I collect postcards. I am an artist. This blog showcases both hobbies.

Monday, September 29, 2014

painting.....autumn is here

I live where fall peeks through, the oaks turn a bit yellow and the rare dogwood turns a pinky red...but with many evergreens and odd weather, things can turn brown, simply brown...and nearby, where the seasons are hot and dry constantly, trees turn brown from dying in the heat while also flowering....

My point here as I ramble is that I love autumn colors. I dream of some day seeing the fall colors in, say, New Hampshire. Until then, I look at pretty images online and yearn to buy paintings of the pretty scenes. I never buy them though, because I tell myself, "I can paint that". Except, I never do. Until now. I decided to just go for it and....voila...it worked out. Lately, my artistic talent has been failing me but I channeled my abilities.

I have often looked at illuminated paintings, as in the ones with a warm sunny or moonlit glow, and sigh because I have never figured out how to make things "glow" with paint. But I somehow, after a lifetime or trying, mastered it. So without further ado, my Aspens Aglow.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014


I have tons of goals this year. One is to finish my altered book that is book art to the lyrics of 46 and 2 by Tool. Here are some pages (without lyrics..yet...just got my printer working again). I am linking up to inspiration avenue as...another one of my goals is to do more art and inspiration avenue helps me along with their weekly link ups. Check them out at http://inspiration-avenue-team.blogspot.com Those first three were ones I did in .... the past week, the other pages I did earlier this year which are more complete are the final three. Enjoy!

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

summer's bounty

Where I live, summer can mean months between rains, with hundred degree heat nearby but a nice eighty-five at home... but summer lacks the vibrant greens of elsewhere, everything turns brown or even a sun-scorched black hue. My garden battles crazy mountain weather, I am lucky to get more than a handful of strawberries and tomatoes. Nevertheless, I like summer at home. So here is a photo that shows the dry plants and, be frightened, cob webs. We have plenty of black widows which I spray weekly to try and eradicate. One day, I went to rid of an abandoned web and just HAD to have a photo shoot. I got out a spray bottle and sprayed the web which sat behind some dried weeds. I like the result.