Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Good News

I think we all need a little good news.

I don’t feel like I’m a person who sticks their head in the sand, but I don’t watch the nightly news

because I find it so depressing.

However, I do subscribe to the “Good News Network”.

It comes to my e-mail once a week.

There is so much good in the world….we just need to seek it out.

I hope you’ll take time to watch the videos I’ve posted…..I think they are touching.  I hope

you will think so as well.  I hope they will also remind you of all the good in the world.

The making of the video above.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Tucked Away


I guess I’ve been in a fairly introspective mood rather than a sharing mood of late.

I keep trying to rug hook, but at the moment it’s just not exciting me.

I signed up for Sketchbook Skool and the semester has ended, but I still haven’t completed the lessons.

I did take some time last night to work on sketching Lonnie, for our animal sketching portion.

Well, for my first attempt, I’m fairly happy.  You can’t become really good at anything without practice,

so I will continue on and try more animal drawings (read here, drawings of my dogs)

However, I have been watching movies and reading books.

How did I make it this far in life without ever really watching “Out of Africa”…..loved it!!

I’m also making my way through the series “The Honorable Woman”…. talk about twists and turns!!

As for books….nothing heavy…I prefer light hearted….

It’s a little “The Devil Wears Prada” –ish! A fun read.


Oh yeah, also getting ready for Thanksgiving….the big feast!!

Enjoy your week!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

It’s the Little Things



It’s the little things like learning how to make pie crust from scratch….


that make me happy (okay, so I made the bottom crust from scratch and the top one was pre-made, but

I didn’t want to ruin the entire chicken pot pie just in case it didn’t turn out.) Next time I’ll make the

top and bottom pie crust.  Baby steps!


Walking through the neighborhood with one of my dogs and finding this ginormous mushroom

thing growing on a tree…..


I swear it’s as big as a dinner plate!!! Too cool!!


Getting together with friends to sketch and paint and drink wine.


Then going out the next day and buying MORE art supplies…..pencils, gum eraser, stamps.

I swear, I could wander around and look at art supplies for hours!!


Hope your week is filled with small pleasures.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Just saying hi



I was on vacation last week, but got virtually no sketching done.  I thought we’d have cold, rainy

weather, but instead it was sunshiny and beautiful.  Here is a sketch from October 23rd using

colored pencils.  I only had the primary colored pencils to work with, plus black, so this was a challenge.

Below are a few pictures I took on one of those beautiful days when I took a long walk.

Have a great week!