Tuesday, June 27, 2017


I was at a loss this evening for something to draw, thought about drawing my thumb, but then spied a safety pin (a big one) on my desk and decided to draw it.  Then I googled 'safety pin' and realized I'd picked something mundane, but loaded with meanings I didn't even know about.  I wrote a few of the things safety pins 'mean' these days and in the past during WWII... really didn't mean to open a can of worms just drew a safety pin, no loaded meaning implied here.  Below is my new FLRT,  it arrived at the Harley Shop today and I should be able to bring it home tomorrow, I am so excited,  I LOVE the Laguna Orange color.

Monday, June 26, 2017


I love these multi-colored pencils, I doodle with them daily.  So I used one for a little quote on my page today. Worked on gluing down photos in my trip journal, much more to do, but it is a start.

Sunday, June 25, 2017


Lazy Sunday, grilled some boneless chicken breasts and a couple of pork chops before the afternoon thunderstorms arrived.   The chicken breasts went into the freezer to use in salads later on.  Harvested some peppers for Ron's salad tonight, our jalapeños are much hotter that store bought peppers and we ate the pork chops for dinner... yum.  

Saturday, June 24, 2017


Hot today, humid and hot we went by the new Summerville Harley Shop today,  nice place,  going to offer full service to the folks out on that end of town now.  My new bike still isn't here, they say it'll be here Tuesday.  I'm impatiently waiting... very impatiently I might add.

Friday, June 23, 2017


The medians and the road sides across the country on our trip, were often loaded with blooming black eyed Susans. I contemplated including a drawing of them during the trip, but never actually did it, so a bit late, but a cheerful memory of a North American wild flower in today's journal.

Thursday, June 22, 2017


Gracie missed me I think, she's been stuck beside me for two days now, sleeping on the floor beside me, instead of in her bed, I guess she wants to make sure I don't leave again :-)

Wednesday, June 21, 2017


Worked today, but mostly I slept so well last night in my own bed, and drank my coffee this morning from my favorite cup sweet pleasures... Home Sweet Home...

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Jun 4 - 20 WFR 2017

Women's Freedom Ride 2017 - I kept my personal daily journal as well as a ride Journal.  I'm still working on adding photos to the ride Journal.  It was the experience of a lifetime, and we got to meet the veteran and her service dog that we helped provide for her with our fund raising efforts.

Saturday, June 3, 2017


Long day today, fun meeting new people, some mechanical issues for a couple of the ladies but for the most part a smooth trip to Knoxville, we sleep tomorrow in Paducah, Ky.  FYI the blank space on the day 1 page will have photos added later.

Friday, June 2, 2017


More flowers, busy day finishing up at work today, then getting ready for my trip across country.  We have a kick off dinner tonight,  I volunteered to bring the paper plates LOL I'm not much of a cook so no way to mess up paper plates and plastic forks.  I may be able to post some while on the road... I'll be keeping a trip journal as well as my usual journal.

Thursday, June 1, 2017


Nice dinner out tonight with a few of the ladies who will be going on the ride on Saturday.  Tried out my pyramid brush to see what kind of marks I could make.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017


#EDiM31A self portrait. Started packing the FLRT, today, she's back from the Harley Shop and working like a top.  Trips to the wine store and the bank, charged up my helmet, phone and tooth brush, got the recycle bin loaded and out on the curb for pick up tomorrow...  Two more days... and we're off on our fund raising ride, to provide a service dog to a female combat veteran. Any and all donations welcome http://www.womensfreedomride.org/

Tuesday, May 30, 2017


#EDiM30 A shoe.  I drew one of my motorcycle boots tonight, finished up vacuum packing my clothes.  Time to feed the dogs and get some rest.

Monday, May 29, 2017

Book 44 - Title Page

Book 44 - This is the palette and colors I'll be taking on my trip out West with the Women's Freedom Ride starting next Friday if the weather man is right in the rain.


#EDiM29 an animal.  I hope a bird qualifies as an animal,  so on Memorial Day had to draw an Eagle.

Sunday, May 28, 2017


#EDiM28 Traffic Signs.  Had a busy day today, out to Edisto Beach for lunch with friends, then dinner with family tonight.

Saturday, May 27, 2017


#EDiM27 Something old, how about a Lava Lamp, not antique old, but other than a self portrait of my old self, the oldest thing around here today.

Friday, May 26, 2017


#EDiM26 Something that makes me laugh, had to be my little dog Gracie.  Something that annoyed me greatly tonight, was my scanner, no matter how I changed the settings, it would not pick up the pink around Gracie, or on her collar.  Finally, I just gave up and used my phone to take a picture of the page.

Thursday, May 25, 2017


#EDiM25 A musical instrument.  Had to give drawing my flute a try,  it's a bit squatty looking in this drawing.  I've always wanted to play the flute, so last year I bought one, found a teacher and started taking lessons.  I think I'm improving based on the fact that the dogs don't run out of the room when I practice anymore.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017


#EDiM24 Perfume, I found the Dolly Parton quote, and since I don't have any perfume bottles, but there is honeysuckle on my back fence... honeysuckle was my choice today.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017


#EDiM23 Draw something transparent.  I didn't really have a clue how to do this, so I used my indigo watercolor pencil to do a dark background.  I had just gotten a Molotow white acrylic ink marker, and used that to draw my glass coffee cup.  

Monday, May 22, 2017


#EDiM22 A collection, I couldn't draw all my art supply hoard, so the ink tense pencils I packed for my recent trip.

Sunday, May 21, 2017


#EDiM21 a bicycle.  Since I don't have one I used a photo on the internet to sketch a bike.  Supposed to rain all week, not looking forward to that at all.

Saturday, May 20, 2017


#EDiM20 Something from my garden.  Had to give my new deep rich orange Hibiscus a try, besides the tomatoes and peppers aren't very interesting looking right now.

Friday, May 19, 2017


#EDiM19 My feet... just under the wire for Day 19 midnight is only a few minutes away.... sliding in... DONE!

Thursday, May 18, 2017


#EDiM18 Something Sweet.  While I must admit I considered a self portrait, I settled on GummyBears... much more fun and easier to do while binge watching 2 seasons of Call the Midwife (I LOVE that show but never can keep up with seeing it live, so ITunes is my supplier).

Wednesday, May 17, 2017


#EDiM17 A power plug.  I just got a couple of double USB chargers to take on my trip, lots of stuff to charge up every night.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Monday, May 15, 2017


#EDiM15 a favorite tool, since I already drew my favorite art took on May 1st I decided my next favorite tool these days is my little Go-Pro wrench.

Sunday, May 14, 2017


#EDiM14 A Mother's Day gift.  Ron and I went to Myrtle Beach today for the start of Bike Week, did a bit of shopping, had lunch at Fuddruckers, it was a fun day.

Saturday, May 13, 2017


#EDiM13 A Tree, I chose a pine tree for this one.  Ron and I went to a playoff hockey game tonight, Rays played well, but sadly lost the game
4 - 3.  Good to see all our hockey buddies one more time.

Friday, May 12, 2017


#EDiM12 Something on my bookshelf.  Toss up between my black bear, dogbert or my flute breath exercise thingy... but my dogbert doll is a favorite so he won the toss.