Friday, February 16, 2018

Brownie Fae and the Swallow -Paint Party Friday

Here is one of the wee folk who love to hang out in my garden in the Springtime. He reminds me of my son when he was young.

Here in the Pacific Northwest it has been unseasonably warm all winter--and though I have missed the snow, I have enjoyed the spring-like weather.  However, I believe this little Brownie fae is going to need a tiny feather coat for the cold weather that's coming next week.

Starting Monday, arctic air will chill the spring flowers which have begun their blossoming.  The weather guys are even predicting snow to the valley floor.  My Grandfather used to call this type of weather event a "false Spring." 

Grandpa was born April 1st and would have been 120 years old this Spring.  I miss him--and am grateful for the friendship we shared.  He taught me folk wisdom--imaginative ideas and old fashioned gardening know-how and other such things I still use to this day.  He is a part of me and always will be. 

Thank you for dropping by today!  May God bless you with sparkles of joy and laughter today.



Friday, February 9, 2018

Bouffant Elephant -Paint Party Friday


I haven't had time to scan this week's artwork, so I'm resorting to a cartoon I drew in happier times.  I love cartooning, and taught children at our local school as a part of an enrichment program.  I'm not sure who was the more enriched--me or the children!  That time in my life is a happy memory.


Blessings and joy to each of you who took time to drop by today.  Thank you!  Have a lovely weekend--though many across the nation are experiencing devastating snow storms, here in the Pacific Northwest, the sun is shining and the tiny daffodils are beginning to bloom.



Friday, February 2, 2018

Fairy Princess -Paint Party Friday

I had the flu for over two weeks.  During that time all I could do was lay on the sofa and draw, or watch television.  Long ago, when I was near death in the hospital, I learned that sketching and drawing somehow took way the pain. 

Art has always been my passion--it is something I MUST do.  It is like breathing for me.  :D

This lovely fairy princess is one of the sketches I drew while I was sick.  I had to laugh at the hummingbird.  He's much bigger than he's supposed to be, but he reminds me of Mr. Soots, a black-throated hummingbird who's been coming to my back yard for two years now. 

Blessings and joy to each of you who took time to drop by today.  Thank you, and Happy Paint Party Friday.