More than ever before, we need to be making things. This is not merely to while-away the time or to keep our minds off of all the sad news and the what-will-happens. There is an inherent belief in creating something that says, if only in a small way, “Tomorrow will come. A new day will … Continue reading Tomorrow
I sit here on our back deck marveling at the sunrise. Light creeps into the neighborhood like fingers finding their way through the maze of cars, bushes, mailboxes, trees and houses. Patches of light cover yards and streets like picnic blankets. Golden shafts blaze down and through shrubbery like kids playing tag or hide and … Continue reading Where the Light Gets In
Every now and then I discover something that sparks a flurry of creativity. Perhaps "flurry" isn't the word...more like a snowstorm! Over the Thanksgiving holiday I found these little cuties and rushed to click on the Free Pattern links. But when I did, there was no pattern to be found. Not even the website. For … Continue reading Kork Nisses Discovered and Designed
#InkTober is proving to be such fun for me! I saw that it was coming up a few days before October began from Liz Steele's Instagram feed. I thought it would be a great opportunity to just play with ink of all kinds...pens, washes, even a splash of color if I wanted to. I got … Continue reading InkTober UnderWay
"Three little pumpkins sitting on a rail..." Well, that's as far as my rhyming mind will take me today. I had thoughts of: "One said, 'Hey, won't you go my bail?" no, no, that won't do! Or: "One said, Hey, better check your e-mail!" ugh. Not good. So I'm just gonna leave it alone and … Continue reading Pumpkin Spice & Everything Nice!
Some years ago, my mom gave me a couple of white cotton placemats that my Grandma Bowen had crocheted. She was an avid maker (artist, knitter, crocheter, embroiderer), as is my mom, and now me, and well... my girls are makers too!! It's lovely to have a heritage of creativity, art and making! So for … Continue reading Placemat Pattern for YOU!
There's been lots of livin' and therefore lots of drawin'!! Somehow I thought life would slow down after the wedding, but since it hasn't, filled to the brim with all good things, I've taken to drawing to slow down the moments a bit, to lean into all the goodness jam-packed into my days and weeks. … Continue reading My Trellis
Some day, and maybe someday quite soon, I want to paint really big abstract paintings. Yeah, this is nothing new. I have wanted to do this for many years. All kinds of reasons blocks rise up when I go to actually make these little ones on a larger scale...i don't have time, no one would … Continue reading Pensieve Paintings
I am excited to offer a new way to share my sketchbook with you! This is the first in a series of Sketchbook Chats where I will share with you anywhere from a few pages in my sketchbooks or a tour of a whole one (as you will see here). My aim is to inspire you … Continue reading Sketchbook Chat!
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