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September 25, 2011
I belong to a water media group, Contemporary Watercolorists of Arizona (CWA) and each month we are given a motivation to serve as a catalyst for a painting.  This month's motivation was mandalas!  So, here is the painting that I am taking to tomorrow's meeting; let me know what you think.             ...
September 20, 2011
I think I am finished at this point, but I am taking the painting to the critique portion of AAG ( Arizona Artist Guild) this evening.  Perhaps the artists there will see if I am missing something.   Here he is:    ...
September 19, 2011
Well, Augie is now 98% done!  I will let him incubate for a day or two and then add the finishing touches.  Let me know what you think. He's come a long way from here:   ...
September 18, 2011
Yes, the adult  golden is taking shape.  I am happy with the progress, but my thumb knuckle  is quite swollen, and I have to stop for awhile.                                        Maybe a shopping trip to Macy's could bring down the inflammation! ...
September 16, 2011
I put some time into the two puppies ---tomorrow I am going to work on his adult image!                                                              ...
September 13, 2011
I have actually worked in the studio for 2 days after school now.  Here is more progress to Augie.                                            ...
September 12, 2011
Finally, I am back in the studio and working a bit.  School has been a bit more hectic than I thought it would be.  My the State is making people jump through more hoops than Zoe does in Click a Trick  class!  Here is Augie's progress.  More tomorrow!   ...
August 03, 2011
Finished putting on the finishing touches and framing  My New BFF  and Man of Makawoa for the CWA Gammage Exhibition.  If you are heading out to Tempe between August 11 and October 9, 2011, stop in to see the exhibit; it should be excellent.  I also started the preliminary washes to the Golden's portrait.       I'll add my progress tomorrow. ...
August 02, 2011
My husband gave his "okay" on my new site!  So, I am going to send out my email invites on Facebook and through my address book.  I hope a few people will send me a comment or two.  Tomorrow will be a day dedicated to working on a pet portrait of a beautiful golden retriever, Augie, who was fostered and adopted through Arizona Golden Rescue.  I really admire the work the volunteers in the various rescues who work so hard to help our furry friends.  Our little...
July 29, 2011
After working with Steve ( his patience was certainly taxed with my questions!), the time has come for him to push the magic button and have my website active in cyber space!  It still amazes me that this all can be done with the click of a button ( okay, okay - maybe more than one button)!  You should be getting an email from me within the next day asking you to check out my new site. ...
July 27, 2011
Zoe, our little therapy dog, spent almost 2 hours today visiting patients at a Scottsdale nursing home.  She was exhausted and fell asleep immediately in her car seat on the way home.  This afternoon was spent helping a friend finish story boards for Sew from the Heart; these samples will be displayed in the store and are ready for "Meet the Teachers" - this Saturday, July 30.  All of them were constructed on her Bernina machine - that has to be the best sewing machine...
July 26, 2011
Well, it is almost here... Justmontage.com!  Working with my web-designer Steve has been a wonderful experience.  He may be a "tech guru" with jargon of the cyper-space world that changes faster than I type, but he has made it easy for even me to navigate and manage my new site.  Hopefully, you, too, will be able to journey through the site with ease.  Let me know, okay? ...
July 21, 2011
What an exciting afternoon!   A friend's 8 year old grandson who loves art spent 2 hours today learning about drawing, perspective, watercolor crayons and paper weaving.  I forgot how much fun you can have with a creative 8 year old boy.  I actually planned five projects and we only really finished one, but we had a good start on two more. ...