10.31.2011

THE LIGHTS ARE ON - 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 pastel

THE LIGHTS ARE ON
4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel
8" square archival white matt, glass + gold frame
$150 + $15 insured priority shipping

The orange sky glowed as a brilliant backdrop.

All the little ghosts and goblins were on the prowl.

Up and down the street they went, clutching their bags
that held the loot. 

Only go to the houses with lights on.

Trick or treat! 

10.30.2011

POW . . .POW CHOCOLATE!

POW  . . .  POW CHOCOLATE!
4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel
8" square archival white matt, glass + gold frame
SOLD - PRIVATE COLLECTOR

No fooling around with brands. Today is a day to strike
back with a good old-fashion thick, chocolate donut!

In the Donut War, Kelley always slams me with juicy, 
oozing filled jelly donuts and it's getting really sticky over here.

So time to fight back with not one, but two gooey,
chocolate donuts. 

Is she ducking over there? Let's see  . . . click here.


10.27.2011

PINK DOOR - 4 x 6 pastel

FRIDAY FAVORITES . . . FUN!
PINK DOOR*
4"h x 6"w pastel sketch
Now hopping back to New Mexico for Fridays Favorites.

This petite sketch is a small section of the Taos Pueblo, 
known for it's multi-level adobe dwellings and 
inhabited for over 1,000 years.  By clicking here 
you can read more about the Pueblo.


Have a wonderful weekend!

10.26.2011

A CALIFORNIA SILHOUETTE - 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 pastel

A CALIFORNIA SILHOUETTE
4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel
8" square archival white matt, glass + gold frame
SOLD - PRIVATE COLLECTOR

 Southwest to the West,  I traveled to lands unalike. 

From earthy red rock to sandy beaches 
where the palms dance in the breeze.

Yet a touch of similarity between the two
are the skies, where the colors pop as the sun sets. 

Infatuated with the night.

10.25.2011

REDSTONE - LAKE MEAD - 6 X 6 pastel

REDSTONE - LAKE MEAD
6" x 6" pastel
8" x 8" gold leaf frame + glass
SOLD - PRIVATE COLLECTOR

I'm gearing up to visit Albuquerque in a couple of weeks. 
Will be a great time of family, friends and fun!

So here's a little scene of redrocks for a little Southwest ambience.
Now there are a lot in New Mexico, but forgive me for this little
path is at Lake Mead Recreational Area in Nevada.

I have posted about Lake Mead previously, which you 
can click here and view one of my entries. The National Park
covers a huge area - actually between 2 states - and extreme
differences in  topography. 

So I'm off now to daydream of my trip. Have a great day!

10.23.2011

PEANUT BUTTER + STAR + BOX - 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 pastel

BATTLE OF THE BRANDS!
PEANUT BUTTER + STAR + BOX
4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel
8" square archival white matt, glass + gold frame
$150 + $15 insured priority shipping


Is this Battle a go today?

The last couple of weeks, the volley of ammunition 
has been flying helter-skelter between Kelley MacDonald
Mary Sheehan Winn and myself on all different days.

Didn't you see that gop of frosting fly overhead?
I did and it landed in my face!

So here's back to you girls!



10.20.2011

COLORFUL JOURNEY - 4 1/2 x 4 /2 pastel

FRIDAY FAVORITES . . . FUN!
COLORFUL JOURNEY*
4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel
8" square archival white matt*
*SOLD - PRIVATE COLLECTOR

Today is the start of another wonderful weekend!

Some of you may know that I have been celebrating my
birthday throughout the month and this weekend is 
no exception. Starting to really enjoy this getting older bit.

Fun, excitement and oh . . .  so colorful!

10.19.2011

TIME OUT - 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 pastel

TIME OUT
4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel
8" square archival white matt, glass + gold frame
SOLD - PRIVATE COLLECTOR

After playing hide-n-seek all day, the flamingos
are in a corner taking a break! 

