Monday, November 1, 2010

Autumn painting...

A prized possession... a watercolor done by my sister, propped up in the dining room. The perfect accent for this time of year. I just love it! Thank you, Pat!..... Donna

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween!

Amanda and I made a quick run to the Cape today and it was the most gorgeous, crisp, autumn day! (Jill, this post is for you because I know how you would LOVE to be here if you could!)

Since we were right on 6A, we decided to stop by the Edward Gorey House in Yarmouthport. After all, Halloween and Gorey go hand-in-hand!

I love the wreath and crow on the front door...

The front porch did not disappoint! I just love everything about his house... the style, the grounds, the location. It's just perfect.

This photo is so neat with Amanda's reflection in the window and the blue jar on the windowsill...

I think Mr. Gorey would approve.

The Doubtful Guest was all ready to go trick-or-treating with his jack-o-lantern bucket. I hope he gets lots of goodies!

Amanda and he had a lovely conversation. She admired his bucket and he admired her purse. I believe they're now on a first name basis!

And there was one last stop before heading home. I mean you can't go to the Cape without visiting one of the beaches, no matter how cold the day!

Happy Halloween, everyone!.... Donna

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

There's an AUTUMN Sale...

...taking place in Amanda's shop right now... 20% off through November 15th! The perfect time to pick up a lovely signed print for your home, or maybe for someone on your shopping list! After all, the holidays are right around the corner!!

Hope you're all enjoying a beautiful Autumn!


Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Personalized Prints...

How exciting is this? Penny Lane Publishing, who publishes and licenses my artwork, is now offering a full line of personalized prints.

You can see the entire selection here.

Here are just a few samples of what they've done with some of my designs.

I think this is such a great idea!

And although this isn't in the "personalized line" (at least not yet, but can't you picture it personalized? I can!), I had to show off my good friend Jill Ankrom's latest print because I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE it!

Wishing you all an effortless transition from summer into fall!


Saturday, July 3, 2010

God bless America...

... Land that I love...
A happy and safe 4th of July to everyone!!!!

Friday, June 25, 2010

And the winner is...

Congratulations to BTRIE - Begin...The Rest Is Easy for winning my giveaway! You can choose the CABIN or COTTAGE print, or any other print in my ETSY shop! Just email me with your address and choice of prints! And thank you to all who entered!

The earth is, indeed, laughing in flowers... at least in my backyard. The red bee balm blossoms are gorgeous right now, and they are proving irresistable to the hummingbirds who fly overhead and spot them! I hope you all enjoy a wonderful summer day wherever you are!!!


Thursday, June 10, 2010

Summer Giveaway ... Cottage or Cabin Signed Print

Summertime, and the living is easy... The kids are almost out of school and soon it will be time to kick back, relax, and enjoy the summer... (Mine are long out of school now, but I have fond memories of that 'official' start to summer, with them getting off the bus on that last day of school)... So do you have any big plans this summer?

(click to enlarge any photos)

Do you have a cottage by the sea? Or maybe a cabin in the woods?

I don't, but in my dreams I do....

By painting my dreams, I feel a wee bit closer to them...

I'd live in a little cottage by the sea with weathered shingles and flowerboxes overflowing with rambling roses... And all that would separate me from the ocean? A white picket fence!

And then I think of the serenity and tranquility of escaping to a cabin in the woods...

Tall pines, moonlit nights, and watching the wildlife that I enjoy so much...

A comfy Adirondack chair nex to the lake... a bit of heaven on earth for sure! A dream for now, but who knows? Maybe some day a reality.
Leave a comment on this post, telling me which 12" x 16" print you'd like to receive... Are you a COTTAGE person? Or does a CABIN call your name? I'll pick a name on Thursday, June 24th, so the giveaway contest is open until I post a winner.
Wishing all your dreams come true for you...


Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Up, Up and Away!

A beautiful window display!!!
Designed and created by Amanda...

I just LOVE it!!!!

Friday, May 21, 2010

Blogmania giveaway - join the fun!

I'm so excited! I was asked to donate the following 12"x18" print as part of the BLOGMANIA GIVEAWAY that will be happening September 15-16, 2010.

Please visit Tammy's lovely blog, Tammy's Book Parlor, for more information and for links to the bloggers who are donating prizes from their shops for this FUN giveaway!!

Catch the Mania!!!


Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Amanda's Spring Giveaway

Happy spring everyone!! New England has recovered (for the most part) from the torrential downpours and flooding of the past month and everything is finally turning GREEN!

I wanted to share a giveaway my Amanda is hosting over on her blog - a print of your choice from her ETSY shop!
Yes indeed... you get to pick which print you'd like to receive from a wide variety of her gorgeous artwork, including two of her newest creations:
"Maps Autumnal"
To be entered twice, mention her giveaway on your blog and let her know! She'll be picking a winner on April 17th, so hurry on over to her ETSY shop and pick out your favorite print and then leave a comment on her BLOG as to which one you'd like to win!
Good luck!!!

Friday, March 12, 2010

Goodbye winter....

It has been a l-o-n-g winter here in the Northeast! But for the past week we've been treated to temperatures that have climbed into the 50's!! And once we turn the clocks ahead tomorrow, it's really going to seem like winter is but a distant memory!

Some of my new prints arrived in the mail last week... Perfect timing...

I am so ready for beach weather.

I'll be adding these and my other new prints to my shop some time this week. Hope wherever you are, you're all enjoying the transition into SPRING!!!