Cazenovia Art Trail, part one

I had a great time yesterday at the Cazenovia Art Trail, Cazenovia, NY.

We had a roomful of all kinds of painters. Put our stuff all around the beautiful community room. the Art Trail folk had done a great job with maps, locations, pics of our work.

I learned that small sells very well in this economy. sold a bunch of watercolor postcards in little bags. well, they are water colors…

Here’s one, and thanks to friends who drove from far away just to see me. Gee whiz….


this one still needs work, but it’s colorful!

Sorry for repost. FB Link did not work

one more fall treat

this is a little Golden QoR watercolor on Yupo. QoR is the most saturated pigment I have ever used. On Yupo, which is plastic paper, color goes wild. This one will be on Redbubble and Café Press, along with a bunch of others.

I’ll have cards, mugs, all kinds of stuff available. They print, they ship. You get art in the mail. I hope everyone will be patient until next week. Until then, today’s treat.


See you Saturday in Cazenovia, NY library, and thanks for reading.

Tuesday painters’ day

Hi there. I have been struggling with pain and getting ready for the Cazenovia Art Trail, starting this Saturday, 4 October and next, October 11 at the library in Cazenovia, NY.

Thankfully, my galoot husband Dana has organized my studio by kind. Then he pulled all the paintings from all over the place onto our studio table. We sorted by size, and then I made three piles from each size: finished, more work needed, and paint over.

All we have to do is bag em and tag em. Most of my watercolors are painted from edge to edge meaning they sometimes get mounted. Whew.

Painting is the easy part!

today’s peek


trying again

Today I was greeted by a dead cellphone. Aaack.

But I really need help from you guys to spread my Indiegogo campaign, please.

I am trying to raise money for mats and frames for the annual Cazenovia Art Trail. I am way new at crowdfunding. Have had a lot of comments by people with no followers as to how I can help by sending them money!


is my link. We are way broke and I was juried into this show. If anyone has suggestions or even is able to contribute, I have some perks up. Thank you all for all of your comments, likes and shares.

Another painting peek


hello from chilly ny

Hello, it’s been a long time. Very serious family emergency.

But I am Baa-a-ck

And in need of advice. I was juried into the second annual Cazenovia Art Trail. It happens on October 4 and 11 and I will be in the Cazenovia Library with three other terrific artists: Toloa Perry, Drayton Jones and Rick Marchant.

My problem is cash to mat and/or frame my paintings. I have plenty of paintings. Do any of you know which crowd-funding source would be best?

Indiegogo has been suggested.

Here is a peek


Saturday better than all weeks

Hello everyone. Miss me?

I am not going into it, but this has been a fucking bad week.

However, I got a new friend, below


Nala Bean is her name and no, I didn’t choose it. Chose her because of it.

Ok, my spouse has been in hospital. Next week he comes home and I am excited.

that’s all for now

gray monday

Hi there,
Sorry to have posted so infrequently, my reader.

I have been painting like crazy to get ready for Cazenovia Art Trail this fall. I am thrilled to have been asked. October 3 and 10 I will be at the Cazenovia Library with other award-winning painters. A little brag, pardon me.

My selfie painting ran in Al Dia, a great newspaper in Philly. The writer, Sabrina Vourvoulias, is a longtime friend. She asked me to write a few graphs about Frida Kahlo, who painted self portraits. She was a fiery woman as described. I love her work.

Monday and a digital over watercolor


I had a painting which had good bones, but the colors made our eyes bounce. So, Procreate app, I digitally painted with transparent greens. That is exactly what I then did on my watercolor. Stay tuned.

I’ll post that tomorrow

saturday morning

A little later: caffeinated, medicated, in less pain, thanks. And thanks for reading my rant. I always get over it, usually without so much yapping.

And I did not make another art opening. Fucking pain. Anyway it’s here, for sale, 30 by 22 inches. Two months, coffee, watercolor, other fun stuff, charcoal. Please buy? I am whining. Will stop now. Cheers everyone.

Here’s one done in North Carolina