The more we travel, the more we understand, appreciate and love. A recent Caribbean cruise opened my eyes to the love, struggles, and proud people of the Dominican Republic. I was happy to be a part of an excursion the Norwegian, Encore offered. We docked, and then boarded a large tour bus. Rolling through town,Continue reading “Dominican Beauty”
Periwinkle is a sophisticated shade of purple. I’m usually not a purple fan, but this color was our favorite as kids, and our dad painted a dresser in a similar tone for us. It coordinated with the curtains in our bedroom. Yes, dad has a design eye too. The inspiration for this artwork was aContinue reading “Periwinkle Gemstones and Lizards”
This artwork is inspired by western ornament and sea life. The pale, dusty peach shade imparts a vintage feel. I love the blue version, but I decided to enter my original design into the Spoonflower design challenge. The seahorse is styled after my Art Deco Frog, which is the most popular fabric and wallpaper inContinue reading “Seahorse Damask Love”
Today was a beautiful day to be outside with temps in the 70’s, especially for November! It was warmer than the last time we were up north in September. An Indian Summer has blessed us again. In September, I was sewing more drawstring backpacks using artwork from my Spoonflower shop. This animal print design isContinue reading “Cool Cat Face”
Making boating memories at Traverse City, Charlevoix, Petoskey and Mackinac Island.
Sometimes ideas for artwork come to me when I’m waking up in the morning while still resting. The flower motif for the my Art Deco style frog design was revealed to me as I was watering plants in our family room. I’ve always believed, to have fresh ideas, one must step away from work andContinue reading “Art Deco Frog”
This post is about my creative process. Away from technology, experiencing life through the lens of my camera, is my favorite place to be. Whether it’s a pink reflection on the lake, or orange flower petals reaching for the light, I’m in my happy place. yessssss. I didn’t know the shape of this succulent plantContinue reading “Through the Lens”