Friday, August 30, 2019

Floated Away

Does anyone else feel like summer just floated away?  I had my busiest summer in years which was great but, didn't allow much time for play.  I'm telling my self Labor Day weekend is less of a goodbye to summer (which I love) & more of a hello to deep, long shadows & golden light. 
Hope you have a great long weekend!

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Cafe Amarillo

Dogs & cat welcome!
(*another spread from my sketchbook that acts as an idea generator)

Friday, August 23, 2019

Luca's Birthday

My son turned 12 today!  When he was younger I made hime a special illustration
each year.  This was for age 5.  I don't do it anymore but, probably should.
(my art feels young & he's turning into a mini man)
Tonight we have dinner with his grandparents & tomorrow he gets the party poppin'
with a group of his friends.  I'm lucky to be his momma!

Thursday, August 22, 2019


My son will be 12 years old tomorrow at 1:35 a.m.  I'm a Leo & I wanted him to be one too.
(I know ridiculous...)  I remember pushing so hard before midnight I was seeing stars.
This was my first parenting lesson.  He's going to be his own person & do what he wants to do.
Time for me to deal with that.
He's a Virgo on the Leo cusp which makes things more interesting.
The strangest part of my big fascination with this is that I'm not really into astrology.  I think I just like lions. (and of course him!)

Wednesday, August 21, 2019


Midweek deep breath!
It makes things feel better.

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Paper Garden

Easy to grow & no water needed!

Monday, August 19, 2019


I feel summer slipping away– I'll miss it!

Thursday, August 15, 2019


While waiting for another piece to dry I made a collage with my favorite scraps.
Sometimes multitasking works out!

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Words to live by...

I try to keep this in mind.  
There's no roadmap but, once you accept that it can be freeing & fun!

Monday, August 12, 2019


Watercolor horses & a little motivation.

Friday, August 9, 2019

National Book Lovers Day

It's National Book Lovers Day.  I love books because they offer a porthole into another world.
An opportunity to escape, discover, and learn.
That's a magical combo if you ask me!

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Spot On!

Dotted things make me happy.
Polka dots, freckles, speckled leaves & even little moles.

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Sunday, August 4, 2019

Gathering Greens

It's already August & things won't be green forever.
Trying to soak it all up while I can!