Friday, May 27, 2011


another lovely cherry blossom has come and gone, Memorial Day Weekend is upon us with NO sign of snow...I guess Summer is here to's a list of BREEZY BLOGS you might want to breeze thru to get you in the mood for summer time fun...

Wednesday, May 25, 2011


aside from looking out my window for asketchaday, I get to cruise the back roads on my on the slow lane, all this beautiful outdoor fuses my creative juice...ROSEMARY FARM is about 6 miles from my studio, & DAWN PETRLIK is doing an amazing job with providing home for these rescue was interesting to catch her recent exhibit at the Mural Gallery, Stamford, see how the horse farm influences her latest work

Saturday, May 21, 2011


aside from LILAC, lovely apple blossoms are everywhere...better get a sketch in before I'm tie down to my computer, managing various websites could easily suck up a whole day...

Friday, May 20, 2011


this early IRIS is a sure sign that Spring is here to stay, looking forward to gathering my lily of the valley tomorrow...

Thursday, May 19, 2011


summertime...and the living is favorite summer destination is NANTUCKET, so many quaint SEASIDE COTTAGES and so little time....I always come home with lots of new designs....

Wednesday, May 18, 2011


From the Lilac sketch yesterday, I decided to work up a finish painting with drybrush technique is one I've been using forever...with a bit of photoshop, this is my new gift design on zazzle...

Tuesday, May 17, 2011


the early blooms of spring bring a WELCOME burst to our garden...a sure sign that winter is behind us, SUMMER is on its way?? ...started sketching with charcoal, then I switch over to watercolor, working with oil seems to do the job...

Monday, May 16, 2011


Inspirations to get off the computer & pick up my paintbrush can happen in many ways....I started this sketch because I was reading the GCU newsletter, and came upon this beautiful greeting card by Peggy Ferguson ...which is kind of similar to what's outside my I close my computer & play with paints for the day...I might or might not get to create some new designs from this sketch, it's always about juggling!

Sunday, May 15, 2011


years ago, I got this hummingbird feeder that goes on my studio that the hummingbirds are back, I get to study them 6 inches from me...amazing

Friday, May 13, 2011


blogger was down for 2 days, which means less time on the computer and more time see the quince blossom outside my window is a sure sign of SRING....and the hummingbirds are back...

Wednesday, May 11, 2011


latest summertime designs


AND THE LIVING IS EASY....nothing beats sketching by the water after our long winter, the deliciously long day offers more hours to create new's my series of seaside cottages...


AND THE LIVING IS EASY...nothing beats sketching by the water after our long winter, the days are deliciously longer, so there's more hours to create new's my series of summer seaside cottages...


AND THE LIVING IS EASY...nothing beats sketching by the water after our very long winter....more hours to the day, so it's easy to create more series on summer time seaside cottages

Tuesday, May 10, 2011


feels like Summer...and the living is easy...with our long, long winters, it's heavenly to be able to be sketching outdoor by the water with the wonderful warm breeze...inspirations for new designs from my summer sketchbook is series on summer seaside cottages

Wednesday, May 4, 2011


after living in the Catskill all these years, I'm still surprise by the stunning vistas & rapidly changing LIGHT & atmospheric effects from my studio window...