I'm getting "geared up" for my watercolor/journal Class in August....this is a scene I quickly sketched (and didn't even finish sketching until I got back to our accomodations) at the Wild Plum Tea Room Porch on the Craft Tour near Gatlinburg, TN. It was a cool day and had started to rain, and while we were waiting to be seated inside (which we rarely do) I decided to try and capture the reason we had to eat inside that day. I finished the sketch and watercolored it back at our place later in the day. We love our Wild Plum Tea Room. Always like to carry my sketchbook :-)
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.