Mixed Media Artist

Archive for April, 2012

Wild Poppy Garden

10″x30″ mixed media painting on paper covered canvas. The sides are 1.5″ deep and are painted red.

This painting is available HERE

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A Garden Slice

This is a 3″x17.5″ mixed media painting on wood. The sides are 1.5″ and are a continuum of the painting.

This painting is available HERE.

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Take thy plastic spade,
It is thy pencil; take thy seeds, thy plants,
They are thy colours.
~William Mason, The English Garden, 1782


Fly Me To The Moon


This is a 8″x24″ mixed media painting on paper covered wood. The Sides are 1.5 and are painted black.
This painting is available HERE.
Fly me to the moon
Let me play among the stars
Let me see what spring is like
On a, Jupiter and Mars
In other words, hold my hand
In other words, baby, kiss me

Fill my heart with song
And let me sing for ever more
You are all I long for
All I worship and adore
In other words, please be true
In other words, I love you

Fill my heart with song
Let me sing for ever more
You are all I long for
All I worship and adore
In other words, please be true
In other words, in other words
I love you.


The Red Ribbon

4″x5″ mixed media painting on paper covered canvas. The sides are .5″ deep and are red.

This painting is available HERE.

Check out this very nice blog post about moi on Pattern Prints Journal

I’m blushing a little…


Tangerine Poppies

This is a 10″x10″ mixed media painting. The sides are 3″ deep and are a continuum of the painting.

This painting is available HERE.

“Through the dancing poppies stole A breeze most softly lulling to my soul.”
John Keats Quotes


Older Than Her Years

4″x6″ mixed media painting on paper covered canvas. The sides are .5″ deep and are red.

This painting is available HERE.

“Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person’s character lies in their own hands.”
Anne Frank

I think that this quote from Anne Frank for this painting is fitting because it is obvious that she was so much older than her years. Also, I was thinking about the my girl’s ‘character’ earlier today.  Scarlett is Scarlett. Imogen is Imogen.  They just are who they are and if I really think back to their first days, they have been that ‘character’ from the beginning. I just had to get to know them and now, although of course I can make suggestions, instill values and morals and offer advice, ultimately, I kind of have to accept them for who they already are and who they are yet to be. I am sure, this acceptance will make that  road to discovery way smoother for all of us.  It may be easier said than done, but I am going to give it a try.


Secret Blush

5″x7″ mixed media painting on paper covered canvas. The sides are .5″ deep and are painted red.

This painting is available HERE.

Girls blush, sometimes, because they are alive, half wishing they were dead to save the shame. The sudden blush devours them, neck and brow; They have drawn too near the fire of life, like gnats, and flare up bodily, wings and all. What then? Who’s sorry for a gnat or girl?
Elizabeth Barrett Browning


Star Diving

3″x17.75″ mixed media painting on paper covered wood cradle.  The sides are 1.5″ deep and are painted black.

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This painting is available HERE.

“Hitch your wagon to a star.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson


Looking Forward …and 15% OFF SPRING SALE…

9″x12″ mixed media painting on paper covered wood. The sides are 1.5″ deep and are red.

This painting is SOLD.

I have added a new SALE  section in my etsy shop.  You can get 15% off the items HERE


No Place Like Home

This is a 6″x12″ mixed media painting on paper covered wood cradle. The sides are 1.5″ deep and are painted red.

This painting is available HERE.

Yesterday, I sat on the couch and watched The Secret Garden with Imogen. That is all. I didn’t work on my computer, look at my phone or make a list in my head of other things I had to do. I just sat with my daughter and watched this beautiful story unfold in front  of us.  It was her first time watching this movie. This story is so beautiful and so sad.  I feel so emotional about  Mary’s Mother, who never realized the gift she had right in front of her eyes and Colin’s Mother who was never able experience the joy of being a mother.  Both children lost without their Mother’s love,  the saddest thing that I can imagine.When it was over, I looked at Imogen and her eyes were damp…unlike mine, which were over flowing with tears. She told me it was ‘OK’ because she had been crying too.  I pulled her close to me and I cried my heart out. It felt good to release  all those tears and when I looked at her again, I realized that she was crying her heart out too.  We held each other like that until the tears subsided.

Sometimes I worry about how emotional I am.  It is not my eight year old’s job to hold me until I stop crying. Is this too much pressure for me to put on her? Of course, because of the size of her heart, she would always hold me. I know that. My sadness would never make her recoil in an uncomfortable fear of feeling too much.  Would I be so generous? I wonder. I also wonder if she was crying because the movie made her sad/happy/melancholy? Or,  and I hazard to think that this is closer to the truth, more because she felt for MY sadness.  God, her heart is so pure,  I love her so.

PS this painting, obviously has nothing to do with The Secret Garden, it was just a coincidence that it was what I was working on.