Oct 31, 2018

Happy Halloween!



Happy Halloween!
Happy Samhain!
(it truly does feel like the beginning of the cold, frozen time of 
year. )

I feel drawn to consider and send prayers to those have passed before
loved ones and those I had not met

I send you love on your journey
may it be of grace
I miss you

~
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Oct 27, 2018

She Ponders


she ponders : rake autumn leaves
or paint the mountains
~

this piece was drawn
while I waited for my flat tire to be repaired

a fun way to pass that time


yesterday's rain made the ponds so pretty and reflective


the Western Larch are in full color and beyond these days

it has been such a beautiful autumn!
~
*


Oct 16, 2018

Grizzly for InkTober


this weekend 
a friend saw a grizzly bear fattening up in the oat fields for winter
his photograph inspired this photo

 and 
purple mushrooms showed up in the woods
someone ate them over night


a drawing for inkTober
~
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Oct 7, 2018

Healing what is Out of Balance, One Energy Sphere at a Time


here is half of this piece
still working on the rest
Tempted to paint it

what do you think the elf is doing with his hands?
~

for:
InkTober
~
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Oct 5, 2018

Carrots and Kindness


a little evening sketch..... one never knows what will show up on a page
very similar to writing in a journal

~

for InkTober
~
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Oct 4, 2018

Sylvan Wreath


The autumn king of the northwest woods

Lay down his crown to rest and dream upon the pebble strewn mossy carpet of forest floor

Opening his heart to the permeation of birdsong

He came under the spell of the charms
Charms dangling within the branches of leaves

Made by the wood witch of the northwest woods

~
another ink drawing for inkTober

~
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Oct 3, 2018

InkTober!


It has been 3 months of not much art!

I am letting InkTober inspire me to do daily art.
So far it is working. 

Here is the first ink drawing
(above is it watercolored
for sale here )


my internet as been down for two days
so I am behind on posting
but not on drawing
~
*
 

Aug 17, 2018

Night Walker


under the light of night
standing with flame of candle
standing
breathing
listening, inside and out
being with the pulse of trees
night walker

~
and
a peak at two of my visitors:

I adore seeing them!
 
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Jul 21, 2018

Sanctuary


sanctuary
beneath
a hearty mushroom

resting
yet alert
to all life
~

in progress
step by step 
it came to life

~
lovely weekend to you!
~
*


Jul 12, 2018

Foraging and Sharing Mushroom Food



unexpected help
feels like a gift to her heart


my wonderful travel case
made by Peg and Awl
it helps to inspire art anywhere I go
~
*



Jun 24, 2018

Resting Within


sometimes
painting a Buddha resting in peaceful silence
inspires deep peace in me
~

morning visitor:

I was away for a while and could not post on blogger (no matter how I tried to from my iPad). 
I also no longer receive my comments from you in an email, which I had set up to do all these many years. 
Are you also having these complications with blogger?
 

~
*






Apr 26, 2018

Succulent



lately I find myself enjoying botanical art
I love looking at pieces that others have made

I enjoy my whimsical art much more
due to the creative aspect

botanical art is more technical
which is nice in a different way

I took this lesson at Anna Mason's school
I adore succulents
and 
find them so beautiful
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Apr 17, 2018

Tree Elf


glancing outside
I spied
an 
elf boy at the base of a tree

reached for my binoculars.....
but he wasn't there
~

maybe the tree bent down and picked him up

taking ones eyes away to reach for a camera or binoculars 
is always to take risk of missing out on the sighting
~
still, it was a joy to see him
~
*

Apr 5, 2018

PPF: Hunchback Fairy



little hunchback fairy

perfect to support her wings

inspiring freedom of flight into all domains


Above is a floor tile that I saw this little fairy in
do you see her?
This is what inspired the painting.

~
Sharing with PPF
~
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Apr 4, 2018

Scribble Picnic: watering can


the only thing sprinkling
from watering cans 
in my neck of the woods
is


snow!
Seems the winter fairy has entered spring.

4 fresh inches this week

Visit Scribble Picnic to visit other folks art
for Michael's theme:



Mar 25, 2018

Heart Spark



from a colorful realm
he entered our world
with the gift of
a golden egg

if you are blessed with the offering of this gift
your heart will spark
and 
the ultimate blessing of love is yours

from then on
love is the only possibility

~
*


Mar 21, 2018

Scribble Picnic: creams



though my world is still creamy white with snow
I am celebrating spring
with each tight little bud that I see
~

today:
(even the frozen pond is creamy aqua)


Sharing with Scribble Picnic
for
theme: Creams

visit to enjoy others art on the take
~
lovely Spring or Autumn 
to you all!
~
*


Mar 14, 2018

Scribble Picnic


across the universe
is a world much like ours
but there
things that are large are small here
and things that are small there are large here

I wonder what kind of differences that would make

~


 ~
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Feb 16, 2018

Hiking with Friends


summer hiking
lake fishing
Lucy always in the lead
flowers blooming 
forest growing
that is all we need

hiked to Whale Lake with friends last summer

(there was actually 5 of us, only 2 made it into the painting)
 I think it was 12 miles round trip and 100F

I really enjoyed creating this piece
so colorful against my milky gray winter
~
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Feb 14, 2018

Scribble Picnic: Mushy


within the inner sanctum of his being
endless possibilities 

he chooses
a love affair with life
~

Thank you Michael

(this might not seem very mushy
yet a love affair with love and life
is entirely intimate to me)

Happy Valentine's Day to you!

~
*

Feb 11, 2018

Feb 4, 2018

Promise of Spring


more than a promise of spring
in her wee terrarium
all winter long
with love and protection
she holds
the first sprout 
for the birth of spring


an example of where my inspiration comes from:

~
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Jan 24, 2018

Fungi Fantasy Landscape



it is so nice
how i can count on
fantasy fungi drawing/painting
to be enjoyable

~

I have put hours of time into the following piece:

 
I can't find my way to the end of it. 
There is (imitation) gold leaf, texture, layers of shading, work on details in hair and background.
She was enjoyable, but.....

does that ever happen to you? 
in anything you do?
~
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Jan 14, 2018

Fairy Queen



she sat
and felt
the beating of her heart

insight 
for her people 
rose from this stillness

she knew how to bring more heart to her clan

~
*

Jan 3, 2018

Even Elves


even elves 
are 
curious about fairies

~
yesterday we hiked to a frozen waterfall
ice does such marvelous things

 ~
 *