We are in Petoskey, MI enjoying the "Up North" area -- and I am attending Catherine Carey's Sketchbook Journaling Class in Bay View, Mi. The topmost picture is the scene in front of the "American Spoon" Cafe in downtown Petoskey. The Flowers and trees pictured above are in the Garden on Little Traverse Bay--just west of Stafford's Bay View Inn. We paint outside every day.....
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.