Tag Archives: reflection

Soothing Colors

I was rear ended in my vehicle yesterday… this will be the second time in less than two years by people NOT paying attention.  It makes me very upset.

I do not feel well to create art so I’m sharing these photos from the lake last weekend:

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I find the colors soothing and the memories of this place, healing…

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What colors do you find soothing when you are upset?  I hope you share it with me.

Cheers! 🙂

Celebrating Our Freedom

Red, White and Blue… Today we celebrate our freedom in the United States!

I thought it would be fun to revisit what I posted on my blog in 2016:

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And 2015:

Happy Independence Day!

Wishing you ALL a day celebrating WHAT and WHO you hold dear!! ❤💙❤

Cheers! 🙂

Write And Draw

I used to spend hours writing my thoughts and ideas in a journal – not the journals you see now… mine were yellow note pads.  Nothing fancy…  Yet, writing helped me deal with life – the good times and the not so good.  Can you relate?!

Yesterday, I decided to try combining writing with DRAWING – my new love! ❤

First, I did some writing with a permanent black pen.  (I love “fine” black Sharpie pens and Amazon sells them really cheap).

Next, I found a face on Pinterest to use as a reference to sketch over my words with a pencil.  I added a little color with Tombow markers.  I softened them with a water brush.  Here is my result:

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I will definitely try combining writing and drawing again.

Cheers! 🙂

Shadows and Light

I find the shadows to be almost as beautiful of the flowers in the sun light!

Foxglove next to Bluebells:

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Flowers purchased to plant:

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And flowers planted:

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May you enjoy the beauty surrounding you today!

Cheers! 🙂

 

 

A Day To Reflect

Some days I just need to slow down and reflect on life…

Yesterday seemed like the perfect day at the lake!  😃

A good morning reflection – so thankful to be alive here at the lake!

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An evening boat ride on calm waters:

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Just breathe!  Love these cotton ball clouds and calm waters.  Thank you God for this beautiful place to unwind and recharge.

Pink clouds… such an amazing view!

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Thank you for this day!  Wow!  God!  Your masterpieces are such a work of art in nature!!

Wishing you a day to relax and enjoy what brings you happiness in life!

Cheers!  🙂

Nature’s Canvas

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Apple tree budding,

One brilliant blue canvas sky

Nature brings new hope.

May you find peace in your heart today!

Happy Easter! 🙂

Stop A Moment

I created this journal page before my surgery using this foam stamp, that I showed you how to make previously here.

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Instead of using paint, I stamped my paper with gesso and then finished it with watercolor.

Today, I wrote this quote by Leo Tolstoy:

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I have been forced to stop a moment as I recover from foot surgery and I miss my daily art practice a great deal.  I realize it has only been a week since the surgery yet I long to be able to sit again at my art table without my foot screaming in pain.  I must be patient…

Taking a break does have a positive aspect too as it allows time for me to evaluate where I am currently on my art journey and where I would like to be headed in the future.

Do you take the time to assess your creative practice from time to time?  I realize that it’s not easy for me to do this assessment but important.

Cheers!  🙂

The Ripple Effect

Life doesn’t always turn out as planned… Yet, I do believe how “I” react makes a BIG difference.

I created these patterns in color pencils on black paper with the thought of throwing rocks into water:

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And afterwards watching the ripples of my actions spread…

When life gives me lemons, do I spread joy or anger?!  The choice is mine.

Cheers!  🙂

Carousel Of Lights

Carousel of lights,

Forgetting winter’s cold bite,

Brings our eyes delight!

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My hubby and I were at Coeur d’Alene, Idaho yesterday.  I took these photos outside at the marina.  The resort puts on a Christmas light show every year.

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I enjoyed looking at the mountains too and how peaceful the lake is in winter.  We did see one boat on the lake in 12 degrees!  Brrr!  Too cold for us!

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Wishing you a day to relax and enjoy the beauty around you… wherever you live!

Peace Friends!  🙂

A Snow Glow

We had several inches of snow this last weekend which made for this perfect photo opportunity:

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When I went outside to take this photo at night is was so very quiet…It made me stop and just enjoy the “glow in the snow!”

Nature always has a way of making me stop and enjoy its beauty!!

Happy Monday!!  🙂