Aug 31, 2014

D.C. Japan

our wonder-full
offered us the Drawing Challenge: Japan

I was all over the place with thoughts

first the carving above
wanting to create my own style of woodblock; not a woodblock but a rubber stamp 

Then i hit the road for a four day wander about in Monana's Glacier National Park
one of the gorgeous places on earth that is full of the wild

I found a wee creek still abundant with flowers
in these late summer days

I was completely delighted
as though i entered a magical realm
and it reminded me of a Japanese garden
pristine and alive

i found rock walls
with geometrical holes in them


tiny caves

created through time and by critters

this reminded me of wabi-sabi, which there are many meanings for.

in the simple beauty of these rocks i will share this one:

Wabi now connotes rustic simplicity, freshness or quietness, and can be applied to both natural and human-made objects, or understated elegance. It can also refer to quirks and anomalies arising from the process of construction, which add uniqueness and elegance to the object. Sabi is beauty or serenity that comes with age, when the life of the object and its impermanence are evidenced in its patina and wear, or in any visible repairs.

Thank you for being our host Nadine!


Aug 24, 2014

Fungi Yogini

where do these sketches come from 
wink wink

sharing with Rose's August heART
Alexandra's Sunday Sketches

Lovely Sunday to you

Aug 22, 2014

Flourish of Gold Velvet

this week it was time
to make a curtain for my bedroom window

it was fun to see it come to life
just like my drawings do

first a gorgeous velvet skirt i rarely wear for the fabric
later this handmade elephant ribbon i have carried around for at least 15 years
then the drawn up gathers

accents of quartz crystal and freshwater pearls between each wave

like a dance it came together

 i went berry picking in the forest:



what have you been up to?
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August heART

Aug 17, 2014

Happy Birthday Wyndi!

My beautiful sister Wyndi asked me to paint a family portrait 
for her birthday, she envisioned this scene. 

Happy Birthday Wyndi!

wishing you a new year full of days and nights that feel wonderful to you!


have you noticed the wee cabin photo on my sidebar?
that is home sweet home

it is time to change the window trim color

if you notice on the porch the old trim
brown and blue
i painted one window with merlot and mauving up
what do you think?

I think i will live with it for a while and see if it makes me smile
or shake my head

sharing with Rose's 
August heART

Aug 12, 2014

Breathing with Summer

though i would love to share poetic words
with this piece


may it inspire each of you uniquely

inspired by summer grasses

sharing with Rose's:

Aug 1, 2014


with in the depths of her heart
for her entire realm
she has affection


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