Monday, July 23, 2012

Thursday, July 19, 2012


Faerie frogs have been matted to 9x12 inches.
 And fox tile (5x5 inches) is awaiting its own shadow box.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

The past year..

It's been odd. Since moving out here, into the midst of the mountains and its people, I find myself increasingly disoriented.

A few days back, a friend and I had a conversation about the state of the arts in Virginia, and in the rural Appalachia in particular. I recall telling her that I believed this-- regardless of income, those who create have an inherent value to society. We do what few have done before. We are a cultural asset.

Looking back on the past three years, I find that I believe this assessment wholeheartedly. We must create to further our kind. Yet how many realize that this is so? How many are so hopelessly romantic?

Shy Serpent. 5x5 inches, mixed media.

Faerie frogs.

Been feeling somewhat down about growing another year older. And, as we all know, frogs make one happy. So- faerie frogs.
4x6 inches, acrylic and watercolor on watercolor paper.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Fox #2

Originally, I wanted to do a fox'n'raven scene in polymer clay. Will settle for a fox and unborn ravens, however.
5x5 inches, polymer clay with semi-precious stones, beads and a tiny pearl.

Friday, July 13, 2012

When in doubt- paint it!

A business card box, refinished in the style of khokhloma. (Wood sorrel is the plant featured.)

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Chickies and shy sky-snakes.

Acrylic on board and polymer clay with copper/enamel/mother of pearl/seed beads. 7x9 inches and 5x5 inches, respectively.

Monday, July 9, 2012

A painting a day continues. Sometimes, more than one.

Chasing Tails and Thistle/Strawberry composition, both 9x11 inches, acrylic on board.

Strawberry composition, 7x9 inches, acrylic on board.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Feathered serpent

Before and after- pictures! (5x5 inches, polymer clay with glass and mother of pearl inclusions.)

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Polymer clay shadow boxes.

Three small ones (~3x3 inches) and 1 5x5 in progress.

The larger one below's a lot more orange than red.. didn't get the light quite right. 

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

The sin of a painting a day.

 7x14 inches, acrylic on canvas.
Aesop's tale of fox and crow. And cheese.

 7x9 inches, acrylic on board.
Rabbit on the moon.

 7x9 inches, acrylic on board.
Chickie makes a friend!

The three below are freshly shadow-boxed 5x5 inch tiles.

Aaand... More rabbits! Acrylic on board, 9x6.5 inches.

All items available at the Etsy shop, as per usual.

Sunday, July 1, 2012


Elrin: "I don't think potatoes are a vegetable. They are more of a starch."
Nadya: "Vegetables can have starch in them."
Elrin: "But potatoes are like pasta that grows."