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
Process vs. Progress
I am a process girl! Yes, indeed...I love to delve into the methods, the whys and wherefores of making, the steps (or lack of) to creating, the slow path of stitching, the zen of painting, and the mindfulness of drawing. This is where my writer self gets all excited. To even attempt to put into … Continue reading Process vs. Progress
(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
Change is not easy for me. Not one bit. When it became obvious that my beloved red thin glasses were not helping me to see well either far away or close up, I waited a very long time (about a year) before doing anything about it. I knew that I would have to let go … Continue reading New Specs
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
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
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!
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
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
An Everyday Outlet
For Day 6 of #drawtheordinary through Lent, I'm to draw a "wall plug". I should've thought about that wording a bit more because what I meant was "an outlet". No matter, plug or outlet, they are both ordinary things. (At least they are to those of us fortunate enough to live in parts of the … Continue reading An Everyday Outlet