Beaufort Treasures

I've been at my drawing table today reliving wonderful memories from a trip to Beaufort with a friend last week. Though I had only taken my Prismacolor Fine Liner Pens, the memories came leaping to life as I added color just now. I am once again reminded how grateful I am for this sketchbook and for … Continue reading Beaufort Treasures


  If I look back over this year as if my life were a field that should produce a crop, it appears at first glance to be spare and thin. Surgery in June and its aftermath, from which I'm still recovering, makes me think the bumper crop will be sparse this year and for good reason. Yet … Continue reading Harvest

Pure Joy

I'm not sure I know what it means. Nor do I feel I am doing it well. But I've been giving a lot of thought to the words, "Consider it pure joy whenever you face trials of many kinds." James 1:2 I am certain it does NOT mean a plastic smile. Nor does it MERELY mean to … Continue reading Pure Joy

Cheer In A Vase

I love flowers. Have I told you that? I often feel like Monet who said, " I perhaps owe becoming a painter to flowers." Yes, indeed. So many ways to depict them, so many mediums to choose from for the color, joy, and shapes of flowers. In my previous post, I shared the LINE version … Continue reading Cheer In A Vase

Draw What You Live

For me, drawing my life is a direct link to loving my life. Take the above for example. I did not set about it with any thought that I needed to love my life more, or that I was going to find my heart pulled in the direction of my life, just as it is … Continue reading Draw What You Live

A Connection

A Connection Was I cut open so that books could come out? Or was it to make me an open book, my stories to rout? To then be stitched up like the spine of a book— held together when open, is that what it took? To have a permanent spout for books to come out? … Continue reading A Connection

Beyond Imagination

In the daze (days) following Saturday's Book Signing and Art Show, I haven't quite known how to blog about the event. From almost the moment I walked into Southwinds Gallery at 3:45 until I stepped out the door at 6:15, it was at the same time-- a blur AND a piercingly memorable evening. I had … Continue reading Beyond Imagination

A Day of Juxtaposition

  A Day of Juxtaposition   Today’s a day of laundry and dishes And also fulfillment of long-time wishes. How can I hold them all in my hands … Will I fly apart? Or can I stand?   Is there a key to contain it all? Can I embrace it in a neat tidy ball? … Continue reading A Day of Juxtaposition

A Garden of Gratitude

I'm feeling quite overwhelmed these days. The only way I can wrap my head around it is that we're experiencing a harvest time in our family. With the goodness of a harvest, comes a lot of activity. It's all good. But wow. It's a lot. I've been moved and delighted by the response to Genevieve … Continue reading A Garden of Gratitude