David Leffel Workshop

Back in May of 1991, I had a job of delivering art supplies to various classes and workshops. One of the most impressive workshops I got to be at was that of David Leffel. The model for portrait work didn’t show up, so they asked me to pose. That was a new...

Coconut’s Salon in La Mesa, CA

I’m so glad I don’t need perms anymore. When I was a little girl my mom would perm my hair with Toni Permanent Wave. Perms were so stinky. My hair in this pic is over curled and looked frizzy. I hated it, but in month it would start to look softer, then in...

Fairy Festival at SPF

While at the fairy festival at Summers Past Farm I was asked to do a painting of this little fairy. I hope her mom likes it.  I called to tell her the painting of Kailynn is finished. It was so cool to work in my favorite color scheme, blue, green and violet. I...

Fairies and Wee Gardens

For the 7th year in a row I was asked to do a painting of this little girl in this picture. Summers Past Farm has the most fantastic Fairy Festival every Spring. I didn’t want to go this year, but got a call to do a painting of Kelly’s little girl who is...

Perris California Rock House

There are so many things to do for the next painting… I have so many resources, and ideas, it’s like what should I do next? Well, I could just draw straws (no, I don’t have an interest in drawing what straws look like, heh, heh! Perhaps I could pick out something...

Consignment Shop Santee, CA

 I like to tell short stories about what happens to me as an artist. About 5 years ago there was a new store near my home that sold jewelry at a discount and also some second-hand things. This little store had just relocated to a new place and had vacant walls. I was...

Pauline Doblado Watercolor

I find it rather odd that I have a friend whom I sometimes walk with who said that her former room-mate was Valerie Jungck. I was in a class with Valerie one day and she was going to throw her fish painting in the trash and I said I wanted it and it now hangs in my...

Summers Past Farm Bicycle

Just last week I did this painting of the old bike in from of the Soap Shop at Summers Past Farm and then today I go to paint and visit there and find the basket is gone off of the bike. I will miss it because the owner always had something planted and growing in it,...
Donna Zagotta’s Watercolor Paints

Donna Zagotta’s Watercolor Paints

Looking at this new set of opaque watercolors gets my inspiration juices flowing! What yummy colors! When I was browsing through an art magazine I found this painting by Donna Zagotta and it made me wonder how she came about doing what she does with paint. I found a...

Jerry Wilson, My Collector

How nice of Jerry Wilson (an art collector) to show up at my show at The Coffee Grounds! He is observing the magazine that my collages were featured in, The Apprentice. My show at this coffee place was to be taken down on March 30th, and the owner decided to keep it...