Saturday, January 14, 2017


I am experimenting with collage, watercolor and gesso.  .  . oh and abstract design.

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Snowman Joe declares: I am more than the sum of my parts..

I am head over heels and over the moon for you. 
 I float when I hear your name. 
 The globe I live in makes it hard to stay balanced.  
I am snowman , see me float, watch me melt, watch me freeze.
My world is full of contradictions...
It is always changing and always exciting. 
 I can't wait until summer.  
Call me optimistic

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Young Juvenile Mug Shots

I am playing with Juvenile Mug shots and these are my latest two.  Unfortunately there is not a shortage of reference material.  The one thing in common is they look lost and there is a sadness in the eyes that I wonder if they will ever overcome.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Moo Moo postcards, Eh

Daisy Moo Moo grazes in the land of Upper Michigan, Oh yah, der, eh. Daisy is not one of those sissy California Cows.  She likes the snow and the cool nights of that one week end  of summer that we have in Upper Michigan.   She and Craig the Bull Moo Moo have spent many warm nights in the barn during those cold winter months cuddling as only cows and bulls can.  They have the cutest herd to prove it. 

Mooooo, eh.

Friday, October 28, 2016

2017 The Year of Letting it Go

HOT OFF THE PRESS:  My 2017 Desk Calendar. This is my 3rd Calendar. It turns out I have a fan club who enjoy my sense of humor and laugh each month as they turn the page. My "bubbly" pig is the cover girl on this year's calendar .    Each month I feature art I have done in the past year. Of course pigs and cows are included but there are a few new things I have been experimenting with that are included. 
 They will be $10 plus shipping if I have to mail it to you. I believe shipping was around $5 last year because they need to be put in a padded envelop. The size is approximately 8 by 4 inches.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Pearls for Pearl

Lovely Pearl is all decked out and ready to dance the night away.  Pearls to swines takes on a whole new meaning for this Pearly Pig.   

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Mug, Day 2

Tonight my mug will be filled with scotch...while watching the Debates.  

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Just the beginning

I am doing a series of Mug Shots of Juvenile children.  In my research I came across these big "tough" kids crying in their first mugshot.  In later mugshots there is a blank look in their eyes , a look of terror.   I know I will have more to say as this series progresses.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Pearl Oink

Young Pearl has heard about those who throw pearls to swine but she is no dummy.  This Sweet Swine is going to use those pearls to her advantage and gives raspberries to those who think  otherwise.

Monday, October 3, 2016

Miss Piggy look out...

Ms. Piggy, look out.  Ms Pinky is right behind you and she is lookin good... Just ask her.  

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Blue Moooooon

Blue Mooooon is a hip chick or should I say bovine, who doesn't leave home without her bottle of water and her new librarian glasses.  What a fashionista she is.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Four Seasons

This is a mixed media piece which is primarily watercolor but with a few things that make it more textured.   Framed it is 28 inches by 36 inches and it is called Four Seasons because the colors remind me of mother natures colors during each of the four seasons that I enjoy.  The puzzle pieces can represent all of the pieces that our life represents and how we try to fit them all together to make sense.  This of course is not always possible and there always seems to be a missing piece.

Friday, August 12, 2016

Food fight in the Pig Pen

Is it love or is it a food fight....Whatever it is, seems like there is a lot of fun being had.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Belly up to the bar boys...

Ah, a cold brew and a nice pile of mud.  
What more could a guy want..
Hey Ms. Piggy, wanna dance??

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Oliver the sweet swine

Oliver is my new boyfriend, yes he is a good kisser and he is so sensitive, yet strong and handsome beyond belief.  He lives in a huge pen with his brothers.  All as handsome as he is but Oliver has a twinkle in his eyes that can not be matched and is irresistible.

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Mug Shot -- Pretty Boy

I got caught !

Poor baby is playing with the big boys now and didn't realize that if he did something stupid, he would get caught.  Tears in his mug shot is not what he expected, but it is what happened.

Sunday, March 13, 2016

The sky is falling

In my weird world, Chicken Little says the sky is falling and all she wants to do is put all of the pieces together again. Of course her sky is is not full of liquid rain but instead are puzzle pieces and all she wants to do is not have a melt down as she is surfing the one piece she has a hold on.

Monday, February 22, 2016

Drawing two

I am not naming any of these drawings yet and they don't have stories as do many of my other paintings.  In fact, they aren't even finished.  It helps me to see them posted so I can be more objective.   This one is 11 by 15 inches.   So there you go!!

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Practicing my drawing today-- Drawing One

                                                        11 by 11 inches

Monday, February 1, 2016

Thirty Days, Thirty Paintings...Whew..

Just a reminder to myself of what I did and a little something for you to remember what you saw and commented on thru the month.  Thanks for all of the feedback I got in comments and personal messages.  

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Day One and Day Thirty --the jig is over.

I started with a small painting
 that measures 5.5 by 7.5 inches
and ended up with a  painting 16 times 
larger and measuring 22 by 30 inches.

Saturday, January 30, 2016


Well, I made it.  Day 30 of the 30 paintings in 30 days.  This one is 22 inches by 30 inches.  I went all over the place in the last 30 days, always keeping in mind the theme of Puzzles and puzzling things.  So there you go...

Friday, January 29, 2016

Gloria Maria gets caught ! DAY 29

Gloria Maria was spending time in the hen house at night .  She liked the extra heat and the fresh breakfast.  She thought she would never get caught.  Who knew what she did catch was Chicken Pox.  Moo, itch, Moo, itch.  

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Two Lonely Pieces - Day 26

I have no words for this painting. Imagine that...   I have gotten back to what I started on Day 1 which is simple puzzle pieces.   The difference is that I am working on Full Sheets of watercolor paper which is 22 inches by 30 inches.  Most of my other paintings for this challenge are tiny and measure 5.5 inches by 7.5 inches.  So, I learned a lot on the small ones and now with more paint, bigger brushes, a bigger table to work on, and a bigger glass of wine, ...... I am having a barrel of fun.