some fantastic artwork


Paper collaging work in progress

This piece belongs in the huge collections of biblical illustrations I began a few years ago. It’s depicting a part of Acts (chapter 7) that recaps a bunch of Jewish history. I’m working this in so many different layers and mediums it’s getting really fun. It’s maybe half done now. So far, the locust swarm is my favorite part. It took me a few tries to get the body right. Each image I’ve pasted in seems to tell two different parts of the story.  The tent and the star are still very rough sketches regarding the star of David and the tent of Molek. I just looked this up and found that Molek means king. One of the long running stories that connects a lot of the books of the bible is this: people worship men as gods and it causes their down falls or exiles. If Molek David were how it was said then would it also be Molek Jesus?  Acts 7:43 says “You have taken up the tabernacle of Molek and the star of your god Rephan, the idols you made to worship. Therefore I will send you into exile beyond Babylon.”



work in progress

I’m working on this large piece for the Easter story. I’m trying to not go dark and scary with this and I’m hitting a road block. I was just messing around on gimp to get some ideas, my favorite is probably the white outline with flowers or take care of my sheep.

Goldilocks and the bears



I cleaned up my studio and finally did some work on the love zine. Sorry for the weird lighting.



snow day inspiration

It snowed a lot! After shoveling out, I walked around town. I love the blue hues of the snow and sky. Once I get my studio space back, I’ll get on painting.

what was he thinking?


This drawing cracks me up.

Greek Love Zine

GreekLoveI’m starting work on a zine all about love. In Greek there are ore words to express love than in English. I wish to explore these concepts. I’m going to create small chapters for each type of love. AGAPE, EROS, STORGE and PHILEO. I’m looking for other people to collaborate with. If you are interested in working with me, let me know. My goal is to have it copied and stapled by valentine’s day.


Lake Galena en Plein Air

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I am so happy that I joined this Plein Air group. We went out to Lake Galena today. My original intention was to paint my aunt Tilly’s old farm but where we were was too low to be able to see the silos, they are somewhere in the left trees. Today would have been a good day to break the oils out. I did this 11″x 14″ one in acrylic and I had to use my spray bottle very often to keep the paint workable, the high heat dried it so quickly. I brought the kids and packed a picnic lunch thinking we could be out all afternoon but I only managed to get two hours in due to the heat and biting red ants. I was also happy that clouds were out this morning. The chem trails in the upper right look like a DNA double helix. I’m also pretty satisfied with the way I painted the water.  I didn’t take photos but the other ladies did really nice work . It seems most of them like to work smaller and focus in on a smaller composition. Most of them work in oil and they blend their colors. Watching them is inspiring me, perhaps next time I’m out I’ll bring the oils instead.

Washington House

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This morning I joined the By Oak Farm Plein Air group and painted this 11″X14″ acrylic painting of Sellersville’s Washington House. It took about 3 hours. I’m happier with this composition than the one I did the last week. I lied about a few of the building’s details to make it fit but that’s the fun part of painting. The ladies dining on the patio were thrilled to see themselves in the painting. They tried to buy it off me but since I had just painted, it I wasn’t ready to give it up just yet. I’m the worst at selling artwork for that reason. I will make postcard prints of this, which I have no problem parting with.

Odd Fellows Building

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Today, I met up with the group ByOak Plein Air Painters. We spread out in this intersection and painted. It was great to find other painters in the area to work along side of. I spent about 2 and a half hours painting this building. I am a little bothered by the composition, too much sky not enough ground. All the windows and architectural details were very challenging but overall I’m pleased with how it came out. It was a beautiful cloudless morning. I’m so glad my husband pushed me to get out there again.

Painting the Baum House

Amy Rims Plein Air Painting Acrylic on 16 X20" Canvas

Amy Rims Plein Air Painting Acrylic on 16 X20″ Canvas

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I woke up early this morning, set up and painted until the heat was too much. This was done in about 2 and a half hours. Many passers by enjoyed my painting. It was fun for people going into Stellas for breakfast to come out and see how much more I had done. One guy on his way out asked before seeing the painting, how it was coming along, I said I’m almost done, he said no way , then came and looked and was surprised that I was in fact almost done. The last guy who looked at it before I packed up said my painting looks better than the actual building.