Monday, November 30, 2009

...And the WINNER is...

Long Day
The grand prize winner for the Aceo Bounty Holiday Sale has been drawn, vbabrams is the winner. She had 6 entries out of 48 entries from 31 different users.

Thank you to everyone who purchased items from our sale, we all had a lot of fun.

Red Sails

Both of these ACEOs are on the way to the winner.

Thursday, November 26, 2009


North Head
While the turkey roasts in the oven and parades and football are the tv fare I remember all the Thanksgiving days I've celebrated in my life. So many family members and friends and wonderful memories. Even an uninvited guest bat one year :D

Plenty to be thankful for, indeed. Although things aren't running smooothly, I am so glad to be here and preparing dinner to share.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Winter Sunset

Winter Sunset
It's getting late and you are out crunching uphill in the snow.
The shadows grow long and the colorful sky has you almost convinced it's warm.
Almost - not quite!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Snow Date?

Have you ever been on a "Snow Date"?
This ordinary snow couple is on one right now. Hope they're having a great time!
(I am glad that isn't my Christmas Tree)
A little watercolor with touches of gold to brighten the tree. I think it needs all the help it can get!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Bazaar Season

I'm always surprised at how quickly time passes. I have a stack of books I want to read and a crochet project underway plus several paintings in various stages of "not done".

I read in the newspaper that we are in Bazaar Season.

That means one thing...

I'd better hurry and get all my prep for Christmas done before Thanksgiving.

Sunday, November 15, 2009


Watercolors WNW has a monthly challenge...this month was a size and time limit but the subject was up to the artist.

I have stopped watching the clock...don't need to. All the appliances ding when I need to attend them so I usually get wrapped up in whatever I'm doing and just jump with the dings.

Painting Three Tulips was quite different. I timed every step to be sure I didn't exceed the time allotted. Marked it all down on scrap paper and made sure I didn't just take off with a ding and forget to write in my time.

Made it! (with time to spare but don't tell on me!)

Friday, November 13, 2009

Before the Fall

Autumn in the Pacific NW brings a wonder of gold and yellow to the trees that shed their leaves. Just touches of orange and brown for contrast. This is a glimpse Before the Fall.

For the first time, I painted on a totally blank piece of paper. No drawing at all, not even a horizon line. After getting past the was fun! Done completely by the picture in my head and the colors outside my window with a little help from my brushes.

Missing from picture, one very annoying squirrel!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

ABHS Shop and Save!

ACEO Bounty Holiday Sale
November 1st to 22nd 2009

New items have been added!

I did a little looking and here are just a few of the many items available!

Buy Handmade

For more items Click Here

Wednesday, November 11, 2009



Tough day today, I wanted to be someplace other than here. I like the smell of cold crisp air after a snowfall and love to walk through it.

Early Arrival

Then the cold gets the better of me and as I watch the rain fall here, I think of the beaches in the Bahamas and the blue green water.

It was nice to work on these little paintings today. For a moment I got to be in both places.

Monday, November 9, 2009



It's a matter of elevation. Here it's just rainy and grey but a few miles away (uphill) there's SNOW on the mountain.
So I get up, look out and see it's another rainy day.

There's a lot to be said for living just a few feet above sea level. Winter is mild and very green. Today, I caught the squirrel snatching a big bunch of ferns and dragging them up the tree so he could safely munch them.

Meanwhile, on the mountain it's...

Still Snowing

Oh, and skiing season is here.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Fresh Fruit

Reclining Pear (nude)

Created especially for fun, these nude, still life ACEOs are ready to join your collection!

Pomegranate Unabashed (nude)

Don't forget to check out the ACEO Bounty Holiday Sale!
Click Here

Thursday, November 5, 2009

ABHS - What's in it for YOU?

ABHS means Aceo Bounty Holiday Sale!

Why is our sale called the "ACEO Bounty Holiday Sale" ?

It is a name we came up with, in part because most of us are part of the ACEO Bounty competition, and in part because this will be a PLENTIFUL, HUGE, BOUNTIFUL FUN Sale.

Here are just a few of the items offered:

Etsy: Your place to buy & sell all things handmade

Visit ETSY and Search ABHS in Tags or check out this list of shops!



Sunday, November 1, 2009

Holly Berry - visits the ABHS

Holly Berry
It's time for a little HOLIDAY FUN!
It's time to visit ETSY and check out the
Aceo Bounty Holiday Sale
November 1st to 22nd 2009

Search ABHS on ETSY.

Holly Berry may be visiting the sale but I don't believe this portrait looks anything like her.



For more details ACEO Bounty Holiday Sale