Monday, May 14, 2018

It's Jen Again



She will move over for me... if I say please. 

Sunday, April 22, 2018

I'm still Here !!!!

Been a while, just realized that when I saw the date of my last post... But I'm hanging in there for whatever it's worth.
Had a few health problems and test done on Friday will give me some results possibly this week coming. 

Been painting just about every day, watercolor and trying my hand at oils again. Wish me luck on that one, been a long time since I did any oil painting. 
Went to the big art festival downtown Tallahassee yesterday, weather was perfect and lots of beautiful art. 
 Thought I'd include a picture of one of our better looking characters here .  It's  just a harmless lizard, and they don't do much of anything except eat bugs and lay in the sun.

Monday, April 2, 2018

Spring Has Sprung!!

Yes, believe it or not even here in North Florida we have seasons ( of sorts) and I finally saw the signs yesterday Easter Sunday.  
 Spotted the first Robin Red Breasts, and a red headed woodpecker along with our beautiful red Cardinals which we do have all winter.  A gorgeous day all around. 


Friday, March 30, 2018

At the Window

At my little kitchen window I'm still able to grow my African Violets.   I've always had good luck . I'm convinced my grandmother gave me her blessings at growing them.   
 I've painted violets so many times and still love them.

Saturday, March 10, 2018


One of my plain file folders..

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Are You Kidding?

You'll have to take my word for it. Yesterday I saw a WHITE squirrel as I was going on Old Bainbridge Rd. in Tallahassee. 
Yes!  Amazing as it sounds there are such critters, however I'd never heard of it.
I googled when I got home and it's true. They are very rare and a sighting is even rarer.  So I feel very privileged to have come that close to one. It was just a couple feet off the street on the road side. There are albinos and there are white squirrels. This was a white squirrel.
This was not THE squirrel I saw but exactly the same.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Florida Tragedy

Florida had a tragedy yesterday, but  it will be felt for months and years to come.  The school shooting was horrific . It happened in an area that I'm familiar with as I lived very near there for years.  
There is no way to change it or to go back and undo what's been done. 
My heart goes out to the children who  will not have the chance to live out their lives, and I cannot get past
what the parents are feeling right now.  Although a different situation, I have lost a son and felt that feeling. It's an unimaginable, painful, heart hurting feeling that they will carry for a long time.   I am so sorry for them.. 

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Super Moon


So it was Supermoon time again last night... Luckily I was out and noticed this giant moon just rising around 6pm.  So I took a couple pictures and then when I got home I heard about this Supermoon, Lunar Eclipse, and the Blood Moon all rolled into one big event'!!!

When I took this picture it was these exact colors. The moon was bright white, and there was a rose and violet sky... 
It was spectacular.... This is the last one I'll get to see.  So glad I got a few pics. 

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Lace & Roses

Just something pretty that makes me feel better. 

Thursday, December 7, 2017

AWOL

Lots of problems with my internet here, and unable to get on for days.  Hopefully it will be fixed soon... Tonight I was lucky to get connected.
See you soon.

Saturday, December 2, 2017

One of those times

This has been one of those weeks and I need a break.. My brain needs some time off. Had an animal event this week, just a day or so ago.. Things like that get into my head, my heart, and don't leave real fast.   It exhausted me physically and emotionally. 
Trying to put my mind to painting, creating as it's usually the one thing that calms me.. My printer died on me and looking for another, and my doctors appt. got turned upside down.. So have to look forward to that this Wed.  No, nothing earth shattering I know that.   It's that time of year, holidays make me feel bad, and then the animal event.. ok ok so it was only a lowly possum, but it lives, breathes, and bleeds just like we do.. It was hurting very badly.
I helped it, got it to the animal rescue sanctuary, and it's in good hands now. Something like that just turns me upside down. And not for an hour or a day.. It'll pass.  
This wasn't the one I helped, but they all look alike.. Nope , not very cute.

Monday, November 27, 2017

Somehow I got there.

Somehow I've gotten through  a lot of birthdays.. Yes, did it!!! Despite the ups and downs, the round and rounds, bumps and curves I don't know how.. But I've managed. 
Since I can't get onto my blog page to change my picture I'm posting it here.  It was taken a few weeks ago right after my last  birthday.  Would I like to stop the clock?  Sure, but it doesn't work that way.  At the top of this page is my Header where I wrote about this blog when I started it about 10 years ago.  I said I'd like to travel this road gracefully,  and even though I try, it's fighting me all the way.

And my Jenny is here too.   

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Mini Art Book

Having a lot of trouble trying to post the past week. But after many tries I'll see if this gets posted. 
I work on lots of other things besides watercolor and pencil.
One of those is my art journal making .  And this one is mini, mini. Less than 2 inches, such fun to make. It's made just like a normal size ( 4x6"?) or larger, except you need tiny fingers. LOL !   No, not really but it's challenging . 
This was a themed paper called 'Once Upon a Springtime'.
I added some quotes that I know, some blank pages, and other pages. 

 This is a double page spread.

 Another page .  And on the last one.

 I then hand bind it with a Japanese stab binding with waxed linen thread , and beads .  Right now I'm making a few for an art exchange I belong to, but I'll be putting some on my Etsy shop.   

Sunday, November 12, 2017

The Art of Dean Mitchell

Yesterday I went to the  gallery opening of Dean Mitchell in Quincy, Fl.  where he was raised by his grandmother.
I can't even try to describe his work.  He does watercolor, oil and acrylic.  It was a good day. 

Monday, November 6, 2017

Sunday

Spent Sunday visiting some State Parks, the Appalachicola National Forest, Leon Sink and Piney Z Lake. 
 This is a sinkhole in the forest, very dark, filled with water.  Scaaary !!

 








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