Oct 19, 2019

Magic of the Woods


One never knows what they will see when they wander in the woods


my computer died....
On my iPad here, I don't seem to make the photos larger
I think you can click on the images to see the magical details larger


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For InkTober 

~
Urdhva Dhanurasana



Oct 6, 2019

Feathered Friend



Surely this was inspired by the forest birds...


A friend took this photo yesterday....
The birds are such a joy to interact with!

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Oct 1, 2019

InkTober Day 1


opening her heart
the breath of life filled her 
stance of ecstasy was all she knew 

~

I have been drawing the past few days 
before that ...
it was not that I did not have the desire
or 
that I did not have inspiration
both I have had
I just did not sit down to draw for a very long time

I missed art
and it is happy making 
in a tangible quiet way to do so again

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Lovely October to you!
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Jun 23, 2019

Lovely Summer and Solstice to You!


while awaiting my van being serviced
sitting in the grass and sketching
a tiny leafhopper 
hopped on and we had a wee visit


believe it or not
these two sketches are part of the same piece
~

Lovly Solstice and Summer to you all!

~
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Jun 11, 2019

Bathing in Lovely Energy


under the full moon
and 
planets

sharing the light
of their spirits

they sit
bathing in the breath of life 
~

Ah, it feel so good to paint
after a very long break. 
Looking at this piece, offers me, the actual feeling
as though I were sharing energy with a spirit friend. 

I hope you experience a feel good feeling also from this. 

~
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Apr 29, 2019

Freckles


it is still knit hat weather
17F this morning
ponds had fresh ice on them 

now it is a beautiful sunny day 
and 
the ice is melting away

feels good to sketch and paint
seems I have done so little art this past year

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Apr 21, 2019

Lovely Easter to you!


wishing you a lovely Easter Sunday and beyond


some of our first wildflowers
Pasque
so beautiful
they had me on my knees ;-)

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Mar 20, 2019

Sharing Light


crossing the threshold from winter to spring
they honored the moment by sitting.... 
heart to heart
forehead to forehead
in a silent sharing of energy

Equinox blessings to you! 

(Dragons have my attention these days)

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Feb 15, 2019

New Paper



recently Lynne Hoppe shared a watercolor paper
made in Italy
100% cotton
that is new to me

I like it
soft and feels very cottony
took the paint wonderfully

(but roughs up if one needs to erase pencil lines,
so I will attempt to not need to erase ;-))

~
(I am not sure what I think of this little landscape)
 a glimpse of how I organized my paint samples
so handy

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Feb 9, 2019

She paints Her world beautiful ~


she paints her world beautiful

her paintbrush much like a witch's broom
and 
a fairie's wand

breathes magic into the stones 
mushrooms and home of her life
as she births them
with 
color

~

A while ago I bought a mini palette from Stephanie Law
I found it hard choosing the 37 colors

finally I took all my colors
made swatches
which I could lay out and ponder which one's I use/like most
(a project I wanted to do for choosing colors for paintings)


 I have since placed these color squares in plastic coin sleeves
blues on one page, browns the next and so on
so nice and orderly ;-)

amazing how even doing these squares satisfied my art craving


the palette is shy of 3" across
tiny 
tiny
tiny
I used it on this painting
and 
I was delighted that it worked quite well

it will be wonderful for hikes and traveling
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Jan 16, 2019

Foraging


a peaceful quiet life
~

most years I do a little bear painting

often of a bear
wandering the land
eating flowers
 (because they do eat flowers, so do I)

I think also there is something about:
life in balance in these scenes
because nature seems to know "life in balance" naturally

~
wishing you a day that feels 'in balance' 

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