Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Bird songs last beyond the present

watercolor and pencil (currently in progress)
38" x 42"

Friday, May 23, 2014


My studio is often rather full.  This drawing is the beginnings of a new painting.  Behind it and seen in the mirror are other paintings in different stages of completion.  Also seen in that mirror is my big black dog who sits with me in my studio when I work.  When I work with watercolor, my little black and white cat perches on a stool to watch the paint drip down the wall.  Sometimes the animals sit still enough for me to get some drawings in.  It's like a little anatomy refresher course.

 Last night my little black and white cat brought a bird in.  Sigh.

 I am completely torn about letting my cats roam outside.  Cats are responsible for killing millions of song birds a year.  I try to keep mine in, but they scoot out.  Also, they do cut down on some of the mice that live in the walls of my old farmhouse...

 But this is sad.  I have some good anatomy shots for reference and I will incorporate this into the new painting.

Now I will go trim the brush around the feeders drastically back to remove cat cover...
But while you wait, here is a funny bird drawing (to atone for the sad images...):

Monday, May 19, 2014

The dream where birds flutter around my head...

Planning for Birds (work in progress)
watercolor and pencil
30" x 42"

Monday, May 12, 2014

Better in your home than in storage...

Spring is here and the paintings are piling up.  They would rather live with you than in storage.  So, if you buy stuff from me at my Etsy Shop, InventingTrees and use the coupon code BLOGPOST30 upon checking out, you'll get 30% off your order.

Need International Shipping?  No problem.  Send me a convo through the Etsy site and we will work it out.  Easy.

Below are a couple of the images for sale in my shop.  If you'd like to special request an item OR you are interested in purchasing one of the Feminist Paper Dolls, this can be arranged through a convo on the Etsy site.  (*a note about the Feminist Paper Dolls:  the original dolls are not for sale at this time but I will recreate them at special request with minor differences in paper choices.*)

Remember: BLOGPOST30 will get you 30% off...happy shopping...

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Jelly Fish Blankets

watercolor and pencil
22" x 15"
I dream that my husband piles all the covers on top of me.  But these are not blankets.  They are jellyfish and we are in the ocean, hiding.