Sunday, 23 November 2014

Thanksgiving Dudes

I saw this picture on FaceBook and thought it was so cute--especially since these little "dudes" are such PESTS in the summertime.....they dig up flowers, bury stuff in my landscaping, and are generally undesirable!  But, the picture is cute, and they are hibernating (probably burrowing under our Garage floor???)   

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

ONE Leaf

I went out to the front porch after Cliff had raked and blown all the leaves away....but one lone leaf was there--so I brought it in and watercolored a facsimile--just for the record. Yukky, rainy day today, tomorrow is supposed to be Sunny :-)

Fall Colors

The Colors this season (Fall) have been outstanding!  Our Backyard is full of Maple Trees.  In fact all over our Chestnut Ridge Subdivision we have Maples and the views have been wonderful! 
I couldn't possibly capture all of it, but here are a few of the reds & yellows.  Sadly, the leaves are all down now and the eaves troughs are full :-)

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

BUTTONS

 
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 :-)