Friday, August 7, 2020

A Little Coy -Paint Party Friday

Here's my latest attempt at making a coy pond on a rock.  He turned out to be quite fat!  However I think fat fish are happy, so I'm satisfied.

I am having SO much fun painting these rocks and leaving them around town.  What fun!

I hope you all have a beautiful weekend.  It actually rained yesterday--there was a hint of Fall...  I can't remember the last time it rained in August.

Happy Paint Party Friday.  Stay safe out there.

Friday, July 31, 2020

Rockin' in the Summertime -Paint Party Friday

The rock you see above is about the size of my thumb.  I have been painting rocks and leaving them all around town.  It is SO fun.  I rarely hear back from those who find them, but knowing I can spread beauty and kindness...some kind of joy into people's lives, is precious to me.

The rock with waves is about the size of the palm of my hand.  I loved painting it.  The camera doesn't do these paintings justice.  They are like small jewels.  I have SO much fun putting them out around the park and downtown area.

I hope you have a lovely weekend, dear ones and Happy Paint Party Friday.

Friday, July 24, 2020

She Knows -Paint Party Friday

I absolutely love how this one came out.  This drawing captures my feisty friend Heather to a tee!   I referenced an old Art Nouveau card in my collection for the designs behind her.

Below is my reference photo of my lovely friend Heather.  She's so sweet and kind--but as you can see, she can be quite saucy!

Summer is finally arriving here--it is to be 100 Sunday and Monday!  I surely do hope to stay cool.  Time to get the air conditioner running. 

Happy Paint Party Friday.  Stay safe out there.

Friday, July 10, 2020

Lavender Flower Fairy -Paint Party Friday

I have these flowers in my garden.  They bloom in late Fall and have the most beautiful lavender flowers.  Of course there's a little fairy who comes to paint them just for me.

Have a good weekend, dear ones and Happy Paint Party Friday.


Friday, July 3, 2020

Hope Heart -Paint Party Friday

Here is another of the rocks I've been painting.  This one was hidden in a tree down at the park.  I think about how fun it would be to find something like this.  It's good to spread a little joy into other people's day, don't you think?

Here's yet another of my little rock paintings!  I hear people are painting them and hiding them all over the place.  I LOVE painting rocks!

Happy Paint Party Friday, dear Friends.

Friday, June 26, 2020

Ocean Strider -Paint Party Friday

I am working on putting together another coloring book--this one with horses, unicorns and even donkeys.  This graphite drawing is of my dear Friend Cheryl.  What an amazing young woman she is!  This is just the first rough rendition...

Above is the picture I loved so much--it's just perfect, isn't it?   

I hope you are all okay.  Have a lovely weekend and Happy Paint Party Friday.

Friday, June 19, 2020

Pretty Pansy Fairy -Paint Party Friday

Here is another of my little fairy drawings.  This one is in honor of my sweet Grandfather, who taught me everything I know about drawing.   He also had an incredible imagination.  He saw pansy faces--like colorful little lions.  He taught me how to see people and animals in both clouds and trees...  I miss him so much.

Happy Paint Party Friday, sweet Friends.

Friday, June 12, 2020

EnGarde! -Paint Party Friday

I loved this picture I took of Rena a couple of summers ago.  There's something about her stance, the twinkle in her eye...I think I've caught it here!

What a talented young lady and lovely, both inside and out. She says she's doing well even in the midst of this pandemic.  I'm so thankful she and her husband are doing alright.

Happy Paint Party Friday, dear Friends

Friday, June 5, 2020

The Bug Bottle -Paint Party Friday

Here is the second of several I submitted for the author's perusal.  I have a lot more detail in what he's looking for now.  This is so exciting.  I've been working hard on this--not much else to do that's for sure!

Happy Paint Party Friday, sweet Friends. 

Friday, May 29, 2020

Don't be Afraid -Paint Party Friday

I have been asked to submit some ideas for a children's book!  This would be a paying job.  I did this one, but he was too realistic so it is back to the drawing board.

I'm SO excited! 

Happy Paint Party Friday, sweet Friends.  Blessing and hope to you, dear ones.

Friday, May 22, 2020

Blue Jay Moon Flower -Paint Party Friday

The blue jays are out in force lately.  They are squawking and screaming in the trees.  I can't tell if they are happy or sad--but that's how blue jays are.  We call them scrub jays here in Oregon.  They amuse me sometimes--especially when they tease the area cats.  Muahahahaaa....

