Monday, December 31, 2012

Coming Soon

I've been hung up on trees lately.  But I'm really having a good time painting happy trees!

This is the latest one.  Not finished yet - but close.  I would love to hear your ideas for title on this one.  You can post it in the comments section below or email me. 

And Happy New Year everyone!

Monday, December 17, 2012

“Let’s Make Some Great Art!” by Marion Deuchars

This morning I was browsing through one of my favorite blogs, Ree Drummond’s Pioneer Woman, on her home schooling page when I came across this great little book. "Let's Make Some Great Art" by Marion Deuchars.

I love books like this. It’s a book for artist of all ages - “packed with stimulating ideas to spark your creative imagination.” If you have a budding artist in your family, if you are a teacher or if you just want to have some fun being creative - this might be the book for you. Go to:


But, before you click the “Books” button be sure to stop and play in the online activities from another one of Deuchars’ books, “Let’s Make Some Great Fingerprint Art.” It’s sure to bring out your inner child.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Happy Trees

I've been experimenting lately with some playful, light-hearted acrylic paintings on canvas.
This is my latest.

Happy Tree in Red

It's on 16"x20" canvas , which is 1 1/2" deep.  The sides are painted black.

It's available at T.F. Rice & Co.

11620 Hwy 79 North, Buchanan, Tennessee
731-336-1290 and 731-642-5640


Saturday, December 1, 2012

Digital Downloads

I have started offering digital downloads of some of my typography prints, my personalized typography and my letter art made from photos of Paris, Tennessee.  All of these are available on my Etsy shop now.

What does this mean for you?  Lots of savings!
Savings on shipping - because there is none!
Savings on printing - because you handle the printing yourself and cut out the middle man!
And it is usually faster.
You'll be surprised at how low the prices are.

This is how it works.
  • You purchase the item you want from my shop  Etsy.
  • You email me with the information I need to make it personalized for you - names, dates, etc.
  • I email a proof to you, make whatever changes are necessary, then I email a high resolution jpeg to you for you to print as you like.
  • You print it yourself or have it printed wherever you currently have your photos printed - as many times as you like!  That's right! - As many times as you like!
  • You can frame it and hang it for beautiful wall art or give it away as a great present (think weddings, anniversaries, etc.) And since you can print it as many times as you like and you can resize it - you could also use it for notecards, announcements or iron on transfers for t-shirts, pillows, and other fabrics.
  • Once you have the image it is yours to use as you please for personal use. It may not be resold.

So - please take a look.  Maybe you'll see something you like.

Weather Report

Well ... Winter has settled in at Paris Landing.  All the leaves have fallen but the scenery is still gorgeous.  The really cold weather hasn't come yet.  That doesn't usually happen until January.

Usually about now the high temperatures are in the 50's.  But for the next few days they are going to be in the 60's and 70's.

Don't you wish you were here?