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Madison, WI, United States
A few roles I take on include artist, teacher and parent. I make art, and also love to craft in paper.

Monday, March 30, 2009

New again

I have been trying to paint at least twice a week. Watercolor only right now because I just don't have time to start a big acrylic project. So after I am done with my books for the evening I set up my paints and get cracking. Here are my latest two.

"Fraction" 2009

Also, I am on papernstitch this month for both my paintings and my books. If you have not done so yet, please check it out. If you are so inclined I would love it if you added me as a favorite on there. You do so by clicking on the heart. The winner each month gets 150.00 and a free month on the site, a nice added bonus!

Friday, March 20, 2009


"Swinger" 2009
"Daphne" 2009
"Selena and the Rubber Plant" 2009

"Blue" 2009

Thursday, March 19, 2009

And we have a winner!

The lucky winner for the sweet SWAK Eco Magnets by TeamZvonik is.....................................

Jessica Torrant!!!

My husband grabbed a name out of a bowl and it was you, Jessica! Congrats!!!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Give it away now

Hey all, I was having a hard time thinking of something to blog about. So I thought I would do a give away. You know I never thought I would be the type to blog, or twitter or do any sort of "social networking" stuff. Heck I used to sneer at cell phones. Well, technology and the internets slowly seeped into my life and now I depend on it to make a living. I like it though, I have made some great friends, and I love the fact that everyday I see others create beautiful things. Well I digress. As I said I thought I would have a give away on my blog and since I now "twitter" I asked some of my "followers" if anyone would be willing to share their pretties with my readers. And luckily for you teamzvonik was gracious enough to offer her cute S.W.A.K. magnets made of recycled paper pulp!

Here is how you could be the lucky winner:

1. Go to
teamzvonik's shop, and take a look around.

2. Come back here and leave a comment on my blog telling me which item is your favorite in her shop.

3. Extra entry if you either blog or twitter about my give away.

Thats it!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

New paper designs

I have been deciding more and more to design my own paper. I have a degree in graphic design, I would hate for it to go to waste :) Here are a few examples.

"Bunnies" designed for my rabbit obsessed daughter


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