Monday, February 17, 2020

We Can do Hard Things


I am getting more comfortable in my own skin and doing more physically, which is good.



For the first time in years, I drove to a local coffee place and sat by the window to just draw. I did it two days in a row, and I got more done than drawing at home with distractions 



I found this old block print that I did in the 70’s and it’s still in pretty good condition 



I loved getting back into my garden to plant flowers. This is how I know that I am getting stronger. I can dig a large hole in the ground



This will be an ongoing project for awhile and I am very much looking forward to painting this house inside and out





Washing my car is also great exercise 

A photo from our desert trip over Past Presidents weekend

Friday, February 07, 2020

Getting back to it!


Here I am back at it. Not in my studio yet. Recovering from surgery and a virus 



Revisiting old art work from 2012 when Girl Scouts celebrated 100 years!

Blooms from the garden 

Brief visit to my studio and it was freezing cold

Having some slight cabin fever

Follow up surgical appointment went well!

I asked the question on social media if I should keep this going after three months

Me in the midst of this amazing orange tree in my MIL’s backyard 




The stash wall in my studio

First day back in my studio with layers of warm clothes



I’ve been working on this wall quilt a bit. Using Hopscotch and this digital panel on of of my watercolors 

Finally made a loaf of sourdough!

Took a wee bit of a break from this process, but now I am back. Also back to the gym. 

Getting back to it!


Here I am back at it. Not in my studio yet. Recovering from surgery and a virus 



Revisiting old art work from 2012 when Girl Scouts celebrated 100 years!

Blooms from the garden 

Brief visit to my studio and it was freezing cold

Having some slight cabin fever

Follow up surgical appointment went well!

I asked the question on social media if I should keep this going after three months

Me in the midst of this amazing orange tree in my MIL’s backyard 




The stash wall in my studio

First day back in my studio with layers of warm clothes



I’ve been working on this wall quilt a bit. Using Hopscotch and this digital panel on of of my watercolors 

Finally made a loaf of sourdough!

Took a wee bit of a break from this process, but now I am back. Also back to the gym. 

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Home Sick and all is well


Last day of our trip to San Francisco

Went grocery shopping, and have a severe sore throat, which is never a good sign

Got a nasty virus

And a little watercolor of a pink and blue trailer. This paint book is the same size as my sketchbook 


Binge watched Messiah. I would highly recommend it



My body actually aches from coughing




Steve stayed home from work today because he caught the bug


In week two of the virus, I am taking it easy because I heard you can have a relapse pretty easily. Thankfully, I have no deadlines, so I am home. The garden is blooming