Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Girls Weekend in NY

There's not much better than a "girls weekend"  ... 
and for my client Stephanie, this year for the Fourth of July, she visited with friends in Pine Plains, New York!   They enjoyed the festivities of the holiday along with sightseeing in the Hudson Valley and Berkshires area.   

As a thank you to her good friend and host, she asked me to do this sketch of her home!  It's one of those home that has a beautiful front entrance, but the fabulous view and where they really live is in the back so that's what I sketched!!  Anybody care to join me on the porch??

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Congratulations to Emma and Johnny

A few years ago I sketched St. Ann's Episcopal Church in Kennebunkport, Maine!  
One of my favorites!  

So you can imagine how thrilled I was when Emma, a bride to be in Maine contacted me about using that sketch as her wedding invitation!  I've done several party invites, a Save the Date and even a Car Dealership grand opening announcement, but this is my first wedding invitation!   In the months that followed we became Facebook friends, and even though we've never met, I've enjoyed watching the festivities leading up to their wedding last weekend!

Congratulations to Emma and Johnny and 
best wishes for a lifetime of happiness!
...and fun for me to add Emily Dickinson to my list of clients!

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Olde Dobbin Station

My clients daughter is getting married here this winter!  Instead of the traditional "guest book" their guests will sign the mat that surrounds this watercolor sketch to make a beautiful keepsake that they can display in their home and enjoy everyday!    

Olde Dobbin Station is a beautiful wedding venue in Dobbin Texas.... just a little bit west of Montgomery.... just a little bit west of Conroe!  This is the reception hall, overlooking a beautiful Texas countryside.  Also on the property is a charming Chapel and a tiny cottage for the bride to get ready, or a quiet pre-wedding toast!!   

Cheers to the Bride and Groom!!

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Busy Bee!

I have been a Busy Bee....literally!   
I was asked to create this logo for a new local honey coming out to a store near you!!

Inspired by The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein, my client wanted a cartoonish drawing, that reminded him of his property in the country where his bee hives are!  A little bit hilly, on a lake under a big oak tree!   This was a fun project to do, I can't wait to actually see it on the honey jar!!

Speaking of bee-ing a busy bee... I am already well into sketching for Christmas surprises so if you think a sketch of a special place, might be the perfect gift for that special person, let me know.   I've got only eight spots left for a guaranteed Christmas delivery!!!

Ho Ho Ho!

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

North Carolina Bungalow

This cute little mountain bungalow is tucked away in a little town is called Elkin, North Carolina, just 75 miles north of Charlotte.  To quote my client :

"It's an Andy Griffin small town gem.  Hilly and gorgeous with lots of wineries, a newly renovated theatre and the warmest people anywhere.  They have a fabulous hiking, nature trail that is a peaceful haven, including a waterfall and bike trails and is fully accessible. Charming old homes never cease to delight!  Civil war sites also abound."

Wow!!  I can't wait to visit!!  

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