Thursday, February 11, 2016

Piano Rescue #1

This beauty was rescued from a warehouse a few weeks ago.  A little TLC and new black gloss paint brought this 1972 Story & Clark console piano back to life.  It's up for adoption to find a forever home as I start my next piano rescue (a 1932 STARR upright!).

Black Beauty, as I have fondly named this one, is currently listed at for $340.00 or best offer.  Check it out!...and yes, there's a hidden jackalope!

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Native Florida Art Show

So blessed to be a part of this upcoming art show: Native Florida.  Two of my paintings will be humbling hanging among some amazing art.  

Feathers on the beach, 24" x 24" gallery wrapped canvas:

Plover birds on the beach, 12" x 36" gallery wrapped canvas

If you're looking for a fun date night for Valentine's Day weekend or single wanting to mingle, come on out to the Art Gallery of Viera and say "hi".  Don't forget to look for the hidden jackalope ;-) 

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Raising Boys...

This picture is a small glimpse of what a mother of boys accepts as normal. 

Of course there's Lego men hiding in the towels. They have to dry off after being submerged in a shower that normally shouldn't hold three inches of water.

Of course they're STILL in the towels three days later...with added Lego weapons of mass destruction that come in the form of fallen pieces that camouflage themselves against matching floor tile!

After stepping on one as I got IN the shower, they're now conducting recon at the bottom of the Lego bin.

Boys. Raise them enough to marry them off then let their future wives take over.  I've reassured my husband (who says I'll outlive him), when he goes I'm not raising another one.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

The Hidden Jackalope

In February 2015, I stumbled upon the hobby of painting that has turned into a passion.  Painting almost every day since, some days for hours well past my bed time, I’ve improved with each piece of art.  There’s one thing that has remained consistent in my paintings since then that a few of you already know about: The Hidden Jackalope. 

The only painting where he’s in plain view is ‘Red Forest’.   

It was a joke with my city raised husband when we would visit my country raised family.  They lived far enough into the woods where they couldn’t get good cable or cell phone reception.  At night when a forest creature would run past us he would ask, “What was that?” to which I would reply, “Jackalope!”   

When my husband asked me what something was in one of my paintings that was my immediate reply.  Every painting since includes a hidden Jackalope.  If you look close enough, in the right light, or at an odd angle, and sometimes even where you look back to repeatedly, you may just see him.  If not, then ask someone who owns one of my paintings and they may be willing to help you find him. 

Happy hunting!