Encounter

It was so brief! Hardly long enough for it to register in my brain. A blink, and he was gone. Yet for those few seconds of the buzzing, hovering dance, I held my breath and didn’t want it to end. It was evening a few days ago and I was in my studio spinning to … Continue reading Encounter

#100dayproject

(Day 1 page) The idea of 100 days of sticking to just one way of creating is not appealing to me.  I am skeptical of my ability to hang in there for that long. Also, I seem to thrive on variety, having the freedom to create as ideas come to me, leaping from drawing everyday … Continue reading #100dayproject

A Jolly July!

July is here!! And I'm super excited about this month for lots of reasons. There will be celebrations - the Fourth, our daughter's half-birthday, and my own birthday at the end of the month. There will be travels - we are driving to Arkansas to pick up our son who is performing with Opera in … Continue reading A Jolly July!

Befriending Curiosity

Do you ever look around your studio and scratching your head, wonder...What am I doing here? Not because you have a temporary lapse of memory as to your location (which happens to me on occasion ;/), but because the things you are making are new and different in some way. I find myself scratching my … Continue reading Befriending Curiosity

Nothing to Prove, Everything to Share

Just like oozly watercolors on paper, the colorful mind of an artist can turn to mud with the introduction of just one wrong thought. You don't think of it as a "wrong" color to add in the mix with all the rest. You think "oh I'm just assessing the work", "I'm just analyzing" or "I'm … Continue reading Nothing to Prove, Everything to Share

What if….?

What if you could create for just 7 days, a mere week of your life, and at the end of the week have a small series of works that hold together, have taught you a lot, and bring a smile to your face? And what if you didn't have to go anywhere or pay lots … Continue reading What if….?

When Magic Happens

It happens at various times along the way. Magic that is. Years ago, when I first swiped watercolor on a white page...I drew in my breath and held it as I watched the color move on the paper, blend with other colors. Something special was happening that was just for me. The magic of watercolor … Continue reading When Magic Happens

A ‘Nother Blog…

I know, I know...another one? Really Jen? Yes, really! This one is a quiet space for sharing the grace I receive through knitting and crocheting. So please visit me there and sign up for posts to drop in your email box, if you like. It's a "twin blog"...like the second sock you knit. You'll understand … Continue reading A ‘Nother Blog…

Painting with Leaf & Flower

I've been thinking about Carol lately. Wondering if she is out in her butterfly garden getting it ready for spring and a new season of winged visitors. I imagine her deciding to move a plant or two, adding in a few more of this or that, trying something different to attract her favorite species of … Continue reading Painting with Leaf & Flower