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I live in Mooringsport La. and work in construction full time and dabble in art when ever I can. I would love to be able to do my art full time--who knows, maybe one day I will. In the past year, I started doing Festivals, trying to sell my Art. It is ALOT of work, but worth it. I have met so many people with the same interests as myself.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Haunted House

Haunted House
Another one the pictures that I just finished.  Although it has alot of reflections in  it, you can make it out.  It is hard to take a good picture that is behind glass.  I finished this piece last weekend and hope to get a better picture of it to put on my web page.

I love this time of year--Halloween is my 2nd favorite holiday, right after Christmas.  It is nearly time to break out the Halloween deco.

Hope that you all have a great day.  Don't forget to go to my web page and register.  All you have to do is leave a comment and your name will be entered into the hat for the free drawing on Oct. 25.  I will post a piece of art that I am going to give away shortly.  Visit my art webpage @ http://venusbluesarthideaway.com

Wednesday, September 28, 2011


Angel Iris

This is my latest piece, I finished her over the weekend.  Her name is Iris.   I don't have her on my website yet, hopefully she will be on there soon.

I didn't have a real productive weekend--seemed like I stayed busy all weekend but couldn't get anything out.  I did get "Iris" framed and I got another piece finished and framed.

I have a few ideas for some "halloweeny" pieces.  I am going to try to start them this weekend.  You know, sometimes just having an "idea" helps me alot.  That is why I love my sketch book.  If I sketch it out first, before I start it on the canvas, I avoid the "blank canvas" ordeal.  Blank canvas' can be so intimidating sometimes.

Don't forget to come by the website @ http;//venusbluesarthideaway.com and leave a comment so that you will be included in this months freebie drawing.  Laura Thomas won the picture given away in the free drawing for Sept.

Hope that you all have a great day.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

And the winner is................

The moment has finally arrived and the free drawing has come and gone and the winner is.........Laura Thomas of Mooringsport, La.  Laura won  this original painting in the free drawing that we had on the 25th of September.  Another drawing will be held on October 25, 2011 so if you haven't visited my web art page, now is the perfect time.  Go to the "whats new" page and follow the link to "make a comment".  Post a comment and  you are automatically entered into the hat for the drawing.Every month a free drawing will be held and  you will have to comment for this month's drawing to be put into the hat.  So, if you didn't win last month, you get another shot--come visit at http;//venusbluesarthideaway.com. and leave your comment. I will post the piece on the website that will be given away shortly.  Reenter now!!!

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Venus Blues Hideaway: Free Art Giveaway

Venus Blues Hideaway: Free Art Giveaway: Pearls of Wisdom Fall is in the air and I am trying to find time to squeeze into my studio. I just can't find enough time in a day to...

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Free Art Giveaway

Pearls of Wisdom

Fall is in the air and I am trying to find time to squeeze into my studio.  I just can't find enough time in a day to get in there.  Working nights are killing me--I just don't feel like getting in there in the evenings after an all night pour.  Hopefully, the all-nighters will end and we can get back to a normal schedule.  The piece above is called "Pearls of Wisdom", she was a custom piece.  I made her for a lady in Grand Cane.

Just a reminder-my drawing for a free piece of art is this weekend, so if you haven't come by my webpage and left a comment, do so.  That is all you have to do to be put into the hat.  My address is 
There will be a drawing every month, so make sure you come by and check out the new items and enter the drawing.

Hope that you all have a great day.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Shows are coming soon!!

Booth at the Meat Pie Festival in Natchitoches
It is getting closer and closer to the fall festivals.  I can hardly wait.  I love the fall shows.  The air is so much cooler and it is so much more enjoyable to be out.  I spent Saturday in Arcadia.  We went to the Bonnie and Clyde Trade Days.  We had a wonderful time.  We found all kinds of goodies.  Lewis and I both love antiques and we found some really neat finds.  We ended up buying an old cobbler set, an old corn sheller, some old tools and I found all kinds of interesting jewelry.  I also found a pumpkin sculpture yard art piece.  The stand is about 4 -5' tall and a pumpkin hangs on it.  It is all metal and hand made.  Really cool piece.

I have a few pieces in the works in the studio that I need to get to.  I don't think that I ever have enough pieces done for the shows.  Maybe it's just me :)

Hope that you all have a great day.

Friday, September 16, 2011


This is one of my latest foundlings--his name is Big John.  We have had him just over a year and he becomes sweeter every day.  I love all of my critters and each one has their own individual personality.  John is a herd dog and if you look up his breed (Great Pyrenees) one part of the description reads " devoted to its family and wary of strangers.  .........gentle and affectionate with those he loves and devoted to family even if self sacrifice is required..........He meets this description to a "T".  He is one of the most loyal and devoted dogs that we have ever had.  Someone threw him away about a year ago.  When we found him he was starving, had heart worms, intestinal worms, and an ear infection.  He was rail thin and not very trusting.  If you were to see him now you wouldn't think that it was the same dog.  He looks at you with such love in his eyes and he wants his "herd" accounted for at all times.  He dislikes it intensely if one of us goes outside and doesn't take him with them--he can't rest until the other party comes back inside.  He only has one lingering problem from when we found him--his ear infections.  The have come back repeatedly.  Well, I say repeatedly, he has had three in the past year.  Doc says that it is because he has such heavy ears and air can't get to them.  We are in the middle of fighting one now. You know, my animals are such an integral part of my life that I couldn't imagine my life without them.  God has blessed me with beautiful and well behaved creatures and I love them, every one.

On a lighter note--I am now officially off for the weekend.  We pulled an all-nighter at work and get to take off early.  YES !  I love the weekend. I live for the weekend actually.  There is a flea market in Arcadia that we are planning on going to this weekend.  There are also alot of little antique stores in this little town. One of my favorite past times is shopping for antiques.  Just the history and mystery behind them enthralls me. 

