I just love Sharon Mann’s sunny art, don’t you?
I was delighted to receive her postcard art recently in an artful exchange through the mail!
We each created six postcards, 4×6 inch size in any art medium. (I forgot to take a photo of mine so you will have to look at Sharon’s blog). 😉
Perhaps you remember our other artful exchange? If not you can find it here: The Speedball Bird
I enjoy making art in this “postcard” size so I’m sure you will see more of it!
Thank you Sharon for brightening my day with your cheerful art!
Posted in art challenge, Mixed Media, postcards, smile, Uncategorized, Watercolor, Whimsical Art
Tagged art exchange, color play, Colorful, creative play, happy, mixed media art, postcard art, sunshine, watercolor
My hubby and I spent many hours chasing the sun this last weekend at the lake in our boat:
A feeling of Fall was definitely in the air…
The lake water temperature had dropped about 6-8 degrees to about chilly 62 degrees… in only two weeks, making jumping in the water, a very brisk dip:
We spent a lot of time changing clothes… between the warm sun, coolness of the clouds and the occasional breeze:
Seems like Fall wasn’t the only “change” going on! Lol! 😉
Wishing you a sunny day!
Posted in fall, Lake, nature, Nature Photography, Uncategorized
Tagged clouds, fall, lake, nature, photography, reflections, relaxation, sunshine
My hubby and I opened up our lake place (trailer) over the weekend. We weren’t sure of the weather but decided to chance it and left home in rainy weather but arrived at the lake in sunshine!
The weather turned out to be wonderfully warm and the sky was the brilliant blue of summer… although the mountains were still covered with snow!
We took our first boat ride of the season… Lake time for us is May through September. I have been going to Priest Lake, Idaho since I was a baby so it always feels like coming home when I arrive!
Here are some more photos for you to enjoy with a haiku:
Snow on rocky peaks,
Sunshine sparkles on waves blue-green…
Ah, fresh mountain air!
Posted in Haiku, Nature Photography, Uncategorized
Tagged beautiful place, haiku, heaven on earth, lake, lake time, love this place, mountains, nature, nature photography, nature's beauty, snow on mountains, sunshine
We are FINALLY getting some warmer Spring weather in the Pacific Northwest! The flowering trees are just starting to bloom like this ornamental plum tree:
I wrote a haiku to celebrate:
Showy pink petals
Purple plum ornamental
A Springtime delight!
Wishing you a Sunny Sunday!
Posted in Haiku, Nature Photography, Uncategorized
Tagged blue sky, flowering trees, haiku, happy, nature photography, pink blossoms, plum tree, Spring, Sunny Sunday, sunshine
We had sunshine and warmer temperatures recently in the Pacific Northwest. It had me dreaming of Spring and flowers…
So I started this doodle last night in my art journal:
This drawing is only the beginning… just like the promises of Spring in a month or two!
Wishing you a day filled with sunny thoughts!
Posted in Doodles, Drawing, Uncategorized
Tagged art journal, creative, doodle, drawing, flowers, fun, hope, meditative, peaceful, positive attitude, Spring, sunshine
I had an AWESOME weekend at the lake! I thought this photo looked like it could be a postcard:
Some white, fluffy clouds for you to gaze at! Do you see any images in them? I thought I saw a bird – imagine that! 🙂
My husband and I were out in our boat on this unusually HOT day when we saw this rope swing on the shoreline:
No, we did not swing from it – sorry to disappoint you all! But we did go in the lake for a couple of QUICK dips as the water was a cool 66 degrees. When the air temperature is in the 90’s – the cold water was very refreshing!
We discovered a hidden gem near this rope swing – a waterfall!
It was well hidden in the trees but we could hear its loud roar from the boat. The waterfall is in the middle of the above photo.
It was such a pretty place on the lake. No cabins so it was all natural.
It was the kind of day that made you look up at the blue sky and have a heart of gratitude for this beautiful place and being present to enjoy it!
May you discover the hidden beauty around you this week!
Posted in Nature Photography
Tagged beauty, boating, clouds, fresh air, gratitude, lake, mountains, nature, photography, reflection, rope swings, summer, sunshine, trees
I created this collage/painting recently in Diane Culhane’s Doodle class. The colors remind me of summer!
I completed the assignment my own way of course! 🙂
I started by drawing my doodles directly onto canvas with a Sharpie pen:
I combined several doodles together – And included a bird!
Next, I glued my gelli-printed deli papers to the canvas. I like how the pen lines show through and the papers add more patterns:
I then “painted” over the top with acrylic paints mixed with gel medium to create my finished piece:
This was so fun! I want to explore it further at a later date!
YAY! It’s May! This is the beginning of trips to the Lake! It is the “beginning” of summer for me! Hip Hip Hoorah!
Laughter and friends and sunshine…
There is nothing better than spending time with our friends at the lake! We have so many wonderful friends and memories! We feel so blessed! 🙂
Three Cheers for May! Hope you have a happy day!
As a friend recently reminded me, “Life is not a dress rehearsal!” So kick up your heals, smell the flowers and laugh!!!
You are worth it!!!
Posted in Art, Doodles, Mixed Media
Tagged acrylic paints, Art, birds, color, creative, daisies, doodles, drawing, experiment, flowers, friends, Gelli-Prints, humor, imaginary, lake, markers, paper collage, photography, summer, sunshine