Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Quote Love

Something you may not know about me…..I love quotes!

I get several in my e-mail every day.

I try to pick out one that is my favorite and make it my

mantra for the day.

This is today’s pick.


"I make the most of all that comes and the least of all that goes."
– Sara Teasdale


May your day be lovely!

Monday, December 15, 2014

Monday Coffee

I’d love to practice my sketching enough to do adorable things like the sketch above from

Megan Hess!


For some reason, in the winter, I need more coffee! Perhaps it’s the lack of daylight hours, the cold,

the rushing around to work, shopping and more events.

May your coffee be strong and your Monday be short!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Wipes Outs and Whipped Cream


I’ve been sketching when I feel inspired and usually when one of the dogs are asleep.  Lonnie loves to

sleep on top of all kinds of pillows and I thought he looked especially sweet on this particular night.

(I’ve been trying to concentrate more on sketching and not really painting my sketches as of late.)

Last night, when we were on our walk, I wasn’t paying attention and he saw a cat and I

went from vertical to horizontal in about 2 seconds flat!  Leaves were flying, I lost the leash out of my

hand once I went down, Lonnie was barking, the neighbor’s cat, KiKi, was running….we were quite the


Other than a pulled muscle, which already feels fine today, no harm was done.  I did have to pick lots

of dried leaves off of my nubby coat.



Tonight, we’re skipping the walk and staying indoors.  Having a little coffee, cream, and Patron XO

cafĂ© dark cocoa topped with whipped cream and cinnamon.  Honestly, you HAVE to have spray

whipped cream in your fridge during the holidays….it just makes ordinary things more HOLIDAY-ish!!

What makes you feel holiday-ish?

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Oh Deer


As Kenny has set out the holiday decorations, I’ve taken a little time to try and sketch some

of the deer from our little collection.  The good thing….they don’t move while you’re trying to

sketch them!