Archive for January 2010

Blackbirds on my fence

Blackbird singing in the dead of night
Take these broken wings and learn to fly
All your life
You were only waiting for this moment to arise

Black bird singing in the dead of night
Take these sunken eyes and learn to see
all your life

you were only waiting for this moment to be free

Blackbird fly, Blackbird fly
Into the light of the dark black night.

(Blackbird – Beatles)

Blackbirds have always been one of my favorite birds.  They are so mysterious and sometimes look menacing.  I always felt it was more like they “knew things” rather than being minions of darkness.  Most see them as pest and scavengers, but to me they seem wise, knowing, and kind of cute.




I can see myself evolving as an artist as far as style and technique but these new Blackbird paintings threw me for a loop.  I even Wow’ed myself.  I loved the freeness of the paint and silhouette of the birds and tree.  At first glance one might feel the darkness of the panting, but in reality there is more of a sense of protection and watchfulness.  That’s what I see anyway.


By the way – These Blackbirds are available for purchase.  Just go to my shop link  and send me a message….. or click here.

It is a new year, a new decade and so many things are going on.  I really didn’t bother with making resolutions this year.  It is definitely hard keeping up with all the new things falling into place, but everything is falling so well.  I didn’t want to muck it up with a lot of empty promises made to myself.  I will worry about getting into shape at the end of the year after I recover from the birth (always my standard resolution),  and I will continue to concentrate on building a business out of my art.  Slowly, but surely, I am winning this race.  Now, if I could just manage to post more and still get the dishes and laundry done.  I blame it totally on nesting.  Jude is due February 19th, and for weeks now I have been obsessed with cleaning baseboards and closets.  I have been wiped out and tired.  I’m painting, but not as much as I like and am finding getting into a set schedule very difficult.  I only anticipate it getting more hectic. That’s OK though, it is so exciting how much our lives are going to change this year, so I say bring it on.

Things that have been happening of late:

~Playing with ink.  I love it!  It adds a texture and dimension to my art that makes me sing.  I really love Tim Holtz’s line of alcohol based ink.


I love the texture and depth it adds to my pieces.  Trying to develop a consistent style is difficult when I have all these fun materials to play with.

~I’m also trying out a new venue for selling my art at  If you click the shop link on the home page it will take you to my store. or follow this link

~BFS and I have been super busy gettign ready for or little Aquarian arrival.  It is less than 4 weeks now (Not panicking AT ALL!!!!).  We have been aranging and rearanging and preping and cleaning and painting.


Isn’t this fabulous!?  Super talented BFS painted this for our sweet baby boy. It will hang in the nursery……. err That is, once we get around to actually get the nursery decorated and set up.   Hopefully, I will be able to post a companion piece soon with an elephant and sun soon.

As hectic as things will be in the next few months, I hope to stay on track and post more.  Fingers crossed. Now I think I will take my turtle self to bed and see if I can get a few hours of sleep in.