10.18.2011

HIDE-N-SEEK - 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 pastel

HIDE-N-SEEK
4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel
8" square archival white matt, glass + gold frame
$150 + $15 insured priority shipping


Regal and so tropical!

Flamingos have such a wonderful range of color 
and apparently they turn more colorful with an increase 
of krill in their diet. 

I live quite close to the San Diego zoo where there 
is a wonderful exhibit of these graceful creatures.

Have any in your yard?


10.17.2011

HINT OF CIVILIZATION - 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 pastel

HINT OF CIVILIZATION
4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel
8" square archival white matt, glass + gold frame
$150 + $15 insured priority shipping


The clouds rolled with a roar,
with masses of swirls and colors.

So voluminous was the site that the buildings 
were nearly obscured. 

Transposed to the here and now . . .  
breathtaking!

10.16.2011

TETONS SUNSET - 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 pastel

TETONS SUNSET
4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel
8" square archival white matt, glass + gold frame
$150 + $15 insured priority shipping


Well my foe . . and friend, Kelley is on a road trip,
so sure I don't need to duck from her slinging jelly donuts. 
And by the way, she has a good arm. 

So today I've created a sunset of the Grand Teton National Park.
I've always wanted to visit each and everyone of the National
Parks, but alas, that hasn't happened . . .  yet. 
So my sister, Christine had traveled by and provided me with 
some great shots. Now I really want to go! 

The park is located in Wyoming and click here to read more about it. 
Let's go on our own road trip!


10.13.2011

MORNING ASCENT - 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 pastel

FRIDAY FAVORITES . . .  FUN!
MORNING ASCENT
4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel
8" square archival white matt*
*no glass nor frame included with this price
$95 + $5 insured priority shipping

Tomorrow is Friday and the start to an exciting weekend!

Work, play and good times . . . meeting up 
with good friends that we haven't seen in years. 

Bubbling with anticipation . . . just like a sunrise!  

10.12.2011

bird - 5 x 5, gold leaf + acrylic

bird
5" x 5" gold leaf + acrylic on wooden cradled panel
$95 + $5 insured priority shipping


Today is a day of play and I'm veering away from my norm.

Let's get a bit funky! 

Happy, bright and colorful . . .
with a little red birdie in a tree.

10.11.2011

PATTI'S ORANGE NIAGARA - 6 x 6 pastel

PATTI'S ORANGE NIAGARA
6" x 6" pastel
10" square archival white matt, glass + black frame
$295 + $15 insured priority shipping


Glowing, the bright sun dropped quickly . . . 

as the swaying boats rocked beneath the orange night.

The evening's dramatic display was ever so brazen yet imperial. 

Thank you Patti!

10.10.2011

A TOUCH OF CLASS - 6 x 6 pastel

A TOUCH OF CLASS
6" x 6 " pastel
8" square archival white matt, glass + black frame
$295 + $15 insured priority shipping

Silver tea sets are so regal!

Years ago I was given a set, but unfortunately always 
felt awkward pouring and sipping tea or coffee from 
such an elaborate set. 

Give me a Mr. Coffee any day and I am happy. . . 
so easy to please!

10.09.2011

CIRCLES + A STAR - 6 x 6 pastel

BATTLE OF THE BRANDS!
CIRCLES + A STAR
6" x 6" pastel
10" square archival white matt, glass + black frame
$295 + $15 insured priority shipping

Monday is roaring up quickly and you know what that means . . . 
Battle of the Brands with donuts and cupcakes!

Slinging going on from the East Coast to the West Coast . . . 
 what a sticky mess!

Sure Kelley MacDonald will be slamming me with a jelly donut . . . 
or two or three stacked oh, so high! 

But wait . . . also Mary Sheehan Winn has jumped into 
this ruckus . . . and shown her sportsmanship but tossing little 
munchkins into the ring last week. 

What's a gal to do? 
I say sit back and catch a couple of these tasty morsels flying bye.
Yum!

