Happy Weekend, Original Paintings and the 100 Day Project

Happy weekend! (Lucy says hi) So, what are your plans? We’re sadly leaving the mountains behind and returning back to Atlanta, ending what was a lovely, after Easter vacation. I’ve got some 100 Day Project updates and (happily) announce that the original paintings from this project are going to be available for purchase. I’m so […]

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100 Day Project, Crashing and a Download for You

Did you have a good (holiday) weekend? We went to the mountain cabin, hung out with a few fantastic visitors and enjoyed glorious weather. It was lovely. But let’s all admit this one fact – even when you have a fabulous weekend with friends, nothing beats the feeling of quiet and solitude after. It’s the […]

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Cactus Rose

I snapped an image with my iPhone yesterday and posted it on Instagram asking, “Is it finished?” Once of my biggest issues when painting is knowing when to walk away. I have learned over the years that if I have that question, walk away then return to reassess. What’s your take on the subject? The […]

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Sketch.Paint.Print. No.2

Hydie ho! It’s Friday. Any plans? We’ll be hanging around here – chasing the dog, losing sleep, you know, the usual. I’ll be painting, too – hopefully. Remember when I said I used to paint house portraits? Well, I did along with many other subjects. Lately, it’s the house portraits I’ve been focused on. I […]

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Flowers Taking Flight

A very happy Monday to you! I hope you had a lovely weekend. It’s still pretty quiet around here as I continue to care give (I have a new appreciation for that line of work!). Thought you’d like to see my little weekend painting. I imagined a cornucopia of flowers rising out of their rather small […]

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shop update: it is well with my soul…

Remember this watercolor from my sketchbook? Such comforting words. Such sweet memories of my childhood church. I’ve wanted to have it scanned and made into a print for others to enjoy. One of my favorites because of it’s vibrant colors and simple message. I kept the ink away from this one so that the colors […]

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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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comfort (and a surprise)

a new project… Love Jane Austen. Add to that the fact that I’m a self-proclaimed homebody and you can see how this quote quickly became one of my favorites. I thought that you may feel a connection as well so I decided to make my most recent painting available for purchase. :: For more information […]

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watercolor painting 101: getting creative with paint and pens

Watercolor Painting 101 is a place to learn about the art of watercolor in a relaxed, non-threatening way. (I’m as non-threatening as they come) To see earlier lessons, visit the WP101 page. Did you follow last week’s lesson? If not, hop over because it’s a two-parter and this is part two. Part one provides the base […]

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my sketchbook: autumn

At last. Hi all!  I’m so happy it’s finally arrived – my favorite season.  This past weekend was not only beautifully cooler but an unexpected surprise.  We truly enjoyed every moment together and on Sunday, Jessie and I headed to church, always a great way to begin my week. Today, I am back in the […]

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my sketchbook – wandering

To me, butterflies always seem to wander aimlessly.  So, I thought I’d add in this little fella. wander (verb) walk or move in a leisurely, casual, or aimless way. I like to think of myself as a casual or leisurely wanderer. But in all honesty, I think I’m more like that butterfly. What kind of […]

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