Tuesday, April 13, 2021

This and That

The100dayproject continues with Day 66. Even though I have been vaccinated, I still wear a mask in public

Beautiful gorgeous and vibrant flowers in the garden

Tools that I use for drawing! 

Found this while cleaning out some stuff in my studio. 1998 when I chaired this event to raise money for our school where our daughter attended. A friend had these posters made of each artful tourist area along Route 66. I threw our committee photo on there.

Oh my...we were so cool and fun! We are all still friends! 

I have arthritis throughout my entire body and some days it is just hard to move. CBD/THC help with salves and gummies for sleep

Lunch out with a friend in Old Town Orange. Yes, we are having cocktails at lunch and they were whiskey based!

The joy of experimenting with new things, like a used tea bag! 

A Double Delight rose in our garden

Last week I perched myself at a backyard table to draw and paint and it was just lovely!

Monday, April 05, 2021


The 100 Day Project is a huge commitment and honestly it has been hard to keep going, but...

When I see all of my watercolor paintings in a format like this, it gives me inspiration and courage to forge through

The Objects of my Affection 

We took our first trip after we were vaccinated and safe! 

Napa and San Francisco to see and hug our kids and grands

Went to my favorite coffee spot in Orange. This is where I had my last store made Latte in 2020

Now I have 63 watercolor paintings in the rear view mirror and it feels good!

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Working on an Unfinished Project

I made a bunch of these more than a few years ago, and now I am squaring them up to be 12”

The idea was to put one of these pedal circles and I know there is a formal name for these

It’s really fun to look at each one of these to see fabrics from all of my designed collections of fabrics with Hoffman Fabrics and now adding my RJR fabrics

Moving along

I can make a big mess, leave it for the weekend and come back to it! 

This was the original idea years back, but then decided that I want it to be larger

And this is where I am now. I’ve got four more square to go. I might need more.

The 100 Day Project is moving along 

We had our first dinner with vaccinated family members and it was so great!

And now at the half way mark with 50. Another senseless shooting in Colorado 3/22. When will it end?

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

First Trip in 14 Months

We are both vaccinated and safe to travel to see our kids and grands

We flew JSX out of a private terminal at John Wayne Airport so we would have limited contact. No TSA. We flew into Concord, CA and got a Lyft to Napa 40 minute drive

For the first leg of our trip we were in Napa to celebrate our oldest son’s 40th Birthday. This was the spread that we ate for days from Sonoma Market

The countryside was so beautiful 

The Mustard is blooming everywhere in Napa

Travel watercolor set so I could get some painting done for the 100dayproject

My first landscape

Another view

I spent a good deal of time making artwork for our grands...on demand. Later, when they are al little older they can trace these designs onto their magnetic drawing tablets. This was great fun!

We had some great rainstorms

The birthday boy drew these from my drawings to try out the tracing - it works! Daniel Tiger and his mom

The calm before the storm

I would have loved to get closer to this house on the hill

Napa views 

Tuesday, March 09, 2021

Drawing and Painting is so Zen

I bought a new watercolor paint pan for travel

It has a good variety of colors

I always do a color guide for every pan of paint that I buy

Women friends

My heart of unconditional love

I planted several primroses in the garden just to have some bright colors to look at

Sweet peas are growing!

Daisies are such happy flowers

More daisies

My favorite iron - Continental Dry Iron

I always wear mis-matched socks!