A New Tote and a Great Sale!

This is how it started out as a print. BTW, it’s currently available as a hand pulled relief print as well.   Recently, I created this “Be Unique” linocut relief print for my Sketch.Paint.Print challenge. Of course, I couldn’t let things go with that. I felt that the image reversed would make a fantastically inspirational […]

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Sketchbook: It’s Never Too Early

Since most of my family (along with the rest of the population) nursed a cold last week and the other part of my family nursed the absence of wisdom teeth and a vast number of you just tried to say warm , this saying seems entirely apropos – me thinks. Playing with stamps, pastels and […]

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my sketchbook: modern calligraphy…

Lots of spring items on the agenda, now that I’ve been unchained. And I don’t know about you, but my hand is 100% more steady in the afternoon/evening. It’s the ideal time for sketching and writing a.k.a. modern calligraphy – a recipe for relaxation and meditation for me. I suppose it’s similar to zentangles. (Do […]

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my sketchbook: an exercise in patience and vanity…

Life is a study in patience. Don’t you think? I continue to learn patience and balance when it comes to my arms and their never ending attempt to control my life. This week I concede, sit back, knit and sketch as I wait for said appendages to say, “We’re done. Go back to whatever it […]

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my sketchbook: breathing and balancing…

This initial pencil sketch was shown here almost one year ago, February 5, 2013, and I’m just getting back to adding a little color. It was finished on a long car ride. Do you go back to projects long past? I struggle so much with making time to be creative just for the fun of […]

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experiencing changes…

• The state of our lives at present… This Friday the cabin will be ours to enjoy. Can. Not. Wait. Most of the furnishings have been collected from consignment shops, Craigslist and Goodwill. Our main objective is that comfort will be the rule. Cozy chairs and soft throws. Comfort. And quirky. Take our “new” coffee […]

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learning: modern calligraphy

One thing about having a nasty cold. It’s okay to milk it by sitting still and doing sitting still activities like taking a class here from this talented lady. (I also purchased her book as a birthday gift to myself – it has a section for lefties!) Anyway. Back to sitting still and learning things like […]

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i love you: a very short story…

The songs we sing to our children hold a special place forever in our hearts. I sang this song to mine throughout their childhood until they made me stop – sometime in their late teens, I think. Anyway… When my youngest recently moved into her first apartment, imagine how touched I was when she asked […]

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it is well with my soul

After two long years living and working away from his home, hubby is moving back to Atlanta this month. Life will return to a normal state of being. It is, indeed, well with my soul. • The “It is Well” watercolor is now for sale as an 8 x 10 art print. Have a beautiful day.

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my sketchbook: love is a verb

Hi there! This is the end result of my color exploration earlier this week. Love is a verb – so true, don’t you think? from Instagram This was a fun project because I began with a watercolor background then branched out with acrylics for the flowers and words. I likey. Hope you likey, too. PS: Don’t […]

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letters

Hope everyone had a beautiful Easter weekend. Ours was spent surrounded by family, outside when possible. In the quiet of the evenings, I dabbled with hand lettering and will maybe add a little color this evening. I’m thinking springtime turquoise and peaches. What do you think? Enjoy your Monday.

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