December 28, 2011

November 29, 2011

Gift Idea

Little red fox available in my etsy shop/sandim.

Many little pieces of art you view here,
in my blog,
are available in my etsy shop. 

Holiday Greetings

I wish you the happiest of holidays
this wonderful holiday season.

November 14, 2011

"Wesley" Barn Owl drawing

Recently I became aware of a sweet story of an injured barn owl named Wesley the Barn Owl.
A dear woman asked me to draw a barn owl because she had read this story and loved it so. I looked into the story, and I too fell in love with this darling bird and story. If you get the chance to read about it, here is a link for you to make it a bit easier.

October 08, 2011

Beautiful FiestAmericana Resort Cabo San Lucas

                                              So sweet.


Seriously, does it get any better than this.
Took so many photo in Cabo that will soon become little pieces of art
in my etsy shop.

This is the simple beauty that was sound everywhere.

September 30, 2011

This beauty is soon to become a lovely etching which I will hand color.

September 08, 2011

Halloween Invitations

After drawing this little pumpkin for cards and framing, I decided to make it into invitations for a Halloween or Autumnal party. You can find them in my Etsy shop at or in St. Charles, Illinois at SG Too.  

July 16, 2011

More Etchings

Rabbit Clover

Mushroom with color
Wonderfully fun digitally printed color on special paper that retains ink when soaked for a few minutes before printing my copper etching over the color.
First I printed the plate as usual, second I scanned the image to my computer, third I "painted" the color onto the scanned image in Adobe Photoshop, adding and erasing color until I was happy with it. I then printed the color image onto the special paper, and printed the etching plate over the color. I will do more of these in the future. So fun!


I so enjoyed making these little etchings, and others that I will add as soon as I get my Photoshop turned back on. Now for sell at Scentimental Gardens in Geneva, Illinois.

Birdhouse Nest original etching

Bird Nest Egg original etching

June 28, 2011

Yesterday's creation

Yesterday I played around with one of my little paintings in photoshop. 
This is the card front I came up with. Not sure if it is finished just yet, but for now it is. 

June 26, 2011

Botanical illustration

I have been through many stages of creating botanical illustrations, and now I want to try something new. When I decide what to create, I will share it with you here, but until then you can always visit my Etsy shop if you desire.

This is the little Italian plum that decorates the top of one of my love letter art pieces which includes an excerpt beautifully written by a famous writer in a love letter to their beloved.

June 21, 2011

Lemon painting

Summer begins, and it's time for lemonade.
Lemon painting 1 is "complete" I'm not sure how I feel about it, but at least I know what not to do for Lemon painting 2, I think.

June 08, 2011

My new profile image

Caitlin Hazelton, did a fabulous job capturing the feeling of my daughter's March wedding. This is just a snippet of one of the photos. Check out her blog here: Hazelton photography blog

June 07, 2011

cards for sale

I have new cards available at SG Too in St. Charles Illinois. 
SG Too is located at 116 Cedar Ave.
This is the blue delphinium,

the pink foxglove, and

the yellow hollyhock card.

If you are in the area, I hope you will stop by and check them out. 
And as always, stop by my Etsy shop (click on Cards for sale title) for new additions as well.

March 31, 2011

This is now my art diary to share.

Here is the first of many posts for me to share what I create.

Spring Fairy
And since my daughter just got married...

And that's it until next time.

February 19, 2011


Original paintings, prints and drawings. This is my way to go. The direction to take. I still want to do a few large pieces too, but for now small is my priority.

This little drawing, 1 1/2" x 2", is now a copper plate etching that I will post here soon. He will be hand colored and available at my Etsy shop. I'm making several small copper plate etchings measuring from 1 1/2" x 2"  to approx. 3" x 4". Very fun. All are nature and/or garden themed.

February 18, 2011

I will, starting today.

I am on track with the selling of my art. All avenues are leading me in the right direction, and I am willing to follow where ever they shall take me.

I've joined an entrepreneurs team on Etsy that will be helpful for me, and I shall do all I can to be a gracious helper to my team members. is my shop on Etsy.

Hope you can make it by for a look around soon.