Saturday, November 13, 2010

Fall Inspiration

OK so fall is finally here. Today it was only in the 40's and mostly gray and overcast damp and just generaly ugly out. Tonight will be in the 30. More of the same tomorrow. Time to light the fire and stay indoors and get cracking on some new and wonderful quilts. I am inspired to work like crazy after my 3 days at the biggest quilt show in the world. I went to the Houston Quilt Festival. There was 1,800,000 sq. ft. of quilts and quilt related "stuff". A bit overwhelming. I think I seen it all but when I viewed the CD I think I missed half of the quilts.

Here is a photo of some of us from the Great Bus Trip to Houston Quilt Festival 11-2010

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

I try not to get on my Soap Box too much in this blog. But this month,October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. That is the reason for all the PINK on my Blog. As you know if you have been covering my blog My Daughter Teresa was diagnoses with Breast Cancer 12/08. So this month is a special time in our family to stop and remember what we can do to advance research and help anyone who is given this diagnosis.
Select one charity/research and support it.
You can read about Teresa journey through her treatment and triumph over Breast Cancer at
her blog.
you can read about what the Pink Ribbon Place is doing to help women at
You can see what the Susan G. Komen Research is doing for breast cancer Research at

Take part in curing cancer forever.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Friday, September 24, 2010

News and awards!!!!!!! :+)

OH my this has been a very busy week for me. I placed first in the Art Quilt category at The Ozark Peacemakers Quilt Guild Show for Early Morning In the Ozark. This measures 35 X 50 and hangs like a tapestry.
I also got a jurors choice award at Waverly House Gift and Gallery show for Wild Fire.
Well some weeks you just work and work and work and see no results. Then again it all comes together and feels so right.
I hope I can continue to produce and sell some art work.

Yes I am having a good time now!

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Cracked Ice 14 X 29

This is a wonderful little piece of fantasy that looks like cold water with cracked ice all around it. I am getting ready for a winter show here in Springfield and thought this would look nice in the show and in someones home all winter long.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Night Poppies.......SOLD

This is a study in contrasting colors. It is interesting to see how opposing colors sometimes make the best composition.

It is so hot and humid here in the Ozarks that the only time I can spend much time in my garden is at night. The Poppies look just a good at night as they do in the day.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Water Lily's on the pond (sorry I's sold)

I love the french impressionist especially Claude Monet. This is just my version of Monet's Water Lily. I hope I have conveyed the water and the light of the original paintings of C Monet. 23 X 35

Monday, August 2, 2010

Wildfire Displayed at Waverly House (sold)

Having lived in California I know how destructive a wild fire can be. Sometimes there is nothing left but the charred remains of a home. The colors of a wild fire set off the black up-rights of what is left.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Harvest Time......21 x 30 SOLD

I know fall is a few months off but I am so looking forward to cooler days that I am working with the colors of autumn. This is simply called Harvest Time. I was thinking of the pumpkins, squash, apples so available at that time of the year. I love the almost iridescent colors on the maple trees here in Missouri.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Grape Harvest (sold)

This is my latest creation inspired after viewing 500+ photos of my daughters trip to the south of France wine area.
This must be a beautiful area of the world. I wanted to portray the deep vibrant colors of the warm day in the vineyards.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Early Morning in the Ozark

This is called Early Morning in the Ozark. I moved to the Ozark 4 years ago and fell in love with this area. It has rolling green hill, crystal clean rivers and streams and clear blue sky. There are deer in the woods near our home which I see in the morning on my walks. I hope you enjoy my version of Early Morning in the Ozark.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Sun Flowers... What else would you call this?

tThis is a acrylic painting I did in 2008. It hangs on my living room wall. I kind of like the informality of sun flowers hanging on a formal living room wall. It adds sunshine to any day and kind of makes you smile.

Hot Summer Day (sorry... I am sold)

This is such a cute little quilt I kind of hate to sell it. This was inspired by Ellen Ann Eddy's work and a class I took from her. The little frog seems to be enjoying the hot summer day in the sun shine and to prospects of getting the critter.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Pet Portrait of my BarBee dog.

My friend, Roberta Ranney, made this little pet Portrait of my BarBee dog. This is absolutely what she looks like. BarBee is a Australian sheep dog, blue Merle. As you can see Roberta captured her inter child look. She is 11 years old now and still looks like a pup.

Pet Portrait of my Muffin girl

This is my little Muffin Girl. A small little quilt of my cat Muffin and it sits on the wall just outside my studio. She likes to sit in the window of my sewing room and keep me company while I sew. I was inspired to do a pet portrait when I saw the one that Roberta did of my BarBee dog.

Me and GrandPa

This is my all time favorite quilt. This is a series of photos of my Grandson and my husband at the park. They are walking hand in hand over to the swings. But they stopped to discuss something. Lucas, my grandson, likes to do what Grandpa does. So when Grand Pa bent over to talk to Lucas, Lucas also bent over. So they had their conversation and continued their walk to the swings. Grand Pa Ted looks the same but Lucas is now 11 years old, 5 ft.5 in. and still likes to do what Grand Pa does.
I hope it looks like a dream sequence fading into the past.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Survivor's Garden

This is a large full size quilt that I made to hang on the wall in the entry way of The Pink Ribbon Place. I call it the Survivor's Garden. It has the photo of cancer survivor through out the quilt. My daughter's photo is in the center. I hope to put new photos on the quilt through out the years to come.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

new computer

OK OK so I did not post anything for 3 months. My computer was not cooperating, the holidays were present and then there was any number of excuses that I will not bore you with today. But the new computer is great and will be loaded with all the new art quilt photos soon. you will have new blog photos to enjoy as soon as that is completed.