Friday, August 26, 2016


I'm moving out of my delightful little cottage studio at the end of the month,
I'll miss it. Its been a wonderful place to work for the last three years.
Alas, the old girl, circa 1826 needs some love and attention.
So….I have decided to have a moving sale!
Enjoy 25% off everything in my Etsy shop through Monday!
Use coupon code: GOODBYECOTTAGE at checkout.
Also enjoy free shipping on pillow orders!
Have a great weekend.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Summer Days

"I almost wish we were butterflies and liv'd but three summer days - 
three such days with you I could fill with more 
delight than fifty common years could ever contain." 
Painting piles of butterflies and I cannot but think of John Keats and Fanny Brawne.

Monday, July 11, 2016

Against All Odds

Nature seems so cruel these days.
Predation, bad weather, pesticides, disease, you name it.
Snakes eating baby birds and eggs, birds eating butterflies and insects.
It seems so vicious at times and somehow these species survive.
Against all odds.

Friday, June 3, 2016

Day Dreaming

 Dreamy blues and verdant greens.
New paintings in my shop!

Monday, May 23, 2016


It's been raining for weeks.
With only a few days of sun, I had to escape.
What better way than with paint?
I think it was Louise Borgeois that said,
"Art is a guaranty of sanity."
Well, perhaps she is right.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Bulbs and Bees

Spring bulbs are blooming and the bees are busy.
I love these warm and sunny spring days.
I'm inspired to draw some botanicals, which is perfect segue 
into a new project that I've been dreaming about.
Time to get out my dip pen and ink!