One of nature’s art subjects I enjoy drawing and painting…
Paper collage using Gelli-plate prints from old books:
When Pete Hillman recently posted a photo of Rosy Bonnet mushrooms…
I had to try drawing them in pencil and color pencils in my art journal:
Paper collage came next (first photo) and tomorrow, I hope to try watercolor!
I’m having fun exploring this mushroom in different art mediums…
Thanks Pete for the inspiration with your awesome photos!!
What art subjects from nature grab your attention?
Posted in Art Journal, Drawing, gelli printing, inspiration, nature, Nature Photography, paper collage
Tagged art journal, art mediums, color pencils, creative play, drawing, fun, Gelli-Prints, inspiration, Learning to draw, mixed media art, mushrooms, nature, paper collage, pencil
We had a sunny day mixed with rain yesterday. I took this photo of a rose bush in my yard.
I thought it was beautiful how the rain droplet was held within its petals like arms holding onto the end of summer.
It inspired me to write a haiku:
Last bloom before frost?
Petals fade but one remains…
Unfolding with hope.
May you find hope in the beauty that surrounds you.
Posted in Flowers, Haiku, inspiration, Life, Nature Photography, Photograpy, Uncategorized
Tagged autumn, changing seasons, creative, haiku, hope, inspiration, life, nature photography, nature's beauty, new growth, rose
I interrupt this weekly weird bird post to share a perfect day with you!
We had to make a quick trip to the lake yesterday to have our RV fixed by “Bob,” the mobile RV doctor! 😉
It was a beautiful day with temperatures in the 80’s so I thought you might want to tag along with me for some lake time in Northern Idaho…
Priest Lake does look rather inviting with its pristine water but it is still a chilly 60 degrees.
I’d rather sit in a beach chair and enjoy the view, how about you?
The wild roses are in bloom and so Pretty In Pink
I even discovered a bumble bee enjoying them!
The Cottonwood trees were shedding their cottony seeds and it looked a little like snow falling from this brilliant blue sky.
My friend, Marsha showed me her amazing needlepoint she is creating of BIRDS! I can’t wait until she completes all the unique stitches and adds their beaded hats!
I hope you enjoyed this perfect day at the lake with me!
As the sign in our kitchen at home says… “A day at the lake is worth a month in town!”
P.S. I did see a “gang” of turkeys cross the road on the car ride home… perhaps they will show up in next week’s weird bird Wednesday!
Posted in Lake, Nature Photography, smile, Uncategorized, Weird Birds
Tagged a perfect day, blue sky, friendship, lake time, natural beauty, nature, nature photography, Priest Lake, pristine lake, relaxing, summer
I enjoy going to different garden stores and seeing what unusual flowers they have for sale like this pretty in pink peony:
Last week, I splurged and took home a little something for me! 😉
I adored this pretty in pink petunias and verbena hanging flower basket:
It adds a lovely pink color to my backyard perennials, don’t you think?
I love all color… Lately, I am in love with all flowers in pink!
What color of flower attracts you in a garden? I hope you share it with me!
Posted in Color, Flowers, Nature Photography, Uncategorized
Tagged color, flowers, garden flowers, hanging basket, nature, perennial flowers, photography, Pink, pretty in pink
December is a season for…
Holiday celebrations with family and friends near,
A bouquet of flowers with reds and greens from my dear,
It’s a season of giving and sharing good cheer,
And saying, thank you, to YOU, my blogging friends this time of year!
Wishing you ALL a very Merry Everything!!
Posted in Color, Doodles, Drawing, Flowers, love, Nature Photography, poetry, smile, Uncategorized
Tagged celebrate, Christmas season, Colorful, creating memories, December, doodles, drawing, flowers, good cheer, gratitude, handmade cards, happy, poetry, smile, thankful
We had a sunny, blue-sky Autumn day in the Pacific Northwest yesterday. It inspired me to take these photos of trees in my yard and then splash some watercolor paint around!
Nature is full of colorful inspiration! The name of each tree is under the photo.
River Birch Tree – has interesting bark texture and greenish-gold leaves.
Sunset Maple – Fall colors of a sunset!
Crabapple Tree – the birds love to feed on the tiny crabapples in the winter. This tree is color-filled all 4 seasons.
Larch Tree – needles turn gold in Autumn and fall off.
And my watercolor experiments:
How does nature’s colors inspire you?
Posted in Abstract Art, color experiments, fall, nature, Nature Photography, Uncategorized, Watercolor
Tagged abstract art, art experiments, autumn leaves, changing seasons, Colorful, creative play, inspiration, nature, sunny day, watercolor
As the cooler temps of autumn arrive here in the Pacific Northwest, I have decided to take a short blogging break…
I hope to get caught up on some housecleaning since I have been gone to the lake all summer…
And I need to get into an exercise routine again.
I have gotten behind on reading your blogs…
And I want to enjoy creating art without any deadlines for a little while.
I hope you enjoy these photos from my yard. Nature’s display of color always brightens my day! I hope it will for you as well.
The lake once calm and smooth like glass,
Feels the wind upon its surface,
It hears the rumbling of the clouds,
And its waves turn into white caps…
It tastes the raindrops from above,
And smells a fresh clean scent…
Then it sees the sun peak through the clouds,
And knows that it can rest.
I wrote this poem about the lake when I was 13-years-old. Sometimes the lake seems sense it before the weather changes.
Posted in Lake, nature, Nature Photography, poetry, Reflections, Uncategorized
Tagged 5 senses, changing seasons, fall, lake, nature, peaceful, photography, poetry, quiet moments, relax
Summer clouds reflect,
Another season ending…
Autumn’s chill arrives.
My hubby and I went kayaking Saturday before the big chill arrived at the lake. The early morning rain shower on Sunday brought a new layer of cool autumn air.
We close up at the lake soon. I always feel a little sad to see another summer season end…
We feel blessed to have so many wonderful memories and seasons with our friends at the lake!
Cheers to good memories! 🙂
P.S. What memories do you cherish with friends? I hope you share them with me! ❤️
Posted in Haiku, Lake, nature, Nature Photography, Photograpy, Reflections, Uncategorized
Tagged autumn, changing seasons, friends, lake, memories, mountains, nature, peaceful, photography, poetry, reflection, summer
Fall was in the air this last weekend at the lake!
I always like when the wild rose hips turn a blushing reddish-orange:
I did a pencil sketch of them in my journal:
I enjoyed taking these photos of Autumn’s Display to share with you:
I hope they brighten your Monday!
Posted in Art Journal, Drawing, fall, Lake, nature, Nature Photography, Uncategorized
Tagged art journal, autumn, Colorful, nature, peaceful, pencil sketch, photography, relaxing, sketchbook, the lake, wild roses