Thursday, August 25, 2016


Imaginary marsh... and an interesting quote,  times my change, politicians not so much.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016


#PrayForItaly a 6.2 Earthquake North East of Rome, has killed 160 people and destroyed the homes of thousands.  Time to lift up our brothers and sisters in Italy in prayer.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016


I don't get out much working at home all week, so I miss out on the office gossip.  Not that I miss all that drama, because I don't.  My dogs, birds and cat don't have a mean thing to say about anyone.

Monday, August 22, 2016


Here's Davidson, as promised.  I included the sketchbook spread with them facing each other, turned out cute just like them.  They've been pretty quiet, but Rico is talking a blue streak again, so she's happy with her parakeets.

Sunday, August 21, 2016


We decided to name the new parakeets Harley and Davidson.  Harley is the blue parakeet.  Ron and I took a little bike trip up to Pawley's Island Hammock shop,  it was brutally hot today.  I'm ready for some Fall weather.

Saturday, August 20, 2016


Our Scarlett Macaw Rico was very depressed about Sam's death.  She stopped talking, and fell totally silent, I couldn't get her to respond even with the offer of a peanut.  So today we went to the pet shop and got 2 parakeets.  She immediately starting talking, saying hello to them when I got them in their cage next to hers, and she started talking to us as well, so we did the right thing to get her some little buddies.

Friday, August 19, 2016


Brenda Swenson posted a blog post this week that really hit home.  'Don't carpet your rut'... read the article here. 
My comfort zone has gotten WAY TOO COMFORTABLE.

Thursday, August 18, 2016


Buried our little bird Sam today, we'd had him about 14 years.  We 'rescued' him from a pet store with no idea how old he was... he was a biter, he'd take a chunk out of you in a skinny minute, but we loved him anyway.  He never learned to talk, but he would make a smacking noise, if you said 'Give me a kiss... kiss... kiss'... and he'd bob his head and make his kissing sound.  I'll miss the little guy, and so will Rico... our Scarlett Macaw.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016


Time got away from me tonight, so a bit of paint and a quote.  In case you can't read it.  "The past always looks better than it was. It's only pleasant because it isn't here".
Did some book mark size 2" x 6" and 2" x 8" paintings for the Vinita Pappas Watercolor class I'm taking.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016


School started here yesterday, still very hot here in Charleston.  This Summer has flown by,  I must admit I'm ready for cooler days, even got myself a new leather jacket.  Got my GPS that my sweet husband bought for me, installed on my motorcycle today.  I'm really pleased with how the mount looks.

Monday, August 15, 2016


Got another new brush from Rosemary & Co.,  I watched all of Parka's videos of the Urban Sketcher's Symposium in Manchester UK.  If you watch the video below at the 2:39 you'll see the brush I decided I had to have.  I had looked at the brush before but couldn't decide if I wanted one or not.  Tried it out on this page, great marks you can make with this brush, holds a ton of water.  I'm going to enjoy using it I think.

USK Manchester Day 1 (27 Jul 2016)

Sunday, August 14, 2016


Ron and I took a ride out to the Francis Marion National Forest today, a favorite route of the Jeep club.  We watched some of the Olympics today, the show jumping, and women's diving.  Michael Phelps has had an incredible time at this Olympics, so I had to find a quote from him.

Saturday, August 13, 2016


Took a little ride out to Summerville this morning, had breakfast at the Cracker Barrel.  Got hot pretty early today,  we ended up doing our grocery shopping at 9pm tonight.  Gorgeous weather today.

Friday, August 12, 2016


Got caught in the rain this morning on the way back from Columbia, so I got an opportunity to test out Ron's glove and boot drier.  Worked a charm, my boots and gloves were dry in time to ride my motorcycle out to John's Island for dinner at Gilligan's. I had the special, grilled Mahi Mahi it melted in my mouth.