Saturday, December 10, 2011

blind contour drawings

drawing of my students without looking at the paper ... watercolor added later

Sunday, November 07, 2010

Friday, June 18, 2010

Antler Basket

The basket in progress. I'll need to add more ribs.

Antler Basket

I used a waxed linen thread to begin the basket, then I switched to a thin purple reed.

Antler Basket

I bought two naturally shed white-tailed deer antlers on Ebay. I bought the reed and braided sea grass from The Basket Makers Catalog in Kentucky.

Cezanne style painting

I painted this one in my Drawing & Painting class along with my students. We kept the still life up for weeks. I was very happy with the students' paintings.

Sunday, July 19, 2009


colored pencil


colored pencil


colored pencil


colored pencil

Hanging around the House

ink, colored pencil


ink, watercolor, colored pencils


pastel pencils

Mandala Universe

watercolor, ink, colored pencil .... 14x14"

Menemsha Marsh

Guache on cardboard .... Martha's Vineyard

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Snow Storm

I took this picture from my car window on my way to school this week. The snow storm made everything into a fairyland.

See the pretty snowflakes
Falling from the sky;
On the wall and housetops
Soft and thick they lie.

On the window ledges,
On the branches bare;
Now how fast they gather,
Filling all the air.

Look into the garden,
Where the grass was green;
Covered by the snowflakes,
Not a blade is seen.

Now the bare black bushes
All look soft and white,
Every twig is laden, --
What a pretty sight!

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Icicle #2

This one looks a bit better I think. I printed out "you were never ordinary" on photo paper and inserted it into an organza sleeve. I had received a little card with that written on it when I bought a little something on eBay. It was so sweet and quirky - it's now posted on my fridge.

Icicle doll?

My friend, Angela posted some of her beautiful "icicle" dolls to our artists' website.
She had gotten the pattern from Belinda at Bel's Nook.

I love them! I tried making my first one over the weekend . For some reason mine looks a bit carroty. I'll try making another today.