Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year!

As a fan of the
'Mamas and Papas'
back in the sixties...
I ran across this video featuring a song
by Mama Cass Elliot
that I thought was really appropriate for
New Year!!


Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

A 'Freebie' for the New Year

I put together this
2010 Calendar
for you to 'grab'.

It's available
at this

You can print and give away
as many as you like...
just don't offer it
for resale
in any form.

Have a Wonderful New Year!!

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Spending the rest of the year on New Paintings!

I made a New Year's Resolution
last year...
'to become better organized'..
and I have kept it!

One of my resolutions for 2010
was to 'build' a little
mini-studio in the corner of my dining room...
(I work mostly in my dining room and living room as my
studio/ print/ shipping center
is too cold in the winter and too hot in the summer)

Well..I was interviewed by
Sue Shellenbarger
of the Wall Street Journal..
who sent a photographer to shoot
my organized work space...
this prompted me to go ahead and
put up my 'mini-studio' a few weeks early.

Soooo...I will be spending the time between Christmas and
New Year
doing a batch of new paintings for my
Rustic Goth Shop...AND maybe even for my

Hope everyone had a
Wonderful Christmas
and wishing for you
Great New Year!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas!

Wishing you a
Blessed Christmas
and a
Joyous New Year!

I chose this particular version of 'Mary Did You Know' I know it was one of my husband's very FAVORITE songs ever...and he was especially proud of the fact that he was friend's with Buddy Greene...who wrote the music.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Coming Up on a New Year!

With the New Year fast approaching...
I have been soooo busy cleaning
and doing last minute
shipping for my Rustic Goth Etsy Shop

I really am tired...but I've got
one more day of cleaning yet to do.

I'm just now getting around to doing my
Fall Cleaning.
That means everything comes off of the shelves
and gets a good scrubbing.

I normally do it much sooner but,
between my damaged roof (that took
until almost winter to get repaired)
and the shows I did this year...
time just 'got away' from me.

Last year I made a New Year's Resolution
to become better organized..
and I've really tried to keep that resolution..
when something gets 'let go'
the result is
'disorganization'. see why I've been so busy...
well...that...and something I will reveal before
the first of the year:).

Friday, December 18, 2009

An Annual Favorite

My husband and I really loved this video...we watched in on
Z-Music (I don't even think that station is around anymore)
in 1996 -- I think it's the same year the video came out!
I DO love Trans-Siberian Orchestra...and this was the first song
I'd heard from them.
It's "Christmas Eve/Sarajevo"

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

A GIVEAWAY on my Other Blog

I'm having a
for (3) of my
Rustic Goth
on my Rustic Goth Blog
on December 18th.
If you'd like to
throw your name in the hat..
for a chance to win
one of these calendars...
see how

Saturday, December 12, 2009

A Very Short Merry Christmas Cartoon

I thought this was a cute little Christmas cartoon....and wanted to share with you all!
Wishing everyone a "Happy Holidays"!!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

My "Resting" Piece featured...

My 'Resting' Print

was featured on the

Art for Cancer

This is such a wonderful Group...

working hard to raise money

for various Cancer charities.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Art For Human Rights...aka..Art Against Aids

I have participated in the
'Art Against Aids'
Charity for the past
three of four years.
These are pictures of the original paintings
I sent to be auctioned
in the fight against Aids.
My youngest brother had Aids
and passed away in 1996,
so it is a cause I feel strongly about.
This has expanded
its outreach
and is now called
'Art for Human Rights'.
I will be painting a piece
especially to send to the Auction...
which will be held in Chicago
in early 2010.
I'll post more information...
and a picture of this year's painting
in a future post.

Print Sale in my CMZ Art Shop

I have put a sale
on all of my prints
now listed in my
These are some of my
favorite tree/nature pieces
of ALL time
and my shop has been filled
to it's current capacity!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Christmas Give Away at Greenpixey

is having a
Christmas Giveaway drawing
for these very sweet...
not to mention..
little amigurumis
over on her
Just click on this link
and visit her site...
she gives very thorough instructions
in her post.

According to Greenpixey...

"Amigurumi is the japanese art

of making small stuffed crocheted or knitted figures. "

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Curled up "with" Chef Novelli

I had a wonderful...but long...Thanksgiving week-end..
and even though I am now a little
behind in shipping
and getting things all caught up...
I needed to
'curl up with' a little
and Chef Novelli...
I'm really liking that show.
Patrick caught the last one with me...
now he is watching them with me..
it's a fun show to watch with someone else.