Sunday, March 25, 2018

~ Memories of Our Renaissance Faire

Our renaissance faire,
the faire I co-produced and directed,
now faded into the mists of time.
The Olde World Renaissance Faire,
Twig, Minnesota.

~ The Villagers ~

~ One of the Blacksmiths ~

~ Entertainment on Parade ~

~ Homage to the Royals ~

~ The Joust ~

~ Wonderful Lute Music ~

~ Sheriff of Brikenhar ~

~ Some Dueling ~

~ A Bit of Face Painting ~

~ Merchants of Games ~

~ The Belly Dancers ~

~ Leather Merchant ~

~ The Art Merchant ~

~ The Fairy Merchant ~

~ Hobby Horse Joust ~

~ The Knighting ~

~ Merchant Lane ~

~ One of Three Stages ~

A small sample through the years of our faire,
the Olde World Renaissance Faire.

2004 ~ 2010



Wednesday, February 21, 2018

~ From 2D To 3D ~

~ Little Dun Foal ~


I have taken my art into the 3D realm.
For a little over 2 years now I have taken up the hobby
of model horse showing. Each horse I had in my show string
were models that had been factory finished. And I love it!

But there was another dimension that intrigued me...
 the art of the customized horse.
The horses that artists repaint, and possibly reform.

So not long ago I took the plunge,
bought new brushes, some pan pastels,
and went to work on little models I had 
had in my collection for years.

The Little Dun Foal above is one of my first recolors.
The little palomino foal in the background was what she
looked like before,
and the dun foal in the front is her after.

I am thoroughly enjoying the process of customizing these little horses, and am hooked!
My upper desk now is covered with a herd of
mares, foals, and stallions, 
either waiting for a new look, or are in the process.

Artwork in a new dimension! investigate and experiment resculpting...


~ Wishing you a wonderful whimsical day! ~

Monday, November 27, 2017


~ "Pinto In Pencil" ~


Hot off the drawing table
is a Pintabian horse complete with dapples.
This is a little 2 1/2" x 3 1/2" ACEO original,
created with graphite pencil on Bristol paper.
I'm back on Ebay for a bit 
and this little drawing is now available here.


~ Wishing you a wonder whimsical day! ~

Thursday, September 14, 2017

~ New De La Renaissance Webstore now Open ~

My new web store is now active and open!

All of my items are not available quite yet,
but over the coming weeks I will be filling in more.

Thank you to my daughter for helping get this up and live!


~ Wishing you a wonderful whimsical day! ~

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

This Farmall Heads to the Tractor Show ~

~ Our 1940 Farmall H ~


Not quite art...but it did involve painting! LOL :0)

We bought this tractor years and years ago out of a local barn,
with very old pealing paint and in need of a few parts to replace or restore.
Over the years this tractor helped bale our hay in summer...
placed logs on our sawmill bed in fall...
and removed snow from the driveway in winter.

It was this tractor that became our project these past few weeks.
We removed 77 years of old grease and dirt...scraped off pealing paint...
restored worn or missing parts...wheels came off...then got an excellent bath...
and we painted...and painted...and painted.
The wheels went back decals and hood emblem were applied...

And now this Farmall H manufactured and built in July of 1940...
is ready for the local antique tractor and steam show this coming weekend.

With it will be a for sale sign...for it is time this tractor helps
a new home with haying...or saw milling...snow removal...
maybe even to be enjoyed at shows or parades.


~ Wishing you a wonderful whimsical day! ~

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

~ Baby's Got Blue Eyes ~

~ Baby's Got Blue Eyes~

This little fawn piece began as a 2 1/2" x 3 1/2"
ACEO. Here he is laying deep within the forest.
The original was created with Prismacolor pencil on
smooth Bristol paper, and in many areas it has over 9 layers of pencil color.

Over time, I thought I might like him laying on the edge of a field. many artists do...I reworked the art a little more.
Below is the second version of 
"Baby's Got Blue Eyes".

~ Baby's Got Blue Eyes ~
The field version.

Oh my...
Because I can't seem to choose one over the other,
I now use both of this little fawn with
two little field mice, nestled in among the wild strawberries,
white Sweet Violets, and Blue Eyed Grass, for ACEO and larger prints,
cards, mini cards, and bookmarks.


~ Wishing you a wonderful whimsical day! ~

Friday, April 21, 2017

~ Spring Unicorn Necklace Pendant ~

~ Spring Unicorn, Necklace Pendant ~


This whimsical Unicorn necklace pendant was one of the first
equine style wood pendants I created.
This piece is a combination of Prismacolor pencil 
and Golden acrylics. It is sealed in multiple coats
of clear, non yellowing varnish to
help protect it while wearing on a necklace.


~ Wishing you a wonderful, whimsical day! ~