Friday, December 27, 2013

Bald Eagle

Today I drew a bald eagle. I used Prismacolor Pencils, pastels and gel pen.

As we celebrate the coming of a new year, we also celebrate the artists and their talent, their teaching and their spirit.  Kristin and Eva have kept this spirit alive for Paint Party Fridays for more than 2 years. The had intended to have the party for one year, but the party has grown and developed into more than expected.  We honor each other, we are helped each week by our talent and it has become a huge learning, teaching, and beautiful artistic site.  Thank you Kristin and Eva from the bottom of my heart.


Friday, December 20, 2013

Tea Party for Tracey

Today we are celebrating and honoring our dear friend Tracey.  She has been a brave soul throughout her diagnosis and treatment.  Here at Paint Party Friday we celebrate her courageous fight aganst breast cancer.  We have been with her along this path.

Many Prayers and Blessings for our wonderful Tracey Fletcher King, an excellent artist and friend.

Be sure and visit the other Paint Party Friday artists and join in our Party for Tracey.


Friday, December 13, 2013

ACEO Christmas in FL

We do decorate our palm trees in FL. It is a beautiful site to see.  I used pastels, Prismacolor pencils, and glitter glue for this ACEO.  Thank you Eva and Kristin for this great Paint Party Friday.

There are so many interesting artists and tutorials, be sure to check them all out.


Friday, December 6, 2013

Merry Duck

Merry Duck

I had a wonderful family vacation over the past Thanksgiving week. I also visited the American Revolutionary re-enactment site at Camden SC.  I need to go back when they have the re-enactments. It was a fun and wonderful time.

My daughter said I needed to do a Christmas duck, ummm did that 2 weeks ago, whoops, here's another one.

I used pastels, Prismacolor pencils, verithin, and watercolor.

Thank you Eva and Kristin for the Paint Party Friday ongoing artists showings, teachings and allowing us to learn something new every week.


Friday, November 22, 2013

A Christmas Duck

ACEO is soft pastels, acrylic and prismacolor pen and pencils.  I also used the stencil again. His shadow needs to be worked on. . . .

Please visit the other artists on Paint Party Friday and be wow'd by the talent and creativity. Thank you Kristin and Eva for a great place to Party.


Friday, November 15, 2013

I am a Stencil Winner. . . .my Yellow Cottage has a Rainbow - Updated with Addition

I was a winner of the Stencil Girl Blog Hop featuring Pam Carriker.  Maria sent it to me. I was so excited. . .it went into my Spam folder and I was late getting back to her.  . . Oh My Gosh gmail . . .what were you thinking???

I can think of many uses for this stencil, but the first thing I saw was a Rainbow. . . . and of course my yellow cottage.  The long-haired dascshund, the garden and flowers. . .

I used the pastels, Prismacolor pencils and pens. The picture is 6x8 inches.

Thanks so much Eva and Kristin for throwing a great Paint Party Friday. The artists are varied and exceptional. Their creativity that they share through video and instruction are fun and a learning experience.  The art varies from journaling to mixed media and explanation of art supplies.

I thought the rainbow should be mushed together more and darker in spots, it wasn't too realistic. I am so glad for the stencil that I originally used because it kept the lines for it. I notice I don't have trees, couldn't figure out if I wanted palms or Elms/Oaks.  We'll see. I just want to find the durn thing and move in.


It’s not what I have been through in my life that defines who I am. . .It’s how I got through it that has made me who I am today.

Friday, November 8, 2013


On my daily walk in the mornings, I take a lot of pictures of clouds.  I have attempted to do something different here.  I put some water in some of them. . . not too sure what to do with them to make them look like clouds!!!  It is, yes, the yellow cottage I'm still trying to find. . . this time it's on a farm.  There's more corn beyond. . .

I used Prismacolor pencil and pens. It's 6x8 inches.

Be sure and take a look at what some of the other artists have come up with and what art supplies they are using on Paint Party Friday.


I am working on 4 more baby dolls. So I haven't had time to experiment this week.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

3 New Babies

This week I made 3 new dolls. A gal at church requested one by Sunday.  I wanted to give her 3 choices.  I used Prismacolor pencils and pens and Acrylics.

See the Paint Party Friday artists for many other art creativity. Thank you Eva and Kristin.


Friday, October 25, 2013

Boo Kitty and Flying Witch

I used Prismacolor pens, glitter and glitter glue mixed with acrylics, and gel. I mixed acrylic orange with clear glitter glue. . which did not bring out the glitter, so I had to add powder glitter for BOO.

For the witch's hat I added gold glitter glue.

She was fun to make.   Paint Party Friday hosted by Eva and Kristin is an amazing  group of artists that show their work and many have instructions on 'how to' for most of them. There is quite a variety of art from Journaling, to painting, to mixed media.

Friday, October 18, 2013

There are Days like that. . . .

