Perhaps it’s a law of Physics...but it is a reality I’ve noticed time and time again, that when you set your pen to paper and make a drawing, three others are begging to be drawn! You draw the tree and in doing so you notice daffodils are blooming a full month early! And one must, … Continue reading Drawings Beget Drawings
Tag: location drawings
It is likely something I’ve known all along, but there are times when I am hit with a realization that feels new, like a discovery I haven’t ever uncovered before. This week’s daily drawings of trees gave fresh insight into the differences between drawing from life ( or even from a photo I’ve taken) and … Continue reading Discoveries
To Walk Among the Shells
We just returned from a week at ocean's side. It was much needed and I marvel at the gifts that came through the days with my husband's family, through walks by the water, naps in a hammock, time to read and write in my journal. The first day out on the beach I could barely … Continue reading To Walk Among the Shells
Whoa and Wow
2018. Wow. Am I just now realizing the magnitude of this? Nearly two and a half months into it, this number, a big one, it tells where I am, how far along I've come since 1965. This year, this 2018, I will be 53 and will celebrate 30 years married and will see my children … Continue reading Whoa and Wow
Over ten years ago, when I first began to blog, I was inspired by Alicia Paulson's photography of her everyday life. It seems an enchanted life from the viewpoint of her camera lens...walks in the woods, her current stitching projects of all kinds, her home, her cooking. Everyday things, which are indeed beautiful in and of … Continue reading Drawcumenting Life
"Oh I can waste a minute or two or hundreds... that's not a problem for me," she says with ease. Not a confession. Just a statement of truth. I envy her this. For I cannot dawdle. Nope. Not for long anyway. I sit to stare out this window to dream and gaze and wonder... and … Continue reading Dawdle
I Hear It
Wouldn't you like for me to tell you the thing your heart has always wanted to hear? Wouldn't you like to hear those words feel them on your face rumbling in your belly? Wouldn't you want to wake up each morning to those eternal words you're starving to feast upon? *** Out there we can … Continue reading I Hear It
Sketchbook Chat #5: Ordinary Drawings from an Ordinary Life
It is my desire to resume my Sketchbook Chats, so I'm picking up where I left off and offering you the fifth one! I was out in my backyard drawing the rhododendron bush that is showing off right by our deck. I had planned to video more outside there, but alas, a neighbor began to … Continue reading Sketchbook Chat #5: Ordinary Drawings from an Ordinary Life
Oh No… I think I’ve ruined it!
This is such a regular thought that goes marching through my head as I create, that I am used to it now, and I've even grown to expect it. It wasn't always so. There were years that a fair panic would nearly shut me down completely when this thought would blaze its way into my … Continue reading Oh No… I think I’ve ruined it!
#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