What We Create Reflects Who We Are

This small gallery is a collection of art have I created for myself. It is a sampling of art that makes me happy and is the most personal.

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Mrs. Padilly's Happy Camper Journal

Happy Camper

I originally created this illustration in 2014 as a free download for visitors to my blog,

Copy Cat

Acrylic painting inspired by cat illustrations from the 1970’s.

Bastrop Rock Necklace

Necklace created from a rock I found while hiking at Bastrop State Park. 

Bloomington Mixed Media


This whimsical mixed media painting was created to celebrate a couple’s first home.

Dolphin in Watercolor

Watercolor painting from a photograph.

Man Sailing Seabird Watercolor

Man Sailing Seabird

This watercolor painting was created from a photograph of my father-in-law sailing Seabird, a wooden boat he built with his son.

Faux Miro

This painting was inspired by a drawing of Jean Miró’s, in which I used my own surname (née. Miro). I guess one could argue it’s a real Miro.

Father's Day Natural Sculpture

Father’s Day

Sculpture created from driftwood found on the beach on Father’s Day, and a white starfish.