Monday, April 12, 2010


I painted "Poppies" with oil paints on an 8"x8" gallery-wrapped canvas with a palette knife. Poppies are not blooming in Chicago presently but years ago while in Italy we saw fields of them and they've always been something I wanted to paint. I used some recent plein air studies of bluebells, kept the values the same but switched the colors to reds to paint "Poppies." It was a fun experiment with values.
"Remember" is my latest handmade card from left over quilt fabrics. The quote inside, "Thanks for helping me remember what's most important,... and today it's you. Happy Mother's Day. Yes, it's mushy but I think our moms are worth it.
(both available on my Etsy site,

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