I wasn't satisfied with the face, therefore, I decided to change it.
That totally didn't work, so she ran into a cloud. . . .
there she goes through the cloud. . . .
There are days like that!!!
I used Prismacolor pencils and pens; acrylics; and modeling paste.  BTW, it is a full moon.

I enjoy the Paint Party Friday artists.  I learn so much and find out so many new supplies and ways of doing my art.  Thank you all my art friends and Kristin and Eva for hosting. Stop by these wonderful artists.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Last week's art and this week's WIP

 I took last week's art and added more Molding Paste and color.  Then started another work. . this time adding my infamous yellow cottage.

I am constantly trying new ways and retrying the old ways to see how each picture will turn out. I feel that I need to fill in the space in the middle.

These pictures are made using the following supplies: pastels, Faber Castell pitt pens, Prismacolor pencils, acrylics, and Golden Light Molding Paste.

Thanks to Eva and Kristin for the Paint Party Friday. The artists on these blogs are some of the best. They share what they have learned and continue to teach their ideas to us through video, detailed description in entertaining and refreshing ways of learning. There are new ideas and different art supplies and learning how to use them. Enjoy!

Friday, October 4, 2013

Pastels and a new technique

I have been learning about new art supplies and how they are used from Paint Party Friday artists.
This picture is made using pastels, Faber Castell pitt pens, Prismacolor pencils, acrylics, and Golden Light Molding Paste.

Thanks to Eva and Kristin for the party. These artists are some of the best and they give of their ideas and how to complete the art. It is most entertaining and refreshing to learn of some new idea and/or art supply and how to use it.

A cheerful heart is good medicine. Proverbs 17:22.

Friday, September 27, 2013

Cartoon Cat

Since quite a few of you liked the cartoon figure last week, I decided to do another one this week. She is an ACEO "Here Kitty Kitty" made with Prismacolor pencil, pen and gel pen.

Please check out the other artists on Paint Party Friday and enjoy the different techniques and mixed media.  A big Thanks to Eva and Kristin for this fun and enlightening Party.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Mama and Baby Duck

I decided to try the cartoon type of characters today. I used Prismacolor pencil, acrylics and pen.

Join Eva and Kristan's Paint Party Friday for a fun time, lessons and wonderful art.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Baby Elephant

Baby Elephant . . .mom is standing behind her.

My Paint Party Friday entry. I used Prismacolor Pen and Pencils. I thought I would try other animals this time. Funny how they don't exactly know what to do with their trunk.

Thanks Eva and Kristan for hosting this wonderful art party. There are so many wonderful artists and different art supplies to see and try. . .visit all the wonderful participants to this fun and wonderful party.

Happy Paint Party Friday.

Friday, September 6, 2013

Two New Faces

I took two faces I had sketched a long time ago and changed them.

 After I had changed them, I used Prismacolor Pencils to color them.
This was totally fun. I forgot to take the originals picture.  I'll get back to the baby elephant next week.

Thank you Eva and Kristen for a wonderful Paint Party Friday. I am trying to change it up every week and try something new and different. There are so many different art forms as their are wonderful artists. Be sure to visit each and every artist.

Friday, August 30, 2013

Yellow House

I am back in the Pastels. I love to use them.  I am also still looking for my Yellow Cottage. The house has a porch and swing. . .shrubs and flowers.  I also use Prismacolor pens for outlining.

Be sure to visit the other Paint Party Friday artists. There are lessons to learn and they are all good teachers using new art supplies, tutorials, and videos.  Thanks to Eva and Kristen for putting on a great party.


Friday, August 23, 2013


I drew him from a picture I had taken at the canal.  He is Prismacolor pencil and pen and acrylic.

Look at the wonderful artists who come play at Paint Party Friday.  There is a variety of art and artists to give you inspiration and teaching showing the newest art supplies.. .. .. from ACEO's to Journals. It's fun and inspirational and you'll learn so much.

Friday, August 16, 2013

Ducks Playground

My first attempt the grass didn't look right. I decided to keep trying to make it look like grass. I wanted to keep it primitive looking.

 This is my attempt to keep it primitive and yet to show the grass in tufts as it is. I used Prismacolor pencils, acrylics, Pitt pens and color Prismacolor pens.

This is the picture of the ducklings I used.

Paint Party Friday put on by Eva and Kristin is fun. A lot more artists keep joining us. There is a variety of art and lessons to be enjoyed. Please visit the other artists and see how varied we all are.

Friday, August 9, 2013


I take pictures of squirrels (and birds) when I walk. This one was sitting just watching, but as soon as I got too close, off he ran.  I decided to make him into an ACEO.

I thank Kristin and Eva for hosting the Paint Party Friday group of fantastic artists. This blog keeps us on our toes and keeps us creative. I am proud to be part of very talented artists. Check them out, there are how to videos, step by step directions and many new art supplies to try.

