Monday, 30 April 2012


This is the foot of the bed and my feet in hospital sox (with grippers :-) passing the time by watching the ballgame (Tigers lost!)  I spent 24 hrs. in the hospital, because on Saturday I responded to a "perceived" stressful situation with distress--and experienced a tightness in my chest area and throat.  Being of the
age that I need to pay attention to symptoms, I told my Best-Half about it, and he would hear of nothing until I went to Emergency to get "checked out."   You don't just get checked out in Emergency--you get "Checked in."  Then they do stress tests, blood work, etc., etc, etc.....     Anyway, I passed the stress test with flying colors (thanks goodness for the fact that we excercise regularly at the "Y")  and got to go home 24 hrs. later.   I spent a lot of time pleading my case to go home--and fast!   I happened to have a w/c brush, and a limited little box of paints (no yellow! :-(    and also a little w/c postcard pack in my purse--so I amused myself by sketching as best I could while watching tv.   
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Friday, 27 April 2012

Lavender Azaleas

The Lavender Azaleas right underneath my Dogwood Tree are blooming now.  Such delicate flowers and a very pretty color.  My daughter Ruth ("The Gardener") gave me this bush several years ago for a Birthday gift.  Another one of those gifts that 'keep on giving.' 
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Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Finished the drawing

Sorry to print the same picture, but I did add a Bird to the (tiny) birdbath.  We get birds in there all the time--and I also added the tree at the end of the Brick Wall. 
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Friday, 20 April 2012

Grape Hyacinths

These Grape Hyacinths are getting a little "leggy-looking" now.  They were compact and shorter earlier in the week, but all of a sudden, thought I'd better get out there and sketch them before they resemble irises ;-)
They are planted down my front walkway so I can look out the Kitchen doorwall and see them perfectly.
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Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Yellow-Bellied Sapsucker

I have a Yellow-Bellied Sapsucker that comes to the same tree every year, every Spring.  He drills tons of holes (and eats the sap, I presume).  I see him every Spring--and he stays on the same tree. He must be on his way (migrating?) to somewhere because he only stays a few days.  Since Birds do not pose for sketching, I looked in my Bird Book and sketched from there--to get all the little dabs of black or white in the right places (also the very light yellow belly :-)
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Monday, 16 April 2012

December Picture of my Dogwood

Just had to get this out of the files for the contrast below.  So glad it's Spring!
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Bloomin' DogWood

I posted this same picture in the winter with snow(See: Older Posts) on the branches and Wren House.  My Dogwood (Cornus Florida, Pink) is in full bloom right now and thought the contrast in Winter/Spring was fun.  It's interesting that we had such an early Spring--This Dogwood usually is in full bloom on Mother's Day (Middle of May)  but everything is so early--Love It!
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Saturday, 14 April 2012

P.F. Chang's TeaPot

We ate at PF Chang's last week--while waiting for our "Lettuce Wraps" I sketched their TeaPot.  We always get a pot of Herb Tea when we order.  These Iron TeaPots are very heavy to move around on your table.   
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Friday, 13 April 2012

Spring Tulips and a Cup of Coffee

Saw these tulips with a cup beside them and thought I would sketch them and paint later--which I did.
Tulips are everywhere right now...Love them!  I did these in my Journal--that's why there is a "center" line.  I did it across two pages. 
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Sunday, 8 April 2012

Yellow Flowers for Easter Sunday (Drawing In Church)

Just had to put this on my blog....Easter (Resurrection Sunday) morning at our Church was a great praise service--and after I had drawn some of the flowers lining the platform and took a few notes from the Hymns, This lady with lots of BLACK hair sat down several rows in front of us...with all these Big Yellow flowers all over her top--so I had to "fit" her in somewhere!  She was very Festive-looking :-)
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