Friday, December 3, 2010

Number 100 is something special

This is my 100th post. I've had my hand to the drawing board so no posts.
I've finished the art for my project with the entrepreneur. Now I am helping
her develop a website.

I have two new projects in the works and two upcoming shows. One is at
Time Out Studio in South Minneapolis on Dec 18th from 8am-4pm.
Wow, when I went to look at the link these people are BUFF! Stuff your
biceps with toilet paper if you show up at this one!

The other show is at Salon Ori~still working on dates.....
(However it will be in Dec)
1166 Selby Ave
Saint Paul, MN 55104

Hope your holidays have been and are wonderful, relaxed and joy-filled!


Sunday, October 24, 2010

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Which Witch?

This blog needs something fresh like witches flying across the sky! I've been making ink bats and ghosts. I even made a "teenage ghost" rolling their eyes-probably at its Zombie Father coming up from the grave? The teen Ghost thinking..."That's where you've been hiding all day! Why can't you hide in the garage and drink beer like other fathers?"

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Uptown Market and Ring Mountain Show

So I am trying for being at the Uptown Market in Minneapolis tomorrow, if not then I am thinking about 9/12. The market is located on Lyndale and 29th. It runs from 11am-5pm. Hope to see you!

I also have three pieces of art which will be shown starting October 21st through December 1st at

Ring Mountain Creamery and Cafe
1965 Cliff Lake Road
Eagan, MN 55122-2591

Stop by to see them if you can!


Saturday, August 28, 2010

I got the good call today

The State Fair called this Saturday Afternoon to share my art has sold and there is no need to pick it up at the end! Very nice on both accounts. I got some painting time in this week which is like getting oranges in the winter in the 1850's! Felt so great and I am working on color studies with my ink and oil style which is fun!

On another happy note, Jan and I were at Eagan's Market Fest on Wednesday and we got a lot of feedback! I also had a group of women look at the product and got even more feedback. She's taken the data and now we are shifting gears to focus for the next survey experience.

My sister Katie is working on an entrepreneurial venture as well and things are ramping up for her. I worked at bit Friday and this weekend on some graphics for her. I am proud of her and can see a bright future within this venture as things are taking off quickly for her already!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Best watercolor in the travel field journal goes to....

I visited the State Fair preview night tonight. My mom celebrated with me and the throngs of people who came to see their shining art. There was even a guy that we kept seeing (he had a distinctive look) and when he met up with his art he was in love with it and when we turned to see it, there he was in the painting! Wow, in love with his art and himself. It was like performance art for the small group that unexpectedly walked the show together. My mom and I had a snicker, the others faked interest, bowed heads low and moved on. Very Minnesotan! Beautiful art some of it. Somehow my piece seems adolescent but I think it is just the beginning of a style and I honor myself for speaking in my true artistic voice.

Here is are some watercolor paintings from our recent trip to Santa Fe and Steamboat.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

They draw they cook kids!

Jane and Peter decided to join in the fun......

Here are there submissions on They Draw and Cook kids!

Kids are so cool, they just do their art. It is a pleasure to watch them create.

Try those cookies and scones! They are realllllly good recipes.

Fair News

If you are stopping by the MN State Fair this year, I am happy to announce "Sleepless Tonight" was accepted for the show!

Monday, August 2, 2010

Birdhouses, art and charity

I just finished decorating two birdhouses for a Dakota Woodlands (a local homeless shelter who does great work!) Fundraiser held in October. One is a windmill and the other is representing Lynne Rosetto Casper from the Splendid Table. I made a glazed ham birdhouse, tied it with string and decorated it with shrinky dink pineapples. The back of the ham house has an area for Lynne to write something, that is what is going on back there! Here are some photos-

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Farmers Market and more

The show was great! There was a Lower town block party after the event that was great for business too. Here are some photos of my booth.

Friday, July 23, 2010

St Paul Farmer's Market A-Z Gallery July 23rd, 24th

Hi, just a reminder to come visit me at the St Paul Farmer's Market tomorrow and Sunday. 9am-2pm!

I was away this week and did some watercolor paintings of my surroundings. Here is the best one and it is of Big Bay State Park on Madeline Island, WI.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Show Saturday July 24th and 25th

Enjoy the new art!

