• Grantview Studio Newsletter: If Winter comes...

    It was Bob who lifted her spirits by showing her the calendar. It was just a few days before December 21st. He reminded her that as soon as we pass that marker, there would be more light each day until Spring arrives. It was with this precious memory in mind that I created our Holiday Greeting card this year.
  • Hand Painted Notecards

    I have lots of projects in the works but keep reverting back to these hand painted notecards!!!
  • The Reverence of Poise

    This morning I played “poise” in a word game. Then I sat with my coffee to ponder this word’s loveliness. I looked it up to make sure I understood it’s true meaning:
  • Liking Your Own Shape

    It took the scenic view of a beach in Hawaii thirty years ago to provoke me to action in my artwork. It wasn’t the beauty of the sand and water. No, I was sitting on a hill in the shade to protect my fair skin, a drawing pad on my knees sketching people. I noticed a woman enter the scene like walking skin and bones. She carefully set up her space with her beach towel. I could not avert my eyes as I drew quickly like she was my own model in a class. I was fascinated!
  • Original Watercolor Notecards

  • Polka Dot Fish

    I like to paint notecards as a warm-up exercise: a way to test various color combinations, designs and motifs. If they turn out nice, I send them to family and friends. These "Polka Dot Fish" are a new experiment, 1 of 4 designs. I'm offering these card "studies" for $4 each (free postage).
  • The story behind the creation of the original seven "Money Bags"

    I am presently offering the rest of the Money Bags collection for sale in my Shop.
  • Stormy Weather

    I painted the original "Stormy Weather" in 1994, after pressing for answers about my uncle’s suicide. He took his life when my mother was a young woman. He was her older brother who taught her to play the guitar; he taught her the song Stormy Weather, which was popular at the time.
  • My ABC's

    There's a new item in my shop today! A soft cover Alphabet Book with 32 pages of interesting images ...
  • My First Zine

    Recently it occurred to me that I do have something worth sharing and the creation of my first zine came together quite easily.