Saturday, March 31, 2007

A Beautiful Set

The city walls and arch and the house were designed and painted by Donna Keel. The mountain and tomb were designed and painted by me and David Sherman. Pilate's court was designed by me. It makes a great set. Performances are March 31 and April 1 at 6:30 at First Baptist Church, Joelton, Tennessee.

Sunday, March 25, 2007

EtsyLux Featured Artist and Shop

Check out my post on
It's a great article about Kirs Shanks and her etsy shop.

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Easter Treasury

Celebrate Easter with some of these beautiful items. Also, check out my pre-Easter sale. Read about it here.

Sunday, March 18, 2007

A Violin Treasury

I just updated my never ending treasury with a whole set of violins and other musical things. Check it out.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Temporary Art

Not all art is meant to last forever. The joy is in the creating! Yesterday we did chalk art on the slate by the creek. Tonight's rain will wash it away as the slate goes under water.

Saturday, March 3, 2007

Calla Lilies

You may have noticed this painting in the photo of my dining room wall (last post). This was my very first oil painting. We had a picture of it to go from. The class was made up of a lot of people doing various things. Three of us painted this picture. I used oils and one lady painted with water color and the other painted with acrylics. I really like the look of oil the best. At least for this painting.

I haven't figured out how to photgraph oil paintings yet. The oil is so shiny that it reflects back any light. I turn the flash off, but even bright room light makes a glare. If anyone knows the best way to photo oils let me know. The best I've done is outside on an overcast day. I'll try that later with this painting.

The background of this painting isn't really black. It is alizarin crimson and veridian green mixed together. When you see it in the light you can see bits of both colors here and there. It makes a very rich background.