summer fun

It is summer in the San Joaquin Valley, without a doubt. We’ve had high temps between 105° and 110° for the past two weeks! Okay, I know that’s nothing compared to Palm Springs and Phoenix, where they recorded 120° — but for me it’s been HOT! And…and, we’ve been running the ‘swamp cooler’ in the studio. […]

inspiration

Second Chances Some days it’s just one thing on top of another. I upgraded to a new “smart” phone, but the people who shipped it aren’t all that “smart” because they neglected to insert a SIM card. They apologized and promised to send a card. It won’t be here until Tuesday. We’ve been without water […]

calendar by e

Twenty-seventeen is nearly upon us. That means a blank book; an empty calendar. Being a detail oriented organizer, this means I must have a new calendar before the New Year arrives. This afternoon it is complete so— I’m sharing it with you and wishing you abundant Grace and Peace this month and in the coming […]

studio time

I’ve been celebrating my studio since right after lunch. Today has been so much cooler and that means the studio is very comfortable. Finished a few pages of a new  project. some sketches of favorite Bible verses with cross-references and notes included. This project is teaching me so much. I’m loving it. Hope your evening is […]

painting a diary

“Painting is just another way of keeping a diary” _Pablo Picasso   In August of 2013 my life took a left turn down a new path. From Autumn of 2012, though the Holidays, and into the early summer of 2013, I invested myself completely in a “job” which I believed was given to me by The Lord. […]

bookmarks

This has been an Art day here… been making bookmarks.  I know, I know—iPhone and iPad not books. Books are [ugh] old fashioned. Never mind…I’ll share my project with you anyway. First print out the five scans of my original watercolor paintings. Next, choose five beautiful craft papers to stiffen them. Carefully cut out the […]

March marches on…

The first week of March came…and went. No new posts on the blog.  I’ve been busy. I missed y’all though. Instead of writing posts I spent a lot of time in the studio working on memories, ideas and new art pieces. The weather has been very cooperative…several days of soft, gentle rain. There’s nothing I love […]