Thursday, June 29, 2017

Crete Woman's Club boutique faire today. Thank you to everyone who came by and bought some of my art. You made my day!

Another rejection. Tried to get this painting into the Illinois State Fair Exhibit but didn't make it. Well it still makes me happy and I'm glad I painted it. Now, to frame or not to frame....

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Cindy's Tomatoes

So last November I went over to Cindy's house to decorate Christmas cookies and lo and behold, on her sunny windowsill sat 2 rather overripe tomatoes. But the light on them, and the wood on the window and the green vines, I was sucked in. I took out my phone and snapped a quick picture. I don't even think Cindy or anyone else who was there noticed. So finally today, I painted that luscious photo and told Cindy I would donate it to her SYSO benefit. Haven't heard from her yet but I'm pretty sure she'll go with it.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Keep on Keepin' On

Wow. Am I behind or what? I have been diligently working on those Crete beautification banners and a myriad of other projects which have kept me from my blog posts. But I think I'm caught up now so here we go. This latest is a picture of macaroons I have been wanting to do for many years. I finally have them and have made them into a birthday card for a dear friend. I hope she likes it! 

Sunday, December 11, 2016


This one was inspired by my husband's grandmother's bowl. We have kept this for over 44 years and I've sketched it before. It is now accompanied by my mother's rolling pin which she used for pies, cookies, pizza dough, you name it. The measuring spoons are mine. All together it's a story of three generations of bakers. Lots of delicious memories in this painting!

Tuesday, December 6, 2016


I have been so busy with projects and holidays and company I have not had a minute to spare for painting or drawing. But now that I'm somewhat caught up I am back in business! A new cafe is opening in our town and the owner has asked me to display some of my art. I'm so excited! It's a darling little place and I think it's going to be very successful. I'm just happy to ride on their coattails. So I'm working on 4 pieces. Here is the first one. More to follow!

Sunday, October 30, 2016


November 12 and 13
Just a sample of what I'll be exhibiting at the Warrior Boosters show. Crete -Monee HighSchool .