Friday, April 29, 2022

Flowers for Friday


This is an older mixed media floral piece I made.  It captures how I'm feeling lately.  Grateful for the springtime flowers that bring me lots of joy.

This is the lilac bush in my backyard.  You can smell it about a block away!  I think the smell of lilacs is my very favorite flower fragrance.  


I've been picking myself a big bouquet daily.  One for each room!  Hope you're enjoying the smells, sights and feeling of spring.

Monday, April 25, 2022

Blue Monday


                                       A bright blue sky with a chance of flowers!

Friday, April 22, 2022

Earth Day


What a beautiful planet we get to call home.  Round like a swirled blue marble or shown flat on a map there’s so much to see, appreciate, protect and preserve.  The first Earth day was celebrated in 1970.

The Earth is what we all have in common.  –Wendell Berry
Let’s take care of it today so it’s here for us Earthlings tomorrow.

Things you can do to help:
– Plant a tree!  (Trees keep the air we breath healthy.)
– Turn off lights you’re not using.
– Try taking a shorter shower or lessen the amount of water you use brushing your teeth.
– Volunteer to pick up trash in a park.
– When making a take out order ask them to skip the plastic utensils, napkins, and straws. 

– Eat less meat.
– Take time to appreciate the beauty of nature.  You’re less likely to mistreat something you appreciate.

Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Fluorescent fun


This one turned out bright!  Like a double shot of espresso for your eyes. 🕶  

I love bright colors & animals so this one made me particularly happy!

Sunday, April 17, 2022



Today is my husband’s birthday and this time it happens to fall on Easter!  I wondered how many times this happened before so I looked it up… And the answer is just 5 times since 1873 (in 1881, 1892,1927, 1938, and 1960)  Which seems pretty special– just like him!  Happy Easter to those who celebrate & Happy Birthday to my sweet Antonio.

 🥕 Don't forget to mix in a few carrots.  Eating too much candy can give you a tummy ache.  (Advice I gave my teen son this morning.)

Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Bunny, bunny, chick


I knew I was seeing Easter candy pop up in stores but, I just realized it's this Sunday!  Which is also my husbands birthday.  Which I did know about! :)  

This is a painted piece from last year that I made in my mini sketchbook. 

Monday, April 11, 2022



Spring has sprung where I live!  I'm delighted to feel the sun on my skin, a warmer breeze in the air and all the different color blooms arriving each day.  This painted floral art was painted in my sketchbook.  Below you can see how I took it from sketchbook to repeat.

Hope you're starting to see signs of spring where you live too!

Tuesday, April 5, 2022

Did you know?...


Did you know...Horses can doze off while standing but only dream when they lay down to sleep. Unlike humans they only need 2 to 3 hours of deep sleep a night.  


                                 And I bet they rest best in a dewy field of spring flowers.

Monday, April 4, 2022

Breezy and bright


 Something happy to usher us into the new week!  Have the trees started to flower where you live?

                               This is the top of the cherry tree outside my window.

Friday, April 1, 2022

Friday Feelings

 I made an emotional barometer.  I've been a ball of nerves lately.  (Anyone else?)  My dad/ who I'm close with had a big surgery yesterday– the second in under three months.  Thankfully he's doing well!  We made the decision to change my son's school next year and after many months of waiting finally found out he's accepted. (GIANT relief!) Last but not least I wrapped up a huge book project that still has me feeling woozy.  It was intense but, a great opportunity and kept me up to my ears in research, writing, drawing and painting morning, noon and night! (did I mention weekends too)  

The war in Ukraine and the news of the ice shelf breaking off in Antarctica add to the mounting anxiety. Sigh, I'm going to try to channel the first doodle I painted & chill for a bit!  Note inner tube (to hold me up) and glass of wine. (Malbec, my faovirte red)

P.S.  I don't "chill" easily.  Holding still is hard for me!  #GOALS

Hope you take the time to pinpoint how you're feeling (the world is moving fast) and do what you need to preserve or improve your sense of well being.  It's important!