Thursday, June 29, 2006

Huge Store-Wide Sale!!

Have you been looking for that perfect painting for your or office? All original paintings - abstract & surreal- in my eBay store have been marked down for summer sale! If you haven't had a change to look at these works in abstract and acrylic on canvas before, now is the time!!! Give your quarters a new look - there's nothing like an original painting to perk up your .

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

My Favorite Little Dog

This is a photo of my favorite little , Spot (she gets a lot of media attention). She's standing in a shadow, but is usually in the "spot" light! This was taken a few years back out in our yard. Spot loves frolicking in the bluebonnets....also eating, which is her favorite pastime. She is now a lot fatter, since my husband insists on giving her . Now she can't even go to sleep at night until she's received her cookies. She can't start her day until she's received her morning weinie. Well, she is sweet, and is a lot of inspiration for my art. I have painted a lot of dogs! Dogs are so happy and freedom-loving that I hate to see them tied to a tree, or worse yet, their doghouse. The dogs in my paintings are very free-spirited, and are often blue, red, or green.

Monday, June 26, 2006

My Cafe Press Shop is Open!

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After a couple of days of hard and hair pulling, I finally have my Cafepress shop open! You're just in time to visit Cafepress while their summer sale is still going on, if you didn't already know about it. I have added quite a few new things to my store, Tickled Pink Designs, (yes, including the grasshopper thong & boxer shorts!) and I will be adding more items as the summer progresses. I'm so excited! Cafepress has soooo many items to use as a new medium for my art. You can find all kinds of unique items to suit every taste, so go on & have a peek. You ARE curious, aren't you.... It's been a long day and my coach has come in, so enough for now.

Sunday, June 25, 2006

See My Grasshopper Underwear

Hi, all. I've been busy with opening a new Cafepress shop,Tickled Pink Designs, which I'm filling with new goodies. It's impossible to see the text on this thong in the pic, but it says "Patience... ". This design is also available on men's boxer shorts. My shop is still under construction, so I'll let you know when it is ready to view! Cafepress has many great items, including clothing, accessories, items, totes, prints and more. Check them out!

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

The Day the Music Died

Okay, so isn't really dead, but the certainly is. So I'm just sitting here at my computer with an uncontrollable urge to send my thoughts and images out into the blogsphere like radio signals. there anyone out there??? Houston, can you read me? The song going through my head is "The Day the Music Died". Remember it? "Bye, Bye, Miss American Pie...drove my Chevy to the levy but the levy was dry...our good old boys are drinking whiskey and rye...thinkin' this will be the day that I die....

This is the first day of summer, and I imagine that many of you are taking your summer vacations or sitting around at the beaches or pools - maybe cracking open a Bud or two. If any of you are picking up my signals, be sure to send me a "hallo" - and remember to "buy, buy, Miss American Pie." In the meantime, I'll be enjoying the 30 or so young mourning doves that are flitting around in my backyard and thinking of you, my friends.

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

The Picasso Trigger

This is one of my abstract paintings done in acrylic on stretched canvas. I call it the Picasso Trigger because it is a rendition of the Picasso Trigger Fish. Who knows if Picasso actually got his style from studying nature, but I'd say it is highly likely! I have prints available of this painting here if you'd like to look.

Monday, June 19, 2006

Sweet Cat Face

Who can resist a sleeping kitty? They are so sweet. Available as a 8x6" print here.

Sunday, June 18, 2006

Old Fashioned Girl - Happy Father's Day

Here is an old fashioned girl, wishing everyone a happy Father's Day. It's hotter than a pistol here in Texas. We got a thunderstorm about 1:30 am to start the day, and evidently more on the way. Come to think of it, it stormed ferociously all day long when it was Mother's Day - think Mother Nature may be trying to tell us something?

Friday, June 16, 2006

Grasshopper t-shirt

Grasshopper t-shirt available on Zazzle.

Thursday, June 15, 2006

Driving Me Buggie

This print is from my "Driving Me Buggie" series. It is 6x6" and titled "Katy-did-it". What is funny about this is that I had just completed my drawing of a katydid when my husband told me to come and look - and there was a large katydid hanging on the wall right outside our front door. Do you think I called her? So anyway, I had a close-up look look at one (eye-to-eye). They really are beautiful creatures.

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Honey Bee/Honey Do

Does summer make you think of bees? Bees buzzing, lawn mowers droning - kind of puts one in the napping mood...but your lawn also needs mowing, and you feel obligated to keep up with the neighbors since they're now making you feel guilty. That's where the "honey do's" come in. If the neighbors don't make you feel guilty enough, why your spouse DOES. The other option for this design title is: BUZZ OFF!!