I will be at the A-Z Gallery, 1/2 block over from the St Paul Farmer's Market on Saturday July 24th and Sunday July 25th. I will be on a veranda in front of the gallery with a green tent. The address is:

AZ Gallery
308 Prince Street, #130
St Paul, MN, 55101


Saturday, July 3, 2010

Show in Cable, WI

(Mary, Amy, Katie, Nancy-back row Michael and Linda-seated)

These are photos of Firefly Trading's First Friday Event. Located in Cable Wisconsin, Proprietor L.J Correll Menzel invites artist to come and sell their goods at her store store during the summer months on the first Friday's.

It was a fun time, I learned some new things and had a great space in which to display my art!

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Finished recipe goes to the show!

I am headed to Cable Wisconsin for an art sale Friday and Saturday. Here is one of the many pieces I am taking with me, as promised.....drum roll please......

The Danish Puff image with recipe hand stamped on the canvas. It was really fun stamping it and I hope it is a hit at the sale this weekend!

I have been busy making my paper mache men for the sale, also gathering supplies and art too!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

They Draw and Cook!

I draw and cook, a friend reminds me so here is what I submitted!

AND.....The real canvas is for sale! I will post it on the site soon. I am hand stamping the recipe in the white space in the middle. My friend Nina photoshop'd the type in for me for this one. Go see all of the recipes and wonderful art at:

Wednesday, May 19, 2010


To all who were able to attend, comment and support my show, for this I am very grateful! I learned a lot and this was a great catalyst for me. I will show this summer and next year at art-a-whirl. I am currently entering a piece of art into a show with the Burnsville Art Society. It's juried so here's hoping I make it in! Here is a peek at what I am submitting. It is titled "Are we the sum of our news and rules".

If you like this work, I am selling any configuration of these people for $8 per paper mache person and I will wire or string them as you like. Email me at if you're interested.


Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Painting, for the sake of painting, art sale....Friday May 14th 4-8pm

I am having an art sale Friday May 14th 4-8pm (or later if you hang around to drink Tom's home brew.) Be enchanted at 3875 Denmark Avenue Eagan, MN 55123 by lots of art! All of the paintings posted are warm ups, color studies and fine art/illustration. They are mixed media and oil paintings.

Prices and dimensions are listed with each image. All paintings (Larger than 20x20) are signed and dated and have been photographed so there is a chance some of these images will go to market for licensing. Wouldn't it be cool if you held the original painting for something you later see at Target? You'd take all of your friends to your house and Target to show them! WOW!!!! Join in the fun and get some original art for a reasonable price AND helping me get more canvas!

As an added bonus, two frame shops offered 20% off to frame my art at their shop! I suspect if you bring in other art they will frame those at 20% off too! WOW. One is in Eagan and one in Minneapolis. I will have coupons to give to you upon purchase.

For questions or if you want to pre-purchase any painting please email me at or call 612-791-3001.

I will be adding art so check back. I will add the art to this same post so watch for new arrivals up until the day of the sale!


4 Flowers 30x40" $125 *Sold*

Cliff Diving 24x20" $75

Woman with cat 8x10" $35

Girl with Graphics 48x24" $100

Red Dog 12x12" $40 *Sold*

Elephants 16x20" $60 *Sold*

Elephant and Emus 16x20" $60

Color Study 12x12" $35 (there are several of these)

Circus 36x24" $300

Circles 30x40" $150

Blue Dog 16x20" (There are many 16x20" for sale) $60

Bike Club 30x40" $250 *Sold*

Bears Bang Bongos 16x20" $60

Yellow Flowers 24x36 $65 *Sold*

Women's Toast 24x36" $100

Woman with hands on hips 24x48 $125

Wild Child 30 x 40 1/2" $225

Whale 8x10" (canvas board) $15

Squirrels in Hot Air Balloons 30x40" $125

Sleepless Tonight 30x40 $780 (Framed) Headed to the MN State Fair Fine Art Juried Show! And it was accepted to the show!

Shooting orange from blue 24x48 $100

Red 24x36" $50

Yellow ink House 24x48" $125

Pink Trees 24x36" $100 *SOLD*

Abstract with oil crayon 24x36" $75

Party of Jays 24x36" $125

White Faced Woman 12x48" $350

Moon 8x10" $25

Ladder Abstract 24x30" $75

Farm with Pink Trees 30x40" $150

Angel 24x30 $125

Mom and Daughter 24x48" $100

Blue Cottonwood 30x40" $150

Funny Guys 24x36" $200

Blue Trees 24x36" $100

Black Cat 24x36" $125 *Sold*

Adirondack Chairs 8x10 $25 *Sold*

Abstract 11x14 (on Canvas board) $50

Pigs in the Mud 30x40" $150