Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Dream Catcher

Dream Catcher
Dream Catcher
I had always wanted to make one of these.
I used these instructions from Native American Technology & Art.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

El Charco del Ingenio

El Charco
El Charco
El Charco del Ingenio
I lichen this color combo ;-)
Feeling very blessed to live close to this beautiful & inspiring reserve.

Friday, February 24, 2012

The Stones

Blue Water
On the table
It's amazing how much fun one can have with water, ink and a few stones.
The smooth stones I've been painting were left over
from one of Manolo's building projects.
He bought them in bulk from a building supply shop
& now they're all mine to play with for the next few years :-)

Thursday, February 23, 2012

The Blues

In a row
In a bowl
Fern & Berries
I made some more stones today using acrylic ink. I'm keeping all of them :-)

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Paper Weights

Stones on the ledge
Oriental Poppy
Einstein quote
The hare and the butterfly
The fox and the crow
Freshly painted rocks to keep papers from flying away in my studio.
The weather is warmer and I love keeping the windows open
to let in the fresh breeze. I used acrylic inks and a liner brush.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Herbal Book

Medicine Cabinet
Honey Jar
Pages 1
Natural beauty
Pages 2
The Essential Herbal for Natural Health by Holly Bellebuono,
published by Roost Books will be released in next month.
I drew over 50 illustrations for this lovely book
as well as the lavender that was used for the cover.

Monday, February 20, 2012


This Copic marker drawing was rescued from the waste basket,
got photographed but ended back there in the end. RIP little blue bird & protea.

Saturday, February 18, 2012


Tower of sketchbooks
A little weakness of mine.

Friday, February 17, 2012


v flycatcher
mystery chubby bird
blue-gray gnatcatcher
female vermilion flycatcher
funny bird
Spotted near the blue house:
1) Lark Sparrow
2) Vermilion Flycatcher
3) Vermilion Flycatcher
4) Gray-crowned Yellowthroat ♀
5) Northern Mockingbird
6) Vermilion Flycatcher ♀
7) Violet-crowned Hummingbird
8) American Kestrel
9) Groove-billed Ani

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Blue bird
Polkadot nails
Another heart made with the Blue Birds fabric
from my Alegria collection for Cloud9 Fabrics.
Background is beautiful spring poster on linen from Bookhou.
The lovely poetry embroidered hearts were made by Cathy Cullis.
Polkadot nails, another use for my white acrylic ink ;-)

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

The Winner is...

Blue Wings
Bird on black detail
Bird on black
The winner is: Frances from The Bentley Family blog. Congratulations!
Please email me asap with you mailing address.
Thank you so much for participating and for all the nice comments!!!
I was deeply touched by your response.
This new birdie was done this afternoon with watercolors & acrylic ink
on gray Saint-Armand cotton paper. 11" x 15"

*For those inquiring minds who want to know:

Albino Blue Jay
Bookhou Storage Box
Iceland, an original pencil drawing by Lizzie Stewart