Apr 28, 2014

Yogini and Friends

I believe this began by spying the shape of an elephant in the texture of a tile floor

it sat in my sketchbook for months

the other day.... the yogini joined in
then the scene
it was not until i tossed her clothing and boots on the forest floor 
that it all came together for me

I enjoy the mystery of each piece

I shared this photo
the top of a small pine tree
on my photography blog
i am so moved by it
that i will also share it here


the protective needles
the protective skin on the flowers? in the shape of a star
is that where people got the idea of a star on top of a Christmas tree?
Someone thought this is a fir tree. 
Do any of you know what sort of pine or what we are seeing here?


Apr 21, 2014

Concert Sketching

sketching by candle light
at a wonderful concert at Stillwater Landing Last night

this was my interpretation of Jessica Kilroy
she has a gorgeous voice and is a talented song writer!
thank you Bill for hosting!

in honor of earth day
i offer this glimpse of our beautiful earth

such an amazing planet we live on
i love her/Earth!

Apr 11, 2014

Drawing Challenge: hat

lovely to host for Drawing Challenge this week!

I hope you enjoy visiting all these wonderful people
for this weeks theme

if you would like to join us, let me know in the comments
i will add you to the list as soon as i am able

Sweet Weekend to you all!

Apr 7, 2014

Invitation to Drawing Challenge April 12-13th: Hat / Cap

i invite you to join us in this upcoming weekends Drawing Challenge
(though it does not have to be a drawing, it can be any medium: words, photography, fabric arts, we leave it up to your inspiration)

I have chosen the word 'hat' or 'cap'

this is my mushroom man 
who wears a fungi cap

wonderful inspiration to you all!

let me know in the comments if you would like to join us!

Apr 4, 2014

DC: Nest

 she formed her nest of feathers
soft for the newborns arrival
with care
she touched each one
offering love to last their whole life long

two paintings were inspired

this nest is made of forget-me-not flowers

this weekends Drawing Challenge
was offered by: Ariane
her propmt: nest

I enjoyed considering nests this week:
our skull is a nest for our brain
body a basket/nest for our soul and spirit
earth nest for all life on planet
I thought of homes
or feeling at home
a place to give birth
to nurture new life
caring for life in a nest
these thoughts hold my heart like a nest holds eggs

thank you for being our wonderful host Ariane!

Apr 1, 2014

Sunday Sketches: Dreaming of Spring

as winter's presence melts into watery lakes
i dream of butterflies flowers and fungi fairies

sweet beginnings of Spring to you

hello Blue Chair Diaries friends
it seems i have not shared with you for so long. 
I look forward to stopping by and seeing your art!