Friday, July 23, 2021


 Here we are to Friday again. I don't know about you but I have a difficult time keeping track of the days. Thank goodness I have my phone to remind me:) 

even though I got home from Phoenix late last Sunday night, I have not had much time to paint. There was catching up on emails, grocery shopping, cleaning. And then we headed up to the cottage on Wednesday. 

Last week's challenge at Watercolors Beginners and beyond on Facebook was Tinyart. I got these two completed. They are about 1 inch by 1 inch. 

Our garden is beginning to bear fruit or in this case veggies! My husband has been brining in carrots, radishes, peas and more. I completed this card for a friend. 

Thank you for visiting me today! Wishing you a safe and healthy weekend. 

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Friday, July 9, 2021


 Taking time to visit the grandkids. At ages 2 and 4, I don’t get much time to my self.  However, we started when they were both making hand and footprint art.  This is th elate at for the 2 year old.  He LOVES trains.  

Here is a quick birthday card I made for my son before I left. 

Wishing all of you a safe and healthy weekend. We are just trying to stay cool here where temps are in triple digits!! 

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Friday, July 2, 2021

Paint Party Friday

 Something a little different for you today. 

I saw a similar painting on Pinterest. I also purchased some mats to better showcase pieces such as these. 

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I am heading off to visit the grandkids for a few weeks. I am bringing some supplies but with a 4 and 2 year old, I don't envision getting much done:):) 

Thank you for visiting and for your kind words! Have a safe and healthy weekend!!

Thursday, July 1, 2021

Making a dent

 I am slowly making a dent in the to be scrapped pile. With two grandkids, the pile grows faster than I can get to it:) 

Started working on January 2021. We took a weekend trip to Flagstaff. My daughter wanted to give the kids a winter wonderland weekend. Sadly it was cold but there was no snow. We had a lovely time anyway. 

On our way home we hiked around Walnut Canyon 

We had a fun time getting away for a weekend. Walnut Canyon is an amazing park with cliff dwellings. Quite the view!

Reilly, age 2, is working on his thumbs up. He uses a finger and thumb to give the sign. I found this journaling card and knew I had to build a layout around it.  I used a sketch from SketchNScrap

Here is my layout. 

Thank you for visiting today and for your kind words! Talk to you next time! Stay safe and healthy!

Friday, June 25, 2021


 We are in Michigan where it is day two of steady rain. We may need to start building an ark! I just hope this doesn't wash out the new landscaping we had completed last week:)

This week, I have a few small paintings to share. The first is an abstract. I used to love drawing intersecting squares and rectangles. 

This is just a fun rainbow cat. 

And I saw a fun little street painting which I tried to replicate

It was not on good quality paper, but I like the way it came out. I plan to try again. 

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 I hope everyone is staying happy and healthy! And, I hope you find time this weekend to be creative!

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Sunday, June 20, 2021

My Apologies

 I would like to apologize if you are receiving multiple emails from me. I had to find a new way to send them. After many starts and stops, I do think I have figured it out! 

I thank you for your patience through this! 

It has been a busy week. The landscaping in front of the house was completed. We had old plants removed and new gardens put in. Looks great so far. 

We also hosted two caddies from the LPGA even in town this week. I have spent 4 days walking around the golf course. We always enjoy hosting players and caddies. We got to see some great golf. 

We did have to run from a wicked rain cloud yesterday. I think it is going to hold off for today. 

Again, thank you for following me and for your patience. I hope I have figured out the subscriber email situation now. 

Have a wonderful week.

Friday, June 18, 2021

A Busy Week

 It has been a busy week. We had new landscaping done at our house and they finally finished. I took a watercolor painting class. And, we are hosting two caddies who are in town for the LPGA event this week. It is always fun to visit with them and watch the ladies golf. 

I did have time to complete a scrapbook layout. My granddaughter loves taking classes even if they have to be via zoom. 

I used this sketch from StickitDown

The art show last weekend was very successful for our art group. I had a good show as well selling probably half of my cards. On Tuesday I participated in a watercolor class at a local gallery. The theme was vases and violets. 

Here is my inspiration and my finished piece. 

It is not yet finished but it is a good start. 

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