Virginia, United States
I guess you could say I was born an artist! My intrinsic artistic abilities appeared around the age of 1½ years old when I began scribbling colorful imagery on my bedroom walls, later carving designs and cryptic messages on my parent’s fine furniture. Over the years, I have continued my artistic endeavors working as a monotype printmaker, painter, mixed media artist, and jewelry maker.

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween

Here is one of my Halloween collages!

Great Saturday!

So far it has been a beautiful Saturday! I got up rather early and raked leaves. It looks like I will have about three more weeks of raking to do. That's not too bad; I love being out in the yard, listening to the creek and watching the birds and other visiting wildlife.

I hope tomorrow will be quiet. I plan on painting more little watercolor landscapes, and maybe baking some treats. Next week, I will be anxiously waiting the rest of the new encaustic supplies to arrive, then I will start experimenting with them soon! I can not wait!

Monday, October 26, 2009

October on the Blue Ridge Parkway

Yesterday was a freebie...or at least I took a day off to go on the parkway. What inspiration!!!

Sunday, October 25, 2009


I sure have not gotten into creating much, but I have been enjoying one of my favorite months, October. Here are some photos I took yesterday around my yard. Enjoy!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Loving the Fall Colors

Well, it does not look quite like the peak, yet. Maybe the colors will be in their vibrant full mode by next weekend. I was, however, inspired to do a few little watercolors. Here is one of my favorites from the Blue Ridge Parkway. (SOLD)

Monday, October 12, 2009

Getting Ready...

Part of my creative process is cleaning. Cleaning out my studio space to prepare for what's next; This fall and winter, I plan on trying my hand at using encaustics. Yesterday, I sorted, organized, and tossed things. The rest of this evening is about starting that part of the creative process, finishing what I began yesterday.

Just a while ago, I stopped at Penny's only to find a new flat surface griddle for 19.99 (after rebates). This will be perfect for the encaustic set up which I am in the process of organizing. As I was cleaning, I found a whole new roll of rice paper! It will be perfect for trying encaustic monotypes. Sometimes I fuss about having too many cats, but their empty cat food cans will surely come in handy to melt the wax in. Yes, part of the process is, cleaning things out, but it is also about filling the studio back up. I guess that is something only a creative person would understand.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Fall Colors and Thoughts

the fall of life

young leaf
pale, fresh, crisp green
dancing on a pallet of blooming colors
from the longest of days to shorter days
blistering sun, beating rains, whipping winds
day after day, week after week,
months of pleasure mixed with pain
old leaf
a skeleton of a life
a shell that once held color and life
resembles grandmother's cherished lace.

(C) gls 2009

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Art for the Earth 2009

The Art for the Earth Show art Gallery 108 is a fundraiser for the Sustainable Living Center in Catawba. 50% of all sales go to the center. Please come and show your support! The show hangs through the end of October.