Saturday, December 11, 2010

art for Michael

I made this art for my friend Michael. It has a drawing of a bunny and the word "friendship" which I did when I was young. There is an "M" and an "L" for Michael and Leanne. It is painted on a piece of cardboard box. Leanne

Monday, December 6, 2010

"Poetry is a Window", 4 x 6 inches, acrylic on paper

I have been enjoying working on 4 x 6 inch acrylic paintings. This is one of the most recent ones.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Sunday, November 14, 2010

The ILMA Show

This is one of my paintings that sold and now has a new home!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Thomas Jarvela Gallery

installation has begun in the Thomas Jarvela Gallery (world's smallest art gallery project). the first show will be at the Eustis Museum of Art in December!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Art of the Deal in Mount Dora

This weekend ILMA painted two large canvases at a Mount Dora event called art of the deal. The paintings were auctioned off during the event. The pair sold for $1100!!! Go ILMA!


this is one of the paintings I'll have at the ILMA Show on Nov. 13.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Click Here for a Map to The Loft

The ILMA show is coming up soon!
Above is a link to show you how to get to the ILMA show.

Hope to see you there!

A sampling of My Art

Hi Everyone! Here is a small sampling of what I will be bringing to the ILMA Show this year. I hope to see everyone there for an afternoon of Art, music, food, fun, and reconnecting.
Smiles, Nancy

Friday, October 22, 2010

Leanne's Birthday!!

We recently celebrated Leanne's birthday at our weekly ILMA meeting. It seems to me that it is a no brainer that the "mother of ILMA's" birthday shouldn't be a national holiday. Leanne we are all so thankful that you were born! You are a daily inspiration. I love you and your art. Nancy

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Friday, October 1, 2010

nancy & leanne painting happily in the back porch studio...
two and a half hours...would have liked four!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Nancy and I spent a few hours of studio joy (trading time helping each other in our studios) and we really transformed my indoor studio! Two heads (and four hands) are better than one! feels SO GOOD to be in here now. Thank you, Nancy! Leanne
(Click on the image to see it larger.)

Monday, July 19, 2010

quote by Edgar Allen Poe

“That pleasure which is at once the most pure, the most elevating and the most intense, is derived, I maintain, from the contemplation of the beautiful.” Edgar Allen Poe

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

"Bring the past only if you are going to build from it." ~Doménico Cieri Estrada

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Georgia O'Keeffe

While traveling today, the blue sky and many fluffy white clouds caused me to think of Georgia O'Keeffe's very large painting of clouds that I saw at the Art Institute of Chicago.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

travel and art

When I see all the colors of green possible by observing the landscape, it inspires me to use these colors in an abstract composition.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Going Green

Cudos to the proprietor of a wonderful art gallery in Todos Santos B.S.C. Mex. for packaging my purchase in this creative, conscious, and very 'green' way.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

art is everywhere

Art is everywhere even a plate of sliced oranges arranged on a vintage plate.

Friday, June 4, 2010

workshop fun

One of my favorite things to do is workshops with Steve Aimone at Atlantic Center for the Arts. Steve is a great art coach!

Inspired by van Gogh

"I sometimes think there is nothing so delightful as drawing." Vincent van Gogh

Wednesday, June 2, 2010


When I experiment in my studio and stay unattached to the outcome, I'm always surprised at how much I like what happens!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

starting the day

Three ways to start the day...a good cup of coffee...making art...and a note in my journal about something I'm grateful for!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Temporary "ART"

Leanne created on my wrist an "original work of art" at today's ILMA meeting. As I have seen it numerous times today, I am reminded of the many blessings in my life. I am thankful that God has given me such wonderful friends. ILMA rocks!

Wednesday mornings

Being at ILMA on Wednesday mornings always reminds me of the importance of community.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Studio JOY

Cluttered, messy, and unorganized are three words that you could use to describe a studio that has been used for creating wonderful works of art. They are also words that can bring tears to the person that has to try to actually function in that space. 

One afternoon, while Leanne and I were grumbling about the condition of our studios, we had a Eureka! We thought, why don't we help each other clean up our studios. It would be way more fun if we did it together, and what we have found is that another person's ideas can be extremely helpful in putting things into perspective.  We have called this time share, "Studio Joy," and let me tell you, it really is joy. To have such transformation of a space in just a small amount of time, is almost indescribable.  Thank you Leanne for making my closet a joy to get into. Big hugs, Nancy

Thursday, May 20, 2010

sharing art

While traveling I was able to have an art session with two friends. I showed them how to make collage bookmarks. They loved it and I loved showing them how!

Friday, May 14, 2010

desk chair flower delight

while meditating this morning i was inspired to create this yellow and white felt daisy to sit on for my "task chair" makes me smile...creating micromovements of delight for getting started working. i got the idea of micromovements (and delight!) from the teleclass i'm doing currently with sark. visit for more delightful inspiration!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Loving My Art and learning how to blog

I consider figuring out how to post this, my very first blog, my creative activity for the day!

Rain Barrel Beauty

Ilma happily painted a beautiful rain barrel in Mount Dora which was auctioned off for $200!
The money raised was used for the Gulf restoration project.

zip zip zip!

3 happy bloggers create zippered pouches! left to right: charlene, leanne, nancy
zippadeedoodah! (:

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

welcome to the ilma blog!

hello and welcome! it is the ilma blog...i love my art and i want you to love your art too!