December 30, 2007

Birthday of a New Year

Pastel, 5x7

Light the paint brushes.
Release a rainbow.
Paint a new year.

And Happy Birthday Micah.
Thank you for helping add color to the world each day.

December 20, 2007

Boston Snowpetals

Acrylic, then photo in setting.
16 x 18, original NFS
[fine art print available]

It's dawn.
Devoid of color.
The world wakens white.
What now are snowflakes
were last spring magnolias.
Now 'petals' have covered the ground that was green.
And although just 5 am– footprints are seen.
Behind a flake now lights are alive-
a street lamp, a door light, a new sun to rise.

December 17, 2007

Beach blizzard

Pastel 5x7,

Barren beach.
A lone skier.

Along the shore.
Slices the snow.

December 13, 2007

The cookie thief


Smells fill the kitchen.
Butter and spice.
Tho' hidden from sight-
a cookie thief strikes.

December 7, 2007

Kim's Day- babes in arms

Pastel & Pencil 5.5 x 7.5


A mother's day.

A happy Birthday!

December 2, 2007

Ari's Day.

Pastel, 5x7, $135.

The world goes 'round
and round–
Your turn is coming.
1-2-3-you're 4!
Happy Birthday.

December 1, 2007

Nutcracker: Snow Queen costume

White tulle and satin-soft as the snow.
Sparkles and crystals, plus a red rose.

Into the forest– she'll dance on her toes.

Pastel, 5x7, original NSF but fine art gicleé print available.

November 30, 2007

Nutcracker costume: Waltz of the Flowers

In the Land of Sweets
ready for waltzing –
a tiara of roses,
a tutu in white–
A beautiful sight.

Pastel, 5x7
Original $150.

[fine art gicleé print also available.]

November 29, 2007

Nutcracker costume: Snowflake

Pastel, 5x7
Original NFS
but fine art gicleé print available.

Blue skies.
Silver with stars,
crystal and ice, ready for dancing all through the night.

November 28, 2007

Nutcracker costume: Sugar Plum Fairy

Pastel, 5 x7
Original NFS but fine art giclee print available.

Pink tulle, satin, sparkles and lace. Ready to dance in the most perfect place–
the dazzling marzipan palace.

November 27, 2007

Nutcracker: He's baaaack!

Pastel, 5x7

Royal red jacket with
gold epaulettes, shiny buttons and high white cuffs.
He's ready to march
to the Magic Kingdom.

[fine art gicleé print also available.]

November 20, 2007

Thanksgiving wish

Pastel, 5.5 x 8.5, $150.

The table's set.
Tuscan gold, wine red, copper, orange and apple.
Turkey's in waiting.
Make a wish.

November 19, 2007

Ready to serve you

Mixed media, 4 x 6.5
Prints available

Cooks, maids & butlers all in a row.

Snap your fingers. You're dreaming.

Get cooking!

November 16, 2007

Dee's Day doll


"A sister is a little bit of childhood that never can be lost."
Marion C. Garretty

Play like you did with favorite doll Cissy.
It's your birthday!

November 15, 2007

Travel Memories: English Cream Teas

Pastel, 7"x7 [in 13" x 14" cream mat]

A foggy, misty, rainy day much like today.

The English countryside. Devonshire in fact.
Sipping tea. Warm scones slathered with clotted cream and jam. I'm there.

November 13, 2007

Apples & spice makes everything nice. Pie!


Baked a good pie
bet Mom's was better
unt Lucy's–
the best.

November 8, 2007


Pastel & pencil

Bitter. Sweet. Happy. Sad.
Pleasure. Pain. C'est la vie.

November 6, 2007

A stroll to somewhere.

Pastels, 6"x9"

Birds chirp.
Leaves above.
Leaves below.
Nowhere special to go.

November 1, 2007

Get out your dancing shoes

Pastel, 5" x 7"

Almost the weekend.

Put away your work shoes.

Get out those dancin' shoes.

October 30, 2007

Halloween House- moonlight

Pastel, 9"x12"

Moonlit night, a scarey sight, glimmer of light, a dose of fright– Who dares to knock?

October 25, 2007

Found leaf

5" x 7"

Walking down the street,
or strolling through the woods.
Leaves blowing in the wind.
A special leaf will emerge from among the others– a little more perfectly formed, maybe a mix of colors; unique as a snow crystal– just like people.

October 18, 2007

Sketch in Degas garrett


Degas painted real people doing real things and usually did sketches before doing a painting. I did this quick sketch in our garrett room of the
Degas House in New Orleans so that I could experience doing artwork where he did it.

October 17, 2007

Tribute: to Degas-ballerina on the wall*

Pastel & pencil
5x7, $125.

We are staying at the
Degas House in New Orleans where French Impressionist Edgar Degas painted while residing in his maternal relatives' house in America. This is a pastel sketch inspired by a painting of ballerinas on the wall in the room.
From here I attended a ballet class at the New Orleans Ballet Theater.

October 9, 2007

Pumpkin & pumpkin

15" x 20"
NFS [done previously]

Pumpkin the cat
with pumpkins.

October 4, 2007

The Red Socks are back

They're back!
Put your red socks on.

Pastel, 4.5" x 6.5"SOLD [Alabama]

October 1, 2007

October- Pumpkin Head

Pastel/pencil, 5" x 7"

It's October-

Put out the Pumpkins.

September 28, 2007

Ballet-Baby slippers-born to dance

Saturday morn–
little dancers, big dancers, and pros
put on their pink shoes and hit the floor.

Pastels & pencil,
5.5" x 8.5"

SOLD [New Jersey]

September 26, 2007

September al fresco- coffee break

A break for September–
hot & sunny.
A break from work–
espresso al fresco.

This is fall?

Mixed media, tiny 3.5" x 6.5"
[SOLD Michigan]

September 21, 2007

Music of the night– bandstand

Vineyard Haven Band & Bandstand.
Softly, deftly, music shall caress you.
Hear it, feel it, secretly possess you.
Hearing is believing, Music is deceiving.
Hard as lightning, soft as candle light.
Dare you trust the music of the night.
Turn your face away from the garish light of day,
Turn your thoughts away from cold unfeeling light,
And listen to the music of the night.
Close your eyes and let music set you free!
From Phantom of the Opera by Andrew Lloyd Webber & Charles Hart.

Pastel, 5 x 7 $175.
SOLD [Martha's Vineyard, MA]

September 19, 2007

Harvest-herbs & flowers

Pastel, 6" x 9"

The last of the harvest.
Herbs to dry for the winter.
Fall flowers– if the bees will let you.
A few tomatoes, a squash or two.
Hurry to beat the frost.

SOLD New York

September 13, 2007

Hammock in the trees-landscape-figure

Pastel, 4.5" x 6.5"
$150. SOLD
[New York]

Ahhhhhh the weekend.

Enough said.