Saturday, January 13, 2007


Instead of painting (shame on me), I've been playing with a new widget. It's still in BETA and I'm not sure how much it will work for me, but it's fun. You can see the first page (which is the only one I've done so far) waaaay down at the bottom of my blog. I may need to work on that. It's called Leaflett. So far it's free.

Time to go down and check for a sufficient number of spots of yellow snow outside the back door. I have Italian Greyhounds, they don't have much hair and really hate the cold.


My first thought this morning when I woke up was "yippee winter storm and I can't get out of the house even if I wanted to". I can really have a ball playing with all my art stuff without feeling guilty about not going to the grocery or any of that other every day stuff.

I've been doing a little experimenting with claybord scratch art and pastels. The black is working somewhat, but I'm still hitting a brick wall with the white smooth. I took this photo of a lady dressed up in a clown costume at an art fair a couple of years ago and this seemed like a good colorful subject. It's 10" x 8" on Ampersand Claybord Black with pastel. I still have a little tweaking to do, but it's almost ready to go. If you know of anyone interested in "Clown" contact me at for further information.