Saturday, July 1, 2017

One of my favorite images is this photo taken of a shelf in my past studio.   There's a small handmade sketchbook and inside lots of  small watercolors.   I used to collect hearts and anything in nature that looked like a heart.  The heart shaped honeycomb, and a heart made of rosebuds. Dried hydrangea petals, the original blue color. A white feather I found shortly after my Dad passed. The legend of the white feather is that someone from the other side is trying to communicate with you. It's been twenty years and that memory stays with me. I made the small flower on the chair from clay, then painted it. I think I had this notion to be a sculptor.  Oh sure, I had a lot of 'notions'.
 I had a whole collections of tiny chairs, and that is one of them.

Another part of the shelf has some of my small hand bound art journals, art, nature, Paris,  just to name a few. A small old silver thimble sitting on that little chair. How do I know it's over a hundred years old? Because it belonged to my grandmother.  A lot more have been put away, I've run out of space. 
Just small joys and I love looking at them.. All of these little mementos still touch my heart. I had to document them here on my Journey blog. As the header at the top of this says, 
"This is more of a personal blog, but you are welcome in my world."

Monday, June 26, 2017

Red Rock Canyon and more

                  Red Rock Canyon  Nevada ~1995

                   Half Moon Bay ~ Ca. 1995

                   Small Handmade sketchbook. Filled with what else??? ....  Small sketches  I did while out that way.
A blogger I started following , Candy at My Little Corner
wrote about Red Rock Canyon.  It jarred my memory .. so looked for these..

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Have you ever sold a painting and then wish you hadn't.
Well this was one of those.. And below...The first drawing I ever did in school.  OMG!  There was NO talent there !!!  He has hooves for feet, and his arms come out of his neck. 
I was 6 years old.. That's the way I saw the world.
And my mother saved it.. LOL ! She must have seen something there!  She had that sixth sense too.  So thanks for the DNA Mom.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Just A Rant

                         I'll get over it !

Sunday, June 11, 2017

An Artsy Day

Spent a Saturday in Panama City, Fl.  The art center was hosting an exhibit by the Southern Watercolor Society.  Beautiful works by some very talented artists. Here are a few .  
 One of my favorites a Singer Featherweight sewing machine. An unbelievable realistic painting.   I have this exact one at home which I used when I was in my quilting mode. 
Came upon a sunflower field where they are commercialy grown.  I've seen many pictures like this, but first time I saw one in person.  

 Had to have one with the bee on it. ! ^^

 Acres and acres of sunflowers. 
This one was standing guard over the others. !! 
What a beautiful day to be alive.!  

Sunday, May 28, 2017

When I look at the last date I posted it's hard to believe how fast time is going.
 I've been busy and away helping a friend who's had hip surgery.   I can sympathize as I had both mine done a couple years ago.. 
 My painting station is a mild mess right now.  Working on some small pieces, very small .

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Monday, April 24, 2017


Spent Sunday here on the Gulf of Mexico about a 2 hour drive from Tallahassee.
A fishing and oyster place that's very unique.  Took a lot of pictures and will paint a few.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Good Morning !!!

Monday, April 10, 2017

Havana Florida

The town of Havana Florida, just eight miles south of the Georgia border and a few miles north of Tallahassee. 
It's the ideal place. Quaint, quiet, and artsy.  Ideal for me. 
 I live just out of town and a few minutes the other way into the Capital.. Busy,  a mix of urban and huge oak trees,  a big University city. Home of  Florida State U. and the Florida State Seminoles.   
 So I have the best of both worlds.    Havana, peaceful, one traffic light, antique stores, art galleries, little cafes. 
No supermarket, no banks, and yet 5 minutes the other way all I need is in the city. What could be better?  I get to gallery openings just about every Friday night.
Railroad Square, in Tallahassee near the University. 

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Sketch Book

This afternoon packed a small bag of art supplies , picked up a Chick-fil-A and headed to Lake Ella here in Tallahassee... weather was perfect... I mean as in 78 degrees and no humidity perfect.
The park has a big lake, gazebo and lots and lots of ducks, geese, mallards, swans.
 Wonderful big old trees everywhere.  So did some sketching, painting.  Not all of these were done today, in fact a couple may have been from last year.

So ... just a few sketches from my book, and this is where I do some at home.

See Ya !!!

Friday, March 24, 2017

St. Marks Refuge

A small sketch of St. Marks Refuge.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017


Went to the St. Marks Wildlife Refuge on Sunday.
Beautiful weather right on the  northwest Gulf of Florida. 
A few memories from that visit. Thousands of acres dedicated to the preservation of our treasures here. 

Wednesday, February 22, 2017


My Jenny was watching TV ... again. She's a sweet and lovable girl.
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