Thursday, August 27, 2009

Good Day.

I am having a very good day so far. This morning I drove my friend to drop off her car, so she bought me Starbucks. Then I finished up some necklaces that I was working on. The owner of Treebones Resort in Big Sur bought 6 "Yurt Necklaces" for the gift shop.

Here they are before I applied the clear coating:

I also finished up a necklace a HS friend ordered
for her little sister who loves foxes:

I also got a couple more necklace orders, and I started working on a new painting that I love so far! You will have to wait to see pictures of that.

I also got a painting in the mail that my beautiful sister Mary painted!

I have not gotten any housework or "real work" done today, but that can always wait until tomorrow.

God is good, have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009


Well, I have been taking a small break from painting on canvases, because I have been selling handpainted necklaces Left and Right! Since I started making them on Friday, I have sold about 18 of them! (Including all 3 of the ones pictured in the post below). Thank you everyone who has purchased a necklace! If anyone else would like to buy one, just let me know what you would like on it, and I can do it for you.

Another special order that is sold (I actually did 2 of these!):

"Magnolia Flower"

Thursday, August 20, 2009


For years people have been telling me to sell some stuff on, and today I finally listed a few things! I will soon be posting paintings as well. Here is a sneak peek of my newest craft, hand painted necklaces, and to see more check out my etsy account.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Little Boy from Uganda

A good friend of mine recently returned home from a missions trip to Uganda, and she took the most amazing photos. This picture of a small boy inspired me to paint it.

"Ugandan Boy"
Acrylic on Stretched Canvas

Thursday, August 13, 2009


Because this blog will be pretty much devoted to dogs, and art, and the combination of the two, plus some other stuff, I thought I should post something dedicated to my darling Bull Terrier Margot. Also, check out the video of her doing her tricks!

Hand Painted Cakes

I wanted to post a quick blog about the new dessert studio in Long Beach, Sweet and Saucy Shop. Melody does incredibly beautiful wedding cakes, desserts, cookies, cupcakes, cakeball lollipops, and more. Not only are they gorgeous, but they are amazingly delicious. I have had the opportunity to work with her, creating extremely personalized hand-painted cakes! Here are some pictures of a couple I did with her. Check out the rest of her creative desserts at! Now I am craving one of her amazing Espresso Kahlua Cupcakes!

"The Peacock Cake"

You can't get much more personalized than that!

Another cake for the front window of her shop.

Dog Paintings Currently For Sale


20x20 Acrylic on Stretched Canvas


"Margot Bull Terrier"
8x10 Acrylic on Stretched Canvas

"Boston Terrier"
16x20 Acrylic on Stretched Canvas

16x20 Acrylic on Stretched Canvas

"King Charles"
14x14 Acrylic on Stretched Canvas

12x24 Acrylic on Stretched Canvas

8x10 Acrylic on Stretched Canvas

A shot of some of them on the wall.

Custom Dog Portrait Pricing

Custom Dog Portraits

A custom painting is the best gift for anyone who loves their "fur children"!

For sizes approx 8x10= $125
For sizes approx 12x16=$200
For sizes approx 20x20= $250
For sizes approx 28x22= $325
For larger sizes email me for more information.

* Note: Prices include one dog. To include an additional dog in the painting, add 50% to the price.
* Note: Prices include a solid background. For a patterned background, or to add another object (chair, sofa, etc), add an additional 10% to price of painting.
*Will ship anywhere in the US for an additional cost.

Email me with any questions!