Friday, December 30, 2011


Thank you dearest readers, friends, and collectors for another fantastic year!
I am so grateful for your support and patronage.
Your kind messages and encouragement mean the world to me.
I wish you all the happiest new year!
My resolution for this year is to LEAP!
What's yours?

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Piedmont Foxhounds

piedmont foxhounds
piedmont foxhounds II
piedmont foxhounds IV
Watching the hunt go off just up the road at Peace & Plenty Farm!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Eve of Christmas

little cottage
Christmas tunes have been playing all week.
santa gourd
We've trimmed the tree,
black forest bark
baked tons of cookies,
tulips for the table
spruced up our little cottage,
and exhausted dear Birdie - if that's possible.
Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Roadside Attractions | December

spidery weed seeds
milkweed seeds
lantern pod

I've been absolutely captivated by the weed seeds and pods along the roadside.
They are just waiting to blow away on the next wintry wind.
Aren't they beautiful?

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Wintry Woodland

silver oak
giant acorn caps, logs, silver oak leaf
Fat quarter samples of my fabrics are available for a limited time in my Etsy shop.
The giant acorn caps and silver oak leaf are new!

Friday, December 9, 2011


my edward gorey book collection
Ennui? Who could possibly die of it with such inspiration lying about?
my edward gorey book collection also
My collection of books by the inimitable Edward Gorey.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Gift Certificates

Give the gift of art this holiday season! A painting will last a lifetime.
Gift certificates for $25, $50, and $100 are now available in my shop!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Monday, Monday

a large painting in progress
I'm working on a new covey of birds and hope to be finished this week!
Just saw a really fun and quirky movie over the weekend, Pirate Radio. Have you seen it?
Took a spectacular walk and photographed lots of weed seeds.
I'm still trying to get the hang of facebook and I'm pinning like mad.
My cookie books are out and I'm getting ready for my annual baking extravaganza.
Without a doubt it is Monday.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

My Garden | December

hydrangea petals
hydrangea petals
dahlia bud
dahlia bud
viburnum bud
viburnum bud
pokeweed berries
pokeweed berries

Wednesday, November 30, 2011


walking sticks
A trio of stick bug specimens. Such clever creatures.
Love their camouflage. I've only seen one once or twice.
Have you?

Sunday, November 27, 2011

the skinny on fat

the skinny on fat
the skinny on fat
Spoonflower is having a two for one sale on fat quarters!
Any two fat quarters for the price of one!
Monday, November 28th 8AM until Friday, December 2nd 6PM EST
Plus, I'm offering 20% off all paintings in my Etsy shop!
Use coupon code: GBBF20 to apply discount.
sale ends Monday at midnight EST!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Turkey Day

turkey day
Wishing you and yours a very Happy Thanksgiving!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Grey Garden

grey garden
The withered and wilted have their own quiet beauty.
As much as I love color, I never tire of using grey.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Deck the halls...

Deck the halls...
Sorry, I can't help being punny!
My watercolors are on the cover of Western Living Magazine!
Twelve paintings adorn the walls of this lovely home featuring the amazing work
of interior designer, Kelly Deck. I'm so honored to be included.
I love how she framed the paintings for her client.
More pictures of this fabulous home here.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

A Day in November

a day in november
The foliage is still turning. The hills look a little more bare each day.
a day in november no. 2
It's a perfect day in November. They sky is grey and the colors just pop.
a day in november no. 3
Birdie and I take this walk behind the churchyard at least twice a day.
a day in november no. 5
There is always something new to see and a pretty view to enjoy.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Friday Again?

pheasant wing
Sorry I've been missing for a few days. Our little dog Birdie has been 
under the weather this week and needed my attention. 
I'm happy to report she's feeling much better now and is back to her old tricks.
Needless to say this week has flown by and I have a few new paintings
that I will be listing over the weekend. 
Happy Friday!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Oak Forest

oak forest
oak forest
Happy Friday all! A new large painting in my shop today.
 You still have until 9PM EST tonight to enter my giveaway in the post below!
I'll announce a winner tomorrow.

Monday, October 31, 2011

Giveaway | Tiny Insect Collection

tiny insect collection
tiny insect collection II
tiny insect collection III
I'm having an autumn giveaway!
This teeny tiny insect collection could be yours.
Enter your name in the comments below by Friday, November 4th, 9PM EST
Leave a comment on my facebook page for a second chance to win!
I'll pick a winner on Saturday! Happy Halloween!
And the winner is:
Eva Marion Seyffarth
Please email your address as soon as you can!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Light and Shadows

light and shadow
light and shadow II
light and shadow III
My new silhouette paintings really change depending on how the light hits them.
I used a lot of silver and gold guache which creates a celestial glow like distant stars in the sky.
I'm conjuring up my neighbors. The spirits that live in the churchyard.
Seems fitting for this time of year.

Monday, October 17, 2011


dust and shadows
dust and shadows II
Twin tree spirits. Otherworldly creatures. A bit of a tangent.
I received a book in the mail last week. A collection of photographs by Diane Arbus.
Her famous identical twins were on the cover. 
I think they seeped into my work.