Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Recent paintings


These girls are my most recent acrylic creations.  Last week I joined Heather Murrays group at  Love, love love her work.  I was so inspired by her Tall Girl series I thought I would try some of my own. 

The first was Gabby which is a beautiful young girl I cropped from a group photo from Flckr. 

The second was Story.  I also found her on Flckr.  Somehow she just started looking alittle goth, so I just let her go there.

 The third was Destiny and her dog.  A friend at work wanted me to paint her daughter and her beloved dog.  This is what I came up with.  Destiny has been busy lately getting into mischief....because I couldnt place little horns on her head, I placed a crown on her little head.  Destiny is always the Queen of her domain.

Last, but not least came little Annie.  She is a work in progress.....almost finished with her. Just a few more details and she will be done.

Then along came Hope.  She is acrylic on canvas.  I think she is actually my favorite.  I just love the look on her face....definately an old soul. This image was obtained from .

I have so enjoyed painting this week.  Finally I think I am getting the hang of it.  I was having a problem with the acrylics drying sooooo fast I couldnt blend.  After purchasing alottttt of products, I am able to blend my colors and am having a blast painting!!
Tomorrow, another project for a coworker/friend.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012


Recently I took an online class with Heather Murray on I so enjoyed painting this this morning. I still have alot to learn but am definately enjoying the process. This is an 8x10 acrylic on canvas.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

James Taylor's "You've Got a Friend" by S. Wigley

You've got a Friend
by Scott Wigley
A fellow nurse made this awesome video. Based on James Taylor's version of "You've Got A Friend" (Carol King) from James's "Mud Slide Slim" record (1971). This is an instrumental version by Scott Wigley from Wilcox Road, Alabama multitracking a McPherson Acoustic Guitar with a Redwood top and Indian Rosewood back into a Roland VS880. The soundtrack is set to scenes of a beautiful afternoon on Wolf Bay in Orange Beach, Alabama.
Fabulous job Scott!!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Snail Mail

This is made for a Take a Word Challenge.  This particular challenge doesnt start till next week, but decided to go ahead and make.  Next weeks word is "Mail".  Heres my interpretation of todays mail.  Although I still use the mail for some me it definately seems to be "snail mail". 

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Christmas Freebie

Now that Thanksgiving is over we can get ready for Santa!!!  I thought I would pass on this free Christmas vintage card.  This is part of a collage of beautiful vintage cards.  Thanks for the beautiful cards!!  Check out her beautiful site! 

Wednesday, November 7, 2012


Lost soul
This piece was created for a challenge.  Loving goth and dark, I especially loved making this. Used stock provided background and the following:
teddy bear brush: - dawn-at-the-lake brush


Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Friday, October 26, 2012

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Dear Santa...

Dear Santa...........
OOOOOpppssss... I think Santa forgot something before his midnight run to deliver presents.  Its all good, his better half will help him out!
Found these coooooool digistamps the other day by The Octopode Factory. Started making Christmas cards early!!!! Here is the link to Octopode's Etsy sight:  Love, love, love these stamps!!


Saturday, October 13, 2012

Challenge creations

Created for Scary Challenge using provided stock items available for challenge. Broken glass right corner from Holliewood Studios/Junkyard.  Face left corner from my personal stock.

Friday, October 12, 2012



Created for an October challenge using provided stock photo.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Poe and the flute

Poe and the flute.

Credits: body from Constance Taylor freebie collage. Soup can from Land of Nod.

Dark Ballet

Dark Ballet
Digital collage

Monday, October 1, 2012

Jimmy Fallons "Call me baby"

Cant just "sit" and watch this video.....just makes you wanna get in there!  


"Music Room": Backstage before the show, Jimmy, Carly Rae Jepsen, and The Roots grabbed some instruments you'd find in an elementary school classroom and performed "Call Me Maybe."

Now, How cute is that?!!


Tuesday, September 25, 2012


I have LOTS to do today from decorating to yardwork to home projects.  I always sit down with my morning coffee and look over things on the computer (sometimes actually getting lost in the computer).  I found this awesome quote from and just had to share.  It is my motto today.
...and this little jewel just made me smile!
Have an awesome day!

Friday, September 21, 2012

Halloween Postcards!!!

Poe and a flute (for lack of a permanent title)
I worked on my Halloween Post Cards today. I made three....I think I might have gotten alittle carried away with the layering.....but it was sooooo much fun!  I used Constance Taylor's freebies.  She makes it soooo easy to put colorful cards together really quick.  Love, love, love her work!!! (Thank you so much!!)
For Suzee Que

The above is entitled Suzee Que.  It is a freebie from Suzee Que.

Dear Ethel
Last but not Dear Ethel card.   Again this was made with Constance Taylors freebie sheets.  I just had to stop adding layers and merge finally.  It is a very good day when I have enough time to get THREE cards done....Yeah!!!!!! 

Friday, September 14, 2012


Poe is now on a pizza box.

I love, love, love Mellow Mushroom.  I go there at least once a week to get a calzone, pizza or salad.  A couple of weeks ago I remembered that while I was travel nursing in California, pizza boxes where painted and hung in a resturant.  Soooooooo....I decided to do it myself.  Turned out pretty cool, huh.....

Cant wait to paint another.....think the Raven will be next.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012


I love Halloween!!!!! 
 These cards were created for the swap.  I only need 5 cards for the swap but had so much fun making them....I made a few more than 5....well, actually, I made ALOT more than 5.  Am definately going to have to eliminate this month.  These cards were made with Photoshop and Alpha Stamps.

Mixed Media Halloween

This set of cards were made slightly different.  I am trying to get away from photoshop completely for my cards. This is definately going to be a slow process.  I love to draw but have never painted.  So I practice, and practice...and practice.  I made these backgrounds by painting book pages then applying some more collage pieces from Alpha Stamps. I also drew the moon on a bookpage, distressed and cut out.  All were put together with Photoshop. 



Digital Halloween

These cute babies are ready for Halloween.  They are adorned with their witches hat and crowns.  
Another card I made for the swap.  I drew the moon with charcoal on a book page and distressed the edges with some Tim Holtz Distress Ink.  I then cut out the image and scanned.  I applied to a spooky background I created with Photoshop.  The scary clown is from Alpha Stamps:
I love this skeleton clown and used him in many of my Halloween creations. Added one of my favorite E.A.Poe quotes to the card.

Here is the clown again with another image I obtained from Alpha stamps...the awesome witches.  I have always loved this witch scene, couldnt wait to do something with it!   Had to add alittle text for the clown :))

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Getting ready for Halloween

I have started my Halloween swap cards and decorating.  Is it too early? Nahhhhhh, not for me.  I love Halloween, the dark, the music and the creepiness.  I probably at heart lean towards the goth/dark side.   So, will start posting my dark creations:))