Thursday, September 17, 2020

Mid-September Already

 Am starting an ‘I believe series.’ This is the first one 

Climate change is real. Science is real

I was gifted with some handmade watercolors for my birthday from two different people. These are pretty incredible to paint with. Ruby Mountain Watercolors.

We marked the anniversary of 911. Sad commentary 

Received this pretty terrific birthday box of ice cream for my birthday! So delicious! 

All the paint is here and ready to go! 

Live a polka dot life! 

Since having a heat wave and smoke and unhealthy air, I’ve been working from home

I’ve always loved this quote! VOTE and let your voice be heard

Reading is my great escape from what is happening in our country and world. I’ve read 60 books since January. Currently reading Daniel Silva’s first book in the Gabriel Allen series. I read his latest book 19 The New a Girl for book club, and decide to go back and start from the beginning with a The Kill Artist. I’ve read many books about tRump, and read about 100 pages of Michael Cohan’s book and had to stop because what he and tRump have done together is just criminal. I felt like I had to take a shower after every chapter to wipe the scum off.  It was All a Lie by Stuart Stevens is what I am now reading.

Wednesday, September 09, 2020


We are living in unprecedented times with Covid/Pandemic. One thing I know for sure is that we should all be wearing a mask in public if we want it to go away.

Life is indeed fragile and we need to take care of ourselves to weather the storms that come our way!

This is me.

I am trying to make sense of it all. Thinking in the ‘positive’ works for me

Playing the glad game

Even though we can’t see each other in real life right now

We have had a heat wave for far too long and my best solution is to water from the middle of the pool

Labor Day 2020 

Yep, birthdays are a time to reflect on one’s life. Drawing a line in the sand to be more positive, especially on social media. We are all in this together. Hang in there everyone! 

Friday, September 04, 2020

Change is a Good Thing

We had a three week heat wave, so I stayed away from my studio (no a/c) and worked in my home studio 

It has been fun to explore some other kinds of artwork!

On August 21 I decided to just stop with my visual journals. It had been 10 months of drawing and some painting daily.

Oh the watercolor paint. Paint out of a tube is better, but instant gratification can come from Angora watercolor pan, and Ruby Mountain hand pressed watercolors in that small cube.

Here I am in my home studio. I had taken a lot of photos of me, trying for a good head shot for an article

My view while I draw and paint. It inspires me!

The Curvelets in a watercolor inspired by the beach. We didn’t actually go to the beach, just a drive by. Too many people without masks! 

I spent some time in the garden slaying those darn Morning Glories. They are pretty, but they choice the life out of other plants, so they need to go. Weeds. Kudzu. I am kidding myself to think I will rid the garden of them.

Life in the time of Corona. Sometimes, I just get sad about the whole mess. This too shall pass.

And where I am today! Onward we go! Have a wonderful Labor Day Weekend. Wear a mask! 

Friday, August 28, 2020

The Curvelets and me

Two friends Michele Muska and Leslie Tucker Jenison are having a sew along on Instagram with these tiny templates made by BettyCrockerAss aka Jen Carlton Bailey. 

This is how small they are. 1-1/2 inches! They come with this cool booklet

And since I am a rebel and I don’t piece, I am making mine out of felt, because - why not?

Ventured out to the eye doctor

My Curvelets so far

I am enjoying a new book series by Ashley Weaver - Amory Ames mysteries

Getting innovative now with printed felt

We’re having a heck of a heat wave and I am hanging out at home

Could do this style....or

Working on this one

I am enjoying drawing and painting these little glimpses into our lives

Go forth and conquer! Imagine the possibilities! 

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Finding Joy during the Pandemic

Very happy that Kamala Harris will be Biden’s VP!

In a private FB group, we are going through the alphabet. I began with C

My life during Covid is all about drawing and painting, reading and swimming, with a little stress thrown in

D is for Designer of fabric. Hopscotch came out in the Spring of 2017. Perhaps my greatest achievement as an artist. It’s a blender line that will be made over and over again. Made by RJR

This was a terrific day to go out and drive with my mask on and visit friends with their masks on

E is for Exhibits. The What’s for Dinner exhibit in Houston. Born out of my WFD posts on FB. Co-curated with Leslie Tucker Jenison. A three year run!

The heat wave begins. 

F is for Fkying Fish

Wear a mask to slow the Pandemic!