Butterflies on Clover in Pencil


Hello Friends!

i have been doing some pencil work this week. I drew this from a couple of different photos I took in the front yard this spring. It was actually the same butterfly in two different poses and in the grass, not on clover. I just decided to draw the clover.

We have been having a spotty internet connection all week. So after waiting all week for someone to come, I just got a call that he is on the way! I hope everyone has had a great week.

I will be posting more pencil work over the weekend!

Have a wonderful day and give someone you love a big hug! 😀


Collage on Canvas


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Yesterday I decided to paint black Gesso over an old canvas that I did a goofy abstract on back in 2015. Gesso is great for being able to cover a canvas for new use!

I started out using matte medium to glue on a whole bunch of tags from the Lipton teabags we use to make iced tea. But I found it was too tedious for this 8×10 canvas and I wouldn’t have had enough anyway. Then when I tried to glue down the shiny wrapping from the cardboard trays in the box, they wouldn’t stick. So what to do? Collage over them of course!

So I decided to use some of the papers I got at Michael’s with the mermaids, etc. and found a few select words in an art magazine. It was pretty relaxing, and I like it. I was thinking about painting something on it, but decided not to. So I hung it up instead.

Have a wonderful day and give someone you love a big hug! 😀


Peony in Pencil


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This is the only flower from my “Mixed Media Madness” class with Miriam Schulman that I haven’t done in mixed media yet. I plan to soon. I just drew it a couple of days ago.

I hope everyone has had a great week! I can’t believe it’s Friday already!!

Have a wonderful day and give someone you love a big hug! 😀


Black Irises, Big and Small

Big Black Iris

Small Black Iris

Hello Friends!

I have been painting black Irises today! The big one is an 8×10; the small one is a 4×4. I painted these in acrylics on black canvases.

I may be starting on a new series today. I don’t have a lot of experience painting butterflies, but I would like to try painting them in acrylics and watercolor. Or I may do them in mixed media. I guess I will wait and see where my muse takes me!

Have a wonderful day and give someone you love a big hug! 😀


Alcohol Ink on Ceramic Tiles



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Yesterday, our daughter came to visit and have dinner with us. I was telling her about wanting to experiment with my alcohol inks on tile. But I didn’t have any ceramic tiles. Then she remembered that in the “junkyard” where she and her brother used to go find stuff when they were kids, she said there used to be little tile squares there. So we took a short ride and lo and behold…there they still were! They are only about 2″x2″ square, so we brought about 20 of them home for me to practice on.

I started out trying to do a simple sunburst with the oranges and yellows, but it morphed into a punk rocker instead!

With the purple one, I wasn’t trying to make anything in particular, but the blooms turned into an Iris!

All in all it was a fun process. I will probably try some more experimenting on the tiles, but mostly, I will use the alcohol inks in mixed media pieces.

Have a wonderful day and give someone you love a big hug! 😀


Purple Iris in Pencil


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I drew this purple Iris yesterday. I am planning to paint one in purple and another similar one I drew for a yellow Iris. I may do them in watercolor first. Then I plan to make them smaller and put them together on a mixed media piece.

I have begun editing the article I wrote for my writing class about perils sea turtles face. The editor at the magazine, “Skipping Stones,” said to go ahead and send it to her. The other day I received my copies she sent me of the current issue which has my article about Leafy Sea Dragons in it. It is exciting to be published. (At least I can say it happened before I turned 60! Ha, ha! I won’t be 60 until the end of 2020, though. I remember when the year 2000 seemed to sound so far away!)

I hope everyone has a safe and relaxing 4th of July tomorrow! We will most likely stay home. We are far from town, and don’t like crowds.

Have a wonderful day and give someone you love a big hug! 😀


Butterfly in the Grass – Pencil Drawing


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This is what I worked on yesterday. I took a close-up picture of a butterfly that landed in the yard a while back and elegantly spread its wings out to pose for me! I am planning to do a watercolor from the picture, too.

Have a wonderful day and give someone you love a big hug! 😀


Blue and White Geraniums in Watercolor

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Here are the blue and white Geraniums I painted in watercolor today.

I hope everyone is having a wonderful week. It has been a nice breezy day today.

Have a wonderful day and give someone you love a big hug! 😀


Blue Geraniums in Pencil


Hello Friends!

Last night I sketched these blue Geraniums. Some are blue, some are white. and some are white with blue spots and blue stripes!

I think I am going to paint them in watercolor and maybe onto a collaged canvas at some point. But today, I must rest my arm!

Have a wonderful day and give someone you love a big hug! 😀


Goats in Watercolor

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Today I decided to paint a mama goat and her baby. This was a lot of fun and didn’t take long. I really enjoyed painting in watercolor again.

We are getting cooler weather this week which is nice. I hope everyone had a nice weekend.

Have a wonderful day, and give someone you love a big hug. 😀



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