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)


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


Feb 9, 2019

She paints Her world beautiful ~

she paints her world beautiful

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

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


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
I used it on this painting
I was delighted that it worked quite well

it will be wonderful for hikes and traveling


Jan 16, 2019


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' 


Dec 21, 2018

Winter Solstice

Tis the shortest day of the year, here.

The bears are hibernating and I also have that sleepy spirit in me.
Going with the flow of more darkness, wood stove going in the wee cabin, the cold days and snow feels nurturing, gentle and restorative.
outside the cold air is invigorating and inspiring. 

I wish you a blessed Solstice
whether it is with our short days
or long days where you are. 

(this is an older piece and seemed perfect for today)


Nov 20, 2018

Dancer's Pose

the tiny fairy rose with delicate grace and strength 
(like the dancer she is) 
amongst her forest friends

felt so good to draw and ink this piece
it had been too long
May the spirit and act of art continue in your lives and mine.


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


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!