Nov 20, 2023

Flower Being


I love how there is no plan for this art.

just lots of play and then sensing....

Sensing who wants to show up on the paper.

Feels like beings from other realms, who want

to live in our realm in the form of art.




Nov 10, 2023

Painting Flowers


Another flower landscape.

It is fun painting flowers on a snowy day.
The snow all melted away and it feels like autumn again. 

That is how autumn is in NW Montana, a lovely training for flowing with change, 28 times each day ;-)


Nov 2, 2023

Shall We Dance


Shall we dance


I am taking a class from Páivi of Peony and Parakeet

I love her art and she is a wonderful teacher. 

She has some videos on YouTube if you want to experience her teaching before considering a class. 


I woke to our second snowfall today, around 2"

Then it rained all day and still coming down into the night. 

My little birds were all wet:

And my fingers got SO cold. 

Tis glove season. 



Sep 26, 2023

Open and Receive


He stepped from the autumn woods
to find her
offering golden light


Feels so good to complete a painting.
I started this in July
life had some other plans for me, besides painting.

Now I get to start another painting, wahoo

I hope you are all enjoying our new season.
There is something about the thresholds of seasons,
the air holds a different energy
two seasons greeting one another
dancing back and forth. 
A heightened sense of life perhaps. 

Here in NW Montana 
it feels as though we have truly entered autumn, 
summer has vanished.

Lovely autumn to you!

Painting available here.

Sep 1, 2023

Forest Bathing


Portraying a feeling of forest bathing

layers and layers like veils inspire the experience of feeling the endless realms available to us

even within us

for sale here



Jul 17, 2023

Then they Appeared


When I do these paintings, I have no idea who will show up on the paper. Layers of color and design and waiting to see who lives in the shapes then bringing them to life. A bit like looking at clouds and seeing characters. 
I am temped to add a caption.... 
I would rather hear what you see going on between these two? 

Jun 26, 2023

Summer Whimsy


  • I had no idea this piece would be an abstract.
  • The fun of the colors and details took over and this is what showed up on the paper. 
  • Some of the fun is experiencing the part of me come to life that vanished when someone told me:
  • Trees aren't pink
  • mountains are not that pointy
  • this is how to draw a flower

In those moments of someone thinking they knew what I was suppose to do with my art,  my innocence and freedom vanished. I am loving getting it back. It has a feeling of vitality and endless possibilities. 

( I am not sure how I got those dots to the left of my words... so i am not sure how to remove them)



Jun 21, 2023

Summer Solstice


As we enter summer
Earth is lush green, overflowing with leaves, even some mushrooms
Sky a mix of soft blue, white clouds and gray clouds ready to sprinkle rain down upon us.
Lovely solstice to you whether it be summer or winter.





Jun 18, 2023

A Constant


it is always here


our light

the light



having fun creating fantasy landscapes

or perhaps this is a spiritscape.



Jun 10, 2023

Forest Lad


Immersed in the forest

he knelt to visit with the boletes


I was so immersed in this painting that I forgot I was doing a lesson


didn't follow the lesson. 

Makes me smile, as I love getting immersed in basically anything!



Jun 3, 2023

Receiving Light ~


receiving light


This painting took me days to feel that it was complete. 

Layers and layers......

pausing to consider. 

Turning a light on it when I passed the art table,

what does it need, I pondered. 

Today it told me what it needed 

and then it felt complete. 


That happens with most my art, but this one took longer to find what it wanted. 



May 28, 2023

Let's Paint an Angel

These paintings were from a lesson named lets paint and angel.

They began as flower petals and then we turn them into an angel.

This last one was the first one I did. The paper would not support re-wetting previous paint to meld it with new layers. So I painted the two above on different papers, which was much more successful in that regard.

 I find it interesting to do one lesson a few times to see how each one is different. How new inspiration rises. How new ideas unfold. 


If you are curious about this teacher, she has many classes:

Päivi Eerola




May 7, 2023

Abstract Forest


The assignment from the course I am taking:

Magical Forest

was to paint an abstract forest

the one above does not look that abstract to me

so I made a second one.

Are either of them abstract?

This is called negative painting. 

you outline the subject (tree) with paint, instead of painting the tree itself. 

One of many things I am experiencing in this course is finding the artist in me

that existed before this world told me:

mountains aren't that pointy

trees aren't that color

this is how you draw a flower


It is so fun to take pencil or brush to paper and make marks and eventually finding things from life in it. 

I get absorbed in the movement of the brush, the marks the pencil makes

just for that experience. 

I love it. 


I hope this finds you enjoying your day. 



May 2, 2023

Flower Fairy


Everywhere she went
rays of light danced and flickered

a painting from the course I am taking with Pävai Eerola
I am enjoying her lessons and the multitude of layers that go into them. 


Apr 25, 2023

Rays of light


through veils of light

caring beings appear

blessing our realm


Wishing you blessings that inspire your smile. 



Apr 22, 2023

Looking for a Fairy but found an Angel


This is from the course Magical Forest where we are guided to create a series.

I am working on 4 paintings. In this one I was looking for a fairy, but I found an angel.

I am not confident that my rays of light portray rays of light, but at lest they feel like rays of energy, maybe close enough.



Apr 16, 2023

Flowers and Fairies


I am taking a course by Paivi Eerola

I enjoy looking at her art, sometimes feeling my heart respond to her paintings.

I like her teaching style, so many wonderful techniques and tips and yet it is quite intuitional, which I enjoy!

The painting above had many layers.....

then the next lesson had us finding fairies in our painting:

I found three fairies, but sense are more!

I am looking forward to more of her lessons!

It really looks like a fabulous course.



Mar 11, 2023

Abstract Realm


While laying low this week
And in between chores
I drew
Layers and layers of colored pencils
Hours and hours of drawing, and it is a small piece.  
Really fun to feel into it as it came to life, what is my spirit expressing?
So different for me, I think. 
Maybe I needed some color in our deeply gray winter wonderland…...

Lovely weekend and beyond to you

Feb 16, 2023

Frozen Lake


Autumn gold



winters frozen breath of ice

twas a beautiful day at the lake

when the sun comes out to show off the beauty of our world

I try to be out under its lovely light

for our winters tend to be cloudy

The lake shore was frozen for quite a ways into the lake

yet there were windows in the ice revealing treasures below

the artful expression of nature

appears to be endless and whimsical at times

some winters

and this lake does not freeze at all

there were people walking on this ice.....

so fun to see ice forming in a myriad of shapes and different transparencies

I hope you have enjoyed the glimpses of Lake McDonald

in winter wonderland



Jan 6, 2023


 do you ever

take pencil to paper and see where it leads you?

then sit back and take it to heart 


interpret how it moves you?


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?



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!