Saturday, April 22, 2017


Worked in the yard today planting peppers, and flowers.  The day slipped away so fast... no time for a ride.  Tomorrow we're going to take a ride up to Georgetown, much easier than digging holes and planting stuff.

Friday, April 21, 2017


Long day today, picked up my motorcycle, she has a new front tire and a new hour... sounds very impressive now.  I do hope the weather holds and we can get a ride or two in this weekend.

Thursday, April 20, 2017


Forecast was for rain today, but it never happened.  Thought I'd do something just with watercolor today, using a real brush instead of a water brush. I like it turned out.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017


Rained on and off most of the day today.  My motorcycle is getting it's 20,000 mile check up, a new front tire, and an upgraded horn (watch out people you'll hear me now).  Getting ready for another cross country trip with the Women's Freedom Ride, we're raising money to buy and train a Golden Retriever as a service dog for a wounded female veteran.  If you're interested in supporting our cause you can find out more and donate here.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017


I wanted to try something today,  I have a pencil, a Prismacolor Ebony that I wanted to try to draw with and then use watercolor over it.  I wanted to see if the lines would hold or the color would run or muddy the watercolor.  Other than the large black door/window areas that had a bit of color shift, the rest of the lines stayed put and didn't smear.

Monday, April 17, 2017


My sea salt grinder was sitting on my desk, so I took the opportunity to draw it before taking it back to the kitchen where it belongs.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Apr16Art Easter Sunday

Ron and I had a Happy Easter today, spent the afternoon with our friends Ken and Julia, and their daughter Lisa and a few of their neighbors and friends.  Julia is a fabulous cook, may take me several days to work off all the food.

Saturday, April 15, 2017


Did a lot of shopping today, and cooked some chicken on the grill tonight.  Looking forward to Easter Sunday tomorrow.

Thursday, April 13, 2017


Pre-painted background, used some white gouache for the flower and the lettering.  Good Friday tomorrow, and Easter this Sunday, hope everyone enjoys the weekend and time with friends and family.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017


Sometimes the mundane stuff in front of me catches my eye, so today I sharpened my rainbow colored pencil,  and the shaving called out to me. On the domestic front I'm still working thru the mounds of laundry but the end is in site, maybe one more load tomorrow and it's all done.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Apr 10-11 Home Safe and Sound

Home Safe and Sound, laundry pile getting smaller, bit by bit.  Pink Moon tonight, isn't really pink.  It's called that because it's the first full moon in April, and some pink flower (I forget the name) blooms around this time.

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Apr 08 - 09 Heading Home

We got good news on Ron's medicine, so we decided to head back to Live Oak and not waste 4 or 5 hours going to Alexandria and then having to spend another really long day on the bikes.  Instead we left Lafayette after breakfast and stopped in Diamond head Mississippi, rather early and got a good nights sleep.

Friday, April 7, 2017

Apr 07 2017 - Longest day

We rode from 8am to 2am... it was foolish, and it was fruitless, and we will never attempt to do that many miles in one day, ever again.  So lesson learned, we are not young and we have medical issues, and so must stop more often than younger folks.  We took a huge detour and lost basically 2 travel days due to the storms on Wednesday,  setting us up for an impossible journey on Friday.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Start of our HOG Rally trip... or why we didn't get to Atlanta April 5

Headed to Atlanta, made it to Columbia SC when the skies opened up and it started to pour down rain.  When I turned off the camera, I didn't know that just ahead we'd run into knee deep rushing water.  Lucky Ron didn't fall, as his bike got turned sideways by the water, I was pushed a bit, my only concern was the bike stalling, someone behind us ramming into us because they couldn't stop in the deep water either.  We managed to get out of the deep end and up on a hill pulled into a gas station and started calling motels, to find a room for the night.  We found one only 3 miles down the road and called it a day.


I managed a simple drawing that night, but didn't draw anything the rest of the trip, but I did write down our trials and tribulations.  On the good side, we stayed safe, had some great fun, met some good people and enjoyed the riding.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017


Headed to Louisiana tomorrow for a Hog Rally, house is quiet as the dogs went to camp Heike today.  Missing my fur kids already.  Posting may be sparse for the next few days.

