Category Archives: keepsake boxes

Fifth Anniversary of Two Cats After van Gogh

It’s the fifth anniversary of this piece of artwork. It’s hard to believe it’s been five years since I saw the exhibit “Van Gogh Up Close” and came home with a head full of ideas—and that evening sketched Giuseppe and Mr. Sunshine on the landing for my first “Cats After van Gogh” sketch, a theme […]

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My Mother’s Columbines Keepsake

Another piece borne of January inspiration in my seed and flower catalogs, this little bunch of columbines was so joyful that it stayed with me. One of my favorite flowers, it is also a favorite of my mother, and I gave this painting to her as a birthday present one year. She has since passed […]

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Floral Keepsake Boxes, New for Spring!

I’ve been considering floral-themed keepsake boxes for a while and it’s finally the season. I’ve had a stack of blank keepsake boxes just asking to be decorated and I used some of my favorite paintings to decorate them. I’ve made them look like something I’d like in my own bedroom. I choose a variety of […]

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New Feline Keepsake Boxes

It’s been another few creative days in the studio with my Creative Cats! A stack of blank keepsake boxes were calling my name and asking to be decorated. They are all different sizes and shapes and I divided the group between feline themes and flower themes. Here are those feline inspirations! I choose a variety […]

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Cube-shaped Keepsake Boxes Feature Five Paintings Per Box

When I buy these keepsake boxes to bring home and paint and decorate I buy whatever is in the store, and I like to work with shapes and sizes I haven’t used before. Each box is individually hand decorated and unique. Sometimes I’ll make a popular box to have on hand all the time, but […]

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What Do You Do With Old Cigar Boxes? Keepsake Boxes!

I love the chance to repurpose something that has even the slightest chance to be used again. My house is full of things I’ve saved, accepted from others, bought at yard sales and thrift shops and, um, repurposed from someone’s pile of stuff at the curb. Many of my picture frames come from these origins, […]

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“The Eye Model” Keepsake Box

This photo has long been one of my favorites, taken in my studio where the lighting was good and Giuseppe was getting drowsy supervising me, hence the bedroom eyes. Use for storage for small items, photos or special keepsakes, or use as gift boxes. I choose a variety of papier mâché boxes from the craft […]

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It’s “World Cat Day”, Celebrate with “World Cat”

These signed prints of “World Cat”, ink and watercolor, are made in archival inks on various media. I’ve also included an image of the original as I framed it. A print framed like the original is also available. Shipping is included in all prices listed. ABOUT THE ART I always have prints and framed prints. […]

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Time to Start Thinking About Mother’s Day?

The design on this box features one of my daily sketches of Mewsette curled with her tiny mama Mimi in a spot of sun at the top of the stairs. It’s large enough to be either a gift or a gift box for a special Mother’s Day gift. This box is hand-painted in Caribbean blue […]

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My Feline- and Nature-themed Stuff at "The Outlet Barn"

So who would think a drafty old unheated honest-to-God barn from a long-time farm would be a hot spot for unique art and decorative items? The Outlet Barn Garden and Art Center has been in business in this very same old barn for the past 20 years, with a list of loyal customers and new […]

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