Saturday, May 30, 2009

oliver & friends prints

now available on the sienna lynn etsy shop:
oliver & friends prints!

(mounted to an 8x10 musuem white mat ready to frame)

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

spring etching

Here's a picture from my front yard -- I love these blossoming trees! In the midwest the blossoms don't last long, so make sure to take in the scenery now!

The etching shows a blossom tree in a very different region. I recently completed this with watercolor and framed it with a black matte and frame.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

this one's for the girls

Yesterday my mom stopped over to help me with some projects and show off her new car! She took me for a ride and Martina McBride's song, this one's for the girls came on the radio. We laughed at how perfect it was to have that song playing as we drove off in her new red car!

I actually didn't know who Martina McBride was until I saw her perform at a benefit dinner last Spring. I haven't heard this song since then, but now I downloaded it onto my ipod:

Friday, May 15, 2009


"Trust that little voice in your head that says, 'Wouldn't it be interesting if...' And then do it."
-Duane Michals

(photo taken at alisal ranch, santa barbara)

Tuesday, May 12, 2009


Last week I had to complete something that was very difficult on many levels. As I read through it on my computer one last time before printing it, two orange and blue birds flew up to my window and sat on the ledge right next to me. These two little visitors sat inches from me, with only a window screen between us. They looked at me and moved their heads around and sat there for at least a minute. I felt like they were communicating with me. Maybe they wanted to tell me not to worry -- or maybe just "hi."

I painted a mini 3" x3" painting to remind me of my encounter.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

happy mother's day

Thank you to my little sweet heart for the best
bouquet of flowers that I have ever received!
Thank you for teaching me a new perspective on life
by playing and laughing with me every day.

Friday, May 8, 2009

it starts with paint

I'm working on two projects: a master bath room (including a mural), and a little boy's room.
I can't wait to start painting! I'll post the room transformations soon!

Thursday, May 7, 2009


"I wish you a very good journey to an unknown you've never seen."

-Pieter V. Admiraal

(I took this photo on the grounds of dalkeith castle)

Monday, May 4, 2009


I found this plaque at a little gift shop in Minneapolis. My Dad had this quote hanging up in his home office and I always thought, that's an obvious statement, what is so special about that saying?

I realize now that happiness and joy are often confused. Many "things" can make us happy for a short time (jobs, vacations, a new outfit or car...) but true joy can only be found in us. Thanks Dad, I think I get it now.

Friday, May 1, 2009


what little boy wouldn't like huge race cars on his walls?

I had fun painting this one. It was a challenge working in a small room, but I was able to fit the red car racing around a corner!