Geez, how long has it been since I set my colored pencils and paintbrushes aside to buckle down and truly focus on writing? Sifting back through the old blog post pile, it looks like it was WAY back in August 2017 (you know, ancient times as far as the Interwebs go) when I wrote about … Continue reading One Last Artistic Hurrah
Since spring refuses to get sprung here in Portland, I've had to resort to creating my own springtime with my two latest bits of artwork that are chock full of big blooms and buzzing bees. If I could only get them to have the scent of freshly mown grass, I could almost fool myself that spring really … Continue reading A Couple of Pieces That Are the Bees’ Knees
That blog post title almost makes it sound like I'm starting a circus of some sort. While I'd love to have a herd of dancing elephants and a few tigers to add to my cat collection, there's just no room in my garden for a show under the big top. Instead, the only show I have … Continue reading Time for My Flying Dragons and Little Buddies
Red and green? Don't worry, the spirit of Christmas hasn't reared it's ugly head again. Instead, it's more of a Dr. Seuss thing. One painting, two painting, red flower, green feline. Hmm...maybe I better stay away from any attempts at Seussian-style poetry and just show you my latest artwork. First Off: A Bunch of Cherries … Continue reading Red Flowers and Green Eyes
Hello everyone! Let's jump right into the first portion of that intriguing blog post title and take a gander at my latest piece of colored pencil work. Pink Flowers!!! Okay, not the most clever of titles, but if you have a better suggestion I'd love to steal your ideas. Summer Blast? Pink Burst? See, this … Continue reading Pink Flowers and Exploding Heads
If you're checking your calendars in confusion, don't worry; today is indeed Thursday. Yesterday, I made a journey out to see my summer art venue, which meant no time to visit the Blogosphere. But yesterday was the third Wednesday of the month and, according to my new schedule, it's time for an art supply review! A … Continue reading Just How Great Is Colored Pencil Paper?
...would smell like baguettes, bacon, or French fries. No, I haven't gotten on the Alternative Facts bandwagon by coming up with some Alternative Shakespeare. Although maybe some of my social media followers have. What in the world am I rambling about? My new piece of colored pencil art, of course. Starting Out by Having Fun After … Continue reading A Rose by Any Other Name…
No, don't double check your calendars; it is indeed Thursday, not Wednesday. The Portland area got hit with a whopper of a snow storm Tuesday night. The snow clung to the branches of a neighbor's fir tree which eventually snapped and took down the power lines about 9:15 yesterday morning and we just got power … Continue reading Buried in Snow? Here’s a Taste of the Tropics.
Although the looming inauguration of the Orange One has me wondering how great this new year will be, Happy (belated) 2017, everyone! With all the political BS and celebrity deaths, the world was bemoaning 2016 as the worst year ever, but for me the year ended on a high note with an acceptance to show … Continue reading Take Me to Church!