painting: boer goat portrait

Billy the Kid

I was going through my past fair phots and this sweet face popped out at me. Not sure why I didn’t notice him sooner, with his striking coloring and regal nose. His shadows do the kind of thing I always look for, too.

10″x10″ oil on stretched canvas. Sold, thank you.

a fun goat painting

The blue and yellow complementary colors create a lot of drama. He was a model at the fair last year, and this kind of back-lighting usually makes me walk on by because painting these extreme shadows is daunting. I loved his horns, though, so paused and snapped a photo.

I think he worked out okay. 😉

8″x10″ oil on stretched canvas. Available in my Etsy shop.

While I’m here, I should let you know my Etsy shop is having a 10%-off sale through the Labor Day weekend. Thanks for looking. 😀

All the Romance Quilted Throw

I made two lap quilts using these fabrics. I was so happy with the first, I did it all again–differently.

Florals large and small. Romantic colors in warm, muted shades. A touch of blue and gray–but not too much.


I went to my stash of vintage embroidered linens, and pulled out a few to cut up and use as embellishment. You can see a sweep of linen doily there below.

(Don’t tell the other fabrics, but that bright red rose is one of my favorites–from the Lecien Flower/Sugar line. I’ve never been able to find that pattern again, either.



In the low light, it still looks so prettily shabby chic.


More doily edging below. I matched it with solid squares to add interest and texture.


The reverse side is made from four different fabrics. I didn’t have enough of the blue, so added neutrals which would not compete visually.


Here it is in bright sunlight. Lighting for these things is always a challenge–getting the colors to reproduce right, and not have too much shadow going on.


The size is 56-inches by 48-inches. It is all cotton, and a summer-weight throw. Pretty over the back of your couch, or a chair. It’s in my etsy shop now. 🙂