Tuesday, April 28, 2015

There's a new Mouse The House!!

It's been a while since I've been able to announce a new addition to the Baseboard Mice series.  The response to the mice has been great and I've been busy painting "special order" mice.  Some of these are requests to paint, for example, another "Bubba".  I can't promise they will be identical - since each one is an original, but they'll be hard to tell apart.  Another request I've had is for a mouse with a specific name.  If you've been waiting for a favorite name, feel free to send me an email to let me know.  I have even had a request for a mouse from a certain place.  So, if you are hoping to adopt a mouse that comes, from say, Paris, just shoot me an email.  

Back to the new mouse.... Her name is Lexie and she comes from the Pacific Northwest.  She tells stories of the Quileute Indian Tribe’s drumming circles in La Push. She even keeps a tiny drum close by.  

"Lexie" - A Mouse In The House, Baseboard Mouse

There are just a few mice available on the mouse website right now, so if you've been thinking about "adopting" one, be sure to see if there is a personality there that just might be who you are looking for before they are gone!  

I've been hearing a few good "baseboard mouse" stories, and I'll be sharing them here on the blog later this week.  Until then....

Thanks for stopping by....


Thursday, April 9, 2015

Introducing Nicholas....

There's a new Mouse In The House to share with you today.  This little mouse's name is Nicholas.  He comes from the Wild West and dreams of cowboys and campfires.

One of his favorite snacks is Cowboy Caviar. Ask nicely, he might share his recipe.

Nicholas - Baseboard Mouse

I'm painting mice as fast as I can, but I'm falling behind the demand.  Not a bad thing, but it means a little wait before there will be more mice.  

If you see a mouse on the website that has been adopted and you were really hoping to adopt that particular mouse, just let me know and I'll be happy to paint another one like it.  

Thanks so much for stopping by - and for your support of my latest art adventure.


Wednesday, April 8, 2015

A Mouse Story.....

Today I have a wonderful story for you.  This is the story of the very first Baseboard Mouse.  I didn't start naming the mice until after the first two were painted and off living in houses other than mine.  So the very first mouse was named by the people he now lives with.  They call him "Ferdy".

Ferdy's story comes from his new family and I think you'll enjoy it......

Meet Ferdy.  He is a former “river rat” who found his way off Sachem and “swallowed the anchor”.  He’s a well-travelled mouse, having cruised the Bahamas and found his land legs in Alva, FL, along the Caloosahatchee River.  He’s somewhat shy, but is always present when the family is gathered. His adoring parents accommodate the occasional mouse droppings (pictured in the close-up).  He carries the honorary distinction of being the very first baseboard mouse.

And here are the 2 photos they sent of Ferdy in his new house....


Doesn't he just make you smile??

Thanks for stopping by.... and if all goes as planned, there will be a new mouse to introduce tomorrow!


Tuesday, April 7, 2015

New Mouse Alert!

This adorable little mouse is called Olivia.  She is the latest addition to the collection of Baseboard Mice.  Olivia comes from the sunny Florida Keys.  She is often heard singing Jimmy Buffett songs. 

Olivia - A Baseboard Mouse

These little mice have been bringing lots of laughter into my life.  I'm having as much fun writing their stories as I am painting them.  As they take shape on their tiny mouse holes, my imagination starts wondering....  who are you?  

Not only have they been bringing laughter into my life, but they make other people laugh, too.  Especially when they see them "in place" on a baseboard.

It's great fun creating art that brings so much delight.

Remember, you can see the mice that are available on their very own website - www.baseboardmice.com   

Be sure to stop by again tomorrow.  I've got a wonderful story for you about the very first mouse in the Baseboard Mice series.

Wishing you lots of laughter in your life, too...


Friday, April 3, 2015

A New Mouse In The House!!

Wow!!!  I'm so excited at the reception my Baseboard Mice have received.  They are flying out of my studio faster than I can paint them.  

Today, I would like to introduce you to the latest addition to the A Mouse In The House - Baseboard Mice series.  

This is Madeline.....

Madeline - a Baseboard Mouse

Madeline is a mouse from the coast of Maine.  She is particularly fond of mussels.  And she loves the sound of the sea against the rocky coast.

You can look at all the mice that are up for "adoption" on their website - www.baseboardmice.com

You really should have A Mouse In The House!!!


Thursday, April 2, 2015


One of the first baseboard mice to be adopted is named Sophie.  She happens to have been adopted by my artist friend, Gaylene, and now Sophie has taken up residence in Gaylene's studio.  

The last time I spoke with Gaylene, she hasn't heard Sophie singing yet, but thinks perhaps she would like the blues.

Before Sophie went to live with Gaylene, she lived Mississippi.  She was very fond of the riverboats that traveled up and down the great river.  Once, she spoke of her love of trips to New Orleans and eating beignets.

Knowing how beautiful Gaylene's art is, I'm pretty sure that Sophie is delighted with her new surroundings.  (you can see Gaylene's art at www.gaylenepetcu.com)


There's another baseboard mouse about ready for adoption in my studio.  Be sure to stop by tomorrow to meet her.