Showing posts with label Where Do I Get These Ideas. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Where Do I Get These Ideas. Show all posts

Saturday, July 5, 2014

A Lily Now & Then

A few years ago, when my primary art form was photography, I created this image.

Title:  "Freckles"

Then a few weeks ago I had a idea for a Lily painting in different shades of yellow and orange with a touch of blue.  I used my original "Freckles" image as a reference for the new painting shown below.

See the similarities. 


Although I still do the occasional photograph/photo manipulation, I'm really enjoying creating these loose, colorful and sometimes - whimsical paintings.  Both of these images are now available as prints at my online gallery at

The original for "Freckles on Orange" has sold but it is still available as a print, pillow or tote bag - click here.  

Saturday, June 2, 2012

The following was originally posted on July 12, 2011.   A special thanks to Paris! Magazine for writing such a nice article about this in their June 2012 edition.

I know you ask sometimes, “Where does she get these ideas?” Well, this is how “Elvis at the Paris City Auditorium” came about.

During the North Poplar Street Yard Sale last month, my Aunt Jane took me on a tour though some back yards. There was a sign she wanted me to see at the old Paris City Auditorium. The sign had something to do with Elvis.

We traveled down the driveway of Carol & Kenny Doster. We passed this Peace Sign.

Then we passed this really big paw print.

Did you know Bigfoot lived on North Poplar??
Then we came upon the old Paris City Auditorium.

It was a little sad to see it this way. According to Visit Downtown Paris - “This building was used for everything from basketball games to concerts. In its hey day of the 50’s and 60’s, everyone from Elvis to Jerry Lee Lewis to Flatt and Scruggs performed there. There are a million memories and songs permeating that building!”

We went inside.

There was a little old ....

And some new ...
And then,
I saw this.
And ... well, I became inspired.
So, I took this photo ....

And turned it into this.

Then I added the Elvis sign I had seen inside....

and put it on the front porch to get this.

And then I really got carried away. It just needed a little more Elvis. I won’t keep you in suspense anymore. This is the final product.

Hope you like it. I’m adding it to my “Windows On The Square” series.

Prints are available in the Paris/Henry County area at Jack Jones, Merison's and T.F. Rice & Co. 
Online, you can order a limited edition print here.  The edition is limited to a maximum  of 20 prints.  Size:  7" x 8.752" printed on archival paper with archival inks.  This is for the print only (no mat).  $20.00 plus $3.00 shipping.