Saturday, March 22, 2014


I was given this old Penny Rug as a gift my my neighbors sister who lived in Prince Edward Island, Canada. I've many thinking about turning it into a painting for a couple of years!
So here was my start. At first I was going to make it the same colors and design as the old one. Then on a closer look I noticed there were a few fabrics with a design. I liked the idea of adding more design. So made the background  a burlap look. Then while progressing on the painting a friend posted a different look  by Karla Garard called Floral Abstract . I thought it was made out of felt pieces and was thrilled with the introduction of more design  .
Our son's companion Tracee makes beautiful jewelry pieces and I really enjoy wearing this leaf one so I included it as vine through out.
Here is my finished "Colorful Penny Quilt" Painting. Our paintings take many twists and turns sometimes before we get through with them. I've heard it is the same with writers and their books.
Speaking of writers and their books. I just finished this very different read for me by Joanne Harris  It was suggested to me by Marilyn one of my blog friends. Really enjoyed it! I ordered it from Amazon Used Books.
Well Spring has finally arrived! at least on the calender!I had been checking my crocus's everyday for a week or so and there they were on the first day of spring to greet me! One of God's many blessings! HAPPY SPRING!

Wednesday, March 12, 2014


It was just an ordinary day until my husband came in from the mailbox and said: "Here you might be interested in this"!

Here was this cheerful envelope, from a person I did not recognize, and when I opened it I was blown away! There was the most precious Flower Pin made out of pieces of sweaters in my favorite colors, and a delightful letter from my "new" blog friend Susan Gannon.

I immediately put in on my sweater to wear to my art league meeting that night. It was a hit Susan!. I tried to send her a e-mail twice but it wouldn't go thru so sent a card and told her I would sure show it off on my next post It made me feel so loved! Thank you again Susan!

Sunday, March 9, 2014


My newest painting "Spring Returns #2" is displayed in the Harrisonville, Mo Library Atrium.  I, like everybody am so ready for Spring!

Our enclosed back porch is a favorite spot Spring thru Fall. It's due for an after winter clean up right now. But it sure is nice out there today!

I outline the window ledges with blue bottles

It's fun to use the old rugs on the furniture too!

The Corn Dryer Hangers work great for displaying the colored bottles!

Just love the way they look all year long, especially when the sun hits them!

Finally got the ART Sign made for the mailbox!

I put the cut out metal roofing letters on both sides.

A view of our house from the road. Happy Spring!  Hope you'll visit my second blog: too.