Friday, December 31, 2010

New Year Message

I think I used this same Scripture last year with different artwork. It has such a wonderful message of "a year of favor from the Lord." I used purple and gold to signify royalty colors. Happy New Year everyone!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Japanese Card

This little card has nothing to do with Christmas. My Portland friend, Sandie, gave me these cute little Kimonos in late November and the idea for the card has been percolating in my head ever since. I just had to get it on paper today so here it is, hope you enjoy. And a blessed, happy Christmas to everyone. xoxoxox

Wednesday, December 15, 2010


This is the image for my Christmas card this year. I love this image of keeping the baby loved and close, not laying in the manger! And, to me, gives the idea that Jesus came for the whole world, everyone, every race. Peace on earth!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

A Thousand Doors

I ran into this new quote ( to me at least) in a card shop the other day. I think it could have many layers of meaning. One thousand doors reminded me of one thousand cranes so I drew one in the evening sky. Enjoy.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

New Banner

I liked my Thanksgiving Banner so much I decided to make one for Christmas too. It adds a cheery note to the front door. I am feeling much better, not so blue. Even though the circumstances have not changed, so many people praying for me and caring about me. I am so blessed. Thank you all, have a happy weekend!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010


I know, this is little picture is not very creative, right!

Did you ever have one of those weeks or two weeks? Well, that's me right now, right in the middle of the second week of misery and pain. I realize that there are many worse tragedies than lonely! I know people are busy, its the Christmas season, right? I get that. So I am trying to be creative, making art, working on our Christmas cards, trying to stay lifted up and grateful.

So grateful for my husband and my health!

Missing my grandchildren, missing my friends in Spokane, missing dinners together, coffee, talking, people! A little bit quiet here in Hawaii. Just plain blue!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Ohana Family

I decided to illustrate this quote from Lilo and Stitch, with a little people paper chain. I love my family!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Iris Folding

This week I learned how to do Iris folding from my friend, Suz. It was really fun. The hardest part was cutting out the shape of the Kimono. Using a mat knife is not one of my many talents. The folds are all put on from the back and it is such a neat surprise to turn it over. I always thought Iris folding like the flower but no, my friend, Suz explained, Iris folding like the iris of a camera lens or the eye. Have a happy day!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Spread Love

I love this quote by Mother Theresa. It is so loving and such a good reminder to me of bringing God's love to everyone, especially in my own home. This piece is a stretch for me in all directions. My colors of choice are blues, greens, pinks, reds so this is especially a stretch in the color family for me. Then, I don't do "messy" well and to deliberately blur my colors, a big stretch. Finally the calligraphy is Carolingian which I have not done in probably a year so another stretch for my pen and hand. Hope you enjoy it anyway. Have a great day!