Saturday, June 19, 2010

Sunday, June 13, 2010

This blog is moving......

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Thursday, June 10, 2010

A Day at the Beach

This is our camping site at Assateague Island. Isn't it great?
This is the view from the tent's a huge site!
The site backs up to the Chesapeake Bay.

This is the Bay View....This is usually where the horses
come from at night. They come right through our site every
night and walk through the camp. The first time it happened,
it scared us all to death.
It was like a stampede!

We drive on the ocean side to go to the beach.
People respect your space....see no one is around.

These are the closest neighbors we had all day!

We had a group of wind surfers to watch for most of the day....
pretty cool!!

But the star of the show at Assateague is always the horses!
Sometimes, there 10 or 15 on the beach in one day..
We only saw a couple on Sunday,
it was a perfect day.
We will be going back next weekend!
Hope you had a great day too!

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Saturday update

Emma's Garden
available on Ebay
auction ends June 6
It's been an exciting week for me! The opening of my own Ebay store has been both frightening and exhilerating. I've been selling with a group of artists for many months now and have been quite successful. After a couple of hiccups along the way, I decided that what was best for me was to sell on my own. This first group of auctions went well....I love watching the bidders that get their bids in early and wait it out and then at the last minute two or three bidders swoop in and snatch the painting out of their hands! I always feel a little sorry for the original bidder! I wonder if the first couple of bidders have forgotten about the auction or if they are just not quick enough to get their bids in. Curious to know if you think about those things too?
This group of auctions had some disappointments, too! I expected things to move a little slower than usual but I haven't had an unsold item all year and I have to admit, it hurts my ego, just a bit. I tell myself that it's to be expected, my views are not what they were with the group (our feedback scores were combined to make a score of well over 2,000) which leaves my unattended score of only 61 at the present time. So (as I take a deep breath) I will keep pushing through and celebrate the sales that I do have!
Today I'm working on artwork to send out to the gallery...I'm artist #57. I'm going to consider that a lucky number! Have a great Saturday!
Be good to yourself..

Monday, May 31, 2010

Flying Lessons

Available now on Ebay

I registered for Kellie Rae Robert's e-course "Flying Lessons" over a month ago and it finally
started yesterday. For those of you who aren't familiar with the course, Kellie is teaching everything she has learned along the way about becoming successful through blogging, online marketing and online sales.
Yesterday's post was about listening to your "whispers". I've thought alot about that since yesterday. I have been listening to my inner whispers for the past year - sometimes paying attention, sometimes not. Sometimes, I hear a whisper but something holds me back - fear, usually. I have learned that I need to ignore the fear, push it away, do whatever I must to do to push it aside because usually the whispers I hear, are good ideas.
Today, I ignored the fear and e-mailed a gallery owner. I inquired if she would like to sell my work in her gallery. What did I have to lose? Nothing. What did I have to gain? Exposure, sales, everything. Later this morning, I got a beautiful e-mail back, welcoming me into the gallery! I listened to my whispers and am another step away from my goal of working as a full time artist.
I hope you enjoy my newest paintings..they are available on ebay. I currently have 10 paintings available....please take the time to visit my store. Opening bids are only a penny on all paintings!
Happy Memorial Day to good to yourself.

Saturday, May 29, 2010


"Winged Angel"

"40 x 10 handpainted angel on reclaimed barnwood"


"11x14 acrylic and molding paste"

available on ebay

I've opened a new ebay store - I've got lots of new paintings available...these are just two of my newest listings. I hope you will visit my store and bid on my art.

Here's the link: My Ebay Store

Have a great Memorial Day's a great weekend to buy art!!

Be good to yourself,


Wednesday, May 19, 2010

I am so Proud...

"Friends Know the Words"

I have realized, this week, that I have truly amazing children that have grown into responsible young adults. It's a proud moment for a mother!
My children's grandfather passed away this week. My son has not left his grandmother's side since his grandfather's passing. He has been there to greet people at the house, supported her when she needed it and supported his father in any way necessary. Tonight at the viewing, my daughter joined her brother and father in the receiving line and greeted many dignitaries, politicians, fireman, policeman and hundreds of local friends and family. My children made me so proud and I'm sure their grandfather would be proud as well!
Be good to yourself,