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!