Saturday, March 31, 2012

The Mermaid of Quidnet

This is an oil painting that I did this week. I love the little area of Nantucket called Quidnet.

Sesachacha Pond flows back out to the ocean, but it is calm enough for families with small children , so you see a lot of them here!
This Mermaid is cutting out paper  mer dolls. She did a good job.

That's Sankaty lighthouse in the distance. We get the lighthouse beam through our windows at night. It makes a great night light! Off to the Studio...thanks for looking! :)

Friday, March 30, 2012

Heart Rock

Hello...I'm painting rocks on this lovely Spring day.... Cheers! :)

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Hand Painted Easter Eggs

A blue egg.

I painted it with acrylic paints and finished it with a water based varnish.
There is the bottom. When I get them, they are already blown and sanded.

Here is the top with a brass cap for hanging. 
I also painted some egg boxes from Germany. They are made of paper.
They could hold lots of jelly beans and treasures :)
This is how the inside looks. The same design as the vintage paper egg boxes.
Another design.
Here are some more dandy decorations...Thank for looking!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Mermaid Shells and Necklaces

This week, I am painting shells for the shop.

It will be getting busy soon, so it's time to stock up for the Summer.

These are all new mermaid designs. I like to do new ones every year.
I make a transfer from my drawings and apply the mermaid on the shell.

Then I hand paint all of the flowers and other designs with acrylic paint.

Then I seal it with two coats of water based varnish. Voila!
Here are the shell shard necklaces that I make using the same method. I string them with ribbon or cording. I make a bunch this year! 
Thanks for looking! :)

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Woman With A Hat

Another painting. 11 x 14.I like painting  the flower hat series.

I have a lovely gold frame coming to put this in.She is at the seashore.

Voila! Painted in gouache on canvas. $550.00 framed. The next one will be a mermaid at Quidnet. Stay tuned!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012


I have been pinning since the beginning of the year and I have quite a few dandy pins on my boards! I have a little red "Pinterest" button over there on the right-----> if you'd like to take a look at my collection. This first photo is from my "wallpaper" board. Photo by Camille Soulayrol.

I have a special board just dedicated to "bathtubs".

And this "flower" pin had over 500 re pins! WOW! Lilac love....:):)

From the "cat" board.Meowwwwwmmmmmm

Another pin from the "sweetness" board.

Here are some nice veggie wraps found in my "favorite recipe" board. 
Have fun looking and have fun pinning! TTFN.......:):)

Monday, March 19, 2012

Happy Birthday Marty!

Today is Marty's Birthday...YAY! Here he is with Sophie.How about a virtual birthday party?
You'll start off the day with a good breakfast of pancakes.

Then, right to the party....munchables for all.

Cupcakes for Sophie's friends...:):)

Wine and cheese for the sophisticates (you know who you are)

More munchables....

Tequila pops....

And strawberry peach vodka pops.

Batman cookies for dessert! Happy Birthday to YOU! xoxo

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Mermaid Necklaces

These are shell shards from sea clams that I find on the beach.

I use a transfer from one of my drawings and apply it to the shard.

Then I handpaint the little flowers and dots.

Then I apply a few coats of water based varnish.

I glue a  tag on the back and put a ribbon Voila!( $16.00 each....) Thanks for looking!