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September 14, 2017

Fall Vignettes and Folk Art

My favorite season of the year is only a few days away.  Yay!  I love everything about fall.  The crunch of fallen leaves underfoot,  the fresh spiced scent of baked pumpkin roll and pumpkin pies and of course the beautiful array of colorful leaves.  Painting with all the colors available gets me inspired!

Today, I wanted to share some fall vignettes that I set up in my home and a few of my favorite fall folk art paintings both new and from recent years.  All of the original paintings are sold, however you can still get a giclee of these.  Feel free to ask where it can be purchased if any of them interest you.

Inside the foyer

Parade of Quilts

Pennsylvania Dutch Hex Barn

Fall Decor on the foyer dresser.

Autumn Road

Autumn Barn Quilts

An altered art piece I made with a block of wood painted to look
like a candy bar and a cut out of a boy.

Pumpkin Valley

Seasons of Rural Life - Fall

A vignette I set up in a box in the hallway.

October Moon

A Night for Treats (now available as a signed 8x10 giclee)

Decor at my kitchen sink.  

Welcome Home

Wash Day

A cute little wagon I found at a second hand store.  I filled it with 
artificial pumpkins.

Autumn Evening

Hillside Barns

Some of my fall bowlies that I created out of 
different sizes of wooden bowls.

Harvest Party

Gloucestershire Village

Decor in the dining room.

Autumn Memories

Pumpkin Moon

Thanks for stopping by.  Happy Autumn!

May 15, 2017

New Paintings and Exhibit at Cafe and Visitor's Center

During the month of May and up until June 24th, I will be sharing my art at Emmaus Road Cafe in Lancaster, PA.  If you are in the area, be sure to check out their facebook page for hours before you visit.  If you are visiting Lancaster, be sure to stop at the Discover Lancaster Visitors Center at 501 Greenfield Road, Lancaster, PA.  You can see a few of my popular giclees on display and they are for sale.

 I have completed some new folk art paintings and have a new print in my kitchen line that are now available as giclees.  Please contact me at my email address at if you would like to order one in either 8x10 or 16x20 sizes.  I sell them both framed and unframed.

         Cabin by the Lake

The Potting Shed

Whispering Spring

Apple Harvest

Peaceful Pond

Morning Ride

The Quilt Parade

Peaceful Pastures

Peaceful Pastures II

Quilted Sky (20x20 only)

Bunny Cake (11x14 only)

April 14, 2017

What To Do With Leftover Cooked Broccoli

I love salads, but sometimes it's nice to change it up and make a warm salad.  Today I'm sharing a creative way to use leftover cooked broccoli for a quick one serving warm salad, perfect for lunch.  I started with a little more than one cup of cooked broccoli florets that I reheated in the microwave.

Warm Broccoli Cranberry Walnut Salad


Leftover Tender Cooked Broccoli Florets
Danish Blue Cheese
Dried Cranberries
Chopped Walnuts
Kraft Creamy Poppyseed Dressing
Herb Seasoned Croutons


Reheat leftover broccoli in microwave.  Add a few crumbles of Danish Blue Cheese, a sprinkle of dried cranberries and chopped walnuts and a tablespoon or two of poppyseed dressing.  Top with herb seasoned croutons and enjoy.  If you love blue cheese like I do, you will love how creamy and slightly melted it gets over the warm broccoli.

March 25, 2017

A New Location and Licensing My Art

This morning I realized the last time I posted was in January.  While my blog writing has been a little slack, I have been busy working behind the scenes on some new things that I can finally share with you.

Dutchland Galleries has a new display in the Tourist Information Center, located at 501 Greenfield Road, Lancaster that includes three of my giclee pieces.  There are also many other local artist's work on display in the center. You can purchase art directly from the visitors center or stop down at Kitchen Kettle Village to visit Dutchland Galleries to see their full showroom of art.  Both stops are well worth the trip.

This week I added a new location for my giclee prints.  If you are out and about enjoying this beautiful spring weather and plan to stop in Lititz, PA be sure to visit the shop Back Home Again located at 56 E. Main Street, Lititz, to see a collection of my folk art giclees, available framed and unframed.  The shop offers local art, photography, an assortment of gifts, keepsakes of Lancaster County and a large selection of beautiful cards.  If you have never been to Lititz, you are in for a treat.  There are many cute shops and great eateries there.  A fun time to visit is during their Second Friday event held each month where the shopkeepers and food establishments are open extra hours. Here are some photos of my work at Back Home Again.


