2.29.2012

CHANGES IN LIFE

CLOUDY
 6" x 6" pastel
Private Collector

Life becomes befuddled at times. 

Questioning which way to turn . . .
 which way to look. 

Up . . . 
down . . . 
left . . .  
or right. 

But there is a glimmer behind the clouds.



2.28.2012

ROVING - 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 pastel

ROVING*
 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel
8" square archival white matt
*no glass nor frame
$95 + $10 insured priority shipping
Quickly the tumbling clouds passed.

Blue, pink, gold and mauve colored the blue sky. 

All rolled in a rush and the day remained 
as a beautiful memory. 


SUSAN'S PETITE DONATIONS

BLUE + ORANGE SKY
4 12" x 4 1/2" pastel
8" square archival white matt, glass + gold scrolled frame

Annually in March the Women's Museum of California 
co-hosts San Diego County Women's Hall of Fame.
This eleventh year event celebrates juried accomplished 
women of all walks of life. It is also held in 
conjunction with Women's History Month.

To help celebrate, I'm donating these 2 petite skies for their
 silent auction.  To read more please click here.

SLIVER OF ORANGE
4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel
8" square archival white matt, glass + gold scrolled frame



2.27.2012

CATALINA'S AVALON - 6 x 6 pastel

CATALINA'S AVALON*
6" x 6" pastel
10" square archival white matt
*no glass nor frame
$225 + $10 insured priority shipping
While walking I reminiscent of yesteryear as the raindrops drizzled.

Another day, another time . . .
Nary was a soul out. 

Solitude.

The air was fresh, the winds rolled, and the wet drops
caressed my cheeks.

Alive.




2.26.2012

GAILS DONUTS + A GOOD-NIGHT! - 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 pastel

DONUT WAR!
GAILS DONUTS + A GOOD-NIGHT!
4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel
8" square archival white matt, glass + black frame
SOLD - PRIVATE COLLECTOR

Monday is here, so rise and shine with a gorgeous dripping, 
chocolate donut . . .  or two . . .  or three. 

But alas, good things come to an end and the War 
is at a stand-off with peace in Donut Land. I've had so 
much fun with my friend and foe, Kelley MacDonald,
but am off to other adventures. Plus I really have to get 
rid of a few extra pounds.

Many thanks to my sister-in-law, Gail, for these wonderful
props of homemade donuts! 

Sweet good-byes Kelley!

2.24.2012

GREEN LIGHT AT ARROYO - SOLD

GREEN LIGHT AT ARROYO*
11"h x 14"w pastel
*Courtesy of Tirage Gallery
SOLD - PRIVATE COLLECTOR

My humble thanks to Tirage Gallery for this recent sale!
Honored with their representation and thankful for 
all of their support of my art. 

To view a partial inventory of my available art within 
their collection, please click here.

2.23.2012

A DAY OF DOLLS + SUCH A GOOD FRIEND!


I went on a small trip for the past two days to visit a close friend, 
Joel Sharp. He and I played with dolls. Not the typical dress-up 
with Barbies, but deconstructed old dolls to create little wonders of art. 

I know many voiced last year from my Frayed Show, that you were 
a bit creeped out by my little dolls, but I just love them! And I have 
2 solo shows the latter part of the year, which will include dolls 
with my pastels.

So above are just 2 of my little ones 
. . . still in a state of progress . . . 
and below are 2 of Joel's little wonders. 
Click on Joel's name above to see some more of his art & gallery!


2.22.2012

LAKE MEAD - 8 x 16 pastel

LAKE MEAD
8"h x 16" wide pastel
12" x 20"  glass + gold frame

 I have just returned from playing for two days with a dear friend.
Sure spices up one's creativity, as well as so very exciting.
And the trouble we got into! 

I'm prepping up for two exhibitions the latter part of the year,
so needed to get my game on. And the art is quite different from 
my quaint, petite pastels. But that is another story, 
which I will be posting about tomorrow. 

For today, I have an older, yet favorite pastel from my travels 
to Boulder Beach at Lake Mead. A wonderful National 
Recreational Center with varied terrain of beaches to redrock. 



2.20.2012

EVENING FIRE - 6 x 6 pastel

EVENING FIRE*
6" x 6" pastel
10" square archival white matt
*no glass or frame
$225 + $10 insured priority shipping
Blazing colors radiating upward
with a fierce intensity.

Touch the sky.

Feel the heat.

2.19.2012

STAR + REECES - 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 pastel

DONUT + CUPCAKE WAR!
STAR + REECES*
4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel
8" square archival white matt
*no glass nor frame
$95 + $10 insured priority shipping
I' a bit early here for the Donut War, but really need 
to stay up one from my opponent. After all, Kelley comes 
in swinging every week with a delectable from
Dunkin' Donuts. Do have to admit, I love licking
all of that jelly off my face!

So here is a sweet treat from Starbucks . . . 
their scrumptious, tiny Reeces cupcake and a
vanilla bean frap'. 