While I am babbling I would also like to say a prayer for my BF Lynn.  She lost someone very dear to her yesterday and right now her heart is broken.  Please include her in your prayers also.

Hope that you all have a great weekend.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Here is another piece that I finished this past weekend.  I left the painting relatively simple because the back ground is so strong.  It has a heavy texture and is also highly distressed.  Sometimes, simplicity is good.  Today is fall like and puts me in the mood for decorating.  I love fall decorations--especially the colors.  The oranges, reds, browns, and yellows.  I have bought a few decorations for the year.  I haven't gotten them displayed yet.  I also love all the fall scents--like apple cider, apple pies, pumpkin pies.....

Hope that you all have a wonderful day.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Violets and Butterflies

Violets and Butterflies

This is one of my latest paintings. It is called Violets and Butterflies.  I just got this one finished this past weekend.  I haven't made it up to the studio this week and have plans for the weekend, so probably won't get up there much then.  It is still hot here--yesterday it was 107 degrees.  I just can't wait for the fall months.  I am so ready for this summer to end.  I just feel so much more energized when I can go outside and feel the cool air.  Summers down here just wear me down. Hope that you all have a great day!!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

New Pieces

Angel of Hope
Angel of Hope is my latest piece.  I am in the process of putting her on my web page.  She is painted on a Ceramic tile that has been embellished with vintage journal pages, sheet music and old book pages.  She is composed of acrylics, glass bead medium, molding paste, charcoal and ink.  Hope is holding a solitary balloon that reads the word "hope".  She is painted in acrylics.  I hope to get her on my website within the next several days. I also have several other pieces that I hope to get posted.  I will add them to my blog tomorrow.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Freebie Giveaway for the month of September on the web site.

Sunflowers: The Freebie for the Month of September                               

I made it up to my studio this weekend and finished this piece.  It is going to be the freebie for the giveaway on September 25.  It is a 11 w x 14 h painting that is on a very distressed background.  The painting has an "aged" appearance is leans towards the primitive style.  It has painted edges and is ready to hang.  So, if you haven't come to my website and left a comment--do so, and you will be eligible to win it.  Note, this giveaway is on the art website, not the blog.  Follow the link below and it will take you to the site.  If you go to the comment section and write a comment, you will be put in the pot for the free drawing.  The website address is http:venusbluesarthideaway.com . This past weekend was a pretty busy weekend, but I did manage to get a few pieces done.  I will post them tomorrow.  Hope that you all had a great weekend and a great day.  F.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Every Woman Loves Shoes

TGIF.............I love the weekends..  I know that this was a short work week, but I am still ready for the weekend. I have a few projects that I need to finish up-one is the painting that I will be giving away on the Sept. 25. drawing on my website.  So, if you haven't left a comment on my Art website http://venusbluesarthideaway.com, come by and do it--you will be entered in the drawing for a piece of my art.    I have the background for the painting finished, I just have to complete the focal point.  I have a few more pieces that I need to add to the site, the shoes above are one of the pieces, so come by and check it out.

Hope that you all have a great weekend.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

After a Long Weekend

My BF Lynn--Hard at Work
Well, Another weekend has come and gone--where does the time go.  We had a good three days off, though.  I managed to get up to the studio for two days and got two pieces out.  I will take pictures of them and post them soon.  The pictures on the right and above are from the the Grand Cane Art Show.  I think that it went well.  Fall is in the air and festivals are around the corner.  I have to start building up inventory for them so that I have something to sell.  I plan on getting out to the studio again next weekend--hopefully, I can get out a couple more pieces.  I feel like I never have enough in stock.

Hope that you all had a great labor day.  Stay Safe.  F.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Artist of the Month

We did the  "Artist of the Month" Friday night and I thought it went great.  There were more people there than I thought would be there.  Jody Gore, with the Desoto Arts Council did a wonderful job putting it together.  She is great.  I delivered my "Pearls of Wisdom" piece to Linda and I think that she was pleased with it.  I would like to thank my friends and family for supporting me--they have been great   My husband, Lewis, is my rock.  He goes with me to all of the festivals and shows and helps me set up and break down and never says a word.  He is my hero.  Lynn, my BF also supports me tremendously and goes to the shows and festivals.with me-taking pictures and names and so on.  I have a great family.  I think that the event was a success.  Thanks, Jody.

Friday, September 2, 2011

These are a pair of my latest creations--I finished them this weekend.  I am gong to take them to the show this evening.  I think that I pretty much have my mind made up as to what I m going to take.  A few assemblages, a few paintings and these shoes.  The shoes took the longest--the small tiles take forever to mount onto shoes!!

We pulled an all-nighter  last night and poured concrete, so my work day is over.  Our A/C went out last night before we left, so we need to go home and look at that, see if we can't get it fixed.  I hate to have no air in this heat.

Well, Signing out for now.  If you are in the area, come by to the Grand Cane Art Gallery tonight at 5:30 p.m. for the reception.  Hope to see ya there.

Thursday, September 1, 2011


The  picture above is the last piece that I finished.  I am thinking about taking this one to the Gallery tomorrow evening.  I am EXCITED about that.  Lynn, my BF is taking off work to go with me--so sweet :)  I have to go through my art tonight and figure out what other pieces I will be taking.  I am thinking of doing a few more of the pieces with the back ground above --one of sunflowers, one of poppies.  Different colored background-of course.   For the Free Drawing that I am having I am thinking of doing a picture similar to to.  So, if you haven't registered, come by and leave a comment on my website to be eligible @ http://venusbluesarthideaway.com.  There will be a drawing on September 25.  I will contact the winner to get their mailing address after the drawing.  Hope that you all have a good evening.

Have a great day.



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