Tuesday, November 1, 2011

More Baby Plaques

I am getting more orders for these after a 10 year lull. They are very time consuming but very fun to do. It helps when they tell me what they like. One of them loves monkeys so I had to draw a monkey. I put them in the frame for the photo but they are shipped with the mat but not the frame.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Another Mirror

Another wedding that is using mirrors for their seating assignments. I used acrylic craft paint because they wanted an ivory color. I used Nikko G nib for the tables and Brause nib for the names. Once I got the right consistency with the craft paint so that it would flow, it worked really well. I was surprised and it did not rub or flake off. Yay! There were 3 mirrors to do but I only took a picture of the first one.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

John 3:16

The Christmas rush has started, that is addressing envelopes for clients cards but before that I was able to do this for my wall. I love this verse and whoever wrote the extra words really makes it live. Read it :so loved...to the greatest degree, the world...the greatest number and so on.

Friday, October 7, 2011

On-line watercolor class

I have had some down time so I have been taking this class and it has been a lot of fun learning about color. The colors are so vibrant I had to take a picture to share.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

A Wedding Gift

My friend asked me to do this for her brother. It is 8x10 on Arches cold press.

Monday, September 26, 2011

I'm back

I know it has been awhile since I posted but I have a good reason. We finally moved out of Los Angeles and we are now living in a smaller town about 3 hours north of LA. I had to set up my new studio which is huge and I am so happy.I love being out of LA and thankfully, I am getting a lot of work from there even though I moved. Hope everyone is well and happy and looking forward to the holidays. Here are some thing I did recently:

Monday, May 23, 2011

Menu Board

Another challenge! Writing a menu on chalk board. Last week I did one in chalk or rather white charcoal pencil, this week I decided white ink was a better idea. Dr Martin's bleed proof white. We all know it and love it!! After the wedding you can wash it off with soap and water.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Something Different

These were for a wedding last week. Done in silver metallic on grey slate.
They picked this font which isn't really calligraphy or is it?

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Two more commissions

Sometimes,(most of the time) I would rather be addressing envelopes. I can jell out. But lately people have wanted keep sakes.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Old English

I haven't done"Old English" or whatever it's called in a long time but I did 2 jobs that asked for it. It was fun but a challenge and if I looked too close I saw serious flaws!

Thursday, February 17, 2011


I found this table out on the street. It was painted a deep turquoise green but I thought I could spruce it up and use it in my studio. I used some zentangles, painted a flowers bouquet, glued some rhinestones on it,

bought a new knob and a piece of glass for the top and voila!!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

The Latest

I promised myself I would post more blog stuff in 2011. Well, you can see that I haven't but I am going to start!
This was a letter I did last Sunday for the guy who wrote and produced "Poker Face" He is giving his grammy that he won to the King of Morocco. He is from Morocco and he wanted to give back. It is
done on Fabriano watercolor paper, with Peal Ex gold and Brause nib. In the past whenever I had to do these type of things, I would always make a mistake at the very end and have to do the whole thing over.

I am happy to say that those days are over.