Treasuring home

Here’s one more work for the home theme for Creative Every Day. Next month’s theme is “stories,” which will be challenging. I don’t have any ideas yet, but I’m thinking about it. I did this drawing on 9 x 12 paper during one of my son’s basketball games. I got a lot of work done […]

Birthday painting

Here is my latest work titled “Colorful Character”—a mixed media collage on 24 x 30 canvas. It is fitting that I created this painting on my birthday because it was such a surprise. I started out by deciding to cover over an old oil painting that I did years ago in a figure painting class. […]

Shout out to CED

I’m very excited today! Creative Every Day is featuring the work of several bloggers working on the theme of home this month. And one of my pieces is mentioned! I’m very honored to be in the company of so many amazing and inspiring artists. Take a look at all the work here.

Home sketch

Here are some random items that I created this week. One is a sketch in keeping with the theme of home for Creative Every Day. The other two are necklaces using the wire work technique that I learned months ago (The first one features beads from my husband’s native home, Senegal, West Africa).  I have […]

Interiors

This weekend I worked on interior based projects for the February home theme for Creative Every Day. The work above (11 x 15 mixed media, pencil, watercolor pencil and marker on watercolor paper) is based on the interior of my husband’s childhood home in Senegal, West Africa. The home has very colorful walls, an open […]

Home work

Here are two more offerings this week for the theme of home for Creative Every Day. I did these last week when I was feeling better than I am now, but I didn’t scan them in until today. So here they are. One a 9 x 12 watercolor pencil sketch of a family, which is […]

The comforts of home

Home (the theme for Creative Every Day this month) is particularly comforting today. After dragging myself to work for a week while feeling ill, I finally went to see my doctor today.  Apparently I have pneumonia and need to stay home, take loads of medicine, and get some rest. So here I am—buried under the […]

Safe at home

A few summers ago, I went to the Bahamas with my son and husband for a friend’s destination wedding. We stayed in the most amazing resort hotel I’ve ever been in—terra cotta floors, ceiling fans, fancy post bed that felt like a cloud, fresh pastries delivered daily. We felt totally pampered. But as good as […]

Home #2

No matter where you are, No matter where you’ve been, You’re never too far from home. For me “home” has always been a state of mind that is not necessarily tied to a particular place. I grew up in Alabama, where my family still lives. That is home for me. I now live in Massachusetts […]

Home #1

Home. Such a small word for such a powerful place. It sets the stage for everything that happens in life. If home is full of love, warmth and support, life is good—even when there are challenges. If it is not, everything else seems lackluster and harder to face. I’m truly blessed to have a home […]

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