Thursday, December 26, 2013

Cajun Fun!



I am from the Heart of Cajun Country, located in southern Louisiana. The "crawfish" is our mascot and a yummy delicacy we eat boiled, batter-fried, stewed, in pies and in gumbos. We just cannot get enough of these delicious crustaceans. 
to learn more about my floor cloth art.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Shop With Local Artists for the Holidays


This collage is available for purchase at 
in Baton Rouge, LA.

I also have work at:

When you purchase a work of art from a local artist, 
you receive personal service and
the story of the purchase is 
much more interesting than, "Made in China". 


Thank you!

Monday, November 18, 2013

Custom Order for an Artistic Friend


Just completed this little hexagon-shaped floor cloth for 
Ellen McCord, a fantastic artist friend.
She sent images of what she wanted and, 
Voila, a floor cloth was born.
She plans on placing it in her bright orange kitchen.

to see Ellen's paper pulp art.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

All Creatures Great & Small


Come by and see some great art at the 
November 6 - December 7

Opening Reception
Thursday, November 7
6:30 to 8:30 pm

White Light Nights
Friday, November 22
6:00 - 10:00 pm


Sunday, October 20, 2013

Elephant Ears & a Frog



Just completed this 
24 x 36 inch floor cloth. 

The pattern is taken from the
elephant ear plants found along 
Louisiana bayous.

The tree frog is also 
native to Louisiana. 

for details on this 
Louisiana inspired floor cloth.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Golden Ferns & Flowers for Your Table




 A set of four (4) Teal with Gold Ferns & Flower Place Mats
can be arranged to suit any decor.

Configure this design in fours, pairs or singularly. 

to purchase.  



Friday, September 20, 2013

Butterflies on Your Table




This whimsical table runner is inspired by yellow butterflies flitting around my yard.

It measures 18 x 54 inches and was created using cotton duck canvas and acrylic paint. It was finished with three coats of acrylic sealer.

Check out www.illearstrations.com for more details and to view additional home decorator items.

Click here to purchase.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Fun, Food & Art After Dark



Floor cloths, table runners & place mats featured during

ART AFTER DARK
at
DESIGNS BY TWO 
240 Barrow Street
Houma, La.
6:00 - 8:00
Tonight, September 14th

Hope to see you there!
 

Monday, August 26, 2013

Can You Say "Versatile"?




 A set of four (4) Copper w/ Chrysanthemum Place Mats
can be arranged to suit any decor.

Configure this design in fours, pairs or singularly. 

Go to the illearstrations Etsy shop:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/illearstrations
to purchase.   











Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Koi Across the Table

  
This is a detail of a 12 x 60 inch table runner. 
It could also be used to top a sideboard, dresser, counter or bar.

To create this runner, I used 8 oz. cotton canvas, acrylic paint and three layers of acrylic sealer. 

Price: $165
Contact: info@illearstrations.com to purchase.

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Floor Cloth Anyone?

2.5 x 5 foot runner - Perfect for a beach house.


I have just begun painting floor cloths.  

What is a floor cloth?
Basically, they are painted canvas sealed with a protector so that they withstand foot traffic. These are a very old form of art and a precursor of linoleum. They are perfect area rugs for people with allergies or those of us who think fuzzy carpets and rugs are ucky. Floor cloths are great for protecting hard floors (wood, tile, brick, concrete.) They are not meant to be placed on top of carpeting.

I have a 12 year old floor cloth at my desk to protect the hard wood floor from my desk chair scratching and scuffing the floor when I slide it back and forth. It is still looking great. 

These cloths can be dusted and damp mopped, just as you would any linoleum floor.

I can custom make any size and design you would like. Just contact me at: www.illearstrations.com/contact.


Sunday, June 2, 2013

Showing At Baton Rouge Gallery

We've all been influenced by mentors, teachers and various other people. This month, 24 of our artist members will share the gallery with their influences. Come get a peek behind the curtain at how artistic development can be fostered and how it can change the way we see the world!
 
I will be showing with Mr. G (Terry Girouard). He is the artist and teacher that influenced my artistic life in a beautiful and profound way. He and I will be at the opening reception, Wednesday, June 5th, 7-9pn.
Hope to see you there.

Friday, April 26, 2013

Barren Soil


Planted
in barren soil.
No one to cultivate
her tiny soul.
 Constant, depressive
hacking at her
fragile roots.
How did she
survive her
mangled childhood?

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Showing at Zigler Art Museum


Exhibiting at
in Jennings, Louisiana
March 23 - April 20
Opening Reception: March 23 from 4 to 6 pm.
Please join us.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Awakening


Awakening
This five panel collage piece was created at a time in my life when I was awakening to all of the possibilities life has to offer. It is about becoming aware of all of the positives and shrugging off the negative past. Reach out and move forward.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Love of Drawing


the love of drawing

slowly
meticulously
recording each detail

nothing else matters

Friday, January 25, 2013

If Wishes Were Fishes


if wishes 
were fishes
i'd catch me a few

a happy childhood
calvin and lillian
a cure for cancer
nurturing parents
self assurance

if wishes
were fishes

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Lazy Sunday Morning



lazy Sunday morning
sipping
sweet black coffee
in bed
wondering
what to do
with the rest of my life?
will i decide
before i reach
the bottom
of the cup