Tuesday, December 28, 2010


My sister-in-law kept urging me to paint Archie, her dog. I kept thinking I've already done it! (joint portrait with Archie and Kathleen). But for Christmas I decided to go ahead and now I concede that, yes, Archie is worthy of his own portrait.

Sunday, December 26, 2010


My friend Debs, who made an extraordinary red ostrich purse, inspired me to try to dabble in making purses. I made 2 as Christmas presents for my nieces. For purse A (above), I went to the thrift store to find a purse to cannibalize for the hardware. For purse B, I realized that the cannibalized purse had a nice zippered pocket feature remaining - so I built a purse around that.