My Painted Pumpkins

 You can make an easy DIY Halloween or autumn decoration just by painting a pumpkin - or several. Scroll down to see a few pumpkins I painted for fall. With just a pumpkin, acrylic paint, and a paint brush, you can easily whip up something scary, silly, or cute.


Another idea would be to paint mini-pumpkins to use as place cards for Thanksgiving dinner. Just write the guest's name on the pumpkin with a marker and add some fall leaves or a painted turkey.

Killer Art in the Park, Book 4 of a Fine Art Mystery Series


Available September 20, 2023

A sunny summer’s day. . .

An art show in the park. . .

How could something so delightful turn so deadly?

When she hears a bone-chilling scream, artist Amanda Trent leaves her booth and rushes through the park to find a horrifying scene. Her friend Pamela is kneeling beside her husband’s body, her hands covered in blood. Amanda’s fear that the police will immediately peg Pamela as their chief suspect comes true when Pamela is arrested for murdering her own husband. But Amanda knows that Pamela is no killer, and she’s determined to prove it.

Encouraged by the support of her friends and bolstered by the companionship of her adorable golden retriever Laddie and her moody calico cat Mona Lisa, Amanda pursues clue after clue, to no avail. She’s running out of leads, and Pamela’s running out of time. Can Amanda discover who the real killer is before Pamela has to call a prison cell her new home? 

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My 3D Lavender Hydrangea Made of Wool Gets Some Love from the Art World


My 3D lavender hydrangea made of wool received some love from the art world! It's been featured in two online art exhibitions. 

This wool scrulpture was chosen for inclusion and Special Recognition in the 13th Annual Botanicals Exhibition, January 1-31, 2023, by the LightSpaceTime Gallery. 

My lavender hydrangea also appeared in the 5th Flower Exhibition at Art Show International Gallery, December 2022 - January 2023, where it was included in the exhibition and received a Finalist Award.


It makes a nice centerpiece displayed in a lavender crystal vase on the dining room table.