Miner's Pass

Miner's Pass
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Saturday, December 20, 2008

Busy elves. Making Christmas presents. This is Boo. My sister in law, Beth wanted her dog in a portrait. Let me tell you about Boo. Last summer Boo got spooked by fire crackers. She took off like a bat out of h.... I mean a bat cave. I joined in the campaign to find her, signs, posters, news paper adds, what ever way we could. Boo is part Saluki and she is the fasted thing on wheels. First days, then weeks went by, no Boo. Her people knew to put an ID chip in her shoulder because about six weeks later they got a call that the animal control had picked her up. Don't give up hope, I would tell her. This story had a happy ending!
I found the canvas at Hobby Lobby. Regular frames for an oval were expensive. I looked around the store thinking there might be something that would work instead. Sure enough I found this twig wreath for just a few bucks. I hope that Beth does not look at my blog at least until Christmas!

~ A gift of painting~

Friday, December 12, 2008

~Snowball Pooped Out~

Ah, isn't he the sweetest? After playing with his ribbon, snowball just pooped out! I have placed this painting on ebay, today. I am very happy how it turned out. The two paintings would look wonderful together.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008


This is snowball. She wanted to play with the ribbons when we were wrapping presents.

Back to work. It's been a heck of a time. My mother is doing better thanks to a doctor who treated her. He was able to get a handle on pain management. Her prognosis is not good, but they may be able to keep her here for a while longer.
We welcomed a grandchild into the world Nov. 28th. His name is Korben. Perfect and beautiful 8lbs and 2oz.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

~Crows in the Christmas Tree~

Joan's still out of town....this is Jenny! :) Don't you just love this painting?

I have been enjoying feeding the crows for Joan while she is gone..they are so entertaining to watch. Such personality.

Friday, November 21, 2008

~Racoon Christmas~

So, I worked on some Christmas paintings this week. I had to go visit my mother, who is on her death bed. So, Jenny of Wonders of Whimsy is blogging this for me.

This is the racoon that seals the kitty food from both my porch and Jenny's.
There are two of them and they are big and fat! They live down in the storm drains and come out at night to enjoy some yummy cat food.

I love painting animals and birds. Hopefully I will get some more Christmas paintings of birds and such done when I get back. I am still in the negative on my E-bay sales. So, i am trying to do smaller paintings in hopes up keeping my prices low. Hopefully, it will pick up here.

Friday, November 14, 2008


New on E-bay.  I also posted my Shadow and Jenny paintings this week as well.  I have been working on quite a few bird paintings lately.  I am trying to get into the Christmas spirit and thinking about what I can paint for the season.  If you have any ideas, let me know.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

These are my Jenny and Shadow paintings i did this week. I will be posting them on Ebay. I thought it would be fun to get my friend Jenny and her funny bunny kitty cat on a short series. I was looking for simplicity and I was thinking of mixing my love of pen and ink with the super duper fastness of acrylic. They were quite fun to do. I love that Jen cooperated with me when I requested the pajama outfit.

Please bare with me as I am still learning to blog. I wish to thank all of you who have commented on my work. I love the sense of connection there is. 

 I wrote a novel. This is not the first time. I started a blog on my attempts to get it looked at. This is not an easy feat. I will be updating it from time to time. Joan Crow Cimyotte wrote a novel. 

~Shadow Love~

Friday, October 31, 2008

~Fall Crows & Snow~

I was at City Park in Denver recently. All the crows in the vicinity were having a crow party.

 Have you ever noticed a large gathering of crows? They always seem to know when and where these meetings take place. I am talking hundreds of birds, sometimes thousands. Well they saw me with my trusty camera and off they went exploding into the sky.

The fall colors were so gorgeous. It must be the fall gathering time for 

the crows. Look for them in
 late February and March. This is  when you can see their spring pre mating season.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

~Red Riding Hood Zombie~

This is the cape Jenny of Wonders of Whimsy made for my Granddaughter Violet.
When Violet saw Jenny running towards us in the red cape her eyes got so big and the smile on her face of a child who had finally made it through the trials of that annual Halloween costume. Thank you Jenny! It looks great!

Friday, October 24, 2008

BlueJay Paintings

You can hear his distant cry. Sometimes it sounds lonely. The Blue Jay is a bird found in Denver. With our Colorado bluest of blue skies, a blue jay can get lost in the vista. When you hear the sad sounding calls, look for him. The blue jay is a bird that took a hard hit from the West Nile Virus in 2003. Along with other crow type birds. So if you see some blue jays in your midst post a bird feeder. They like suet blocks, peanuts and sunflower seed.

Crow Paintings

These two birds are part of group that visits me every morning. I am up at six in the morning most every day. One of my routines is to leave out a big handful of unshelled unsalted dry roasted peanuts on the stoop in front of my house. Sure enough as soon as there is a hint of daylight, they arrive to greet me and snatch the little treasures from the ground.  
Check out my ebay auctions to view my new paintings.

Friday, October 17, 2008

~New Paintings on E-bay~

We are extremely thankful this season that our Sammy is still with us.
  Here is a tribute to Thanksgiving and our Sam. 
 Called ~Thankful Sam~ and ~Sam Ucopia~ 
 Check out their auctions on E-bay.

~Paintings on my new sales blog~

We started a sales blog for some of my more expensive paintings as well as prints.

Check out my new site at crow productions sales

Friday, October 10, 2008

More bat paintings

Bats Flying

I'm catching up to the halloween spirit.  I've worked with this special paint in the past. It's called "Wild Fire" and is used in Theatre and haunted house productions. You can't see it until black light is added. I thought it would be fun to do the bats with the black light effect.

New Painting on E-Bay

I have been really bad about updating my blog.  Jenny is still coming over and helping me and this is her typing...heeeheee.  HI GUYS! " I love this painting!"

Friday, September 26, 2008

Crow Harvest Moon

There he waits as winter approaches in his brand new set of feathers basking in the moonlight.

Thank you Jennifer of Wonders of Whimsy who has helped me get set up with Ebay and photobucket, not to mention this blog. She has gotten me to move forward instead of backwards which is my normal speed.

New Paintings on Ebay

Wow, my first ever listings on Ebay.  These two paintings are acrylic on 6x6 canvas board.

They are paintings of my kitty Sam.

Sam was diagnosed with acute kidney failure a couple months ago and the vet wanted to put him down.  He is only 3 years old and I was heart broken.  So, she gave me another doctor (whom was a heck of a lot cheaper) to help me.
Dr. Schulman was wonderful. He looked into Sam's eyes and said " We will do everything we can to save him."  So, he taught me how to administer sub-Q's intravenously.  So, everyday, my husband and I poke him for about 10 minutes. Now he is doing great.  He is so loving and playful.  SO, I have painted a whole series of paintings dedicated to him.  I hope you will take a look at them.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008


Yes, I am in a band. Here is a video of our performance at a local venue.
That is me singing!

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

My First Blog

With my friend and neighbor's help, Jenny from Wonders of Whimsy, I am attempting to get this blog started and even sell my art on E-bay.

Wish me luck!