On our way up the left coast of Michigan (sunset side bordering Lake Michigan) we stopped at some of the "tourist spots" and one of them was the drive to the end of Old Mission Point Penninsula. It was beautiful...there are quite a few Wineries along the way, but we didn't have time to stop for very long. Drove to the end where there is a lighthouse and walked around there for awhile. We were scheduled to check in at our hotel in Petoskey that evening--and we still had to drive past Traverse City (lots of congestion). So I tried to do my watercolor best in my journal doing a picture of the hills and vineyards, etc.
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.