Sep 23, 2012

Cocktail Time

It's only natural I guess that after having done the fist Cafe series my thoughts would go to "cocktails". A little something for everyone!
Just off the easel is a Bloody Mary....a personal favorite. I'm really pleased with this one. I think the colors work really well with each other. I tried keeping a fairly consistant pattern to the tears of the paper for the background and I think that was pretty effective as well. can be sure I've got others started, at least in beginning stages, for a cocktail series too.
Can't wait to show you.

Sep 19, 2012

BOW - Becoming Outdoor Women

Yep...that's what I did...took a weekend retreat
in Maine full of outdoor type classes and activities. The camp it was held at was an amazing property and offered everything from woods to water. Some of my classes were Landscaping for Nature, Nature Photos, Knot tying...etc....but my favorite by far was the Fly Tying!! Yes...who would have thought! But really...aren't they honestly beautiful little works of art anyway?? It was such fun to work on these tiny creations and I plan to continue putting this new knowledge to use whether it is in making actual flies for my husband to use or - creating
variations on this as jewelry.
Can't really say that this has made me more of an "Outdoor Woman"...but when I am outdoors I'm busy keeping my eyes open for lovely feathers now!

Sep 6, 2012


Loving the new feature on my art in the latest issue of SOCO Magazine!!  If you haven't picked up the Sept issue yet....what are you waiting for??? And....better yet...if you can't get it in your area, you can read the entire article by clicking on the link above!! with any publication (I've been finding this out a lot lately) there are some mistakes. In this case, they are rather small ones (but of course the pic of the Bass is on it's side
I am also delighted to have my Torn Paper Paintings sharing a magaine issue with the wonderful Emeril Lagasse!! We actually grew up in the same of course, when I went to New Orleans I paid a visit to one of his resturants. Sadly, he wasn't in town then, but I was given the royal treatment and got to tour the kitchen and his private dining room!! Memorable!!
Soo...take a peek at the article, and if you want to keep up with what's happening in the world of Torn Paper Paintings...hop over to the FaceBook FanPage and hit "like" button!
There's always something new going on.

Sep 1, 2012

Cafe Series

Well....yes, I know I normally focus on coastal images...but every now and then you need to shake things up a bit.....and after all...who doesn't love coffee!!
I really enjoyed working on this little grouping. of them is tea. I do love a good cup of tea as well.
Personally, I think this entire collection would look just adorable hanging together.