Saturday, March 25, 2017

An experiment

This is something I am experimenting  with using different shapes and applying color in a a few different ways.  I used only three colors and used shapes of things I had around me at the moment.  The top one is my first version, the bottom is an added layer and I think the final version.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

US2 Interlopers

US2 INTERLOPERS captured in a mixed media piece -- I just love when I am driving down a speeding Highway enjoying the beauty of the night sky and the hills around me, being thankful that although the traffic is unusually heavy, it is moving smoothly and at a pretty good clip. However just when I feel good about this night time drive, out of the corner of my eye I see something, not immediately recognizable, but in need of my attention. This image is starting to move into the highway a little bit ahead of me as if that particular spot is an understood crosswalk. Did I miss something, am I seeing the spots that sometime make an appearance in my eyes. NO... none of the above, In reality, it is mama bear deciding it is time to teach her cubs how to get from one side of the road to the single file, no less, with not a worry about the cars heading in her direction. I believe, that this is evidence of a miracle. No cars went into the ditch, no cars hit each other and no bears got hit. And I might add, none of the bear changed its pace before reaching the other side of the 5 lane highway.

Monday, February 20, 2017

The new neighbors

Valdimar and his wife are fascinated with life on the farm and want to join in but can not get over the wall of rocks that Farmer John has assembled. They are strong like bull and have a lot to contribute on a farm but now can only watch.

Friday, February 3, 2017

Bette Davis eyes

Elizabeth Moo Moo is finally old enough to try a bit of make up. A little Gel to spike out her hair will do wonders.   Mascara seems to do the trick.  Next week lipstick.. She wonders how far she can push it.  She has so many ideas and such an observant mom.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Bovine's Unite

Belinda Bovine was fed up with the Bulliest of the Bulls, her hubby Stanley.  She was tired of cooking for him and taking care of all of the baby hefers while he chewed on hops and   sang in the sunshine.  She was tired of having a new cafe every year.  When she heard about her sister moo moos plan for  knitting pink hats and heading toward the town center, she said, I am in.  It was time for her to make a statement on behalf of herself and her family.  MOOOOO....

Monday, January 30, 2017

Real Men wear PINK

There is a black cloud over Guido's head. He feels the pain of the ladies in his life.  He loves women....He loves his sisters, his Zias, his Mama, his Noni, and of course he loves the ladies who are not part of his family.  The ladies love Guido, no doubt about it.  Guido knows how to cook,thanks to his Mom.  He knows how to dance, thanks to his sisters and word on the street is he knows how to kiss. The kissing part came naturally.

BTW.....Guido learned how to knit from his Grandmother.  Knit two, pearl two..Meow.  

Saturday, January 28, 2017

We're not in Kansas anymore

Dorothy Moo Moo went to sleep in a dewy green field, under a full moon, with Edgar the bull but woke up  in a strange wonderland in a psychedelic field and was  surrounded by small people and a tin scarecrow.  At first she thought it was a bad dream and then she realized she was not in Kansas anymore.  What could possibly happen next??

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!!