Category Archives: journal

Single Parrot Tulip

Mitchell gave me some amazing parrot tulips this year — the colors were gorgeous even as they were drying and fading into burnished golds. I had no time to paint then, but did take pics and made sketches. Finished color … Continue reading

Posted in art journal, creativity, drawing, journal, painting, pen & ink, process, sketchbook, virtual sketching, watercolor | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Tools: Hahnemühle Watercolour Book

I’ve been looking forward to finishing my last A5 book so I could start the Hahnemühle Watercolour Book,  my spring gift to me! I am picky about my journals and have tried several, only to find they came apart or I … Continue reading

Posted in Buddha, creativity, drawing, ink painting, journal, painting, paper, pen & ink, review, sketchbook, tools, watercolor | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Sketchbook Project: Fear and Hope, Native Born

This project is a hard one for me… Because of the current state of our government I am feeling like  censoring my own art in posting.  NEVER have I felt like that. I don’t know if I will finish this Sketchbook … Continue reading

Posted in art journal, journal, pen & ink, watercolor, writing | Tagged , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Does Sammy get a Kitten?

Sammy is a single cat for the first time. He’s always had a tumble-down face-licking pal to play with… We’ve decided to let him have his own pal, but whether to get a cat his own age or kittens to … Continue reading

Posted in art journal, creativity, drawing, journal, painting, pen & ink, sketchbook, watercolor | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

SoCS: Dentist

Because I  journal and do morning stream of consciousness exercises, I am again trying to participate in Linda Hill’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday.  I write to a timer, 15 minutes, no editing except spelling, and of course I add my … Continue reading

Posted in art journal, creativity, drawing, ink painting, journal, painting, pen & ink, process, sketchbook, urban sketchers, virtual sketching, watercolor | Tagged , , , , , , | 4 Comments

WATWB: Roy DeLeon

Roy DeLeon‘s stories are simple and mesmerizing, like a zen poem. Simple truth, compassion, reflection. His sketches are delightful. They bring a smile to my face, even when they are dealing with sorrow, because there is a message of compassion. … Continue reading

Posted in art journal, commentary, journal, meditation, memory, writing | Tagged , , , , , , , | 29 Comments

Announcing We Are The World Blogfest!

Will you speak for peace?  Social media and news in recent times has been filled with hate and negativity. Just as you cannot fight darkness, only light lamps, hate and negativity cannot be fought. We will bring love and happiness … Continue reading

Posted in art journal, challenge, commentary, journal, meditation, memory, writing | Tagged , , , | 15 Comments