Wednesday, April 30, 2014


More letter doodling. I love to do this type of letter doodling. For me doodling consists of any type of
drawing that moves the hand and relaxes the mind. 

Tuesday, April 29, 2014


Perfect----->tomorrow's post
Peace--> day after tomorrow's post

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Week 17---Documented Life Project

This week's challenge was to put some favorite shoes on the page. Well, that was easy for me because I love Keds and have worn them since I was a little kid.  I even wore then when they went out of style and you could barely find any cute colors. But now, on my goodness, Taylor Swift has endorsed them and the style are so cute. Even Kate Spade has styles. I guess what goes around comes around!!

Monday, April 14, 2014

Week 16 of Documented Life Project

This is week 16 and this week's challenge was to use some cardboard from some food on the journal page in a creative way. So I cut up a couple of boxes and collaged them on.  The dove is from the Ezekiel cereal box.  This is a fun project and a good diversion from the easel. Although I do love the easel-- sometimes I don't love the easel! It's a love- hate relationship I have with my paintings. I guess for me, learning to oil paint and to be a really good one is happy agony. Yep--that's what it is---happy agony.  All painters say "aye!" And probably writers, musicians, ....inventors...etc...

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Little Brown Wren

I love to paint birds and this little guy was just so cute I had to paint him.  I found the photo on the Paint My Photo site.  I do appreciate this site because sometimes I just need a little inspiration and ideas and this site is completely copyright free.

Monday, April 7, 2014

DLP Week 15--Monochromatic

This week's challenge was to create a page in all monochromatic colors.
No, it's not belated St. Patty's Day but it ended up looking like it didn't it? Well, maybe I should have chosen blue as my color except I love green and I love spring.  I made some of the flowers from the deli paper and did a little calligraphy and spraying. It was fun!

Friday, April 4, 2014

Great quote

Yep! That's for sure!
Do you ever wonder who originates these quotes on Pinterest?  Sometimes they are really profound but sometimes there is no author on them.  This is one of those. So I just let Mr. Pinterest have the honors.
This is a vintage border from my early days and some lettering from yesterday.  Since I have been oil painting my lettering has somewhat gone to the wayside but I certainly don't want many years of lettering practice to fade away---no matter how much I want to be a good painter. If you don't use it you'll lose it. That's for sure!

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Oriental vase

Switching gears from my DLP journal and pulling out my oil paints for our get together with my painting buddies. We are still painting from Greg Kreutz's book, Problem Solving for Oil Painters. He is a fabulous painter and teacher. We love his classic style of painting yet it's still enough impressionism to appeal to me.  We have fun on our painting days. We learn so much from each other.  Normally I am more of a high key painter than this (painting in brighter, lighter colors) but I like this classic style too. The vase is fairly high key as well as the apples so that was fun.


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