Thursday, August 19, 2010


I had a great time, primo location, and met a lot of cool people at ART IN BLOOM at the Omaha Botanical Gardens.
I even sold a few paintings, got a lot of compliments, and a few suggestions, which is what I was lookin' to do.
Got a chance to visit with Jennifer, and with my daughter-in-law Valerie, all things which are a great blessing.
Thanks again for reading.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Omaha Botanical Gardens website

I am so looking forward to August 14 & 15 when my artwork will be displayed at the Lauritzen Gardens here in Omaha. The fun part was finding my website linked to the webpage as a featured local artist. I love being at these events and getting to know other artists, see what they have been doing, creating, selling and just having fun meeting new people who stop by to chat.
If you want to visit the gardens and stop by, I will be somewhere inside the building of the awesome Omaha Botanical Gardens.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Lauritzen Gardens, Art in Bloom, August 14 & 15

Wow, it has been a year since I was getting ready for my first display of artwork at "Art in Bloom" at the Omaha Botanical Gardens. Now my artwork has been accepted for a second time, this time it will be inside the building away from the rain, wind, thunder, lightning, heat and high humidity, Yea, PTL.
This year my newest medium is a Sharpie pen. My little "Stripes, Spots and Sharpie" jungle animal creations I hope will warm your hearts, and hear your heartfelt praise to your Savior.
OK, I have to let you in on a little secret, my huge dream is to sell copies of my prints in the form of note cards, greeting cards and cool little pictures to hang on the wall of either a little girls room with the jungle theme, or anywhere else you want to hang them.
I was so excited the other day when my card rack display was shipped to my front door. I set all the cards I have ready to go in the display and took a picture. I hope to sell a lot of them at Lauritzen Gardens and the Arts and Crafts show in September at St. Lukes in Omaha. Here is a picture of the display, ready to sell.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Bible Bouquet

Forgot to read my Bible today
The sky was ominous the clouds so gray
My heart doesn’t want to go out and play
There is something standing in the way

The edge of life’s fabric began to fray
Unraveling threads to my dismay
The love of my life is still sick this day
With an affliction that will not go away

Hoping for that fragrant bouquet
Of colorful flowers that can display
A rainbow of encouraging sentiments stay
God’s creation laughs in a brilliant ray

Reading God’s Word it did portray
Where I learned to act and pray
His light will lead me on my way
God promised in His care I’d stay

At Jesus feet my burdens I lay
When from His heart I did stray
Quickly His Word I did then obey
Then I began His praise to say

Rewarded with a radiant bouquet
Mind is clearing with a “Sonlit” display
My eyes on Jesus my thoughts purvey
Joy to my heart, with new vision survey

Psalm 19:7-9 (New International Version)
7 The law of the LORD is perfect, reviving the soul. The statutes of the LORD are trustworthy, making wise the simple. 8 The precepts of the LORD are right, giving joy to the heart. The commands of the LORD are radiant, giving light to the eyes. 9 The fear of the LORD is pure, enduring forever. The ordinances of the LORD are sure and altogether righteous.

Psalm 51:11-13 (New International Version)
10 Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. 11 Do not cast me from your presence or take your Holy Spirit from me. 12Restore to me the joy of your salvation and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me.

Psalm 5: 7-15, (The MESSAGE)
7-15 Soak me in your laundry and I'll come out clean,
scrub me and I'll have a snow-white life.
Tune me in to foot-tapping songs,
set these once-broken bones to dancing.
Don't look too close for blemishes,
give me a clean bill of health.
God, make a fresh start in me,
shape a Genesis week from the chaos of my life.
Don't throw me out with the trash,
or fail to breathe holiness in me.
Bring me back from gray exile,
put a fresh wind in my sails!
Give me a job teaching rebels your ways
so the lost can find their way home.
Commute my death sentence, God, my salvation God,
and I'll sing anthems to your life-giving ways.
Unbutton my lips, dear God;
I'll let loose with your praise.


Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Stripes, Spots, Splotches and Sharpies

After being inspired by a tattoo tiger that I re-created from someone else's tattoo, thought I would draw my own jungle animals. The results were done with a sharpie felt pen, on typing paper, but it reprints very nicely by photocopying. Something about black and white, looks sharp and clear.
The following animal prints are available at a very reasonable price matted and ready to frame.
a 5"x7" matted print (3.5" x 5" print) is only $3.00, an 8" x 10" print can be framed in a 11"x14" frame once matted, or directly into an 8" x 10" frame, would be only $5.00 each (an extra $2.00 for matting, state size desired and color of matt). They will come with a cardboard backing, and be on photocopy paper.
Free Shipping to anywhere in the USA with purchase of 4 or more images.

Hope you enjoy my new genre as much as I enjoyed creating it.


Wednesday, March 10, 2010

This painting and the poetry verse was done for my Granddaughter Brynn's 1st Birthday.

Brynn, for your 1st Birthday
Brynn, second baby brought balance to the pair
Beautiful, delicate, blessed with darker hair
Bashful but assured the littlest child compare
Brilliant she watches others learning to beware
Butterflies emerge with wings colorful affair
Balance and vibrant hovering in the air
Blossoming from her bouquet she will declare
Boundless energy entertains all without a care
Birthday here in February so many more to fare
Busy being active life’s cupboard never bare
Blushing, laughing flashing the grin she wears
Blessings from God who loves her is our prayer
You will go out in joy and be led forth in peace; the mountains and hills will burst into song before you, and all the trees of the field will clap their hands. Isaiah 55:12
Splendor and majesty are before him; strength and joy in his dwelling place. 1 Chronicles 16:27

This painting was done for my Granddaughter Avery's 1st Birthday. The card that I wrote with a special verse just for her (and Mommy and Daddy since she cannot read yet).

Avery, Happy 1st Birthday
Avery the first to be born that day
Adorable and healthy just as we pray
Absolutely awesome and our fears did allay
Always God’s best, born without delay
Anniversary 1 is February 2, her birthday display
Aroma of sweetness our fragrant bouquet
Arrangements of flowers celebrate and convey
All our hearts are happy, hooray, hooray
Aviary is where hummingbirds take flight
Alluring spirit soaring to lofty height
Attitude and laughter always a delight
Active articulate and shining and so bright
Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Matthew 6:26
So God created the great creatures of the sea and every living and moving thing with which the water teems, according to their kinds, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good. Genesis 1:21