10.06.2011

MORNING BRIGHT - 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 pastel

FRIDAY FAVORITES . . . FUN!
MORNING BRIGHT
4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel*
8" square archival white matt
SOLD - PRIVATE COLLECTOR

Tomorrow morning is Friday, a day for Favorites.
Morning Bright was posted recently, but I do so love it!

Such a snazzy gradation of coloring in such a petite format.

Perhaps this will become your favorite too, so enjoy!

10.05.2011

S,S,S,S, SUGAR! - 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 pastel

S, S, S, S, SUGAR!
4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel
8" square archival white matt, glass + gold frame
$150 + $15 insured priority shipping
I have to pile-up a stack of donuts for getting slammed
 from the East Coast! Sneak attack from Mary Sheehan Winn 
who just jumped into the War. And she lives so close to 
Kelley so she's pummeling me too with their favorite 
brand, Dunkin' Donuts. There must be one in San Diego 
County somewhere, even though I haven't found it yet.

But I must admit . . . snazzy Munchkins Mary!

Kelley where are you? 

EEEE-GADS-ANOTHER OPPONENT! WHAT'S A GIRL TO DO?


Okey . . .  now the battle is escalating, 
so I pulled out my donut earrings for added protection.
After all, frosting is being flung from coast-to-coast.

Kelley MacDonald and myself now have a third opponent 
in our Donut / Cupcake War . . . Mary Sheehan Winn.

And the girl isn't even waiting for our Monday D-Day!

Is that sneaky or what?

But I do have to admit, she painted up a delightful little morsel.
Check  it out here.

10.04.2011

PENNY'S VIEW - 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 pastel

PENNY'S VIEW
4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel
8"archival white matt, glass + gold frame
SOLD - PRIVATE COLLECTOR
 Heart strings pulled and away I went,
far away to an unfamiliar place.

As the day became night, I viewed the Maryland sunset.

Such vivid colors embrace while warming the heart,
 with assurance that this is now home. 


10.03.2011

ROADSIDE BEAUTY - 8 x 8 pastel

ROADSIDE BEAUTY
8" x 8" pastel*
* no glass or frame
$425 + $15 insured priority shipping

The air was crisp with a brisk breeze.

Orange were the clouds, sharply contrasting 
against the blue, blue sky. 

And nestled were the mountains, 
snugged beneath a layer of white clouds.

Travel with me!



10.02.2011

STAR'S PEANUT BUTTER - 4 1/2 x 4 1/2

BATTLE OF THE BRANDS WITH THE DONUTS + CUPCAKES!
STAR'S PEANUT BUTTER*
4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel
8" square archival white matt
*no glass or frame
SOLD - PRIVATE COLLECTOR

 Monday is the duel-off between Kelley MacDonald and myself
with our infamous Donut War and Flinging Cupcakes.

(We took a small hiatus for I was wounded in the line of fire. 
But I'm okey now - nothing like a cupcake or donut to
 pick-onself-back-up!)

Now we're shaking things up a bit and pitting Dunkin' Donuts
against Starbucks, for there are Stars' on almost every corner
in my 'hood.

But between you and me . . .  how could I ever compete
against Kelley's donuts? I told her DD should name them
after her as the Kelley Jelly!
Splat on me!

10.01.2011

EASTER - 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 pastel

kids korner is traveling once again!
EASTER (Zahra)
4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel
8" square archival white matt, glass + frame
SOLD - PRIVATE COLLECTOR

This little cupcake Easter, originally profiled in March, is on exhibit 
with other donuts and cupcakes at Studio Maureen, an eclectic store 
in San Diego's Golden Hill.

The background of Easter is a recreation of Zahra's art, who is 
profiled below and an avid participant of Kids Korner. A little reminder 
that Kids Korner Artists receive a $25 stipend with every sale, for use 
of recreating their art. And all are encouraged to participate!