"Paint Box"

"Paint Box"

Colors and texture of my water color box

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Simplicity

Simplicity

I love the fields of poppies showing against the blue skies

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"The Tree is My Home" or will this be a good place to nest?

"The Tree is My Home" or will this be a good place to nest?

Spring, Birds and Trees

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"Read A Book - Take a Journey"

"Read A Book - Take a Journey"

Reading is such a treat, it takes us on so many journeys without even leaving home!

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"Any Place Can Feel Like Home"

"Any Place Can Feel Like Home"

I loved the sweet lamb image and she just needed a little bird and nest to keep her company

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"Many Metals Later"  The weight of his accomplishments left him in disarray

"Many Metals Later" The weight of his accomplishments left him in disarray

A collection of metals, made me think about the person who might be awarded many times in his life.

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"Perseverance"   After a long climb, she found the sweet treat she was seeking...

I wanted to use a group of diverse images blended together to create a new story

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"Farm House Memories"

"Farm House Memories"

A stone wall, a faded house and a single poppy combined to create this ethereal image.

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Garden Gate

Garden Gate

An old lumber yard still filled with garden structures has become the home for a collection of vintage trucks and cars became the inspiration for this piece

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"On the Road"

"On the Road"

An old lumber yard filled with vintage cars, trucks and pieces of history all combined to create this piece.

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"The The Clouds"  - memories float away

"The The Clouds" - memories float away

An old lumber yard filled with wonderful old cars, truck and memories.

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"The High Wire Act" or a study in trust..

"The High Wire Act" or a study in trust..

Vintage circus and old photos of daring do.

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Paint Wishes- ( any paint will do)

Paint Wishes- ( any paint will do)

Old worn paint brush, pieces of old text and texture

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The Feather Book of Dionisio Minaggio

The Feather Book of Dionisio Minaggio

A feather found in the grass, old book pages and text. This image is a square format.

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"We Will Have the Grandest Garden Ever Seen"

"We Will Have the Grandest Garden Ever Seen"

I designed this piece with the intent to create a peaceful serene place to visit from time to time

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" Two Drifters Off To See the World"

" Two Drifters Off To See the World"

I believe in magic and the romance of magic.. is there anything more fun than dreaming of going on a romantic adventure with a majestic elephant?

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" I Can Still Recall Last Summer"

" I Can Still Recall Last Summer"

I can still see the faded flowers of summer and these kings of the sub-Saharan fading slowly away, too.

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"We Were Lost From the Start"

"We Were Lost From the Start"

Water, flowers, swans... being lost ..

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" I could show you Incredible Things"

" I could show you Incredible Things"

I just love finding images of wild things and putting them together with whimsical intent.. there is something which just makes me smile as I work!

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40"Flower Study No2"

40"Flower Study No2"

Garden flowers and a bit of whimsy..

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"Flower Study -No. 1"

"Flower Study -No. 1"

A simple picture of a summer flower and dreams of Giverny .

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"The Naturalist"

"The Naturalist"

I find anthropomorphic images intriguing and these faces just seemed perfect for creating this imaginary piece.

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"Chanterelle Grove"

"Chanterelle Grove"

The whimsey of nature and art ..

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"Mother May I"

"Mother May I"

Recently, a little bird was left in this nest in my yard. I wanted to let her know that she could fly off and venture into the world!

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"The Winter Swan"

"The Winter Swan"

If you look deeply into the clouds your eye can see many amazing things..

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"Eat Cake"

"Eat Cake"

I wanted a fanciful piece, which might be seen in a bakery!

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"Imagination is the Key to Dance"

"Imagination is the Key to Dance"

Twirling, floating dancers are the key to opening the doors to our imagination...

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"The Tide that Takes us Home"

"The Tide that Takes us Home"

I loved this image of the girl listening to the ocean in the seashell.. and of course she would be waiting for her sailor to come home.

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" Smile When it is Raining"

" Smile When it is Raining"

I do love the rain and a rainy day.. this phrase "I like people who smile when it is raining" made me smile and want to create a whimsical piece in which to use it!

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"Brave Little Rabbit ~ Take a Chance"

"Brave Little Rabbit ~ Take a Chance"

I loved this quote from C. Sinclair, we all need to be brave sometimes and take a chance!

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"Tales of the Peculiar"

"Tales of the Peculiar"

Inspired by a book title and the idea we are all a bit lost sometimes!

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"There's A Circus in There"

"There's A Circus in There"

What child hasn't opened and book and seen the pages come to life? The visions books bring to all inspired this work.

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"A Man's Manners"

"A Man's Manners"

It has always be said "manner's make the man", so it seemed to me a book about how to be a gentleman would prove useful!

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"We Didnt' Mean to Go to Sea"

"We Didnt' Mean to Go to Sea"

Boyhood a time of pirates, dragons and fanciful things. The idea of drifting to see in a tiny magical boat inspired this work!

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The Forgotten 500

The Forgotten 500

Time spent reading books based on events of World War II.

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"The Inventor"

"The Inventor"

I love old technical illustrations and simply could not resist using one to make this piece!

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"Bee Traveler"

"Bee Traveler"

Bee's who travel the world.. do they have time to send a postcard?

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"You are the Cloud.. I am the Tree"

"You are the Cloud.. I am the Tree"

I took a photo in the woods of a path through a canopy of trees. When I looked at the photo later it just fell into a place where one tree stood out and a low cloud touched it's roots.

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