Friday, August 14, 2020


Today I am the Guest Designer over at StickitDown. This website offers card and layout sketches every month! It is a great place to go when  you need inspiration!

This is the August sketch I was sent to work with

And, here is my layout

It reminded me of the hikes we took in Phoenix during the winter. Love exploring the new landscape and seeing the many different cactus plants. As you can see i changed the shapes to triangles and added a third photo. That is the fun of sketches you can change and adapt it to make it your own.

Thank you StickitDown for this opportunity an d I encourage you to check out their sketches!

Friday, July 31, 2020

Hot hot hot

Welcome from sunny and hot Phoenix!! They broke a record yesterday hitting 118! 

I have been completing lots of art projects —- with my 3 year old granddaughter.  We went outside and water painted using found items.  

Of course, as usual hers eventually turned into a finger painting. 

We also did a smoosh painting because she applied too much paint๐Ÿ˜‚ ๐Ÿ˜‚

Lots of messy fun here! 

Thank you so much for stopping by and for your kind words. 

Friday, July 24, 2020

Catching up

We were at the lake for a few days. Had fun boating, fishing and seeing my twin sister. 

This week is all about the butterfly! A couple of different ones. 

I was also inspired by a gorgeous sunset.

I am heading to spend a few weeks with the grandkids. I will bring my supplies but I may not have any time to use them. I might be too tired by the time I fall into bed:)

Thank you for visiting! Adding this to PaintPartyFriday. Please stop by there to see amazing art!

Friday, July 17, 2020

New Computer

My computer died a week an d a half ago so I have been anxiously awaiting the new one. Luckily my son is Tech Support so he got me all set up and I am now good to go. Luckily nothing was lost!

It has been a busy week as I continue to experiment and play. I have watched some wonderful Youtube videos which have helped me a lot. And I am now on a quest for a fun brush I saw which I think will help me a lot. It is referred to as a Cat Tongue.

And then something different - a watercolor goauche ATC for the theme destinations. This is Arizona where the grandkids are:)

Adding this to PaintPartyfriday. Please go there and visit the many wonderful artists! 

Wishing everyone a safe and healthy weekend!

Thank you for visiting. Your kind words mean the world to me.

Friday, July 10, 2020

End of the week

As I sit here listening to storms, I have realized it is the end of another week. The rain is a welcome change from the scorching heat we have been having in Michigan.

I have enjoyed some time this week playing with paints. When I started moving from scrapbooking to mixed media and now to watercolors, I did so without any classes or lessons. I have realized I have no idea what I am doing g๐Ÿ˜€ this week I have watched a couple of videos and painted along with the artists. I am beginning to learn and understand watercolor paints better. I still have a long ways to go but I am learning.

Here are a few of my creations from this week.

With each one I have learned something new and feel a little bit better about grabbing that new piece of paper. 

Be sure to stop over there and visit the amazing artists!!

And I hank you for visiting and for your kind words. I appreciate them more than you know. 

Saturday, June 27, 2020

Paint party Saturday

Am enjoying a weekend at the cottage. I did finish two new cards

These are two very different styles for me and I was inspired by an artist in a new watercolor group I joined on Facebook.  

Adding this to

WS so excited to see my art featured this week. 

HVe a safe and healthy weekend. 

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

On A Roll

I am on a roll with getting some layouts accomplished!

My granddaughter recently turned 3 and while I thought she looked like her mom, I need to get out an old photo to prove it.

She does!

Same nose and smile for sure!

This is my take on sketch #202 over at SketchNScrap

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Today I am the Guest Designer over at StickitDown . This website offers card and layout sketches every month! It is a great place to go whe...