Friday, November 30, 2007

Sesame Chalk Drawings

Tomorrow is the one year birthday of this painting's been an interesting painting journey. I painted just over 260 paintings. Many many thanks to all my supporters. As for this piece, I draw these fun shapes with chalk when I'm out with my daughter and wanted to see how they looked in paint.

Big Flowers in Orange with Green

This was fun to paint.

Monday, November 26, 2007

I've Been Tagged

Seems a game of blogger tag has begun, and I'm it. It's just like when I was a kid, except without the big rock to run to. I've been asked to expose some "things" about myself. Carol Marine tagged me. Thanks Carol, I hate sitting out.

Here are the rules: 1. Link to your tagger and post these rules on your blog. 2. Share 5 facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird. 3. Tag 5 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blogs. 4. Let them know they are tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

Here goes.
1. I'm Italian, French, Irish, and English.
2. I still breastfeed my 2 1/2 year old daughter.Here's the why?
3. My first job was working for Burger King at age 14. Thank god my best friend Stacy and I had to work all the same shifts, so our mom's could share the driving, or else I would have cracked up.
4. I'm prone to rescue dogs.
5. I had really really big hair in the 80s.

I'm tagging you: Harold Ambler, Robin Cheers, Speedway J, Kristin DiVona, and Qiang-Huang.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Sleeping on my Right Arm

On the plane ride home today from California, my daughter fell asleep on my right arm. The light on her was beautiful, so I capture the moment with my left hand.

Football: Stanford vs Notre Dame

When my husband was a kid, he and his Dad went to every Stanford Football game. This visit to California, I got to go with them and was finally able to put a visual with the stories. Here's what a painter does at a football game. Lot's of nice reds and greens.

View From Cow Hill Palo Alto

My husband is from the bay area. We visited for Thanksgiving. I brought my little watercolors.

Monday, November 19, 2007

Loving Red

It's funny, my color preferences often change and lately I can't get enough of the color red.

Recycle Flower

I love magazines. Editorial design is actually my favorite kind of the graphic design. This painting incorporates some cut outs from Travel and Leisure.

Friday, November 16, 2007

One Sailor on San Fransico Bay

My father-in-law works in San Fransico and takes beautiful photographs when he is there. He's been kind enough to share them with his Texas based daughter-in-law. Here's to the gift of inspiration.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Circles: What Comes Around Series

I had some interest in a circle painting from the beginning of the blog. I always loved the painting, so I thought maybe I would grow the series.

Monday, November 5, 2007

Sweet Henri

A good friend sent some Matisse stickers to our house. The man was a genius. This was inspired by his work.