May 26, 2017

AC: birds



spring is such a wonderful time to watch birds


to see them collecting grass
lichens
spiderwebs 
to make nests


enchanted by their songs and calls


we get to wonder about their new born
hey, that is not a bird ;-)


I made a little book for spring birds
and 
their eggs
:
new life

Thank you Eric for hosting our AC
with the theme:
birds

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May 23, 2017

Sharing Cherries


sharing cherries

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this paper is fine for sketching
but when a sketch begs to be painted
well the paper is just not satisfying

It buckled and does not let one play with the paints 
to my satisfaction

thought I had learned that lesson
smile

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May 17, 2017

Little Thief



little squirrel saw a
ruby necklace
took it for his own

but when the fairy turns him into stone
he might wish he had left it alone
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a later thought: 
The little squirrel is only turned to stone for 3 min, but that might seem like a lifetime to a squirrel. We must remember stones are living beings, so not so bad a punishment once one relaxes into it.
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I had a little trouble coming up with a story for this one.
For fun, if a story comes to you
share it in the comments

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May 12, 2017

Planting Spring Plants



she dug a little hole
and hoped with all her heart
that the little swirly plant
would thrive and be happy in it's new home

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This week I planted nine plants
and hoped with all my heart.....

also hoped that the deer and ground squirrels will  not eat them!
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Lovely weekend every one!

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May 10, 2017

Scribble Picnic: Potted Plant


she dug a little hole
and hoped with all her heart
that the little swirly plant
would thrive and be happy in it's new home

~

This week I planted nine plants
and hoped with all my heart.....

also hoped that the deer and ground squirrels will  not eat them!

Thank you Michael for hosting us
with your theme: potted plant 

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Apr 28, 2017

Oak Tree


he leaned his forehead against the tree
quieted his thoughts
and 
waited

his heart melded with the trees heart
the tree let flow
hundreds of years of stories

stories  about the birds that came to nest and sing
the fungi and lichen it gave home to
the fairies that lived beneath its roots
the insects that live in its bark

the lad came to know 
those who rested in the shade of this tree
or found shelter from storm
 he saw the lion that napped in its branches
and so much more

he learned that a tree lives a big life
a deep life
a generous life
roots embedded in the earth
limbs dancing with the grace of the heavens

this lad returned as often as he could
to rest his forehead and heart
against the tree
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sharing with 
PPF
 
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Apr 25, 2017

Scribble Picnic: Tree


he leaned his forehead against the tree
quieted his thoughts
and 
waited

his heart melded with the trees heart
the tree let flow
hundreds of years of stories

stories  about the birds that came to nest and sing
the fungi and lichen it gave home to
the fairies that lived beneath its roots
the insects that live in its bark

the lad came to know 
those who rested in the shade of this tree
or found shelter from storm
 he saw the lion that napped in its branches
and so much more

he learned that a tree lives a big life
a deep life
a generous life
roots embedded in the earth
limbs dancing with the grace of the heavens

this lad returned as often as he could
to rest his forehead and heart
against the tree
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Sharing with Scribble Picnic
this weeks theme: TREE

visit Michael's to see what art others have brought to life 
for this weeks theme.

Thank you Michael!
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Apr 21, 2017

AC: Earth Day



Love love love
for 
our Planet
Earth

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We really do have pretty rocks here in Montana
I found a surprise turquoise colored rock in the forest last weekend
I am told it is copper that makes the pretty color:


This past winter saw the end of my bridge, it broke. 
Today I built a new one.
Such a wonderful feeling of accomplishment!


Now I can walk from the earth on one side of the creek 
to the earth other side, yay! 


Last week I drove an hour north
seeking wildflowers. 
I was delighted to find the lovely Pasque flower and our native bumble bee!

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So much love for our planet and all it's wonderful treasures!

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This weekend our: ART Challenge 
is being hosted by Lovely Melodye
her theme: Earth Day

Visit her blog to see what others are sharing to celebrate Earth Day.

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if you would like to enjoy more glimpses of Montana this time of year
visit my photography blog: Spirithelpers 

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Apr 18, 2017

Scribble Picnic: ladder


her favorite place to meditate
is
floating above

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this weeks theme for 
treat yourself to a visit to see what others are creating.

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I ordered a watercolor sampler
from Legion 
8.8 x 11"
gorgeous papers!

It came in a beautiful folder that feels as though it is made of watercolor paper:



This painting is on Lanaquarelle CP 140#,

it feels rough to the touch, I enjoyed the texture.

I could scrub/lift some paint off better than 
other papers. I would love to work with it again.

Wonderful to try something new
and
I look forward to trying the other papers. 

