Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Gills N' Thrills

Mushroom Caps
Blue cap
Watercolor on paper. No ruler was used in the making of these mushrooms.
Just a very steady hand and a very fine liner brush :-)
New free desktop calendar for August tomorrow!

Monday, July 30, 2012


Mushroom Caps
Mushroom blur
Fun with fungi this morning :-)
Work in progress. Watercolor & acrylic ink on paper.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Happy Colors

Fun with Acrylics
Happy colors
Today has been rainy & gray but I squeezed in some play time to paint my blank matryoshkas in very cheery colors.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012


Found on yesterday's walk.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012


Cover outtakes
Cover outtakes
Cover outtakes
Thank you SO much for all the book love! 
I cannot tell you how thrilled I am that y'all are so enthusiastic about it.
Here are a couple of outtakes I shot for the cover.
The one that did make the cover was my super favorite from the start
even though it doesn't have a bird on it! ;-)

Monday, July 23, 2012

Making An Impression

My Book
Sneak Peek
Peek inside
Back Cover
Look at what arrived this weekend! An advanced copy of my book :-) 
I've been smiling non stop since it arrived. Here's a little peek inside. 
It will be available October 2nd and I can't wait for you to see it! 
It was a labor of love and the team at Lark did an extraordinary job!
Isn't the cover just lovely???
It's already available for pre-order at Amazon.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Woodland Walk

Oak Tree
Pine trees
Tiny Mushroom
Eucayptus pods
Tiny Flowers

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Today I Saw...

...the sky reflected in a pool of water at the Casa del Obispo in San Angel.
Nopal sculpture
...an amazing wood sculpture by an artisan from Oaxaca.
...one of the most beautiful paintings on amate paper that I've ever seen.
Clay Church
...a very cute church made out out clay.
Hola Bonjour
...a very cosmopolitan welcome mat.
...and a snail that reminded me of my friend Margie :-)

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Matryoshkas Redux

Matrioshkas redoux
Russian Dolls
I started painting these Russian dolls a little over four years ago while we were living a little cabin in the woods and never got to finish them. I dug them out of a box yesterday and decided to do something new altogether. But first they new a new coat of white acrylic paint.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012


Woodland Specimens
I'm in love with all the pretty ferns, mosses, pennyworts and tiny mushrooms growing in the forest. These are just a few I picked up to be pressed.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Black, White & Blue

black white blue
Watercolor & acrylic ink on paper. 6" x 6"

Saturday, July 07, 2012


Watercolor & digital collage. Inspired by all the different beautiful bird calls I've been listening to lately. Here's a bird song I recorded during one of my walks with Turbo. I'm hoping one of you might recognize it.
To me it sounds like a rusty swing at the playground :-)

****Update: Thank you guys! You nailed it!
It's a russet-nightingale thrush Catharus Occidentallis.
Now that I know what it looks like I'll keep an eye out with my camera on my next walk in the woods.

Friday, July 06, 2012


Passion Flower
There is an extremely photogenic passion fruit tree in our yard.

Thursday, July 05, 2012


Bird Books
Lots of bird watching, painting & sitting by the fire. One of the perks of living at 9400 ft/2800mts above sea level is that it's always cool enough to light a fire.

Wednesday, July 04, 2012

Happy 4th!

Happy 4th of July!
Turbo wishes you a happy 4th!
Turbo & I wish all my fellow Americans a very happy Independence Day!

Monday, July 02, 2012

Stitching On The Porch

Stitching on the Porch
Mixed media/collage piece I finished today while remembering what a wonderful time I had last summer with Margie & Sonia on Margie's magical porch :-)