Looking through some of my recent Sketchbook Journals, I don't think I posted this one of Cutler's in Petoskey, Michigan. I was Up North for my Watercolor Journaling Class two days early, and we were riding through Downtown Petoskey very early on a Sunday Morning--and the Sun was just so bright on these beautiful yellow awnings, with all the purple Petunias just bursting out of the Planter-boxes--I said, "STOP! I need to draw a picture of that!" So we did, and I did--I watercolored it at home! Cutler's is a Kitchen Everything Store--If you can't find it there, it probably doesn't exist :-) The Store sits on a corner, and I'm not sure I quite captured that fact. (The entrance door is right on the corner behind the post. At a later date--just recently, I saw this Teapot and Cup and sketched it in my new "AquaBee" Sketchbook with the fancy cover I put on it. It's only 4-1/2 x 6, and fits into my purse perfectly :-)
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.