Fall Is Coming Autumn is nearly here. My favorite season. Everything changes. A fresh breeze blows. Energy returns. Shadows lengthen. Patterns change. But, right now, it’s 90 degrees. It’s still summer. I have tomatoes on the vine, eggs to collect, and peach and apple pies to bake. I have plans to flesh out and implement […]
The first day of the rest of this blog. The fear of the blank page has followed me from my art table to here. In order to break it, I speed sketched and painted a tag; it’s sole purpose to bring me back to blogging. Baby Steps. Thank you to […]
From My Word Bowl – 9 This week I drew two great phrases and the word, and, from my word bowl. The sketch I did, I didn’t really “fuss over”, except to add some watercolor to it. I think she looks a little surprised, by what I’m not sure, but I’m happy that the […]
30 in 30 – Painting 11 A simple and relaxing little painting of my favorite kind of northern, rocky shoreline. I much prefer this type of view to tropical shorelines. Unless it’s winter, then I’ll take the tropical beach. Thanks for having a peek today. Until next time, have a beautiful […]
30 Paintings in 30 Days – Days 3, 4 and 5 Apparently, I forgot that it was the Labor Day Weekend on Friday and told you that I would be posting a new painting on Saturday. I hope you all had a fabulous weekend! Rather than pressure myself with too many things to do, I […]
From My Word Bowl – 5 This week’s words inspired me to create two aceos. Two aceos because of “the two”. The words spirit and humble reminded me of the style and techniques taught in one of Life Book 2016’s lessons by Shiloh Sophia . I wasn’t in a painterly sort of mood, so […]
Fun with Florals I’ve been having lots of fun with Tamara Laporte’s and Wyanne Thompson’s latest lessons in Life Book 2016. I didn’t have all of the materials that they used, so I used what I had and did my own interpretations of the lessons. Lots of splatters, splotches and squiggly […]
A photo of my morning sketch. I love working with ink and watercolor.
This week’s words pulled from my word bowl are: I decided to use them with a sketch I did this morning. I used watercolor, colored pencil and ink and the words. If the words from my word bowl inspire you to create something, please leave me a little […]
This week’s Life Book 2016 lesson with Jane Davenport was wonderful. I adored it. (adore.. I love that word!) I painted along while I watched and listened, at times getting a little ahead of the lesson. I enjoyed the unpredictability, lightness and freedom of painting solely with watercolor, after all the mixed media I’ve been doing. […]
Out here, where I live, I don’t have to go much further than outside my own door to find beautiful wildflower meadows. So it doesn’t surprise me that…. I’ve gone wild for wildflowers! Seriously. Once I started painting these I couldn’t stop. I blame it all on the Facebook mail art group that I […]
Do you doodle while you’re on the phone? I do. Face #11 was doodled while talking with my mom today. Watercolor, ink and colored pencils. Happy Valentine’s Day!