Custom Portraits

Sunday, November 17, 2013

thistledown wish angels

Hello, it has been awhile since I blogged, life has been a little crazy! 
I have these angels that I make that I want to share. They are called 
"thistledown wish angels"  This is the first one I have made this season. 
She is a Christmas tree topper, but can be used anywhere. 

I imagined them back in the 90s, and have been making them ever since. 
I shape them all by hand with love. They are soft sculptures, made of glue 
and fabric. I shape the wings from wire, and make the hair with raffia. 
They are dusted with glitter, and I sign and date the inside bottom. 

I have them for sale on my ebay and also my etsy shop.

My life will be making angels til Christmas Eve! 
They are very time consuming to make, 
and may there be glitter everywhere forever. 
But I like to think that they add a little magic here and there, 
and that's what it's all about!

Thursday, August 9, 2012


This is a watercolor of the twinkle lights that hang in my studio.
The challenge was painting in light subdued enough to create shadow, 
yet still have enough light available to be able to paint.

Lots of prussian blue, a little gamboge, and a touch of cad red.

"lights" 10" x 22"

I am painting more like this today.

summer morning

 Hello there~!
This is a white cotton gown of mine that I love.
 I hung it in the big open window of my studio,
and painted the morning light 
coming through it.
I find myself using Prussian Blue a lot lately, 
love the warmth of it and how dramatic it reacts to whatever
I do with it. 

I am painting a lot of personal items these days from real life,
and also photographing the paintings in a more personal way,
including my tools of the trade and my cozy studio in the photos.

here is the etsy listing, i think the photos are clearer on etsy 
for some reason...

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Iris Rain

This painting is 12 x 8 pastel on wallis sanded. 
Love this one, if it does not 
sell soon, I may frame it and keep it for myself! 
I love the yellow, it's really vibrant and happy. 
It's for sale in my etsy shop

Monday, April 30, 2012


This is a pastel painting on Wallis Sanded Paper, I tried something new, an alcohol wash for the underpainting. I really love the texture. This is 12x8, and is for sale in my etsy shop.