Wednesday, July 29, 2015


Today we said goodbye to a very dear friend far too soon.  Holly was a 37 year old mother of 4 children... ages 20 months, 5, 7 and 8 years.  She had the unlikely diagnosis of stage 4 colon cancer when her 4th child was just 6 weeks old.  She never stopped fighting and never gave up.  I will carry her memory with me always.

We just returned from a trip to my childhood home of  Sequim and also traveled  Victoria BC.  At a castle I've been visiting since probably first grade, I saw this window I'd never noticed before.  Holly.  If you are a person who prays, please pray for Holly's children, husband, Matt and their family.  Thank you :)

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Random Goodness Round the House

Making our own scrapbooks...out of book board leftovers
Drying summer flowers
Painting with Ravi in the background

Snooping in son's sketchbook

Reading perch

Daughter's 'Overwriters' markers sampling
It has been so hot here... and our air conditioning has been broken for over a month.  We are experiencing the slow, stifling summer madness. Fingers crossed, the new part will be installed tomorrow.  How's your summer going?

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Sideways Wing

Here's a painting in progress at the moment... it is evolving by the day.  Our air conditioner is still broken and it is hot, hot, hot!  Murphy's law, I suppose.  Just settling into some kind of summer groove though none of us are sure what that is yet.  Funny how it always takes time to find your way.

Happy Wednesday:)

Thursday, June 4, 2015

When YOu Don't Feel Like Cooking...

Go to the bakery.  Bread, cheese and fruit in the morning.  Bread, cheese and wine in the evening...  a person can live on these things.  (woodblock print) 

School's almost out.  The mind boggles ;)  Happy almost weekend

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Portrait of a Young Man...

Someone special from the pages of my sketchbook.  Colored version over at my Flickr...

The Etsy shop has new prints in it... it's been a long time since the last update!

Happy hump day:)

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Dry River Bed with Butterfly

I have this amazing friend who lives out in the country...  she's been showing me things around the area I've never seen.  Hikes, local lore and her own stories.  Why I have not ventured out earlier escapes me... except now I know, I needed a friend to show me.

Haven't seen any butterflies yet, so I'm painting my own.  There will be lots of rain today, and I'm grateful as the allergies have been running my life!! 

Happy hump day:)

Monday, May 11, 2015

Come On, Summer

Just a peek at a painting by Richard Diebenkorn...  love his work.  (sorry don't have the title for this painting.)  Happy Monday:)