Jan 6, 2023

Within


 do you ever

take pencil to paper and see where it leads you?

then sit back and take it to heart 

and

interpret how it moves you?

or

prepare a meal and plate it up

then sit back and take it to heart and see how it moves you?

or watch the wind inspire the trees to dance 

and interpret some special meaning for you or about life?

I enjoy doing this. 

it is a bit like drawing a card for its message. 

This young lad closed his eyes and settled within,

energy centers tangibly gained vibrance.

I hope to sketch more often

even daily, just for fun, just to see what shows up on the page. 

Then to consider its meaning for me. 

Does this drawing have a personal meaning for you?


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Jan 3, 2023

Landscape Art

 


I ended and began the year with little landscape art.

They were both done in art journals.

Amazing how long the pencil one above took. 

I had not played with pencils for a long time and found it relaxing and fun to choose colors.



This was painted in a Hahnemuhle 100% cotton watercolor journal. 

I enjoyed working on the paper. These journals are new to the market. 

The best part of each of these landscapes, besides the act of making them, is that I would enjoy wandering into both of them to explore and enjoy.


On New years day I was out feeding the birds. 
They land on a tree near me, chirp when they want nuts, I hold out my hand for them to land
and take a nut/seed away. 

There was another high pitched sound, I looked down to see this little ermine completely curious about me. 
It ran from hole to hole popping its head out to look at me. 
What an exciting experience. 

Happy 2023 to each of you!
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Dec 8, 2022

Meditative

 

Do you ever need to do something meditative?

Something that brings you present, so that your mind goes nowhere else?

I love things that bring me present. 

Photography, cooking, art all support being present.

These layers of mountains were meditative. 

So thankful to know what medicine to choose, 

a walk in the forest, xc ski through the meadow, focusing on my breathing

and/or 

painting.

Wishing you calm and peace when your spirit needs it.

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Sep 13, 2022

She Dreamed

 

She dreamt of being in our world

even if it was as art on a wall

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Recently I saw the Kokanee Salmon Spawning,

swimming against the current:


and 

the water and light danced with the rocks

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Aug 26, 2022

Little Gal

 

hello all, 

I use to draw and paint faces often. 

Decided it would be enjoyable to do a few this week. 

Felt so good to do art. 

This little gal decided to live in our world as art ;-)

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lovely day and beyond to you!

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Jul 16, 2022

Summer creek


 Sitting along a summer creek
sketching and embellishing upon what I see

a lovely dancer upon a rock
moving to the rhythm of the flowing waters

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Apr 9, 2022

Serenity

 

I am having fun

trying new techniques and mixing colors

there is something about simple lines

to inspire a feeling of serenity

wishing you a lovely day

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