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Apr 14, 2017

Paint Pary Friday: Spring Eggs


spring begins slowly here
here in the NW corner of Montana

yet
I can tell birds
are building nests
they have me thinking of eggs

which inspired this painting

Wishing you all a lovely Easter weekend
and
spring

visit PPF

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Apr 12, 2017

Scribble Picnic: Rabbit


his heart told him
to wait
and 
trust 
that soon the rabbit 
would nibble the carrot
and
they would be fast friends
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Sharing with my art friends at Scribble Picnic
 
Michael's theme: Rabbit

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Apr 5, 2017

Scribble Picnic & PPF: Grandfather Clock


every night after the sun sank
far below the horizon

she would dance

dance with the clocks music
~

Joining Scribble Picnic
theme: grandfather clock
though with all these pinks and purples
perhaps it is a grandmother's clock


go here to visit everyone's art for:
Grandfather Clock

also sharing with Paint Party Friday: 
visit here to see other blog friends art

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Apr 3, 2017

Mar 31, 2017

Little Sailboat



the wind arrived
filling the sail and stirring the sea
it nearly felt as though the little boat took flight

~

yesterday my friends took me to 
Garden of a Thousand Buddhas
here in Montana
it was a gray day
the prayer flags were dancing wildly
sending prayers into the heavens


it seemed perfect to share this photo
with the little boat whose sail is also full of wind
now I think of the little flags on the boat as prayer flags

sharing with PPF

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Mar 28, 2017

Scribble Picnic: Boat


sailing in aqua waters
under
a big fat moon



last month I made this sailboat for my grandson's birthday

I thought that hanging by a window 
or from the ceiling
it might inspire wonder filled
daydreams

(the pattern is one of Ann Wood's
she does charming and heartfelt fabric arts! )

This week Michael chose: boat 
to inspire our art

I thought that good timing having just made a sailboat. 

Visit Michael's to find out who else is sharing art!

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Mar 24, 2017

Wings


she gazed across the universe
glancing down on earth
sending heartfelt wisdom
trusting that we let it 
imbue our hearts

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Mar 22, 2017

Scribble Picnic: Fairies



fairies come in all shapes, sizes
and
colors of varying degrees

some are easy to spot as they leap through the air

others.....
one must glimpse from the corner of their sight

some blend in with life

but 
if we turn to look directly at them
they disappear as if they never were there
~

of people sharing:
fairies

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Mar 17, 2017

AC: ritual and routines


daily
she sent out love, joy and goodness
to the world

a heartfelt routine
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I enjoy my routines and rituals. 
Something easy/graceful about falling into rountines. 

Sometimes I move a waste basket to another spot, it takes days to 
fall into the habit of the new spot, often tossing trash in the wrong place. 
So I also like changing routines, simply to be more present. 

I thought this painting would be about the waste basket
but 
the drawing had a different idea. 
Love when that happens. 
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is our lovely host for AC this weekend
theme:
rituals and routines

visit to see other artful expressions

Thank you Nadine!
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Irish Fae


an Irish Fae
saying
Happy St. Patrick's Day

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Mar 15, 2017

Scribble Picnic: Lantern



she carried a lantern
every where she went
for
she never knew
when the clouds might cover the
moon or sun
~


inspired by and for:

Michael's: Scribble Picnic
theme: lantern

visit his website to find others sharing art for lantern

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Mar 12, 2017

Girlfriends


together
they called it 
home sweet home

(post edit:

Breathing on the threshold of a new life, new home, they released their dreams to touch the land and tiny house, imbued it with their love and stepped down the path.)

It is always a decision 
do I leave it as an ink drawing 
or
do I color it .....

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Mar 10, 2017

Leprechaun


wandering through the land
of 
rainbows

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last night we got 6" of snow
winter continues to grace our land


sometimes the sun comes out when it is snowing
I always look for rainbows
but I don't know if rainbows work with snow

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Mar 8, 2017

Scribble Picnic: Umbrella


wandering slowly through the land
enjoying the multi faceted weather
sun
rain
clouds
rainbow


he thinks:
life is good

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 the sketch before i inked it:

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I think I might paint it next
and 
share that another day
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Sharing with:


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Feb 28, 2017

Cabin: for Scribble Picnic



home sweet home


This weeks theme for Scribble picnic: Cabin

I pretty much did a portrait of my home life,
except that it is still seriously winter here. 

they ended up in the painting of my wee cabin.

(see side bar to see my home)

Thank you for hosting Michael
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Feb 23, 2017

Flowers in Her Hair

She watched the children playing
enjoying their playful exuberance
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I wonder if I am thinking of spring

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for
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Feb 21, 2017

Hare and Friend


she laid down her wings
to hop
like a bunny

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Ok, so we don't see her wings laying down
and 
we don't see her hopping
but those are the words that came

smile

~
more than a face for 29 Faces





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Feb 18, 2017

AC: Tropics


in the midst of winter
she dreamed of drumming
to the rhythms of the tropics
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first came the ink drawing:





is our host this week for Art Challenge
her theme: Tropics
visit her blog to enjoy posts inspired by Tropic

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Feb 16, 2017

for 29 Faces


she looked off into the future
with wisdom from the past
her vision was full of deep knowing

~
for 

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Feb 14, 2017

Happy Valentine's Day



sending love
to our planet
and 
all life 
on it
 

this is a painting I did last year
thought I would share it again 
to say 

Happy Valentine's day!

 

plus a Montana heart rock

for you

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