2.16.2012

SKY OF SPLENDOR - 6 x 6 pastel

FRIDAY FAVORITES . . .  FUN!
SKY OF SPLENDOR*
6" x 6" pastel
10" square archival white matt
*no glass nor frame included
$245 + $15 insured priority shipping
Fridays mark the day to post some of my personal favorite 
skies and at a savings. 

And Sky of Splendor is exactly how San Diego's 
skies have been looking after our recent downpour of rain. 
The clouds cascade and billow upward with a glow 
from the sun. Just glorious! 

Enjoy your weekend!




2.15.2012

ORANGE GLIMMER - 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 pastel

ORANGE GLIMMER
4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel
8" square archival white matt
A hectic day of turning every which way.

Exhausting . . . 

Yet upon evening,
stimulating and hot were the sunset colors.
Orange, yellowwith subdued blues.

Revitalized . . .  



2.14.2012

STRENGTH - 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 pastel

STRENGTH 
4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel
8" square archival white matt, glass + black frame
$150 + $15 insured priority shipping
Slips, setbacks and minor problems
dragging down the spirit.

So I gazed at the blue sky sprinkled with white clouds 
and envisioned a tree. A myriad network of branches 
of various sizes supported by the trunk. Tall and strong 
it stood while swaying from the rippling breeze.  

Such an example of strength.




2.13.2012

ROSE ARCHES - 14 x 11 pastel

ROSE ARCHES
14" x 11" pastel
museum glass + gold frame
$600 + $25 insured priority shipping
Valentines is a day of love, 
with romance conveyed 
by chocolates, champagne, or a candlelight dinner.
But I prefer a stroll beneath rose arches.

What a fragrance!


2.12.2012

HEART + DEVILS - 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 pastel

DONUT + CUPCAKE WAR!
HEART + DEVILS
4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel
8" square archival white matt, glass + gold frame
$150 + $15 insured priority shipping
Okey Kelley I assume you will be flinging
a huge, gooey jelly donut from DD . . . 

so I'm ducking. 

But heck, tomorrow is Valentines Day, so what is more
appropriate than a sweetheart devils food cupcake? 
Such a sweet, petite bomb!

That's the devil in me.
  


2.09.2012

THE EVENING FLARED PINK - 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 pastel

THE EVENING FLARED PINK

Iridescent . . .  
was the pink glow that veiled the evening

A gauzy layer . . . 
 that rippled throughout the sky

And floated downward to the horizon.





2.08.2012

FLYING - 7 1/2 x 5 1/2 pastel

FLYING *
7 1/2" h x 5 1/2" w pastel
12 1/2" h x 10 1/2" white archival white matt
*no glass nor frame
$200 + $10 insured priority shipping

Free and flying as a bird,  
while soaring high.

What a  rush!



2.07.2012

TUMBLE + ROLL - 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 pastel

TUMBLE + ROLL
4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel
8" square archival white matt
no glass, nor frame
 
A day of tumultuous and wispy clouds
in vivid azure skies.

Tumbling they rolled lightly 
as acrobats in a circus. 

Such a spectacle to behold!

2.06.2012

PUPPY LOVES CUPCAKES - 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 pastel

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

Last May I ran this cute little pastel as a featured Kids Korner
which just sold with many thanks to Tirage Gallery.

For those that aren't familiar, I pair a delectable cupcake with a 
child's piece of art. The child graciously allows me to use their 
art as a backdrop, then I recreate the set-up. Upon posting, I 
give a spot to the child, which also becomes the painting tag.
When the little morsel sells, I send the child a $25 stipend 
for use of their image.

Here is Zahra's information, which I am so grateful for her assistance.
And the check is in the mail!


2.05.2012

DRIZZLE WITH DD - 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 pastel

DONUT WAR!
DRIZZLE WITH DD
4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel
8" square archival white matt, glass + black frame
$95 + $10 insured priority shipping
It's Monday and you know what that means . . . 
 Donut War with Kelley!

And here I thought  I would look so snazzy by 
recreating one of those darn Dunkin' Donut cups. 
Well let me tell you it's pretty tricky writing out 
their logo with little sticks of pastels. 

She's got that on me, so thinking of just hitting Starbucks 
again after licking all the chocolate frosting off my lips. 

 What did Kelley throw my way? Click here to see.
But wait . . . I see a white flag, yet still think she topped 
me with her faithful jelly. Get well Kelley.

2.02.2012

STORM - 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 pastel

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

Heavy was the dark mass that cradled 
the top of the mountain, while the colors 
bounced erratically through the wind currents.

Standing tall I inhaled deeply the air's fresh scent.

So alive. 




2.01.2012

TUZIGOOT - 7 x 15 pastel

TUZIGOOT
7"h x 15"w pastel
12"h x 20"w, museum glass + silver frame

I've just returned from visiting dear friends, 
which was an impetus to reflect on the past. 
Not only of my fortunes of such wonderful friends, 
families and opportunities, but also of the many 
historical discoveries through my meanderings. 

Tuzigoot National Monument is one such place and
 is located 90 miles north of Phoenix, near Clarkdale.
The ancient pueblo comprises of 110 rooms 
and dates back to 1000AD.
 By 1400 all life vanished. 
Learn more of Tuzigoot by clicking here.

As National Monuments, please treasure your friendships.