Last but not least, over the past few months I have been working with a company based in Texas that markets painted needlepoint.  The company, Painted Pony Designs has licensed 16 of my pieces to start that are now available for order through various needlepoint stores in the United States.  Below is a link to their facebook page.  Be sure to check out the video from one of their trunk shows that includes my designs and their amazing selection of available needlepoint designs.  Scroll down their page to see the video in their January 24th post.

 Here are some photos of my designs from their show, Barn Dance.  The photo on the right features 12 of my designs on the left two columns.

Painted Pony Needlepoint Designs

January 7, 2017

I'm Dreaming of Spring and Some New Paintings

While it's snowing outside my house today, I'm thinking of spring and summer.  I'll admit I'm not a huge fan of winter.  Are you?  While I love how snow looks so beautiful draped over the landscape and like fluffy cotton balls nestled in the trees; I'm looking forward to warmer weather.  After the Christmas tree comes down today (yup, I still didn't take it down yet), I will decorate with houseplants, birdhouses and nests to rush spring along.

In the meantime, I'm starting to work on some spring and summer paintings.  Here are a few that I finished so far.  I showed you this one in my last post, but it is now available as a signed and numbered limited edition 12x12" canvas print.  I painted the original for my hubby.

"The Bird Watcher" 12x12" Lim. Ed. canvas print.

"Colonial by the Sea"  
Even though the original is sold, it is now available in
16x20" limited edition canvas prints.

I just finished this original 16x20" last night.  It will 
be available at the gallery this morning.  If you
don't catch this one in time, there should be 16x20" 
limited edition canvas prints available shortly.

I hope you enjoy this snowy weather, or if not, at least you can enjoy a little bit of spring and summer in these pieces.  Stay warm.

January 2, 2017

Holiday Traditions and a New Painting

It has been a busy end of year for our family.  Our month of December included juggling work schedules, hosting and attending several family Christmas gatherings, attending candlelight and Christmas Eve services, enjoying a Christmas play, shopping for gifts, and hosting a New Years Day Dinner party.   So now that things have quieted down a bit, I would like to share a few photos of the last month's traditions,  highlights and a recent new painting.


One of our holiday traditions is called the Twelve Days of Christmas.  Twelve Days prior to Christmas, our daughter gets to open a small gift after dinner.  This year we choose 12 different chocolate candy treats.  Each package also has a bible verse attached to the back that has reference to the birth of Christ.

Over the years, our favorite white Christmas tree had been starting to fade into an uneven off-white color, so I spruced it up this year with spray paint.  I  took it outside several weeks prior to Christmas and ended up using 6 cans of spray paint to do the job.  I used large sheets of cardboard to protect the grass and it aired out for several weeks in the garage.  Hopefully it's good to go for another 10 years. I decorated with a red and white theme this year and got matching wrapping paper.  To make it easy, we each got a different wrapping paper for all of our gifts, eliminating the need for tags.  With our small family, it was easy to remember which paper belonged to whom, but it could be a little challenging to remember if you do this with a large family. 

On Christmas morning we all sleep in late.  After we are ready, we have a tradition of making homemade stromboli for brunch and then we open gifts.  

This year, I set up the Central Market Putz I made a few years ago from cracker and cereal boxes.  I  also covered old soccer balls with sheet music circles for the vases.  Everything is very sparkly, but the picture just doesn't capture it.

Every Christmas, I do a painting for my hubby and this year's is titled, "The Bird Watcher".  Giclee prints will soon be available.  I would love to make a series of porch paintings this year, one for each month, so I can create a calendar of them for 2018.  Can you guess which month this is for?  I also made a small folk art calendar for 2017 that is now available on zazzle.  You can find this by clicking into the zazzle panel at the very bottom of my blog.  I purchased one to check the quality and I am very happy with it.  Be sure to check it out if you are still looking for a calendar for 2017.

In case you were wondering what I did with the little Jiffy Corn Bread box from my November 8 post, you can see it in my New Year's Day Centerpiece that I created for a family dinner party.  It's the little cabin in the arrangement.  I also made one into a gingerbread house for the other side of the arrangement too.

In keeping with the green theme, each guest went home with a little terrarium plant too.  

In my next post, I will show how I made the centerpiece, which would also be fun for a spring dinner party.  

I hope each of you had a wonderful holiday!  I will leave you with a question today.  What is your favorite holiday tradition?