Monday, April 3, 2017


Weather all over the place today, a bit of sun this morning, cloudy by lunch, and a downpour happened while I was in the drug store for a few minutes tonight.  Spring in SC... gotta love it.

Sunday, April 2, 2017


What a great day today, took a little ride this morning.  Rays won in overtime against Orlando.  I drove Ron's new diesel truck (getting ready to take all the dogs out to Cottageville to Camp Heike).  Dinner at Chilis and watched the SC ladies win the National Basketball Championship.  

Saturday, April 1, 2017


Hope you don't get FOOLED too much today,  gorgeous weather, headed out on the motorcycles for a ride.

Book 43 - Title Page

Moving on to a Global Arts Watercolor sketchbook, landscape orientation size 5" x 8".  This is my favorite sketchbook size, and since Ron and I are headed to Louisiana in a few days, I needed to downsize to a book I could easily pack and carry.

Friday, March 31, 2017


Last entry, not the last page, but I'm done with this journal

#sealemon March Doodle Challenge

Thursday, March 30, 2017


I have a china tea cup, with poppies, and daisies on it.  I drink coffee every day out of this cup, beside liking the way it looks, I like that the china releases the heat of the coffee so that it is drinkable quicker.  I don't like hot coffee, I used to add an ice cube to my coffee to cool it down so that I could drink it, but with this cup I don't have to do that anymore.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017


Color chart run amuck, I lost my place and did this all wrong... but it is what it is... a record of all the colors in my business card palette.

Monday, March 27, 2017


Lost internet and house phone today for over an hour... got a little twitchy today because of it LOL.  I did come to a decision about this journal, I do not like it so Friday will be my last post in this one.  In the 8 years I've been keeping these sketchbooks I've never abandoned one before it was completely full, so this was not an easy decision for me, but I think it's the right thing to do.  Life is too short to spend time in a journal you don't like.  Final homework for #StrathmoreWorkshop1  I've enjoyed the lettering class, I need lots more practice, but now I know what I need to practice on.  Had a good lesson with my flute teacher, chatted a bit with her Mother, who is here from New York for a visit. We shared a few grand kid stories.

Friday, March 24, 2017


Sir Quintin Blake, such a talent, I got lost in his website today, so a little clown after Quintin Blake.

Thursday, March 23, 2017


Next assignment, a cactus, I got carried away doing the thorns... fun exercise none the less.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017


I'm taking a free Strathmore class on brush lettering and watercolor, this week's assignment, flowers.  Similar brush techniques to Chinese Brush painting... some turned out better than others.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017


I was overwhelmed at the phone calls, texts and Facebook Happy Birthday messages today.. Thanks everyone, I'm feeling the love and my age today :-)

Monday, March 20, 2017

Mar 18 - 20 Art

Help Save Ipernity


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I already donated because I want to help keep a place that has ment so much for me (I dare to say for many of us) and that is not part of one of the omnivorous monster conglomerates that handle us like what we really are for them: a product. 
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Wednesday, March 15, 2017


Where'd Spring go?  Coldest day this year was today, I HATE being cold. Used part of what I learn in Stratmore lettering class with Jess Park to letter this page.  I'm still learning, but please with my progress with brush lettering.

Saturday, March 11, 2017


Wisteria is blooming and yet chilly weather is back for this weekend anyway.  This has been a wonderful warm winter, which means we're going to have a very buggy Summer.

Friday, March 10, 2017


#OneWeek100People2017 Well I finished and technically I did 100 people drawings in 5 days.  Lesson learned here, well after day 3 I was bored with this exercise/challenge.  You might have noticed I went rogue and did cartoons and stick figures the last 2 days.  I seriously doubt I'll ever do something like this again, doing the same thing over and over not my cup of tea at all.... Fini... I'm DONE!!!

Thursday, March 2, 2017


Well that smudgy look on this page, is a pre-painting of pink, that my scanner didn't pick up at all.  Fun practicing people.  Dixie our black lab has gone walk about, she left the fenced back yard somehow tonight, I've driven the neighborhood looking for her, with no luck.  She showed up in our front yard 9 years ago, maybe she finally decided she didn't like it here.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Feb 25 - 28

Glad to SEE February come to an end, eye surgery all done. I can see clearly now.  Went to the dentist today, and got my teeth cleaned... they feel great,  I'm ready for Spring are you?