Tuesday, December 21, 2010


a striped scarf and a warm coat was all He needed

Here is Southern California it has been raining and raining!
I love it!

The winner of the GIVEAWAY is LulaPie!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

My Own Finger Puppet

I fashioned my own finger puppet today.


Don't forget my GIVEAWAY! Click HERE.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Finger Puppets

I made finger puppets as a gift for two great kids I know.
They are very fun and easy to make!

I was inspired by an artist on Etsy: Abbey Christine.
She makes wonderful puppets of unique movie and TV characters.
Someday I would love her Bob Ross finger puppet. (see here)

Don't forget! There is still time for my latest GIVEAWAY!!
Click HERE to see the item and how to enter!

Friday, December 17, 2010

A Giveaway & A Smile

Don't these knees make you smile?
They belong to my grandma. She is now 85 but was 3ish in the photo.

This is my latest GIVEAWAY!
I created this Christmas collage in 2006. It is time to share it!
(size: 8 x 10 inches on masonite board)

If you would like a chance to win, simply leave me a comment.
I will leave the Giveaway open until Sunday evening.
Monday morning, the 20th, I will announce the winner.

Oh, and in the original photo of my grandma she is holding a tomato.
For this collage, I tinted it orange.
My gram was once a wee girl on a farm in Arkansas.
For Christmas, she would get an orange.

Thursday, December 16, 2010


I just like to smile. Smiling is my favorite.

-Buddy the Elf

This morning I saw a post by artist, Juliette Crane.
She shared a medley of photos that made her smile.
I smiled, too.

For the past week, this piglet has made me smile!
He is on my desktop...my cellphone...on Facebook.
I love him. I can't help but smile.

My dear friend reminds me to keep smiling.

I do. I will.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Love & Faith

Strong faith brings happiness.

We feel at home in our lives and in touch with something larger.

-Joan Duncan Oliver

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Love to all!





Sunday, December 12, 2010

Show Me the Way...

Take me into your hands

Make me into your prayer

Take me away to the land of Christmas

And dismiss my fear

Show me the way

-Carly Simon, The Land Of Christmas (1st Stanza)

Friday, December 10, 2010

Winner & A Story

The winner of yesterday's giveaway is:

SARA of Sara's Art House!

Many thanks to those who left comments.
I shall do another giveaway soon!

Regarding the bottom photo...
This is one of my favorite Christmas ornaments.
It is a clear plastic star with the photo I cherish inside.

On the left is my older brother.
In the blue one-piece is my older sister.
My grandpa.
Me on the right.

My siblings and I were swimming in my grandpa's pool.
He arrived home and came out to say hi.
There we were; three heads bobbing in the water pleading, "Grandpa! Come swim with us!"
We begged and pleaded!

Just when we were about to give up, we hear a sudden, "Here I come!"
My grandpa came flying through the air, diving into the water, clothes and all!

Pure joy.
Pure silliness.
Happy love.
A moment of utter glee!

Thursday, December 9, 2010


I am baking cookies for my daughter's dad.
He did something kind for me.

Yesterday, I received an unexpected gift from a landlords!
So lovely! Kind.

The other day, I received love and support when I needed it most!
Loving kindness.

Blog followers, new and old, have left me wonderful, kind words in comment to my post.

I would like to giveaway this new drawing.
Simply leave a comment.
Tomorrow morning (Friday) I will draw a name out of my Pyrex bowl.
Then I will announce the winner!

Have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010


he sailed the seas

with an open heart

and a patchy sail

Tuesday, December 7, 2010


Yellow was the color of the day during my walk yesterday!

Dear Autumn,
Thank you for finally arriving.
I love you.
From: Jenny

Friday, December 3, 2010

Sweet Visitor


in its Glory
in its pain
in its negelct
in its Forgiveness




Thursday, December 2, 2010

New Stuff

These are some new items! They soon will be in my Etsy store.

I love fabric and simple sewing and wonky stitches.
Plus, creating like this allows me to use my supplies rather than hoard and save them.

The bottom photo is my Holy Family paper doll garland.


Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Undress The Day

when the little day is done

I can fill your well with the Hand of God

and breathe a small breath of Gratitude

linger on the threads that the tiny day has worn

undress the day

and hang her garment of Sun and Doings

in the closet next to my heart

which hangs to the left of your garment of Forgiveness

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

New Drawing

tear my dress

make a mess

lift me up so High

Click HERE to see my other new drawing - a hummingbird in a sweater.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Late November...

...it was all she needed.

Peace begins with a smile.

-Mother Teresa

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving to you all!

I took these photos this morning while on a very cold walk!
The morning was stunning.
My heart is thankful for big things and little things. Truly. Deeply.
Have a wonderful and sweet day.


Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Man With Bread

...and he was thankful...

Click HERE for another kind of thankfulness.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Old Man

Something different...
Drawing what I see...
Old man in a coffee shop sitting across the way.

Kindness wins!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Where Did Jenny Go?

Hello everyone!

I was down with a sinus infection for several days.
Then I was out of town for a wee bit.

I am coming back!
Monday I will have new art to share.

In the meantime, follow this LINK.
My dear heart introduced me to this author and artist, Michael Leunig.

Cheers to all!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010


Color is the fruit of life.

- Guillaume Apollinaire

In the past year and a half, my artwork has been tiny - 2.5 x 3.5 inches.
I love the size because I can work quickly.
Lately I began craving a larger size. It is still small by most standards but this 8 x 11 inch piece was fun to work on.

Click HERE to see the full painting.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

A Place To Pause

Yesterday we were met with a rainy morning.
It let up fairly early but it left raindrop treasures.

If you click twice in the bottom photo, it will enlarge it enough
for you to see the perfect leaf reflection in the water drop!

Monday, November 8, 2010


"Don't let yesterday use up too much of today."

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Saturday's Sunrise

I was grateful to see it.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Acting Out The Whisper

she heard the call and answered,

acting out the whisper

she bowed

she cried...

you may like this

but first let me sweeten the great sadness

with more sugar and cream

Need something silly? Click HERE.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010


she remembered there is no Golden day

It was close to 100° today in Southern California.
It was hot! I wanted to complain (and probably did)
but I couldn't deny it was a very beautiful day.

Sunshine is delicious,

rain is refreshing,

wind braces us up,

snow is exhilarating;

there is really no such thing as bad weather,

only different kinds of good weather.

-John Ruskin

Click HERE to see my other new drawing! :)

Monday, November 1, 2010

As Much

he sailed in his steady boat

knowing the truth

job well done

Love must be as much a light, as it is a flame.

-Henry David Thoreau

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween


Halloween, 1976.
That is me on the left.
My brother is The Fonz, not Ronald Reagan as it may look at first glance. :)
My sister doesn't look totally thrilled to be a prairie girl.
Thankfully, my mom always let us pick what we wanted to be, so I am gonna assume my sister is happy.

Have fun! Be safe!

Saturday, October 30, 2010