Butterfly in Pencil

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This butterfly is called a Spotted Fritillary. I checked out a book from the library with huge pictures of butterflies and moths. The book is called “Butterfly” and is by Thomas Marent. I drew a couple more of them, but will be taking the book back soon. It is an oversized book…very big!

I hope everyone has had a great start to your week!

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


Clover in Acrylics


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This is a tiny 3″x3″ canvas I spontaneously painted the other day. I added a few rub-on butterflies, but they may be hard to see.

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Butterfly in Mixed Media

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This is my butterfly I painted yesterday on a collaged canvas and added some washi tape for more flowers. It took longer than I had really wanted to spend on it. I used my fairy and mushroom stencils again, too. But I like it okay. I couldn’t get the wings even but it was fun.

We finally have our internet satellite adjusted. It turns out that the guy who came before wasn’t doing something right. The guy who came yesterday just had to repoint it. He wasn’t even here a half hour, and that included his time calling his boss to tell them not to charge us anything for his visit which was nice!

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


Peonies in Mixed Media


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I finally did the last flower in my online class. Peonies have so many layers of petals that I kept getting lost in them! The butterflies are ones I glued on and painted over. As you know, my favorite complementary colors are purple and yellow!

So next I have a mixed media canvas ready to paint a big butterfly onto. But I probably won’t get to that for a day or two.

We are supposed to be getting our satellite dish moved Saturday morning, so hopefully we will have our wi-fi back by that afternoon! But in the meantime, we are able to get a little with our phones.

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



Goats in Pencil



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Somehow I managed to get a connection on my phone today. Our satellite internet still isn’t fixed. If he can’t fix it today, it will probably be later this week if they have to relocate the dish.

I hope everyone had a great weekend. We did a lot of reading!

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Butterflies on Clover in Pencil


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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

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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! 😀



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