Apr 29, 2019


it is still knit hat weather
17F this morning
ponds had fresh ice on them 

now it is a beautiful sunny day 
the ice is melting away

feels good to sketch and paint
seems I have done so little art this past year


Apr 21, 2019

Lovely Easter to you!

wishing you a lovely Easter Sunday and beyond

some of our first wildflowers
so beautiful
they had me on my knees ;-)


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'