March 19, 2020

6x6 panel

Study of shine on cutlery then jazz it up with a colorful wall paper. Busy and fun finished just before the Covid 19 bomb landed on us- thankfully art can distract and entertain both the creator and the viewer.  

February 13, 2020

Love is in the Air

Love is in the Air
Acrylic 8x8
Available -40

Thank God February has something to celebrate otherwise it is bleak, cold, wet and dark as we slog thru with visions of spring.  And Chocolate helps too 💕 This is a little change up with whimsy to brighten any day of the month.

January 29, 2020

Acrylic 8x8
Flat panel
Inspired by a balloon for my grand daughters birthday I decided to try it in paint form.  There is just something about a bright gold orb that makes me smile especially January in the Northeast. So here is my antidote to the SAD syndrome for now.

January 15, 2020

Coffee Love

Coffee  Love
8x8 Acrylic
Flat panel

This shiny silver coffee pot/press just screamed to be painted. The bright reflections are mesmerizing  and the added foil wrapped chocolate makes a winning combo.  I always start my mornings with hot coffee before I paint - so this was a win from all directions. 

November 22, 2019

Olive Love

6x6 flat panel

On my easel - An occasional splurge and only One.  I am a true tea-totaller.  In reality I just like the look and sophistication of the various vodka martinis offered. The fancy ones are usually way too sweet for my tastes and I add ice so they dilute.  This one in the short glass just Had to be painted. 

Ladies who Lunch has been a wonderful idea. To pretend to be carefree and frivolous when life is definitely not so. This painting reminds me of just that feeling

November 15, 2019


Available $40
Hand painted
6x6 canvas panel

Well as usual Christmas is steamrolling at us and the mad rush to decorate, bake, shop and travel on and on looms.  Sad as the season is not meant to be such. It is hard to slow down and simplify and concentrate on family and our blessings and reflect.

In the spirit of simplification - here is a humble bow from Walmart.  It shines and glows  in the cold light of November  and all year for that matter. A lovely gift or simple touch of color for the season.

November 7, 2019

The Hen

The Hen - Available
8x8 flat panel-oil

Chickens have personality for sure. My daughter has several varieties of hens that produce wonderful fresh eggs.  They love to roam the yard and remove bugs and ‘play’ as they forage and the kids find them amusing as well as annoying - real farm life where the cows and horse look on.  

The bull mastiff watches guard over all.

They don’t pose well so this is a conglomerate composition .

October 28, 2019

Jabber Jay

Jabber Jay
 6x6 flat panel
Oil paint
Fresh off the easel. One of my favorite birds- Loud, Raucous and Beautiful. Sort of the blue tiger of the yard.

Blue has always been my favorite color, even as a little girl, perhaps that is part of the allure here. I think I captured his attitude.

October 18, 2019

Just Because

Every year I am attracted to the little bluish white pumpkins. Purely decorative although a cute model as well.

I only buy these little guys now as I don’t carve them any more and it seems so wasteful to just have them rot.  This guy will live on.

Oil on raised panel. 6x6

October 4, 2019

Three Little Figgies

🔴 Sold
Three Little Figgies

After an exhaustive search I found fresh figs in my local farm market.  I have never had fresh unprocessed figs and I sought them out specifically to, paint and then eat. Then did not disappoint as a subject and I had fun adding palette knife work as well. They did however not taste great. 

September 29, 2019

Over the last summer I have had fun with many subjects as I learn more about oil painting and it’s endless complexities. I have yet to find “my style” but I do love variety as well.

 Milk and Cookies
Oil on flat panel 5x7

Isn’t it funny - the resurgence of mason jars for much more than canning.  Very versatile and sturdy and NOT plastic thankfully. Our lives are filled with far too much plastic.  

Painting glass and reflections is so intriguing. 

September 25, 2019

I finally have time for more art - taken a photography class in depth - and recently dove into oil paints. A challenging medium for sure but so rewarding - and I  try to keep it fun. Never had any formal training but inspired thru the internet and now searching for Me and My Style.

So here I come again, back to my little blogspot and my new creations to share.  What can I say, creativity is in my blood.
Most art available upon request

February 22, 2013


Late February gets 'old' drab, flat, boring (as well as cold and wet and dank) I am ready for spring. Any one with me?

This gorgeous palette gives me hope!! I have to start painting again!


December 31, 2011

Hello 2012

For the new year I am started an instagram challenge, 366 daily posts for the year (365+1 for this leap year) My goal is for each instagram to represent a snippet of my day - good, bad, ugly. A picture is worth a thousand words - so this is my autobiography for 2012.

December 15, 2011

Christmas doodles 2011

It's been so busy I have had little time to do much creatively, except decorate, bake and shop (a very creative sport in my book). Time is fleeting as usual. Last night I just sat and decided to doodle what is left to complete. It made for a festive page once I added the sting of lights and somehow made it all look more "doable". Hope all are enjoying their holiday time and relaxing more than I. ( If so, please let me know your secret!!)

November 11, 2011

Horse play

It all starts here - girls and horses, it is a match made in heaven I believe. For me, it actually started with a wooden hobby horse - remember those? Mine never left my side as a child. Things blossomed from there. And apparently the genes have passed on - to my daughter ( who progressed to the big time jumpers) and to my little granddaughter - Love, equine style.

Adios Alfred

It's been a Long 12 Days without power/water/heat for thousands in Connecticut since Alfred hit (a Nor'easter that dropped deep wet snow in late October) 870,000 without power at first count in our state alone. A long slow recovery in frigid temperatures. Luckily, we were spared- the shoreline was protected by the relatively warm ocean waters (only received 5" of heavy wet snow!!) The news finally reported All Power had been Restored Finally! As I left work, I noticed the golden glow of the Full Beaver Moon, in soft lavender twilight - through the power lines. We do love our power!

November 7, 2011

Alfred Effect

Alfred came a'callin - heavy wet snow 3 days before Halloween, Almost a million without power in Connecticut - MAJOR tree damage, especially in the north part of the state. Today, 9 days after the storm thousands still have no power in these sub zero temperatures (at night) The year of record breakers continues.
There was no fall here in Southern New England, we jumped right into winter. Even this sky looks cold and omnious. Wonder what will come our way next?

October 27, 2011

Where Have I BEEN?

I have been AWOL - I know . Of course it is presumptuous to think anyone misses my posts. But, hey if you are here maybe you did miss me a little ? Life gets hectic at times, there has been some traveling with my husband, and the usual work, and house work and chores etc. But - - I have found a new lover (gasp!) For my birthday I got a new 'big girl' Nikon digital camera and it was love at first click. The combination of 10 adorable grandkids, 2 new puppies and the New England fall foliage brought to my attention how miserable my little point and shoot camera is. And my sketching needed a break, I felt a little burned out and a break can re-juice the battery. So a month has flown by. So between reading several books on Real Photography and finally trying to understand my Photoshop Elements beyond the 'quick fix' panel - I did a sketch. Just a little black and white - of my new lens ( wide angle) so I can take some goulish picture of the little gobblins coming soon. My blog is going to morph into a more eclectic montage, some photos (surprise surprise), some life updates and yes still sketching. I want to diverse and experiment and enjoy it all more. Hey I may throw in some recipes I love! Hope you will continue to come visit and comment and join in my fun. Thanks to all who have and hopefully will! Sandy (myfiddlestix)

September 30, 2011

Everyday Paris

Another page from my Imaginary Trip to Paris with Laure Ferlita. Enjoying the sights, food and museums. Sure wish I was there!