Apr 17, 2018

Tree Elf

glancing outside
I spied
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

Apr 4, 2018

Scribble Picnic: watering can

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

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
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

(even the frozen pond is creamy aqua)

Sharing with Scribble Picnic
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



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

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:


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?

Jan 14, 2018

Fairy Queen

she sat
and felt
the beating of her heart

for her people 
rose from this stillness

she knew how to bring more heart to her clan


Jan 3, 2018

Even Elves

even elves 
curious about fairies

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