Friday, November 26, 2010

Studio Work

Yesterday I put the last touches to my "Botanical Woman 2". I am pleased with it........finally! As usual I will add that the reds are not as vivid as in this pic, impossible to get the real one which is more brownish/maroonish.... nicer.
10" x 10", mixed media (lots of my handmade papers cut in tiny tiny little pieces) with fabric and vintage botanical illustrations. Commercial paper too.

The Feast

This is their version of Macaroni and cheese (4 cheeses, 2 types sausages)
A few pics: I did not take many, too busy enjoying the  delectable food prepared by Chefs DavEm. They make quite a pair! Their turkey was roasted to a spectacular shiny deep gold, the breast meat tender and delicious, the dark meat (my favorite) beyond words.. David told me part of their secret: A little duck fat to baste the bird. After all, turkeys, ducks, they all get along quite well, don't they? For desserts 2 yummy pies: pecan pie and cranberry pumpkin pie, wow, so yummy! And the best thing of all is that we all have plenty of these delicious treats left for a couple of least!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone

We are going to DavEm for the turkey....As soon as the cranberry pumpkin pie is in the oven Steve and I are going for a small run (careful, still watching and observing how the foot, yes my left foot, is doing). It  was SO cold this morning but it has warmed up some....

I am so very very thankful for so many things but I thought I would mention my husband, son and wife, and way over there in the city of lights, my sisterette and my best friend Zikette..... love them so much!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Happy Birthday To Steve!

That was last Saturday! We gave a party for Steve and had tons of fun .His best friend from way back, the infamous Nogrady was in town and helped to celebrate. The pics are from Emily Barnes, all but the angel blessing the "petits pains au lait"!
PS: Notice the birthday boy' s Hollywood quality! For those of you who do not know, yes, he is taken: he is hubby to this blogger!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Studio Work

I scanned it but the colors did not come true...tried several ways and gave up. In reality they are softer.
I call her "The Botanical Woman": 8" x 10", mixed media.I started this before our trip to Colorado and decided to call it quit today. I am trying to finish pieces quickly in an attempt to not fuss over them much....ha..ha..ha...difficult:)
This one will be the first of a series.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Images from our Trip

In Colorado
Back in Albuquerque

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Off To Colorado..... see Steve's friends who are celebrating their anniversary in a big way.
I will take this opportunity to go to Colorado Springs to visit briefly my friend Betty, fabulous painter. Delight your eyes here!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Oh The Glorious Colors!

Last few days of utter splendor in the garden

Monday, November 8, 2010

Studio Work

A small mixed media work

Sunday, November 7, 2010


In bloom right now, wow!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Pink Cat?

So many things that are alarming in the news, so much suffering in the world.....can't make art reflecting to be true to myself!
Again, I intended to make an art journal page but got carried away in a beautiful balloon....

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

In My Studio

Working in a less rigid, more intuitive way without worrying too much about the outcome I made this in my journal (started just before Silly2). As I was going along adding this and that and following the gentle breeze of creativity I soon realized that what was intended as a journal page backdrop was becoming a picture with no place to write on! Oh well, said I....moving right along, who said it had to be a page with room to write on? I am posting these 2 pics as the real thing is somewhere in between the scan and the actual photograph. (better in real life, yes, trust me)...thought of my friend Zikette all the time who, if I recall, "hates this blue" reality the real blue simply is not coming out in these pictures.