Step two in the viola creation!

Blocking in the color! Thought I would do my signature style for the viola. I think she'll have to be called "Viola" Patron Saint of Beautiful Music!
I'm also woodburning the sides and back of the instrument.
SO much fun!

"Before" Viola for Symphony auction

Here she canvas for the upcoming St. Cloud Symphony "Duets" fundraiser. They are pairing wine and music at the Pioneer Place! They will have six local artists paint violins and I happen to have this wonderful viola to inspire me!

Atomic Tangerine walls!

Wow, got the half bath done this weekend!
It is SO colorful and SO very bright. Fun to
play with a small space! And what a cool name
for a color: "Atomic Tangerine". Terree and Steve
brought the sink back from Mexico for my
birthday!! Funny how a sink will open a can
of decorating worms!

ColorfulGirl Kate

Kate and Dan in our sailboat Drum Thunder last summer.
We were in the marina at Bayfield Wisconsin.
ColorfulGirls everywhere!

Tour of Saints and Spirits/ Nature Spirit

Well, check out my portfolio! I just finished framing them today!
Six new paintings in the Saints and Spirits Series!!
Woo-hoo!! I just love each and everyone of them, they are so
much fun!
These will be part of an exhibit at the Local Blend
during July and August 09!

LOVE the colors!!

Ahoy! We spent a couple of days nosing around the Inner Harbor in Baltimore. Colorful harbor, beautiful views, bustling atmosphere and most important.... an abundance of water! Of course the icing on the cake..... a huge, golden FULL moon to cast it's spell on the evenings....

Holiday Party Time!!

ColorfulGirls have colorful friends! Dan and I
had a few folks out to the barn last night to
to jump start the Holidays! What a fun evening,
and when the good times roll, the drums come out!
Thanks to everyone who took the time to spend
a wonderful night laughing, chatting and spreading
some Holiday Cheer!!

Southwest Spirit

Well, this painting has been around forever, and I realized
I didn't have a picture up on the website! Bright red, lots of texture,
24x30 acrylic on canvas, framed
$400 It is a gem!

Toots Driving the Zamboni

Okay, not the most flattering photo, but here I am driving a ZAMBONI!!!
Ha Ha Ha! You never know what adventure may come about, do you?
That's Joe on the back, making sure I don't mess up. He's the one who
gave me the chance to actually drive a Zamboni, who wouldn't want to do
that? Well, as a kid growing up in International Falls, hockey was what everyone
did... and we didn't get a real indoor rink till I was in High School and the Zamboni
was sooooo cool!

Ice Fishing

Well, it's almost time for us to get out in the fish house again!
Dan's friends just put the trim around the roof of ours today and it
looks so good!

This is the front wall of Dan's grandfather's fish house. He spent many hours in it
with his grandpa and when it started to fall apart, he
saved the front and we hung it on our wall !!

Great memories that make you smile!!