Sunday, December 29, 2013

Healing Waters

Healing Waters 8" x 8" oil on wood panel Flanegan | $285

Do It Anyway

People are often unreasonable,
Illogical and self-centered; 
Forgive them anyway.

If you are kind,
People may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives;
Be kind anyway.

If you are successful,
you will win some false friends and some true enemies;
Succeed anyway.

If you are honest and frank,
People may cheat you;
Be honest and frank anyway.

What you spend years building,
someone could destroy overnight;
Build anyway.

If you find serenity and happiness,
They may be jealous;
Be happy anyway.

The good you do today,
people will often forget tomorrow;
Do good anyway.

Give the world the best you have,
and it may never be enough;
Give the world the best you've got anyway.

You see, in the final analysis,
it is between you and God;
It was never between you and them anyway. 

- Mother Teresa after Dr. Kent M. Keith -

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Transported to Marfa

Marfa_1 | 6" x 8"| oil on reclaimed wd panel | nfs
Jack Sander's Design Build Adventure in Marfa, TX...what an incredible experience on so many levels. More about the inspired trailblazing efforts of Jack and the Spirit of Rural Studio coming soon!

And about Montana...

: )

Tuesday, June 25, 2013


tucker man! | 5.5" x 7.5"| oil on reclaimed cradled wd panel | nfs
This is the amazing and delightfully peculiar Tucker, a loyal companion and a joy to so many of us.
Yesterday was my birthday - a glorious day with friends and family sending notes of love and well wishes. Thanks so much.

: )

Monday, January 14, 2013


Undercover 6" x 10" oil on reclaimed wood panel Flanegan 2013

Sunday, January 13, 2013

study of Hoover

Hoover 3" x 3" oil on wood panel Flanegan 2013 

Saturday, January 12, 2013


Wilson 6" x 6" oil on wood panel Flanegan 2013   nfs

Wilson is my dear friend's little Valentine...what's not to love here?

: )

Friday, January 11, 2013


6" x 6" oil on reclaimed wood panel | Flanegan | commission

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Sugar & Sweetie

Sugar and Sweetie | 6" x 9" | oil on reclaimed wood panel | Flanegan | nfs

work in progress | oil on reclaimed wood panel

Their adventurous spirit reminded me of my boy, Jack. Pure joy. I had to paint these little darlings.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013


6" x 6" oil on reclaimed wood panel | Flanegan | commission
I am joyfully convinced that a New Years Eve Pajama Party is the best way to celebrate a closing 2012 and an opening 2013. I couldn't help but smile throughout the evening...have you ever been so blissfully aware of the gifts of friendship before you?

One of my favorite Christmas cards I received this season had this message inside, "The very best gifts are the ones we already have." 

So true. Here's to counting our blessings and living in the moment.

: )