Friday, April 11, 2014

Drawing Challenge: hat

lovely to host for Drawing Challenge this week!

I hope you enjoy visiting all these wonderful people
for this weeks theme

if you would like to join us, let me know in the comments
i will add you to the list as soon as i am able

Sweet Weekend to you all!

Monday, April 7, 2014

Invitation to Drawing Challenge April 12-13th: Hat / Cap

i invite you to join us in this upcoming weekends Drawing Challenge
(though it does not have to be a drawing, it can be any medium: words, photography, fabric arts, we leave it up to your inspiration)

I have chosen the word 'hat' or 'cap'

this is my mushroom man 
who wears a fungi cap

wonderful inspiration to you all!

let me know in the comments if you would like to join us!

Friday, April 4, 2014

DC: Nest

 she formed her nest of feathers
soft for the newborns arrival
with care
she touched each one
offering love to last their whole life long

two paintings were inspired

this nest is made of forget-me-not flowers

this weekends Drawing Challenge
was offered by: Ariane
her propmt: nest

I enjoyed considering nests this week:
our skull is a nest for our brain
body a basket/nest for our soul and spirit
earth nest for all life on planet
I thought of homes
or feeling at home
a place to give birth
to nurture new life
caring for life in a nest
these thoughts hold my heart like a nest holds eggs

thank you for being our wonderful host Ariane!

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Sunday Sketches: Dreaming of Spring

as winter's presence melts into watery lakes
i dream of butterflies flowers and fungi fairies

sweet beginnings of Spring to you

hello Blue Chair Diaries friends
it seems i have not shared with you for so long. 
I look forward to stopping by and seeing your art!

Saturday, March 29, 2014

D.C.: Water


it is spring, early spring here in NW Montana
though it still snows
the circles of earth grow larger around trees each day
snow in meadows turn to seasonal creeks
and lakes

snow at night
turns to rain in the day

feeds you and me
trees plants and bees
all life

and circles from air
into earth

even we
are a huge part water
i bow
namaste' to the presence
and spirit of water

at night
i looked out my window
at the tall slender Engleman Spruce trees
lit by the moon
still standing with snow
and this painting came to me
then to be

this week
i have heard and seen our Great Gray owls
and once heard the singing of wolves
in early spring
so much water
in the form of snow, ice, rain, creek and lake
you can see more of my watery photos on my other blog:



Thursday, March 20, 2014

Lovely Equinox to one and All ~

the ink drawing from the previous post
inspired this watercolor
in honor of Spring

on this first day of spring
half way between the shortest day of the year
and the longest day of the year
i woke to fresh snow!
(yes this is home sweet home)

one of my favorite spring
and summer 

Fairy Food

1 serving:
1 cup homemade almond milk
honey or agave to taste
1T + 1t chia seeds
1T. dried fruit - cherries or whatever you like
1T. dry coconut
sprinkle of spice, your choice: cinnamon, ginger, cardamon, vanilla

place in jar with lid and shake
a few minutes later shake well again
place in refrigerator over night
ready to enjoy in the morning

(if you don't shake it well, you will get lumps of gooey chia
seeds. Fairies would never eat that!)

Lovely Spring or Autumn
to one and all!

Monday, March 17, 2014

Nearing Spring Equinox

I came across a photo someone took of me
at Hearst Castle

this is such a fun dress to wear

usually i make up the characters in my art
not even looking at photos
it was so much easier drawing from this photo

 Sweet Week to you!
Spring Equinox is nearing