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Iva Wilcox
Northern California
I am an artist, mother and wife.
Interests: Victorian times, art, gardening, flea market finds, mixed media, watercolor painting, family and friends
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Hello Friends! For these many years I have enjoyed using Typepad for my mixed media art blog. But I am finding it more challenging to keep it up, along with my Halloween blog. So I will no longer be posting... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2014 at My Birdsong
Since Christmas, I have been keeping a watercolor journal. I have been stretching my paintbrush muscles getting ready for another holiday season. The unfinished painting of a leaf above was actually a photograph I took while on a walk after... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2014 at My Birdsong
I am getting ready for two Halloween shows this fall: Halloween and Vine Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013 Petaluma, CA • • • Spirits in Sanford Friday night and Saturday, October 4 & 5 Sanford, FL • • •... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2013 at My Birdsong
The gardening season in north Florida is short, since we really can't grow much during the hot months of June, July and August. So I started early and decided to share some of the photos of our side yard, container... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2013 at My Birdsong
I have a collection of vintage China doll heads from Germany. Years ago, I won an ebay auction for a number of them and a sweet friend gave a bag of them to me. I am always trying to find... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2013 at My Birdsong
Vintage Style Spun Cotton Rabbit & Chick now on eBay January is flying by and before we know it spring will be here with it's beautiful flowers and of course Easter. The weather here in north eastern Florida has finally... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2013 at My Birdsong
The new year brings January birthdays for my husband and our beloved Brianna. So it is always a month full of duplicity. A time for celebration and promise for new beginnings, coupled with sadness and loss. We have wonderful memories... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2013 at My Birdsong
Merry Christmas! Thank you for supporting handmade art during the past year and for your continued enthusiasm. I wish you all a happy and prosperous New Year! ~ Iva Continue reading
Posted Dec 24, 2012 at My Birdsong
There is nothing like a Christmas tour of homes to get you into the holiday spirit! I belong to the Las Adelphas Garden circle, one of 10 circles made up of about 30 members each, and part of the greater,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2012 at My Birdsong
So have you been naughty or nice? Original watercolor now in my etsy shop: Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2012 at My Birdsong
Art is such therapy during difficult times. I find that it has helped me through the most difficult days. And with Christmas now coming in just a few short weeks, it's always a great escape to spend time in my... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2012 at My Birdsong
For us, the holidays are always bittersweet. We have so much to be thankful for, and yet there is a sadness that predominates these days. Our family will never be what it was before 2007. We will never have that... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2012 at My Birdsong
I have always been in love with the lost art of spun cotton. It has such a Victorianesque look to it. The cherished ornaments were lovingly placed on the tree, and I can imagine the "oooh's" and "aaah's" that followed.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2012 at My Birdsong
Although it's still early August, I'm already preparing for Halloween and Christmas shows. Below, is my upcoming schedule, and I'd love to meet you at one of these shows. Also, you'll find a variety of other talented artists at these... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2012 at My Birdsong
I'm so excited for this summer workshop! Here's a sneak peek at what you'll see in my classroom! Up, up and away! Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2012 at My Birdsong
Organizing is what you do before you do something, so that when you do it, it is not all mixed up. ~ A.A. Milne There's nothing like being able to see what the paint looks like on the paper BEFORE... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2012 at My Birdsong
It's here! The Final Destination Blog Visit for the $200 e-gift card giveaway! Our last and final blog destination belongs to and this is the final location where you'll find the last TWO words left in our secret word collection.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2012 at My Birdsong
I've been busy with my camera, taking all sorts of pictures around town and in the neighborhoods for inspiration. There are so many scenes I want to transform with watercolors! The lion on the right is from Flagler College, which... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2012 at My Birdsong
We recently took a boat tour of Salt Run, a long stretch of water that flows from the St. Augustine inlet and the Atlantic Ocean. It was a birding and boating tour, and my, oh my, was it beautiful! I... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2012 at My Birdsong
Next up in the Artful Gathering 2012 Online Art Retreat blog hop is the talented Diane Cook! She is a mixed media jewelry artist. Head on over to her blog: ...and pick up the next secret word. By now... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2012 at My Birdsong
Filming is just about complete for my class sessions at Artful Gathering Online Art Retreat this summer, and I can feel the excitement building! Supplies are coming in for the limited number of kits I'll be selling to those who... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2012 at My Birdsong
Last week, my husband and I jumped aboard a bus headed for Winter Park, Florida, to tour Leu Gardens, the Polasek Museum and Sculpture Gardens and the The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art. What a treat it was!... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2012 at My Birdsong
Drum roll first studio tour is on video! Watch as I unveil the final transformation of my new studio. It's my first video effort, so I'm hoping the critics circle will be kind! ;) The door is wide open,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2012 at My Birdsong
You are seeing the first glimpse of my garage loft studio, after our move from Northern California to North Florida. I'm happy to say that the day has come when I can actually feel at home and move around my... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2012 at My Birdsong
So what is this Artful Gathering I keep posting about? Just about the neatest way to take art classes without spending money on travel and lodging! And you know what that can spend more money on art supplies! And... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2012 at My Birdsong