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."   :-)

Thursday, 10 July 2014

Our Street is gone...New Asphalt Tomorrow!


We are having our Road (that we live on) resurfaced....So these are some of the pieces of equipment we have been dealing with (lots of noise, too) for almost a week now.  We can't park in our garages, or driveways--we park about a block away.  Like I said, it's been about a week....so hopefully we will have new Asphalt tomorrow!  We will totally appreciate our "driveway & attached garage"  :-)  Maybe I'll go back to sketching flowers & trees......

Sunday, 6 July 2014

A Closer Look with Dr. Ainsworth

Our Pastor is away on Vacation, so one of our favorite (other) Pastors filled in....He's Dr. Ainsworth, but we call him "Gordie".  I even put some of my blooming HollyHocks in the notes for color.  The choral trio was excellent--better than the Gaithers'  :-)   And we 'sent off' a group of our Youth Group to the Detroit InnerCity
for fixing-up ministries.  We do have an "involved Church."