hold your breath

hold your breath

I know, I know, it’s supposed to be don’t hold your breath, which is used to indicate that something is likely to take a long time. If anyone knows me, I’m not very good at waiting for anything that takes a long time. I think that’s why doing...

carolina wren

I’ve had a crazy week. Very little time to paint, or even keep up with my chores. Helps me to realize, and really, really appreciate, when I do have time to spend painting. It’s all good. Feeling grateful today. This original 6″x6″ oil painting...

the sunny side of the street

Peony’s are graceful, beautiful and magical. This painting didn’t start off that way. Not at all graceful, beautiful or magical. It was challenging from the beginning. I started over three times. But, I’m very happy with the result. I love when...

brighter day

Are there mornings where you wish all you had to do all day was going to a coffee shop, hang out and watch people come and go, daydream, then leisurely go home and do whatever your heart desired? Maybe paint for a while, fold some laundry, maybe sit on the porch and...

that’s more like it

I learn something new every single time I pick up a paint brush. There’s so much to learn. About composition, color, edges, balance, but it’s also a lot about trusting your intuition. That’s probably the most important, and the most difficult thing...