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

The Nuthatch

8x10" print available

Sunday, June 11, 2006

Look what I found on Etsy

I found this hemp necklace by LynxOtterDesigns on etsy & I couldn't resist it! Thought maybe I'd wear it with my "spiral" t-shirt. Cool! has a lot of great things that
you won't be likely to find elsewhere, so check it out.

Saturday, June 10, 2006

The Spiral Has Tipped

When I finished this design and showed my hubby, he said "order me one"! I also loved it, so we ordered one for each of us. Now we'll be twinsies! I'll leave the meaning of the design up to you.

Friday, June 09, 2006

Dragonfly Apparel

This is how the dragonfly looks printed on a woman's t-shirt. It would look great with bluejeans, wouldn't it. This tee and many other designs can be seen now in my Zazzle shop. Now this is a little spooky: when I said in yesterday's post that I hoped we wouldn't have another rolling blackout, it only took 10 minutes before the electricity shut off. I'm not kidding! I just HATE when I'm working on the computer and it suddenly blacks out!!

Thursday, June 08, 2006

Buttercup Baby

Good morning, all. It's already 85 degrees here in central Texas and likely to rise to 100+. So maybe this afternoon I'll sit here in air-conditioned comfort (hoping there will be no rolling blackouts) and sip on my mint julep (actually lemonade - I do have a good imagination). Summer makes me think of buttercups and daisys and fresh summer breezes; little flower people swinging through the meadow and....I swear I haven't been into the mint juleps - I'm always like this. Anyway, you can see this little flower lady right now on my Zazzle site if you wish. Stay cool!

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Tom the Cat

Here's that sneaky tomcat that prowls around in backyards and alley ways just looking for a good fight (or a little lovin) - whichever comes first. He can be found on Etsy, of course, as a 10x8" print -also here on a t-shirt. We have this neighborhood calico cat who likes to come over and lay under our bird feeder. She'll look up at all the birds flocking around the feeder, just hoping they'll dare to land on the ground. Our poor little dog, Spot, is afraid of the neighbor's cats. They always try to zone in on her food dish, and I think she's been swiped across the nose once too many! She's supposed to be a squirrel dog, but can't be bothered with chasing squirrels - or the bunnies that hop around our yard.

Tuesday, June 06, 2006


Here is something a little bit different than my usual, having more of a diffused background. Dragonflys are really unusual creatures. After reading an article in National Geographic, I learned more than I think I wanted to know about dragonflys. I've always thought they were so pretty, but I didn't realize what cruel lives they lead!

Monday, June 05, 2006

Dancing with Mr. Redbird

I thought I'd show you something a little different this morning - one of my abstract prints. I tried to show it framed, but it wouldn't work, so this is the original painting. The print can be seen here.
Darn, it's another bird, but done in a different style. It's somewhat mystical in nature, I would say. You can also see some of my other abstract prints here. If you're into originals you can find them here.
Let me know what you think - I'm open to comments and likely will reply!

Sunday, June 04, 2006

I Love Parakeets

I guess I've been doing a lot of birds lately...maybe it's just because I like birds! I've been working on other designs also, but most of my time seems to be taken up by computer work. hmmm.... I think this parakeet print turned out to be really cute & different. What do you think?? By the way, I do appreciate comments on my work! (also people who link to my blog) I'm still working on promotion of my blog and website:, but plan to work on my sketching today. Dear hubby is making me blueberry pancakes and bacon for breakfast - isn't that sweet?

Friday, June 02, 2006

Blue Bird of Happiness

Have you ever had one of those days when the world seemed out to get you from the time you got out of bed in the morning? I started out by having my doctor's appointment cancelled (once I already went in). Then I had to buy groceries in an overcrowded grocery store & missed my nap. I found out that all my royalty orders had been cancelled. Then I opened my freezer to start dinner and a whole box of blueberries jumped out and rolled all over the floor (and the day isn't finished yet). I do hope there will be no more mishaps! Well, I'm sure you're all playing your violins for me by now, thinking you've had much worse days.... Anyway, I decided to post my blue bird print - maybe it will bring someone happiness! You can view this print here if you like. P.S. It looks just great framed!

Thursday, June 01, 2006

New Shop: Tickled Pink Designs

Have a look at my new shop, featuring t-shirts, nighties, baby apparel, mugs, etc. with my designs printed on them. These items can be customized so that you get exactly the product you want! And they are very affordable! This little sweetie is my latest design. To see her, click here.

I've been very, very busy setting up places for you to buy prints of my work on my Zazzle and Etsy shops, besides trying to get some new designs ready for sale. I did manage to get a bunch of petunias and coleus planted in containers in between times. So far they look like they're doing well.


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