Dec 23, 2016


Ho Ho Ho
may the divine breath of life
sprinkle blessings on each and every one
Lovely holidays to one and all

Dec 20, 2016

Winter Solstice

on the shortest day of the year
her spirit takes flight
leaping in celebration 
for a bit more light
each day

lovely Solstice to one and all
whether it is Winter or for some Summer.

here it is certainly winter


Dec 18, 2016

Balancing in Life

a wee imp
with life's ups and downs

evening sketch

sweet days and nights to you!


Dec 14, 2016

Solstice Elf

tis the season
for magical elves
to add delight 
to those of our world

ink sketch or watercolor
so often a question that rises for me

we are in a snowy realm
cold days and nights
a different sort of winter for us
I think the high for today is 11F = -11C


Dec 8, 2016

Feeling Winter in the Air

I did this ink drawing in autumn
(decided to paint her yesterday)
it is certainly winter here
was -17F/-5C last night
ice on the inside of my cabin windows this morning
Sure is pretty out!

I have been enjoying my snowy paths

lovely crystals that thrive and grow in this weather


Dec 1, 2016

Christmas Elf

this little elf is full of holiday spirit
ready for sass and fun

woke up to 3+ inches of snow

It's beginning to look a lot like winter!

lovely week to you!


Nov 27, 2016

Golden Book

reading the golden book
of all the Christmas blessings
sprinkled on earth
by angels before her



Nov 24, 2016

Tattoo Elf

A customer saw one of my Christmas Elf's and asked if I could do her
holding a tattoo gun.

Her she is ready to make your dream tattoo for you

wink wink


original in the shop

Happy Thanksgiving to one and all. 
I am thankful for your kinship here in blogland!

Nov 18, 2016

AC: Sanctuary

she finds sanctuary
in the heart of her being

she finds sanctuary
in the quiet stance and strength of stones

she finds sanctuary
in the air all life breathes

she finds sanctuary
in all living beings

dear Veronica is our host for this: Art Challenge
her choice for us: Sanctuary

Visit Veronica's to enjoy how 'sanctuary' inspired others


Nov 15, 2016


this autumn it has rained
and sprinked

at the moment it is pouring rain!

such a great environment for mushrooms to fruit up 
through the crust of our earth

I adore finding them, seeing them, learning about them
lately drawing and painting them

tonight it will freeze and that will stop most mushrooms from popping up. 
Mushroom season is coming to an end. 
I hope you enjoy my little mushrooms


Nov 12, 2016

Art Challenge: Winter Salon

deep in a California forest
land of moss and rain
there was a winter party going on
the fungi gathered 
to dance and chatter

one of them said: can you imagine living in a Montana forest
earth frozen and cloaked in snow
we could not fruit until spring

all the more reason to gather and celebrate life

winter Salon is our theme this week
offered by our lovely friend Stefanie

I did not know what it meant
I think it is a lovely idea to gather, visit, share and ponder
with one another

Thank you for being our host Stefanie!


Nov 7, 2016

Deer Woman

wandering through the woods
i met a hunter
he was looking for a buck
good thing my antlers were invisible


Nov 4, 2016

Art Challenge

every day she listens to the birds
wind in the trees
fungi rising through the earth
watched the flowers  sway
for they are her teachers
they fill her mind with wisdom
heart with joy


this summer cousin Laura visited
we walked my woods and found interesting mushrooms
so here I am studying them
most my days are filled with some sort of schooling in nature
it brings me vitality

i wish all schooling would bring vitality to it's students!

So nice to have another Art challenge happening.
Thank you Ariane for hosting with our theme:
Visit Ariane's to see other wonderful posts for our theme!

Nov 2, 2016

Tree Pose

like a tree
she stands
swaying a bit
in a star filled breeze


last night the sun poured through a break in the clouds
illuminating a patch of forest


Oct 31, 2016

Inktober Ends

with ectacy she flies through the skies

little rabbit decided to be a lady for Halloween

Happy Halloween
Today is the last day of InkTober
It has been a fun challenge. 
Thank you for keeping me company.

Oct 28, 2016

Little Witch

do I fly down for Halloween
or sit on this lovely island
watching from above

found these amazing violet mushrooms in the woods
such a lovely shock of color 

Oct 23, 2016

Inner Sensing

when she closed her eyes
she could feel winter
in the midst of autumn

Autumn Pleasures

autumn meditation

Still enjoying doing ink drawings for

seems i end up painting many of them
it has become one of my favorite challenges


Oct 20, 2016

Sylvan Spirit

she wandered in the woods 
long enough
that the woods embraced her

the other day
i wandered among golden giants

autumn Tamaracks don gold
Western Larch

Oct 17, 2016

Book of Magick

in considering his book of magick
it began to shine upon the entire world
magick is like that

it is always a dilemma 
leave it an ink drawing 
or color it


Oct 15, 2016

Living Meditation

standing like a tree
melding with the breath of life
a frosty morning:

diamonds in the grass


inktober sketch

Oct 14, 2016


I love working with color
using watercolor 
it is a relationship with water

 we create together

for #inktober

Restorative pose with a friend

Oct 12, 2016

Restorative Pose

she rests
stretches and meditates 
with the help of her friend
just finished this ink drawing, felt good to make one
i had been feeling stuck
drew the rabbit and then thought…. now what
and this is what happened


for #inktober


Oct 10, 2016

Golden Cap Mushroom

I spent the weekend wandering through 
rain soaked forests
seeking out mushrooms
with the fabulous Fungal Jungal People.
learning, finding fungi, laughing
Larry Evans is such a wonderful teacher!

Someone found a mushroom I had never seen
the golden cap, which is in this drawing for

Woke up to home sweet home being cloaked in
Autumn snow!