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Julie Blue’s Marvelous New Swim Cap


Julie Blue’s Marvelous New Swim Cap, oil on canvas, 10″x12″.  For sale on etsy.

I don’t really know what to say about this piece, but I will point out that there is a frog in her marvelous swim cap.   I will also state that I’m delirious today because this is the first day that I was able to wear shoes outside.  I was so excited about this that I called them ‘non-boots’ to the sales lady where I buy my canvases from.  She replied by saying ‘You mean, shoes?’   It has been so long, that I had forgotten the name for them….and that is a sad thing.


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Gypsy And The Tassel


Gypsy And The Tassel, 18″x24″, oil on canvas.  Sold.

Poor Gypsy, I think she will forever be tormented by the lantern tassel.  The other day it occurred to me that animals might be optimists.   Every morning Finnegan waits by John’s side and watches him eat his breakfast.   Every morning he anticipates John’s toast flying out of his hand and directly into his mouth.  This of course never happens, but Finnegan still sits patiently waiting for the day that this event will take place.   Maybe it’s because he’s not very smart,  but I think it’s because he’s optimistic.


Posted & filed under Flora And Fauna, Interiors, Paintings.

The New Bohemian



The New Bohemian, 11″x14″, oil on canvas.  For sale on etsy.

I bought a cactus the other day.  This is a big deal as I haven’t bought a houseplant since I had a bad experience with an orchid ten years ago.  I still can’t bring myself to talk about it.   I named our new family member ‘Shirley’ and John seemed to think it was a stupid name for a cactus but we only fussed about it for a short while before we lost interest in arguing about it.


Posted & filed under Paintings, women.

Miss Moon Was A Dog Governess. Lesson Twenty: Celebrate Your Accomplishments With Family And Good Friends.


Miss Moon Was A Dog Governess.  Lesson Twenty:  Celebrate Your Accomplishments With Family And Good Friends.   Oil on canvas, 12″x16″.  Sold.

It seems that Miss Moon has completed her lesson plan!   Fortunately it looks like she doesn’t have to grade papers but instead is dishing out ice cream to a bunch of stunned and exhausted students.  Except of course, the King Charles Spaniel (Finnegan) who appears to have made a moat of hotdogs around his little cushion.  This is true to life.  He has a deep seated fear of food being taken from him, even though no one has ever dared (or wanted to) touch his food.

One has to wonder though if Bernie graduated.  He isn’t wearing a graduation cap, just his red beret.  Could he be showing his rebellious artistic temperament?  Or possibly Miss Moon felt he just wasn’t ready?  Hmmm..  I guess you will just have to buy the book in September to find out if he did graduate..    I’ll keep you posted on the release date and other pertinent bits of information on the book as they come.

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Posted & filed under Cakes And Desserts, fairytale, Flora And Fauna, Miss Moon The Dog Governess, Paintings.

Water Lotus And Neptune


Water Lotus And Neptune.  Oil On Canvas, 18″x24″.  For sale on etsy.

I think I should start a new series on just green vases.  They keep making appearances in my paintings, and in my house.    When I started this piece, I had every intention on making the vase blue, but it insisted on being green and since my ‘colour brain’ completely shuts off when I paint (no conscious thoughts allowed), I really couldn’t fix it.  I’ve made my peace with it now and I hope you can too… Next obsession brewing could be shells and other pointy patterned things that come from the sea and I wouldn’t entirely rule out a sea monster either.


Posted & filed under Flora And Fauna, Paintings, Still Life.