Saturday, July 13, 2013

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Thursday, January 5, 2012

2012 Already?

Oh! I can't believe it's 2012... Where has the time gone?  Hope you and yours had a wonderful Christmas and your New Year is starting out full of blessings.  Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! to all who have been patrons during 2011.  My prayer is always that my art brightens your day, gives you something to smile about and helps you get through the hard days!  When in doubt...Love!

And something new - please feel free to email me if you have a special scripture, quote or "southern" saying - it might end up in a painting! Talk to ya soon...

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Hayln & Nesterson

New ART!!!  Here is my latest - Hayln the angel and her friend Nesterson (the birdy)...Nesterson has recently found out he is related, albeit very distantly, to the Blue Bird of Happiness and in his enthusiam to live up to his distant relative's life, he knocks Hayln's halo off.  OOPS!  33x18 on a wood canvas with lots of texture! By the way...I didn't mess with the picture - Santa, I need a new camera....


Sunday, October 30, 2011

More Pics

Sometimes, I think it would be better if I didn't mess with the pictures - here's what Tiffy and Miss Priss look like freshly taken out in the great sunshine. I try to show all the distressing, but I think it just looks washed out online.  Thanks for taking the time to look!



Rosa is painted on a 11.5x18.5 wood canvas with acrylic paint, India ink, scrapbook papers and UV sealer.  Her messages is Peace...

Miss Prissy

If you can't be a good example -- then you'll just have to be a horrible warning. -Catherine-

Barnyard Gossip

Clara: “Just look at that there Miss Prissy, Thelma! She thinks she's ALL THAT.”

Thelma: “We're just as good as her, Clara. And don't you forget it.”

Clara: “Where ever did she get that outfit?”

Thelma: “I don't know, but Crystal down at the Hair Palace, says she heard from Betty Sue over at the Five-and-Dime that she orders them online from some fashion boutique or other all the way up yonder in New York City!”

Clara: “Online! Ya mean with a computer? - My Gracious! And all the way from New York City? Bless my soul...Well, if that's how they dress up yonder in that there New York City – I want NO part of it! Why Thelma, what ever would the girls in our Sunday school class say if'n we dolled up and dressed like that?”

Thelma: “Why Clara...they'd say we looked like we'd done been dipped in glue and drug through a flea market!!” Giggle, giggle....

Clara: “How true, true.” Giggle, giggle...


Tiffany Carrington - Fashionista Cow...

Tiffany Carrington – Tiffy to her friends – is a fashionista cow. She struts her stuff in the open pasture runway and grazes at all the finest bistro grass plains. Her beverage of choice is a domestic green grass skinny half caf half decaf with a fresh cream kicker and a sprig of dandelion. Her passion is to one day own a pair of Jimmy Choo red peep-toe pumps in her size – extra wide round. But we'll talk about that later. Right now, Tiffy's fashion craze centers on the truly unique vintage styles of the Grand Ole Opry – Nashville, Tennessee circa 1960s. As you can see, Tiffy is simply spectacular in the updated “Minnie Pearl” look, with the price tag in her ear, of course, as straw hats are SO LAST season!


Sunday, September 18, 2011

Wings of Love...

Nadira is a beautiful angel on a 30.5x5.5 wood canvas.  Her name means precious and her wings are words describing the ways love manifests itself in real life, etc...
She is holding a little birdy in her hand.  Thank you for looking!



Meet Cuzins "Cletus Earl" and "Curtis Wayne"!

These are painted on vintage dresser drawers 32"x14 1/2" with a depth of 6 1/2 ".  The sides are painted in a chicken wire pattern.  Lots of texture and depth of color with a cool crackle finish that just doesn't show up on the pics... :(
Cletus Earl's (yellow background) words of wisdom: "Today is the last day of some of your life."
Curtis Wayne's (blue background) words of wisdom: " It's frustrating when you know all the answers, but nobody bothers to ask you the questions."

