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JULY

Anything Goes!
(suggested by Lynn Cohen)


Update : We are now keeping Themes for a WHOLE MONTH



Wednesday, July 26, 2017


As my roses are starting to bloom, I remembered this piece I had done a while ago, using one of my own photos, as well as a painted background.
The quote is one I need to remind myself often - one we should all do. There are miracles all around us.

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Crazy colored Calico Cat painting

Where is everyone? This topic is WIDE OPEN.

Any thing goes, so here is my 8x10 Crazy Bright Colored Calico Cat painting, done from a video on YouTube, on 140# hot press paper, varnished front and back. I love trying new styles and taking classes in art. Since discovering the awesome multitude of videos online FREE to watch and paint, I am now overwhelmed on what to do next! This one was FUN to paint. Really fun. He looks a little bit cranky to me. But I do love him. Of course, he is for sale on Ebay in my store.

Have any of you tried painting along with videos online?



Friday, July 7, 2017

National Chocolate Day

Today is National Chocolate Day? Wow. Anyone have any chocolate paintings? I have one. It is a Chocolate Covered Cherry done in thick acrylics ACEO size. Sold. Happy Chocolate Day!

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Happy Birthday, Spam!



SPAM - THE REAL KIND

I painted this picture of Spam awhile back when I was doing food art. Acrylic on canvas board. Spam is 80 years old today. It seemed appropriate.

For sale on Ebay 



Something you use every day

For me, this has to be brushes and paint.   I sketch every day too, so here's one I did in my concertina sketchbook ...

Arlington Court - National Trust  - I sketch and paint there every week










Friday, June 30, 2017


A brand new month and for Canadians , it is Canada Day - the 150th. Lots of celebrating all over Canada.

July 4th will be Independence Day. Another day to celebrate

With a brand new month, comes a brand new theme and this one is suggested by Lynn Cohen:

Anything Goes!

What a wide range of choices. What will you share this month?
Will you try something new?  Play with new supplies?

Here are a few ideas to get you started:
You might:

*Celebrate the July 1st or 4th holidays.

*use postcards, maps, photos or brochures to showcase a holiday you've taken.

*experiment with a new medium or tool

*Or, just play and have some fun.


No matter what you create - be sure to share your work.

Friday, June 2, 2017

Something I Use Every Day - My Pen Case by Joan Tavolott

I go out painting or sketching every day (with very few exceptions) so my pen case is something I use every day. I like having everything together where I can see it and use it easily. This has a back section that contains a water brush, pencil, eraser, mister, and a travel brush.



Thursday, June 1, 2017



A brand new month - full of possibilities and a brand new theme to announce.

June's theme is "Something You Use Every Day", as suggested by Jean Bernick.

I hope the theme inspires you and that you interpret it and make it your own.

There are so many ways to interpret this theme. Here are a few ideas to get you started.
You might:
*Focus on your hand as I did - I use it every day for sure.
* Remember a favourite item you have used
* Focus on a favourite object you have inherited and still use.
*Open a cupboard and pull out a favourite item..
*Visit a thrift shop and discover a treasure in someone else's junk.

Whatever you choose to do this month, have fun. Please share your inspired artwork. Any medium can be used.