Friday, March 30, 2018


Approx 10" x 8" by 4"
Rhododendron leaves, Israeli Ruscus leaves, dried rose petals, baby's breathe, bark, pine needles, coco liner

I entered this into a floral show at the Attleboro Arts Museum called "One Small Step". The challenge was to create a shoe made from all natural materials,  This was so much fun to make and I collected most of these things from our yard, except for the rose petals, baby's breathe, and Israeli Ruscus leaves which were dried from a beautiful bouquet my husband gave me for Valentines Day (awe!)

While thinking of what I wanted my shoe to look like, I stumbled upon the works of Franciose Weeks, an artist from Portland, Oregon. She does amazing botanical couture-everything from jewelry to purses, shoes, and dresses all made out of floral materials. If you want to get inspired too, check out her blog by clicking here.  She also does workshops!

Click here to see the winners. My boot didn't win anything but it sure was fun to make and it pushed me to think creatively in a new way. Polo and I also had two paintings in the show as well.

Here are some other angles of my finished boot.

Monday, March 5, 2018

Bear the cat

Bear and Chancellor
10" by 8"
Oil with a palette knife on Ampersand Gessobord

This is a commission I completed recently. That's Bear the cat and Chancellor the horse. There were just getting acquainted and becoming good friends when poor Bear got ill and passed away. This painting is a gift to Bear's owner from Chancellor's owner as a special reminder of their lost buddy.
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