Tuesday, August 14, 2018

New growth for the Family Tree!

It's such a treat to do my Family Tree's for clients.  I learn about their family in the process and pour as much love onto that paper as I am able!   

Last weekend was a special treat as I got to add Shelby and Olivia to the branches as they have welcomed two new babies into the family since I did this sketch last summer!  

Tuesday, August 7, 2018


It's been a busy summer, so once again, I got behind on my posts for Accents in Art.  Several weekend trips out of town and in July, I got to spend 10 days in Sweden!  

My daughter and I spent a week on the beautiful island of Gotland in the Baltic Sea and 3 days in Stockholm before heading home!   Our hosts on Gotland were so curious about my "homeland," having never visited the USA before, so it was fun to share with them my love for Texas!   I left them with this watercolor so they would remember me and I look forward to hosting them sometime in the future!!  

Medieval Visby City Wall on Gotland

Lighthouse on Gotland

Ancient Viking Burial Grounds

Narrow stone streets in the Old City of Stockholm

Monday, July 2, 2018

Wilford Hall Medical Center in San Antonio

Wilford Hall Medical Center
Lackland AFB - San Antonio, TX

My son-in-law, Hector first met Tony in 1995 while performing CPR on a patient at Wilford Hall Medical Center in San Antonio.  That was the beginning of a beautiful and lifelong friendship.  Recently, Tony retired from the United States Air Force and to commemorate this special occasion, Hector asked me to do this sketch along with (not shown) all the location Tony has served over the years from Afghanistan to Cincinnati to Philadelphia.  
Congratulations on your retirement and thank you for your service Lt. Col. Tony Zarka!!

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Picking up roots

"And where we love is home.
Home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts"

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

Moving away is always hard... but when friends gather to send you off in love, it helps!!  

I was so happy to be able to create this sketch for my client as a Going Away Gift before their friends picked up roots and moved to Colorado.  
Their beautiful home in the Grogan's Mill Village of The Woodlands.  The combination of stone and wood has such a warm and inviting look and no doubt was filled with many warm and cherished memories as well!

Monday, June 25, 2018

Lanier Theological Library in Houston

 Lanier Theological Library

Do you have that special place that brings you peace, clarity and perspective for life?  For my friend and pastor at my church, Mark Sorenson, this is the place.   
Lanier Theological Library located in Houston.   

Earlier this month Mark received his ordination and as a gift to him from the staff of our church, 
The Woodlands United Methodist, I was asked to sketch this special place for him.

I often do sketches to be given as gifts... for graduation, weddings, moving away, anniversary's but this is the first time I was able to be present when it was given!  
What a special treat for me!!  

Congratulations Mark!

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Super Summer Sale starts today!

To celebrate the first day of summer,
I'm offering my first ever...

50% off all Original Art on my website

From Fall Harvest to Spring flowers,
My favorite scenes in National Parks,
Churches and Schools (Hook "em!)
and more....

Check it out at:

here's just a sampling of what's available...

Monday, June 18, 2018

Home away from Home!

I haven't posted in quite awhile... 
life got real busy... 
it has a way of doing that, doesn't it?

You may remember from my Lent post on March 13th that I became a new grandma - a "Bebe" to be exact!
I spent a few months in Austin with my daughter waiting for, and then helping, with sweet baby Ellis!

She lives in this cute Austin bungalow, built in 1930, just north of campus in an historical area called Hyde Park.  We spent many afternoons on this front porch, watching the world go by and waiting for baby.

I have so many favorite moments from those months, but one of the best was being the first to wake up in the morning and sitting quietly in the living room, watching the sun light stream into the window to see what this new day would bring.  Just seeing this sketch again after 3 months brings a peace to my heart and soul.