Friday, August 2, 2013

Yellow Cottage from a different perspective

I am always drawing a Yellow Cottage by the water.
That is and has been my dream. I used Prismacolor pencils.
 I have tried a different perspective of it.
I knitted a Yellow Cottage. I will be adding flowers, a door knob, 
either shutters or slats on the windows.
The front has the red door. I haven't decided if I will make it a purse or a pillow. The green at the bottom is grass. The flowers will be embroidered. It is a fun project.

It's all art. I love the aspect of painting with yarn. I intend to make more houses, but making landscapes, etc. pictures/pillows.

Paint Party Friday is a fun, entertaining, serious, great bunch of artists celebrating their art with you. Join the party or just visit . . . you will always have the opportunity to learn something.

Friday, July 26, 2013

Ms High Hat

I decided to do a face and see how that turned out.  I used Prismacolor pencils, Micron and Pitt pens.

There are so many talented artists to visit on Paint Party Friday.  Enjoy them all.


Thursday, July 18, 2013


I looked straight up above my head Saturday morning and saw the smallest rainbow. I decided to try and draw it. This is an ACEO card.  I used Fabercastell Pitt artist pen brushes, acrylics, and watercolor pencils.

This is my photograph.
Kristin and Eva put on the most amazing art party that happens every Friday.  Check out the wonderful artists showing the newest supplies and how to use them in the art world on Paint Party Friday.

Friday, July 12, 2013

Painting with foil

I took a class at one of the guilds and we were shown how to paint on fabric with foil. It was interesting and fun.

Stencils were used.

Enjoy the Paint Party Friday and so many different kinds of artists and their teachings. They have art journals and tutorials and new art supplies to explain and show.


Friday, July 5, 2013

Dolls Completed

Several of you asked to see the completed dolls.

I used acrylic paint, Faber Castell Pitt pens and brushes.

Paint Party Friday has so many unique and different artists, be sure to visit each one.

Friday, June 28, 2013

Acrylics on different Mediums including Cloth Dolls

I tried acrylics on different mediums.
Watercolor paper, ACEO, clouds, rain trees, and brook.
It turned out too dark and not defined enough.
 I tried again on another ACEO, need more practice.
 I make cloth dolls and I use acrylics for the faces and Faber-Castell Pitt pen/brushes
for the faces and legs. They are far from finished. I wanted to show where I also use my art.

We have all sorts of artists on Paint Party Friday. . . take a look at the many different mediums and videos available at their sites.

Friday, June 21, 2013


And the duck popped into the picture . . . .Look who's watching you!!!
Prismacolor pencils, acrylic, and gel pen.

Paint Party Friday has so many talented artists, some with video's to teach and some show new products and how to use them.  A great website to learn the craft of art.


Friday, June 14, 2013

ACEO in Paris

Prismacolor pencil.

Have fun with your art. Use all the art tools and paints at your disposal. The artists on Paint Party Friday show, teach and some have video tutorials.  A fun group to learn from.

Friday, June 7, 2013


ACEO card with 2 puffins.  

I used Prismacolor pencils, soft pastels, acrylic, gel pen, faber-castille pens.

Check out the other artists on Paint Party Friday.  Fun group and we learn so much from them.


Saturday, June 1, 2013

Mom's Feet and Morning Swim

Mom's Feet

Morning Swim

I am always walking everyday and see the ducks both by the Bridge and in my community.  Therefore, most of my photography is about nature and the ducks.

I am joining Paint Party Friday with these two ACEO's.  I used Prismacolor pencils, pens and Gel. See the other artists and their teachings and use of different kinds of supplies.

Friday, May 24, 2013

This week I am using Soft Pastels

I love the way they work and how they feel.  I rub Q-tips over them after rubbing them on the paper. I used them on watercolor paper. And I used the prismacolor pencils. Sunset, palm tree on the beach and the ocean.

I then made an ACEO with prismacolor pencils.  She is a witch(lette) in training. Can't quite make the broom fly right side up.  Teens and young adults love to play with color in their hair.

Have some fun with the other artists on Paint Party Friday. It is fun and a total learning experience.


Friday, May 17, 2013

Still Experimenting


I did not like the way it turned out.  I used too much water and the clouds became sort of puffy. .  which I proceeded to make puffy.  It needed something else, so I actually added sand (the kind you buy in a craft store).
I couldn't get the sunrise (over the water) so I changed the picture entirely, or should I say, I ruined the picture entirely.

Only way to learn, is just to keeping going (oops) mountains with trees and birds on the siade and a setting sun. . . .
Both paintings I tried to correct something. . . .and am going to keep painting until I understand it and get it right.

Please join the Paint Party Friday group and see what we all are accomplishing.

Friday, May 10, 2013


I've been trying something new.  I love the reflections in the water that I see as I walk.
I am trying to capture them. Truly difficult.
I had watched a couple of videos. The white acrylic is what I used to simulate the water.

Pictures (Photographs) below of each pic above.

Be sure to visit the other Paint Party Friday artists.