Doors and gates are popular visual icons here in Santa Fe. A lot of color and personality is involved and they make a great subject for a sketch . . .
Several years ago, I invested in Yarka watercolors made by St. Petersburg (a Russian company that markets the same paint under White Nights outside of the US). My attraction was that the colors were unusual -purported to be a match… Continue Reading
Hummingbirds fly south in the Fall, and most can tell when it’s time to go. However, sometimes one or more don’t get the message, and end up being around when the first freeze surprises everybody but the Weather Channel, and… Continue Reading
New intention to start each day working in art journals with my coffee. MUCH more relaxing than reading email!
When I returned from some flower shopping yesterday and peeked at our nest, I saw this! What a miraculous moment. This baby suddenly has the instinct to perch precariously on a branch – away from the protection of the nest – and… Continue Reading
I love this plant, and as it turns out it loves me too!
An interesting garden journal page usually begins in a garden. Doesn’t have to, but it usually does. Something stands out as interesting at the moment, and you think “hmmm . . .what will I do to translate this interesting thing… Continue Reading
Once upon a time, (Spring 2001, actually), in a Walmart faraway, two women wrestled over a swing in the Garden Department – the LAST swing as it were . . .
This is an art journal sketch of two wonderful sculptures that guard the entrance to our home. I thought I would introduce you to them and tell you a funny story too . . .
Sometimes, you have to laugh at yourself, and being horrified of a Zucchini is one of those times . . .