Autumn Colors

These cute little boxes are perfect for the season..shiny bright, vivid in autumn color!


A "Couple" of Champagne Flutes

This fun "couple" of flutes is going to a couple expecting a new baby. Catherine, one of my customers commissioned them and they will be delivered at the end of the month to the expectant parents. A fun gift. A toast to a happy, healthy baby!


We Are Family!

Nesting dolls are so much fun to paint and to collect. These cute young ladies are waiting for someone to take them home and cherish them forever!


Snowed In!

Another snow day. An unplowed lane. Hours at the painting table. I look out my window at the beautiful, untouched snow, and my thoughts turn to spring. Spring and color! I can't get enough color. White is nice, but give me red, blue, green...give me stripes, dots, zigs and zags!!


It's that time of year!

This has been a fun painting season with my introduction of new designs on new media for my holiday shows. I never know where my painting is going to take me! I have to admit that I am really pleased with what I have created!


Tea Party!

Granddaughter Isadora is preparing for her play date today. She is having a tea party with grandma's hand painted tea set.


Fall Frost Fair

Come on by the Fall Frost Fair, Fri., Nov. 7, 10-4 and Sat., Nov. 8, 10-2, Guthrie Memorial Library, Hanover, PA. I have lots of new gift ideas for the Holiday.


Bloom Art Market ...York, PA

I will be at Pippi's Pens Shoppe, 146 W. Philadelphia St., York, PA this Friday, Nov. 15 from 5-9 pm. Come on by and see me!! I am having a door prize drawing of a hand painted ornament!


Tis The Season!

Come see me at the Guthrie Memorial Hanover Public Library.  I will be there with holiday bells on!


May's Bloom Art Market

I will be selling my items at Just Cupcakes, 9 Philadelphia Street, York, PA.,  tonight from 5 to 9 p.m.  I am all set up in the front window, under the pretty butterflies.  Hope to see you!


Bloomin' Art Fest

Come and see me this Saturday at the Reisterstown Bloomin' Art Fest...I will be under my tent from 10 to 5....selling my wares and enjoying the crowd.  You may find something you like for Mothers' Day!


Ready to Ship!

My granddaughter Isadora turns 2 years old on March 30.  Grandma Toni just finished painting this sweet rocker to match her bedroom.  It is ready to be packed and shipped to the west coast in time for her birthday party.  Can't wait to see her little tush sit in it!


Bloom Art Market

Come by the Art and Framing Warehouse, 147 W. Philadelphia St.,  York, PA.  This Friday, March 15 from 5-8 p.m.  I will be there with other local artists.  Various merchants are hosting us in their shops.  Looking forward to seeing you!


"In Scotland grows a warlike Flower"

Full white the Bourbon lily blows,
And fairer haughty England's rose.
Nor shall unsung the symbol smile,
Green Ireland, of thy lovely isle.
In Scotland grows a warlike flower,
Too rough to bloom in lady's bower;
His crest, when high the soldier bears,
And spurs his courser on the spears.
O there it blossoms--there it blows
The thistle's grown aboon the rose.
--Allan Cunningham


Scotland Bound

It's been awhile since I have posted anything.  I have been preoccupied with my recuperation from rotator cuff surgery in early July...not a pleasant experience...but it was time.  However, I am on the road to recovery...still in physical therapy..but will soon graduate! Unable to use my painting arm, I used these months to reflect on my art...I looked back a bit, but mostly looked to the future and where my art will take me.

I am off to Scotland for a week.  A trip that has been in the works for months.  I am hoping to be totally inspired by what I see, what I do, and who I meet there.  It's the people part of my experiences in life that mean so much to me and probably influence my art the most.

So...I will soon be back at my painting table, surrounded by luscious colors.  But until then, I thought I would close with one of many pithy Scottish sayings that seems so appropriate at the end of my summer painting hiatus ..'A misty morning may become a clear day'...


Too cute!

What a find!  These silicone mini purses are great as a coin purse, lipstick holder...whatever.  So cute, so unique...I just had to paint them!


Something borrowed...something blue

My obsession with boxes never wanes.  I found this special little box during one of my weekly excursions, lined it and topped it off with a pretty vintage piece.   

Welcome! Here you will find the old made new and the new made cool with the swish of a paint brush!

"Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life."-Pablo Picasso