Monday, 15 September 2014

I made this sign on my computer and put it in my Car Window!  So tired of people zipping thru parking lots with a phone in their ear....or holding up traffic while they chat on and on.  Got a few "thumbs up" too :-)

Tuesday, 2 September 2014


I was going through some of  my older sketchbook journals, and came across one of my favorites.  I had selected buttons of different sizes and colors from my "button collection" (doesn't everyone have one of these???)  I did lay them out and sketched and watercolored them--for some reason, I really like this display :-) 

Monday, 18 August 2014

Roaring Fork Nature Trail Drive GSMNP

This is a sketch of one of our favorite scenic drives in the Smokies.  It's about Ten Miles around (?) One Way, and very narrow and hilly!  But the views are wonderful and historical.  I did this last Spring and never posted it....  I tried to picture all the interesting places along the way.  Love the Smokie Mountains and everything we used to do like Hiking to Mt. LeConte, etc. 
We are "past the age" of hikes now, but still enjoy the Mountains.  Just posted this on a whim--as I said, it's about a year old.  :-)

Sunday, 17 August 2014

Sketchbook Watercolor Journaling

 Our first day in Class (Bay View, MI) we sketched in front of the Memorial Chapel.
(Outdoors, of course).  Then I sat in front of a Pipe-Railing beside some flowers.
The third picture is a practice of fences, flowers,  and rocks. 
We only had to paint "inside" one day--because of the rain and wind (and cool).
I always need to practice "looseness" (in painting, that is :-)

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Wisdom from Bella

My daughter  "Dog-Sits" for her Son when the 'need' arises.  This is such a fun pet--enthusiastic about everything!!!
After having Bella for a few days, she came up with what she learned :-) from Bella.....I call it "Wisdom from Bella."
(BTW: Bella is my "Grand-Dog :-)  Read thru it, you'll get a big smile.
You may need to "click" on it to make it bigger  :-)

Monday, 28 July 2014

Drawing in Church Dr. A., Speaker

Our Pastor and family are on a much-deserved vacation, so our Shepherding Pastor (Dr. A.) filled in.  Also had a piano number by our Organist, Paul.  The piano is twice as long as pictured, but I didn't have room to draw it all :-)   Even got in some of my gardening stuff :-) 

Saturday, 12 July 2014

The RePaving (Asphalt) has started!

Hooray! the first layer has been laid....we can drive on it a little.  Decided to paint my HollyHocks against our brick wall.  The Garage is across the street and I just put in a hint of the new Asphalt.  It will be so nice to get back to "normal."   :-)