs on ebay.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

A few more larger pieces

I always intend to paint a lot of large paintings in the summer, the weather is nice enough for me to carry them to the post office. As winter rolls around, it because more difficult to haul a large painting in a box in the snow to the post office :)
I am going to try and get as many large paintings done in the next little while before the weather gets bad.

This is my newest painting. "Girl in striped shirt with cat". There are a lot of soft details and tonal ranges to this one. I tried a more modern approach to the figure.

Girl in striped shirt with cat is up for grabs on ebay.


Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Ever have one of those days?

"Mindy was busy knitting a new scarf for her niece when
Mr. Fur Pants suddenly appeared and tried to grab the yarn!
PLUS, Mr. Fur Pants let his tail get away on him
and it almost went directly up Mindy's nose!"

I am having one of those days....

"Mindy's knitting fiasco" is up for grabs on ebay

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Painting large

Hello Beautiful People!
Here in Canada this last weekend was Thanksgiving. I had a lovely time and cooked a nice meal. Opie and Lily enjoyed some turkey :)

I also had time to create this large portrait painting. I really enjoy painting large. It is so much more physical than the smaller works I do. You really have to stretch your arm when painting big. Plus I use different brushes, I find I can get a softer look on the larger paintings because of the bigger brushes. It allows for more room to push the paint around :)

Portrait with kitty and bird is up for auction on Ebay.

Hugs to all!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009


Pets love to give kisses don't they? Opie kisses me all the time. Yes, his breath smells like a bad can of tuna fish.....but that's okay, I still love his kisses. Did I mention that I love to kiss him on his forehead? I do it all the time. His sweet little velveteen forehead :)

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Rain rain go away..

It looks like we've hit the rainy season here in Toronto. It has rained a lot and will continue to. If the weather was warmer it would be perfect for planting. My newest painting has Frida planting some sunflowers. I actually LOVE LOVE LOVE sunflower sprouts, to eat! YUMMY! They are bigger than most sprouts and have a nutty taste. (By nutty, I mean taste like sunflower seeds, not nutty as in crazy! LOL!)

The rain has been so strong lately that I got myself a pair of these boots:

They are neon yellow! They are like little cartoon boots and that is what I like about them. I feel like a kid in them, and want to jump in puddles! They will certainly make going to the post office in the rain more enjoyable.

"Frida plants seeds" is up for auction on ebay.

Stay dry!