Tag Archives: summer

Shadows and Light

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

Foxglove next to Bluebells:


Flowers purchased to plant:


And flowers planted:


May you enjoy the beauty surrounding you today!

Cheers! ūüôā



Planting Seeds Of Ideas

I took a day off from work yesterday.  It was such a beautiful day that I wanted to spend a little time outdoors.

I purchased a few plants to plant in a planter and lavender to plant in the ground:


I worked on a collage that I started recently:

(I don’t like the pencil shading I added in the second photo but I had fun!)

And I placed an online order for new art supplies!  Yipee!!

I feel like I planted some creative¬†“seeds” for future inspiration.

Cheers! ūüôā

Drawing Is Thinking…

I love this quote by Graphic Designer, Milton Glaser:


Drawing is a form of meditation for me…¬† And so is coloring my designs.

What is drawing for you?  I hope you to share it with me!

Cheers! ūüôā

Instant Summer

Seems¬†our weather in the Pacific Northwest¬†has¬†gone from a¬†cool Spring¬†to above 80 degrees¬†in one day!¬†¬†Ugh!!¬† I do like warmer weather but prefer gradual increases in temperatures…

Here is a doodle I did a while ago¬†but I haven’t posted yet:


My cat loves the sunshine but even he was too hot to be outside this afternoon!  Lol!

Happy Friday!

Cheers! ūüôā

Seed Pods And Sunsets

I finished my mixed media art piece that I started last week.¬† If you recall, I was influenced by a photo I took of a Lupine flower’s seed pods.¬†The¬†last progress photo that I showed you is on the left or¬†here, next to the completed piece on the right:

I like how the added collage papers¬†(printed on¬†my Gelli-Plate) give it more depth.¬† I added a few more patterns with a white gel pen too.¬† I plan on framing this one!¬† ūüôā

We’ve been having some¬†awesome sunsets¬†which I appreciate even more because we have several wildfires burning¬†in our area.¬† When we have clear skies, it is a definite reason to celebrate:



May these beautiful sunsets inspire you in your art like a simple seed pod did for me.

Cheers!¬† ūüôā

Blue And Greens

Blue and green colors remind me of summer.  I recently took these photos at the lake:



I created this pattern in my art journal during my lake vacation.  Yesterday, I wrote this haiku:


It says:¬† Floating on the waves, Cool water supports me, I’m weightless and free.¬† I’d like to remember this feeling of freedom.

I created the pattern with a black pen first and then added the watercolors.  I found it very meditative to paint.

I start feeling a bit “blue” this time of year knowing that summer will be ending soon!¬† Yet, I do look forward to cooler days as the “greens” start to fade into the golden colors of Fall.

Wishing you a Fabulous Friday, friends – EnJOY¬†the colors of your¬†day!¬† ūüôā

A Lazy Afternoon

It was a lazy afternoon at the lake.¬† Harold was floating on an inner tube.¬† (You do remember Harold, don’t you?)

Harold was trying to squeeze in a few more minutes daydreaming before summer ended:


Soon school would be starting for his children and he would no longer have idle time.

It was such a relaxing day that a Lackadaisical Duck happened to paddle by:


A rare sighting to see such a slow-moving duck!¬† And yawning too!¬† (I wasn’t aware that ducks yawned…lol!)

Happy Weird Bird Wednesday!¬† Wishing you a lackadaisical day, friends!¬† ūüôā

P.S.  I have decided to change Weird Bird Wednesday to Whimsical Wednesday.  You may still see a weird bird or two but I wanted to have more options!  Cheers!

Red Geraniums

My friend, Bonnie grows the most beautiful red geraniums.  Whenever I see them, I think of her.  She has a very kind heart and an infectious laugh.

Here is one that I planted in my yard this summer – don’t you just love that RED color?


I drew and painted it in my art journal this week and posted it on Instagram.  Maybe you saw it?


Do you have a favorite flower that reminds you of someone special?¬† I’d love to hear about it!

Happy Painting!¬† ūüôā

Nature’s Treasures

I found it so relaxing¬†last week¬†to paint¬†seeds, pods and berries¬†that I decided to try painting some¬†of nature’s treasures I found¬†at the lake.¬† I painted these in my art journal:


I enjoyed this very much so I decided to try another one yesterday at home:


Would you purchase a card or something with this type of artwork?¬† I’d love to get your ideas!

Happy Painting!¬† ūüôā

Hidden Images

I like finding images in clouds but sometimes I see them in trees too.  Do you see the face in this tree?


Sometimes I see¬†animals…¬†Like a camel’s face in this tree growth:


You have to use your imagination a bit…

I see a bunny in this rock:


And a heart shape in this one:


What images do you see?¬† I’d love to hear from you!

Wishing you a happy day doing whatever brings you the most JOY!  And maybe a little time to see images in the clouds, trees or rocks near you!


May you have a Sunny Sunday, friends!!¬† ūüôā