Monday, June 30, 2014


A bit of a tufted titmouse on avocado green.
Just like a kitchen in the 70's.

Friday, June 27, 2014


#1531 looks good no matter which way you hang it.  The star came from a pattern for an apron.
The colors are almost magenta through orange, and grey.

Thursday, June 26, 2014


Two patterns layered over each other make this piece.  Creamy yellow ochre on the bottom, ruby red, and a soft grey over top.  A jazzy little piece.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014


A crisp modern paisley over a beautiful blue.  Lots of fibers from the rice paper are visible.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014


White Mary Jane's on a slate blue background.  Printed on rice paper.
Like all the (elle)ements, this piece is 4" square on a stretched canvas.

Monday, June 23, 2014


#1534 has a bit of octopus, and a couple rows of what I call olives. All over a crisp white background.  Sounds a bit like something you'd read on a menu.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

#1499 (sold)

A crinkly bee, which amazingly enough, pairs nicely with yesterday's to make a "queen bee" combo.
Happy Friday, I have a bunch on the drawing board, ready for next week.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

#1497 (sold)

A regal bit of a thing.  A crown, on pattern tissue, with a nice blue block of text.
Now back to the studio for me, I have dozens on the drawing board.

Monday, June 16, 2014

#1466 (sold)

A quiet piece.
Kinda foggy, and crinkly, with a little bit of text.

Friday, June 13, 2014

#1500 (sold)

I've done one thousand, five hundred of these little buggers?
This calls for a kinda special one. From an old photo of my grandma, and her bird. 

Printed on pattern tissue, in a kinda jadeite green. 
See you Monday!

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

#1465 (sold)

An interesting combination of celery green and barely mauve over a deep charcoal.  Printed on rice paper.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Monday, June 9, 2014

#1461 (sold)

This is a very romantic piece.  Roses and a bit of a fleur des lis in violet.
Sometimes they're just pretty.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

#1470 (sold)

Pale yellow honeycomb across a grey background.  An even paler bit of text over top.
Sometimes they are kinda quiet.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

#1469 (sold)

And here we are, back in the peaceful South of France.
A bit of pattern tissue, and a semi circle of grey.
Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

#1476 (NSFW) sold

Welcome to the first R rated (Elle)ement.

Y'see, yesterday was a big notification day in the traveling artist world.  A good show in a great town, that many do well at.  1300 applications received for 220 spots. Tough competition. Imagine if you had to reapply for your job against 1300 other applicants every week. 

So, I didn't get in this time, neither did about 1100 folks. 

Scott and I have a running joke about this, somewhere in mid pissing and moaning, bitching and gnashing of teeth about not getting into a show Scott will shrug his shoulders and say, "well, you'll just have to get better".

I usually toss a pillow at his head, or something like that at this point. 

Although there are tons of variables in getting juried into or out of a show, jurors taste, who was seen right before you.  Getting better is about the only thing I have any control over.

So, I'm headed out to the studio to see if I can do just that. 

Monday, June 2, 2014


Whoops, almost forgot this one...
Sort of a plum over green and blue, it has a landscape feel with a grey sky.
See you back here tomorrow.