Saturday, August 27, 2011

A Day Late

Remember earlier this week, you got to see my creative mess?! CLICK HERE
Oh, the sweet irony.  All that mess but I can't stand to have my embroidery floss messy.  And it must be grouped by colors!

This morning I made the most beautiful johnny cakes I have ever made!  Yum!

Three new wee drawings!
OH!  And I am very grateful that one of my drawings was featured on a blog.  CLICK HERE to see.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

After Dinner Drawing

I've been painting small again.  These are all 2.5 x 3.5 inches.
One reason I enjoy using the small paper: when my husband and I go out to dinner together, we like to take paper to draw on after we've eaten.  This tiny paper is so easy to throw into my purse!  And we amuse ourselves for a bit - lingering after our meal.

Monday, August 22, 2011


What have I done?  Did I really just share photos of my creative mess?
Actually, I was happy to share my photos with Susan of ...A Walk in the Park.
She began a new blog where artists can submit photos of where they really create.
CLICK HERE to check it out!  It's fun!

Have a safe and happy Monday!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Friday Fun

My new drawing.  Please click on the photo if you would like to see it up close.

Today I am grateful for tiny leaves.  How do they know how to grow so perfectly...and tiny.

Also, I am in love with this POTHOLDER RUG.  Click HERE to see.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011


he reached for the bread in his pocket

it was always there

Monday, August 15, 2011


I like to draw when I am watching movies I have already seen.

Friday, August 12, 2011


This drawing reminds me of the feeling of gratitude - gratitude so big you feel like you could burst!
I experience that feeling when I have just bought laundry soap, dish soap, toilet paper and shampoo. I feel so rich!!
But I love those moments when I am washed with gratitude unexpectedly. Any moment...doing anything...and there is it!  Breathing is easier, the body feels light and you can feel an inner smile bigger than the container of your body.

Have a sweet weekend!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011


watercolor on watercolor paper, 6 x 9 inches

they slept peacefully in the hush of the early morning hours

Last night, I was able to feast my eyes on my first amazing Arizona sunset.
Just when you think orange, turquoise, and pink don't go together...

Monday, August 8, 2011

MIM: A Fieldtrip

Yesterday we went to MIM: Musical Instrument Museum.
Amazing!  If you are ever in Phoenix it is worth the visit.

I was taken by some of the color and pattern work on the instruments,
as well as the costumes used in music celebrations.

New music discovery?  These guys were one of my favorites.
Huun Huur Tu

Friday, August 5, 2011

Warmed My Heart

My daughter's dear friend in California sent this sweet gift to me in the mail.
It is all handmade by her.  I LOVE IT!
It warmed my heart...and it is fun to hug!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

New Drawing

I like to draw and doodle during church.
I don't think God minds.  My ears are open.
Last Sunday, this is what came out.