It was such a beautiful day today 77 degrees and sunny and everything just about at it's peak colorwise. We went out to our Kensington Metropark (about 20 minutes from our home) to just enjoy the Season. Of course, I had to sketch and paint--and took a few photos of things I knew wouldn't be around long. The Milkweed pods were all opened and spilling their fuzzy seeds. And there were 4 or 5 Cranes walking around (they migrate through here) and one walked right in front of me! This is not a close-up lens! They don't stand still long enough to sketch them--so I did the photo-thing. I just love the Fall Wildflowers (?) We also stopped at Long's Apple Orchard and Barn on Commerce Rd. and had some Cider and Cinnamon-Apple doughnuts :-) Yum!
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.