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The West End Bakery in West Asheville on Haywood, has graciously allowed me to hang my art on their walls for the month.  If you’re in the neighborhood -stop by and have a yummy pumpkin spice latte and see my artwork! img_4819img_4820img_4821img_4822img_4823


Mark your calendar for this great opportunity to view all kinds of art work and the studios where it was created.  

This is my  second time to participate in this great neighborhood event in Asheville, North Carolina. I join 14 other artists who will be opening up their homes or studios to display, sell and talk about their art. We are all part of the Kenilworth Artists Association.

Come and support your local artisans!


This year at my address – 17 Buckingham Court, two neighbors will join me.  There will be a yard full of art- jewelry, pottery and my own mixedmedia and paintings!

For more information on each artist check out  this link: Kenilworth Artist Associaton.

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In the next few days I will be participating in an Art Retreat lead by Alena Hennessy in beautiful North Carolina. I am looking forward to spending some dedicated time to painting…thought I’d do a little warm-up this weekend …starting to feel it!


Saturday & Sunday ~ May 23 & 24 ~ Memorial Weekend

This year is the first time I am joining in the annual Studio Tour at our Asheville Home. It will be a fun way to display my art and get to know the Asheville Art Community. I will have a varitey of work on display with many for sale. Mostly acrylic and mix media work. There are a lot of fabulous artists joining in the fun please click on the link to see a complete site of the details.




Below is a great piece describing the event:

Kenilworth’s Art Studio Tour returns on Memorial Weekend


Across May 23 and 24, the eclectic and beautiful neighborhood of Kenilworth will again welcome folks in search of inspiration and wondrous finds to the studios of artists and craftspeople who live along the streets and cul-de-sacs of this historic residential area near central Asheville.

In this off-square, hill-and-gully neighborhood, where most roads head up or down, the fresh works of 24 artists showing in 15 locations mirror the same kind of curvilinear eccentricity, intrigue and sheer fun.


Traveling from studio to studio, you will be able to admire highly original works of art, including paintings, sketches, ceramics, wood craft, hand shaped tiles, whimsical sculptures, casual wear, quirky dolls and artful jewelry, among other treasures.


And the stories are as compelling as the pieces—just ask Suzanne and Argenis Spaziani who met in the Andes and now develop stunning silver jewelry; Mike Wurman who sketched his way up the Appalachian Trail; or Ursula Gullow, imaginative painter and assembler of fabulous landscapes.


It will be an adventure in visual delight, running from 10:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, with an “Art Café” on the lawn of Kenilworth Presbyterian Church, where you can drop by for a van Gogh lunch box from Green Sage Cafe between the studio stops.


A Kenilworth Art Studio Tour brochure containing a listing of each artist and a map of studio locations will be available throughout May at the Chamber of Commerce and in stores and inns across Asheville.  You can also access and/or download this year’s tour map and helpful information at


still working from the “Doodles Unleashed” Strathmore Workshop, I cut up a piece to use for Valentines Day Cards….loving the painting then walking away and coming back to make it come alive with the doodles…fun stuff! Now working up my courage to put some words to them….

A recent meeting of our “Mixed Media Collabrative” art group set in motion this recent project.

I used or should say upcycled some old tags I had saved and began arranging  then prepard a background of strips of security envelopes which I used some tints to bring color into the project.

Next I used stencils ink, sprays and gesso to create back grounds on the tags, then I applied some design elements with stamps and hand journaling to bring it all together.

Voila – my first piece of the new year!

Enjoy the Journey!

I recently took an online ornament class and learned how to make these watercolor pieces.
Book paper cut into the shape you desire, loose watercolor then doodled with flowers, sewn together and filled then embelished – done! (I put a layer of gel medium over the top of the painting to give the book paper more strength – old paper is very delicate and tends to tear when filled)

Card Creations for a recent craft show…going back to my comfort zone of clean and simple – less is more design!