It was only several months ago that our front entrance looked like the first picture. Now we are enjoying all the lovely flowers. That tree (bush) behind the gate is a ServiceBerry and right now the Robins especially and some Cedar Waxwings are just loving it. The nice weather is so wonderful--enjoy it while it's here.
I was sitting in a meeting several weeks ago when the Flag at the front took my eye--so I decided to sketch it and watercolor it when I got home (it's easy to remember the colors :-) Then last weekend--Memorial Day--I decided to print the Pledge of Allegiance on it (mostly in remembrance of a dear friend's Grandson who was killed in Iraq.) God Bless America!
About 15 years ago, a friend enouraged me to come to a watercolor class. That was the beginning of a hobby that I truly enjoy.
A few years later, I joined a "Watercolor Sketchbook Journal" class taught by Catherine Carey author of "A Petoskey Watercolor Journal." see: www.catherinestudio.blogspot.com/
Since then we have taken many trips and watercolored and journaled most of them.
My husband and I are now retired and we both enjoy ministering to people through our Church. He does Hospital visits and ministers to the elderly. I have found that sending people greeting cards with my simple watercolor sketches on them seem to be treasured.
God has greatly enriched our lives with Beauty and I like to show my gratitude by displaying His Glory in my art. I'm hoping that my watercolors bring joy to others, and praise and worship to our Creator. Marj. M.