my sketchbook – talents

Two days in a row, right?  Has to be some kind of record for me.


I found this quote today and it totally inspired me.


Hope you’re inspired, too.


Because truer words were never spoken.





Use whatever talents you possess:
the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there
except those that sang best.
~Henry Van Dyke
Strathmore Watercolor Coldpress, Windsor Newton Artists Watercolors,
Micron 005 & 08

Posted in my sketchbook.


  1. Oh my goodness! I am so inspired by that! I would like you to teach me how to do that. To paint, to sketch, to draw. You are a marvel, Miss Lori. I would totally frame that in my studio. When will you be releasing your sketchbook prints to the world?
    Enjoy the day.

  2. I do hope you are feeling better, the bug that is going around seems to hang on…I’m still having coughing fits at times.

    Your photos are so sharp, like I can touch your art…I love how I can feel the motion in the bird, just beautiful! xo

  3. Wonderful!! And thank you for your encouragement to try water colors. I have done my first ‘wash’ background for my current project… and as I watch what you are creating, I think I’m getting ready for the next tentative artwork…something actually detailed… Thanks so much for inspiring me! 🙂

  4. I’m soo in love with this painting!! and would like to share this on my blog.
    Funny…i just finished a new song called Hummingbird Muse~ 😉 thank you for sharing your art so graciously. You inspire.

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