Friday, May 13, 2016

Folsom Arts Associations Show 2015 - Unexpected Visions

This is the 3dimensional  Mixed Media piece I entered in the  

Folsom Arts Associations 2015 

Unexpected Visions Show

November 13 -January 7, 2015

 The Gallery at 48 Natoma 

I titled it, "When There Were Trees"
I was influenced by the California drought and the loss of many old trees in the hard hit areas.
 I wanted to remind all of us of the Joys the trees bring us. 
The judges awarded the piece  First Place.

Go and hug a tree. 
And please conserve water.

Monday, September 28, 2015

El Dorado Hills Art Association 2015 Member Show

I entered two pieces in this member show at the Harris Center Gallery.  

"Open Your Heart."

Acrylic on Canvas

"In God We Trust."

3D mixed Media 

And then... this!
First Place  in 3D  division! Thank you to the judges!!

Monday, September 8, 2014

Folsom Art Association Members Show 2014

I was extremely excited to enter a piece of my art into this show as I had just recently joined the Association. This would be the very first piece many of the members of the Folsom Art Association had ever seen of my work . I wanted to create something that would give them a glimpse of who I am as an artist.  The piece I created is titled, Live In Joy.  I had an amazing time creating it and it really flowed into existence. It is a Mix Media piece incorporating wire, paper, sheet music, quilted images and words upon a vintage box.

I am honored to have won First Place in the category: 
3D Artwork

Friday, April 18, 2014

So much to do...

so little time

I am back!!
I have missed you.
More to come.

Monday, June 17, 2013



One of the pieces I have been working on for Halloween & Vine  2013!

An homage to Mr. Poe:
More fun to come and please check out the website! 
There are so many fabulous Artists showing their incredible wares at this show!

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Halloween in May?


Things are a bit scary around the art room today...

It's May and summer has only just begun and

I am working on fun things for a show I am doing in September! 


Can you guess what show it is?


Come back and see more as the days grow shorter...

It's Halloween and Vine 2013
New 2013 Artist Lineup to be posted any day now!

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Tinsel and Treasures 2012

The show was BLISS! 
my fabulously beautiful FRIENDS (old & new),
and to Iva Wilcox and Colleen Moody for putting together such a great show
with such OUTSTANDING Artists!

Until we all meet again,
huge hugs,

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

The mermaid and her ship

Sailing above the sea...

I amsooooo happy to say--moments after I posted this... I received a call and Julia the mermaid and her balloon and ship at setting off for a journey to stay with Lana!!
Thank you Lana!!!


Monday, June 18, 2012

My first ever set of ATC's

I don't have any idea why I have never made an Artist Trading Card before now!
I had the opportunity to take part in a trade of ATC's
with three other gals across the country and
I decided ,oh what the heck, let's do this and try something new!

The trade was to create five cards to send to each of the artists.
The theme was open.
so I decided since
one gal was in New York,
one gal in Florida
and the gal other in Louisiana
I'd focus my ATC's on California!
I did Five sets of Five cards so I have a set for me and an extra set for a rainy day...
Here's how they turned out:
I used watercolors, pens, photos and misc ephemera to complete my cards!


Friday, June 15, 2012

The cupcakes are ready!

Here are the cupcakes finished!  Yummo!
Again the class is still OPEN!
Artful Gatherings Online Retreat  /Sweet Art with Jodi Ohl
Have a great weekend!

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Paperdolls with real dolls!

My Nieces and Nephews with their articulated paper dolls!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

A Real Family of Paperdolls!

My younger brother Jay came to visit this week and spend some time with our mother.
I wanted to send home a little gift to his beautiful children
so I sat down to create a little paperdoll/articulated toy for each of them!
Jay has two sets of twins in his basketball-team-size  brood!
(I had fun making these while enjoying their beautiful smiles!)

Happy Spring!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Leaving on their Journey

It's always so much fun creating them...
and then I have to let them go..

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Monkeys in the Art Room!

I made these thirty years ago for my daughters,
and this time I made them just for the fun and nostalgia sake!

Mine aren't quite finished yet...

If you want to make some monkeys go get your socks at