Happy New Year, sweet Friends! The Oregon Coast is one of my favorite places to visit--though we do not have dolphins as you see in this drawing, we often see whales blowing bushy streams of mist into the air, as they frolic in the waves of the sea.
The reference for this piece is my youngest sister Leigh--a lovely woman--as beautiful inside as she is on the outside.
Blessings and peace to everyone--May this New Year be one filled with joy, laughter and beauty.
Hello, sweet Friends. Thank you for your patience. I have been dealing with some depression over the loss of my sweetheart--granted it has been five years since he flew away to heaven, but this year I missed him extra lots.
This is my finished Christmas card. I hope you enjoy it. If you would like to see my reference photo and graphite sketch you can find it here: Christmas is Coming. If you would like to see the pen and ink version you can find it here: Mary Did you Know?.
Thank you so much for dropping by, dear Friends. Happy Paint Party Friday and Merry Christmas!
Here is my first draft of a Christmas Card I'm working for this year. I apologize for being a little out of touch. Since the fifth anniversary of my Beloved's home-going in October, I have been struggling with depression and sadness.
Art and the Lord are always my best help when I am feeling so down. God is so good--and so are the friends He sends alongside.
Above is my reference photo. It is of a beautiful nativity set I found. I saw it a few years ago and fell in love with it. I couldn't believe it when I spied it again--and on sale.
Thank you for dropping by sweet Friends. God is good and I am grateful for your friendship. Merry Christmas and Happy Paint Party Friday!
A midget who told me, when I was depressed about people making fun of me because we had no money and no new clothes and I was wearing everything second handed. He told me, "You are the only one in the world, make the most of it."
-- Abe Lincoln, Artist, photographer (Ohio)
FILLS MY EYES...
When I see something unexpected, unusual, or beautiful, my focus suddenly sharpens and intensifies. The sensation tickles! That's when I say something "fills my eyes." It is the greatest compliment I can give.
My Camera and Me
I carry my camera everywhere I go. Here you see one of my Cloud Paintings. I find unusual shapes, faces, animals in just about everything, especially clouds. Often I am able to enhance or "paint" my photos so others can see what my imagination has revealed.
What an honor to be a featured artist for this wonderful webpage!
A Fairytale Mind
This is a link to my favorite book reviewer. Rena Lanyon gives a well-written review from a youthful perspective.
When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I have not a single bit of talent left, and could say, "I used everything you gave me Lord." -- Darlene Pringle, Artist
"Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass....it's about learning how to dance in the rain."
Life should be measured not by the number of years, but the love shared, the memories made, the joy given, the blessings received.
Old Woman Trees
The pine needles click…Click… Knitting stray wisps of wind
Into scarves of song.
~ Dorothy Marie Davis
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