2024 Sweetheart Collection is here! {click here}


new art…and rain!

This has been a happy week for me…I’m finally squeezing in some time in the studio! Above, A Pair… Doodle Doo… Clementines… This is a nice, rainy day to be inside blogging, etc. The creek that winds around our house is dry 99% of the time, but after two days and 2″ of rain, it [...]


This is old news, but it is taking me a while to get the hang of my new blog. Above, is our Atlanta booth… here is our Dallas booth… David and me in Atlanta… silliness in the booth with Anna and our neighbor, Jeff…sparkly mustaches courtesy of the very talented and sweet,  Alyssa of Paradise Papers.

hello world!

  Welcome to my new shopping site. The only thing that would make this better would be a little bell jingling when you walk in the door. But, instead, I’ll bring my little world to you. Grab a cup of coffee or tea, get comfy, and look around. Notice there are two sections for shopping: Prints and Wall Decor, where [...]

>acrylic prints

>FlockThree on a Line Pear I’ve been in a whirlwind since August. Fig Marmalade, and all that goes along with it, has kept me busy. Anna and I went to High Point, NC in October and had a good show, met lots of great people and saw beautiful scenery. Now, to get ready for Dallas [...]

>amber’s toms

> My friend, Becky, who is turning out to be my best customer!, ordered yet another pair of toms, these for her daughter-in-law. Amber requested crowns and flourishes, a departure from my usual birds and butterflies. I was glad to get out of my routine and do something different. I think they turned out pretty [...]

>bethany’s toms

> These toms were painted for a special little girl who likes birds, these colors, and dancing. I think she did an excellent job with the color palette and I hope she dances her way through life in her new TOMS.

>fig marmalade {aprons}

> Fig Marmalade offers two types of aprons: full aprons, made of ticking stripe, and utility, or half aprons, made of natural twill. My paintings are printed on the pockets. Both make the job or chore more pleasant!

>fig marmalade {box prints}

> Another Fig Marmalade product…Box Prints. I print an image of my oil painting onto canvas and stretch it across a 4 inch deep wooden frame wrapped in jute webbing. A great way to add color and interest to a wall or shelf. Especially nice in a grouping. You know the saying, “The cobbler’s children [...]

>rock, scissors, paperweights

> Okay, I know that’s not exactly how it goes, but it seems to fit my latest art project. I used terra cotta clay and majolica glaze to make the pieces that I attached to river rocks; an idea that’s been floating around in my head for a while and finally came out. I like [...]

>fig marmalade…officially launched!

>Fig Marmalade…a tangy spread of artful goods, officially launched at the Dallas Market Center in June. My daughter, Anna, and I made that trip and one to AmericasMart in Atlanta in July. Both shows were great and we are loving meeting our new customers and the other exhibitors. Here are some pictures of our Dallas [...]

>the orchard

> We’ve talked about planting fruit trees for the last five years. Finally, on the windiest, hottest day this Spring, we did it. I’m not kidding…it was 101 degrees and the wind was blowing 100 miles per hour. I am sure it was no less than 100. Okay, maybe 60. We planted 7 peach, 1 [...]

>lala’s toms

> My great aunt, Lala, just celebrated her 97th birthday and this is what I gave her. She loved my painted toms and dropped a hint by making sure I knew her shoe size. She loves birds and the color yellow, so this goldfinch on the ash grey toms is perfect. I wish I could [...]