Saturday, October 3, 2015

Little Red Bird

Yesterday morning, I saw a tiny little red bird sitting on a branch by my studio window and although it was very small, that spot of red amongst all the green and brown was hard to miss! That bird sparked off this ...a series of small paintings which become a focal point on the card. I painted one and could not stop !

 I was not sure if I could part with these pretties, but then sharing makes me I put them all on Etsy!

I loved painting these ..will be doing more!

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend!


Thursday, October 1, 2015

Winter Scene

Hello everyone,

It's October already and that means the holidays will be here soooon and I have barely started on my holiday cards. I painted this winter scene this morning and stamped the season's greetings and began to wonder where and how this year flew by!

Here are some some new pieces which are now available on Etsy and although I have something more exciting to share...I just cannot as yet...soon..I promise!

Watercolor card.

 Watercolor on Arches paper- 5x7 matted to 8x10

Watercolor on Canson 140# paper- 4.5x6 matted to 5x7

 Watercolor on Canson 140# watercolor paper 4.5x6 matted to 5x7

Sentiment stamps by Papertrey Ink.

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend !(it's almost Friday!)


Friday, September 25, 2015

Papertrey September Blog Hop Challenge

It was way back in 2012 that I had first seen some Papertrey Ink  stamps on someone's card in a magazine . It was a quote and I had wondered where I would find something like that. I had not heard of PTI before and never seen such lovely fonts on a sentiment stamp. I had been, up until then, picking up stamps from my local craft store and while they were good, they were not exactly what I had been looking for! Not very computer savvy then, I struggled to know more about this company and their stamps. Finally, I found their blog and website  and placed my first order and have never looked back since then!

Papertrey Ink has been my absolute favorite when it to comes to crisp, sharp images. I, especially love their sentiments where they mix fonts wonderfully! Back then I had not known that these would be the only stamps, I would reach for when it comes to my watercolor paintings, but today I know I could not do without  PTI sentiment stamps!

Waiting to get more holiday spoiled by Stylish Sentiments- Holiday set and now I keep waiting for something similar to be released. maybe something for every season or quotes......

The other day , I posted a picture of my poinsettia painting on Instagram and PTI was so kind to repost it  and mention my work......meant a lot to me!

Here is the picture...

And now coming back to today's blog hop.....this is also something that I try very hard not to is my take on this month's inspiration picture.

Here is how it would look matted!

Sentiment stamp by PTI-Thank You- inside and out.

 a closer look....

Sorry for the long post!

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend!


Tuesday, September 22, 2015


September is almost coming to a close and soon it will be time for the you make your own holiday cards? have you started yet?

I painted some Christmas cards this morning and thought I would share one of them here . If you are following me  on Instagram, then you would have seen it already.

The sentiment is by PTI.

Here is another one ..

The matted one is available on Etsy

Have a wonderful week ahead and thank you so much for stopping by!


Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Autumn Leaves

 Hello !

Over the long weekend, I did take some time to paint and going by the number of cards and paintings that I have painted in the last week, I think I might have gotten slightly addicted to maple leaves! I simply can't seem to stop painting them. They make such a brilliant subject. The myriad of colors all blending into each other are such a treat to the artist. There is no right or's a maple leaf and whichever way you paint it, it is bound to be pretty!

Here is one of my latest's a 5x7 matted to a 8x10 and is ready to frame.I have used Arches watercolor paper which I simply love for it's texture and the watercolors are by Winsor and Newton.

You can find this one on Etsy

 And here are some cards......

 Card 1

Card 2

Card 3

I am loving all the color on my blog!

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a nice week ahead!


Friday, September 4, 2015

Maple Leaf

Happy Friday!'s a long weekend here in the States...hope to enjoy the last bit of summer!

 This week went past so quickly that I have hardly had any time to post anything  on the blog. I have been clearing up my studio and trying to get better organized. I had not taken stock of my stamps in a long time. Every box I opened had stamps and more stamps and am glad I decided to give them away.

I did put up a post about some of them last week and mentioned scrapbook paper and LOTS of punches. But I think the best way for me to clear my box of heavy punches  would be to have someone local come and pick it up. That way it saves them shipping.  Hopefully someones else will be able to put them to better use.  I have lots of huge Martha Stewart punches and Martha Stewart stamp sets. Stampin Up stamp sets A huge lot of stickers and of course scrapbook paper pads. I do have some 8 sets of current Casual Friday Stamps which are almost new where  just one or two stamps has been  used.
I will try to add some pictures to this post later today.  Chicago locals... if interested ..let me me!

But all work and no play make me a dull girl and painting is playing for is what I painted this week....

The maples have yet to turn but I could not resist painting some autumn them!

Autumn Leaves - on Etsy

A holiday card ...perfect to go with a Starbucks or coffee gift card

 Coffee on Etsy

Enjoy the weekend friends and thanks so much for stopping by!


Friday, August 28, 2015

Watercolor Holiday Cards

....sharing some of my holiday cards here today. If you have been following me on FB and Instagram then you probably would have seen them all, but for those who are not there, here are some pics for you. I have these currently listed on Etsy.

And to those who have emailed me for specific cards, I must mention that all your suggestions and requests have been noted and I will be working on them soon.

Some close ups....

I cannot believe it's almost September...this year just flew by!

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend!



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