My son, while a much better photographer than I, slightly tilted the paintings so the pics are difficult to crop and appear a little "wonky"...kinfolk!!...what can ya do?!?   Thanks for looking!


Sunday, August 21, 2011

Pepper Imogene...

Pepper Imogene is not just an ordinary cow.  Oh, no!  She is the famous interrupting cow! 

Pepper Imogene:  Knock, Knock.
You:  Who's there?
Pepper Imogene:  Interrupting Cow!
You:  Interrupting MOOOOOooooooo! Cow who?...
You:  Dang Interrupting Cow!
Pepper Imogene:  Who? MOOOOooo?

My son told me this Knock, Knock joke when he was in elementary school and it's so corny, it's hilarious..... In my family, if you interrupt someone - we all go "MOOOOOoooo!"


Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Birds of a Feather...

Howdy Ya'll!  I've started a new series entitled "Birds of a Feather."  Here's one of those quirky dudes I've named "Casual Joe".  Joe is a hoot!  He's all about passing on his sarcastic words of wisdom and his latest news is "Eagles may soar, but weasels don't get sucked into jet engines."  By the way, Ole Joe don't care too much for Eagles (psst...he's jealous, don't ya know).  Casual Joe is 7.25"x5" wood canvas with yummy texture and knobby knees from gel medium, vintage and tissue papers, painted with acrylic paints and inks and sealed in a matte UV sealer.  Thanks as always, for your interest!


Monday, July 18, 2011

...and this little piggie...

Howdy Ya'll! Here's my latest pic...

Hog Day Afternoon
I'm pleased to introduce you to ABRA.HAM!
He's a cutie. The camera doesn't show the vibrant rich colors and texture - 18X18 on a wood canvas, Abra.ham is painted with acrylics, India Ink and a whole lot of stress-out-ness attitude. Here's his quote:
“(sniff) Do you smell bacon? Cause, I'm sure I smell bacon! That is bacon, isn't it? I knew I smelled bacon! Don't you smell it? It smells just like bacon doesn't it? (Sniff) Don't tell me it's not bacon, cause I should think I know bacon when I smell bacon and THAT is definitely bacon! (Sniff, Sniff) I knew it, I just knew I smelled bacon! Ooooooh, This is not at all the day I had planned.”


Monday, December 27, 2010

The Tweet Life...

Here is a commission piece entitled "The Tweet Life".  I hope 2011 is "Tweet" for you too!


Sunday, December 26, 2010

Dreamin' of a White Christmas!

I love snow...and at Christmas!  What a lovely gift.  This is a picture of my son at his favorite sledding site.  Yes, I did some sledding too!  Thank God those pictures have been permanently deleted!  Talk to ya soon...


Sunday, November 21, 2010

Peace on Earth....

And couldn't we all use some Peace on Earth.  This is Margea 8x32 on wood canvas.  "Where there is peace, God is."  Pretty much says it all.  Have a great holiday!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving...

This is Sheila...."we cannot hold a torch to light another's path without brightening our own."

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

A person's world is only as big as their heart...

Howdy Ya'll!  This is Regina (latin for "queen").  She is painted on a wood canvas 8x32.  Lots of rich color and texture. 

Saturday, November 13, 2010

When you're Really, Really Stressed Out...

Here's a Chicken Nugget...This old bird is all stressed out with no place to go!  There are days when I've repeated this bird's motto too:  "That which does not kill me only makes me really, really tense..."


I'm as Mad as a Wet Hen....

This great southern sayin' has met it's match...

Friday, November 12, 2010

New Art!

Howdy Ya'll!  New art is now available at Slick Rock in Lake Lure!  Here's a wild dude aptly named "Wild Ron" (and hairy too!).  His motto:  "chicks dig me..."  Of course! What an attitude!  Wild Ron is 8x32 on wood canvas.  Remember, I'm not a photographer.  He's much more colorful in person.  (I really do need to invest in photography lessons...).  See ya'll soon...