Monday, December 28, 2009

Xmas Rain...

I just love these grey, cloudy, rainy's been keeping the Xmas feeling alive for me the past few days...the rain makes all the colors outdoors pop...this is a photo of my front porch.  The umbrella is so red against the grey backdrop of the day....and the gold detail really shimmers...maybe not so clear in this photo, but makes me happy in person...

Monday, December 21, 2009

Xmas at Juner's

This is my entry/living room.  I live in a funky little A-Frame...lot's of skylight...wanted to show off my tree while it was still standing upright...ha ha...I hung a painting I did of Winken, Blinken and Nod...just a whimsical little something...enjoy the holiday cheer...oh and happy first day of Winter...the solstice is today!  The shortest and darkest day of the year...if you're too cold, think of it this way...this is officially the beginning of longer, brighter days...summer will be here before you know it!  (personally, it can't get gray and cloudy enough for me)

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Sea Creatures at Monterey Bay

The Monterey Bay Aquarium was more than inspiring
...paintings coming from these photos I took, soon...

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Lizzie Bell is Here in Santa Cruz

My sister Elizabeth has been visiting for the past week and I am sad to see her leaving tomorrow...we have had a blast! She has never been to Santa alot of sight seeing and shopping. The Monterey Bay aquarium was inspiring to me and I'm going to begin a new series of paintings based on the images I saw...should be colorful and exciting...keep an eye out for these.

The Holiday party I put on this past weekend was a tremendous success!  Everyone had the best time...the last of the guests left at 2AM and all the food was gone, guitars and singing, dancing and the choir was spectacular! Tears of magic for everyone fun was had by all...and I couldn't have done it without Lizzie Bells' help...I gave one of my rock posters away as an exchange game gift and coveting began..yeah for me...several  of my friends ended up placing orders with me for posters...yeah, again.  So the process has  begun for printing and will be available on my website in the next couple  of weeks.

So it's almost here...Xmas...hope everyone  has a safe and happy time...june

Wednesday, December 9, 2009


I'm putting together a new site at ETSY....a shop to view and purchase the Rock Series posters and prints.  

So many people have asked me about posters and prints, so I'm in the process of printing right now. I'll offer movie poster size 24x36 posters,  and museum quality printed, signed and numbered artist prints.  Hope to keep everyone happy with availability...thx for the interest....have a super happy and safe holiday..June

Janis late 60's

Janis  late 60's