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Life’s Path

Some days I wonder where life is leading me…


I wish it was as easy as “following the yellow brick road!”


Yet, when I feel cloudy on the inside…



I know that God’s Son-shine will always give me hope for a new day!


Cheers Friends! ūüôā

One Bad Beetle

I discovered my cat, Jack playing with something in the yard the other day and found this beetle:

At first, I was excited to see it.  It had a metallic reflection in the sunshine and I thought it would be fun to paint:


Upon further research, I discovered it to be a “Large Flathead Pine Heartwood Borer Beetle.”¬† It is the beetle that I believe is destroying a nearby forest of pine trees.¬† According to the internet, the larvae of the beetle bore or dig their way through the heartwood of the tree.¬† The tunneling tends to destroy the tree’s cambium tissue which water and nutrients flow and can starve a tree to death if it’s infested.


It is hard to see these trees dying in the forest.¬† Trees take so long to grow.¬† I’m saddened that a beetle can quickly destroy it.

What worries me further is this beetle attacks other trees too.¬† I have many trees in my yard and now I worry that they may be at risk.¬† I need to find out what I can do to protect my trees from this bad beetle…

Nature¬†often teaches me lessons about life –¬†appreciate the beauty today because it may not last.

Peace Friends!

Life Is An Adventure!

I’m not much of a shopper.¬†¬†I don’t really like going to the Mall.¬† I’d rather buy art supplies.¬† However, sometimes I am forced to go.¬† Like today.¬† I needed a new pair of sandals – something with good arch support.

JBU Sandals

I found a sandal called, “JBU.”¬† I had no idea what the letters meant so I googled it and¬†discovered, Jambu Footwear.

I decided to draw the bottom of my sandal for my journal today.¬† I liked the flower design.¬† It reminded me of a doodle.¬† I¬†never would¬†have thought this to¬†be an interesting subject – a shoe.¬† However,¬†Danny Gregory at Sketchbook Skool drew a pair of shoes –¬†old, warn out¬†shoes with paint splatters.¬† They were his son’s shoes – an artist in the making.

The advertisement on Jambu.com talked about life being a journey and an adventure.  I liked this idea.  I wonder where these shoes will take me?

Perhaps these sandals will take me to a park to draw some flowers?  Or maybe out to lunch with friends?  A walk in the woods over a mossy, green path?  I do not know!  Yet, I do know that new adventures await for me each day РI just have to put one sandal in front of the other!

Happy Creating!