Monday, November 29, 2010


Just a little pencil sketch done over the weekend. I'm glad we don't have these bears around here.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Chanukah-new cards

Chanukah begins at sunset on Wednesday, Dec. 1st and concludes at sunset on Thursday, Dec. 9th. These two are new card designs I will be putting up on my website today. I also will put up some generic happy holiday cards, some with art, some with photos. Obviously, the pen and ink card was created from the photo I took in Jerusalem in 2006.  This is the "cardo" - the excavated market place from Roman times. My design from last year is still up there as well.

I hope my readers had a happy Thanksgiving. I had an enjoyable time with my current and former family, who insist that I am still "family". It was nice to hear after all these years. I have much to be thankful for in my life even though some of my life's lessons were difficult at the time.

The Hebrew letters at the top are from a song we sing on Chanukah "Al Hanissim" which is about all the miracles God has done for us at this time of year. The holiday is about religious freedom, the freedom to worship as we choose.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Craft fair yesterday

Good fair yesterday. This was the most popular card design. I ran out and took orders. Met lots of nice people with positive comments on my cards.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Clarks Pond/acrylic painting

Small acrylic painting done in my class with Jeanne Lachance. I will probably use this one for a holiday card. All that's left is to have Jeanne show me how to varnish it. I'm finding the acrylic painting very difficult, but challenging. This image was from a photo I took during the winter at Clark's Pond, Auburn, NH. There is a snowmobile trail on the abandoned railroad bed, also lots of hiking & biking trails there.

Thursday, November 11, 2010


Last week's craft fair went well. Doing another one on Nov 20th. No time to write much, but these were our views of the beautiful sunset last night. Our house faces west and we enjoy the view even though we are in the city. Lots of leaves to rake. The pretty colors are mostly gone, but the oak leaves are still a beautiful russet color, especially when the sun is shining on them.

The top photo was taken by Joe. He is just starting to figure out Photoshop. I took the bottom one. It is the view from our house.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Craft show Saturday Nov. 6th

All set up for tomorrow's craft show at Brookside Church, Manchester, NH. The ladies have been cooking and it smells wonderful in there!