I have a mug full every night but this week I had a revelation. I love ice cream -just ice cream in its' place. Not candy disguised as ice cream, or ice cream buried in sauce and whipped cream. Don't get me wrong, I love candy, hot fudge sauce and whipped cream, just not mixed with ice cream. I decided to try two new flavors this week - peanut butter swirl and pecan praline. When Jenifer called me from Shop-rite to read off the flavors they sounded really good. The peanut butter swirl was inundated with peanut butter cups and the pecan praline was loaded with pecans.
Now perhaps you are reading this and saying, "What? Is she nuts?" Maybe but the nuts should be nuts in a bowl and the ice cream should be separate. I just can't enjoy the ice cream while having to chew all that stuff. If I want peanut butter cups, I will get a bag of Reeses!
Also, ice cream CONES have to be sugar or waffle cones, not those cones that taste like styrofoam that they usually give you at Dairy Queen. Nowadays, you have to ask for a sugar or waffle cone when back when I was a little kid that is all they had.
So, my ice cream revelation is that from now on, I will get vanilla, chocolate, coffee or strawberry or any ice cream that just stands on its own.
I give God the glory for ability that He has given me.
I feel truly blest to be able to do what I love and have people appreciate it.
1. When did you start painting? 1979
2. Did you go to school for your painting.
I am self taught
3. What are your inspirations?
I am a lifetime Florida resident and it provides unending reference material.
I love the birdlife, landscapes florals and also paint lots of local landmarks as this area
has a rich heritage. I love painting old ornate architecture. I recently completed one of the areas’ oldest churches 1905…such a rich beautiful building with grand stained glass windows.
4. Your colors are just amazing - does that come naturally?
I love color and I do suppose it comes naturally. I can go from soothing, peaceful to bright and bold depending on the subject. Most of my watercolors are realistic; but I do enjoy abstracts which will be seen some in my ACEOs.
5. When did you decide to make jewelry out of your art?
Shortly after joining etsy, I decided I needed to focus more on lower end art. The watercolor pendants seemed to be a way to have a piece of art and wear it too.
I take pride in that my pendants are original art pieces and not from commercial sheets. Occasionally I will have a print reduced for the pendants, but prefer the original ones.
6. What technique do you like best?
I like transparent watercolor most, but whatever the subject dictates and works best, I’ll use. Sometimes it requires pen and ink which I enjoy working with also.
You do collage which is one of my favorite medias.
I do love to use collage with my watercolors and pen and ink mostly on the ACEOs.
Would you ever mix other medias into your collage?
I like to mix the different medias. I like to add acrylics as well.
I have become addicted, to etsy, that is. Mostly I love to make treasuries (as time allows). It’s neat to check out shops and get to know the different artisans and crafters.
I also love to exercise on a regular basis.
I am married and mother of 2 grown girls. The youngest is just now getting married and is keeping me rather busy with the plans.
I am very community minded and very active in a local art club.
You can say my watercolors are: Frameable, wearable and collectible.
"But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own." Matthew 6:33-34