Thursday, November 6, 2008

Arts & Greens Holiday Market

Hi Friends!

It's hard to believe, but the Holiday's will be here in no time! I am already planning some holiday shows that will feature:
  • BAZL Handpainted Ornaments!
  • Handmade and handpainted BAZL bags,
  • both leather and canvas!
  • Handmade and Handpainted reusable canvas lunchbags!
  • Original prints and greeting cards and more!
My first show will be at:

The Arts & Greens Holiday Market
November 21-23
1525 Bogie Lake Road,
White Lake, Michigan, 48383
Friday 5-8pm,
Saturday 9am-5pm,
and Sunday 10am-5pm

Bogie Lake Greenhouses, Inc., collaborates with the Huron Valley Council for the Arts to host 2008's annual Arts & Greens Holiday Market. Friday 5-8pm, Saturday 9am-5pm, and Sunday 10am-5pm at 1525 Bogie Lake Road, White Lake, Michigan, 48383.

Purchase unique fine art and craft gifts and meet the artists who make them. Enjoy local author/artist book signings, live music, and holiday ambiance surrounded by Bogie Lake Greenhouse's festive plants, flowers, and greens.

Complimentary admission, ample parking at no charge.

Friday Night Music provided by Doug Larsen!

"Empty Bowls" Community Sharing Benefit
Join us for a Soup Supper and take home an original hand crafted bowl.
$10 donation supplies your Empty Bowl, soup of choice, bread, and dessert.
All proceeds support local Community Sharing Outreach Projects

Look for information on more shows soon!

Hope to see you there!

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Dandelions Wins Award!

Hi Everyone!

I am really excited to post that "Dandelions" has won an Honorable Mention Award
in the Views and Visions Art Show!
Views & Visions:
September 20, 21

The Views and Visions Art Show (Sponsored by the Village Fine Art Asso.) is scheduled in conjunction with Milford's Historic Homes Tour. Be sure to stop by the Senior Center, and join us Saturday night for more!

I will also be participating in the Horsin Around in Highland Festival: September 27-28!
(Sponsored by the HBA) I will have my own booth there with piantings, purses and totes, floor cloths and other items I like to create! Please stop by and say "Hi"

Friday, July 18, 2008

New Painting

8 X 8 Acrylic on Canvas

Hi All,

I know its been a while, but you know how summer is. Its too fun and too fast! So I did manage to squeeze in a painting. This one I did as a commission for Tim Twiss of Milford Music for his new CD cover. Its a painting of the instruments he used on the CD. A banjo, bones, tambourine and jawbone. If you were wondering "Is that the jawbone of a Peruvian donkey?" well yes that is the jaw bone of a Peruvian donkey and the teeth are removable!

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Dandelions Painting!

Hi Everyone! I hope this comes through OK.

"Dandelions" is not part of my "Painting A Day" series, but a new painting I did last month. The dandelion is so underated and thought our lawn looked so pretty will all those fuzzy yellow dots! So I laid down in the lawn and took a super close up picture of a really bright yellow one and was amazed at the beauty of this weed! They are such a happy little weed! I just had to paint them!
I will be back at "Painting a Day" in a couple of weeks,
but till then I will try to squeeze in a few here and there.
"Dandelions" 24 X 20 " Acrylic on Canvas
Dandelions is on display right now at the HVCA Gallery in HIghland thru the month of June.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Tiny Dancers

My thoughtful husband bought me a tiny model when he went shopping on Saturday thinking I didn't have one. Low and behold, I had 2 already, so we added the the new one to the growing tiny model family I have. So, I had to paint them!
"Tiny Dancers" 8 X 10" Acrylic on Canvas
T: 3:00 hrs.

Light Study

These are the pine trees that line our driveway. The sun was casting such great shadows and I really tried to capture it!

"Light" 10 X 8" Acrylic on Canvas
T: 2 Hrs

Gerber Daisy

I know its a little Cliche, but everyone loves a "Gerber Daisy!"

"Gerber Daisy" 10 X8" Acrylic on Canvas
T: 3:25 Hrs.

Bell Peppers

Wow, trying to fit in life along with painting a day is becoming quite interesting! I had to break down and go shopping yesterday, there was no food in the house! Proof I bought food - at least bell peppers!

"Bell Peppers" 10 X 8" Acrylic on Canvas
T: 2:00 Hrs

Good Morning!

My morning cup of tea!

"Good Morning!" 10 X 8" Acrylic on Canvas
T:3:00 Hrs

Kitchen Flowers

"Kitchen Flowers"8 X 10" Acrylic on Canvas
T: 3:00 Hrs.

Pin Cushion

Its been pretty challenging trying to fit in these painting during the holiday weekend! My house is trashed but "Hey" I'm Still Painting!"

"Pin Cushion" 10 X 8"Acrylic on Canvas
T; 2:45 Hr.


"Window View" 8 X 10" Acrylic on Canvas
T: 2:45 Hrs.


"Mango" 10 X 8" Acrylic on Canvas
T: 1:45 hr.

Sunday Morning Mango!

Anyway, Bob Ross I am not! This painting took a good 3 hrs! I got myself into a bit of deeper water than I wanted and took on something a little to complicated for me to complete in an hour or 2. I love detail and the plate had so much cool stuff I couldn't resist.
Well, I did finally get to eat the mango and it was GOOD! "Sunday Morn Mango" Acrylic on Canvas 10 X 8"
T: A good 3 hours!


This was one of the carnations Jessica got me for Mother's Day!

Carnation" 8 X 10" Acrylic on Canvas (Time: 3 hours)
Painted Thurs. May 22

My first Daily Painting-Oranges

This is the first of my "Daily Paintings" I decided to start this challenge to improve my painting skills and help me get rid of the dreaded "Blank Canvas" syndrome that happens from time to time.

"Oranges" 10 X 8" Acrylic on stretched canvas
T: 3:00 hrs. plus some!