Tuesday, March 29, 2016


Delilah...named after my great grandmother who helped the Dr. deliver babies in a horse and buggy.  She was a strong and independent woman.

The joy of chickens

It's such a joy hanging around with chickens. They are so simple and busy. A rolling blueberry sends them running in excitement to see who can get at it first. My favorite chicken, Delilah, loves the spring when I'm digging in the garden and finding juicy worms for her. But she follows me around everywhere.

Friday, March 25, 2016

Yay for snow people!!

It's important to experience what you intend to paint. So that is my excuse for making snow people! Besides it's just plain fun. I love her. 

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Cooped up

My chicken coop reminds me of sunny days to come. It's a cheery face outside all winter as I come and go.

Magic purple ball

Good morning... magic purple ball out in my garden. I know it snowed again today but soon you will be surrounded by beautiful purple Iris and Peonies. Be patient. Your color inspires me to paint some purple cabbages and peppers in my new garden painting.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Spring in VT?

There have been many sunny days lately here in Vermont. My tulips and peonies are popping up but this morning there was a fresh layer of snow. It was nice snow but I was glad the sun came out and melted it. On with the spring thaw.

This is a winter painting that will be in the 2017 Simple Inspirations Calendar from Lang.

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Aria and the mermaid

My grandaughter Aria with her new best friend, a mermaid! She was so excited to meet a real mermaid that she just stood and stared and was speechless. Well the mermaid didn't exactly speak English. She mostly just made sweet sounds like a dolphin or like a mermaid should. It was a magical day!