I hope you are doing alright.  This stay in place order is wearing thin.  Stay safe out there and Happy Paint Party Friday!

Friday, May 15, 2020

Sharing Secrets -Paint Party Friday

I love elves...  This little one has a friend--a bird in hand, so to speak.  My precious Daddy could talk to birds and I have some of his abilities.  This elf has the gift of bird speak, too.  One can tell they are exchanging important secrets.

Happy Paint Party Friday, sweet Friends--thank you SO much for dropping by. 

Friday, May 8, 2020

Nutmeg the Elf Boy -Paint Party Friday

I've been drawing a lot of little fairies lately.  I suppose these hard times turn my heart toward the whimsical.  This little fellow reminds me a lot of Timmy--the little fairy Mom told us about in her stories.  I call him Nutmeg.  What a cutie!

Happy Paint Party Friday, sweet Friends.

Friday, May 1, 2020

Mushroom Home -Paint Party Friday

Can you believe it is Mayday?  I can't believe how quickly the time has gone by since the shut down.  People are really hurting out there.  My children won't be coming by for Mother's Day as they always do.  I miss them so much.

Setting that aside, I love how this drawing turned out.  This is a little Mushroom homestead.  In the background, you can see the shooting star flowers which once grew in the forests next to my home.  I've always thought Fairy houses might be made in mushrooms--and fairy castles were, of course, located in wonderful mossy stumps.  I've seen a few of them.

I hope you are all doing okay.  Happy Paint Party Friday.

Friday, April 24, 2020

Swoosh! -Paint Party Friday

I was inspired by a vintage postcard.  This lovely woman was an actress around the late 1800's.  I am sometimes in awe of their sheer elegance and beauty.  It seemed to me a snowstorm would be the right setting...AND Daisies.

Happy Paint Party Friday.  Be careful out there!

Friday, April 17, 2020

Happy Birthday, Honey

Today is another difficult one.   I miss my Beloved so very much.  It has been almost six years since he flew away to heaven.   Happy Birthday, Honey.

Lily Walker -Paint Party Friday

I love making strange borders for my drawings.  This one will be fun once I get it into pen and ink!  These flowers, by the way, are babies breath which grow in Eastern Oregon.  I love them.  Even when they dry out they stay elegant.

Happy Paint Party Friday, Thank you SO much for coming by. Have you procured a mask yet?  So many people I know are making them--I might give that a try.

Friday, April 10, 2020

SnowBug Da'Bean on a Rock -Paint Party Friday

I've taken up a new pastime.  Painting rocks!  This is one of my first.  He turned out pretty cute.  I can't believe he's almost a year old now--since he's a Maine Coon, he'll be growing for the next 2 1/2 years.  He's already twice the size of Toez the Polydactyl Cat!

Anyhow, I love painting rocks.  In this time of inactivity, it's a fun thing to do.  Once I spray them with shiny sealer, I label them and hide them all over town.  One can still walk outside with a degree of safety--so this is good for me.

Happy Paint Party Friday, my Friends--thank you SO much for dropping by. Stay safe!

Friday, April 3, 2020

Windy Moon Flower -Paint Party Friday

I love the wind.  There's something mysterious and wonderful about it.  Sometimes it tiptoes down the alley, or wiffles great waves across the golden fields.  It can be as gentle as a kiss, or as rowdy as a tornado.  Here you can see its magic.

Happy Paint Party Friday, sweet Friends.  I hope you are doing alright during this pandemic.  Mumsie is back home now and I am feeling pretty lonesome.

Friday, March 27, 2020

Tear Falls -Paint Party Friday

It has been a week or so, since the "stay in place" order has been in effect.  There's no traffic in the streets--no rush hour to speak of.  Nothing is open in this little town I love.  I hope the small businesses here will be able to survive.  The joy I have is that my own precious Mumsie has been with me for two weeks now--she can't go home for a bit, until the rules are relaxed a little.  She misses her place a LOT.

I also had to cancel our Lady's Retreat last weekend.  But there IS a silver lining.  With a only few small changes, we'll be all ready for next year.

Ah, well...  Here is a fairy in front of "Tear Falls."   Perhaps thing will be better soon.

Happy Paint Party Friday, sweet Friends.  Stay safe and have a great weekend!

Friday, March 20, 2020

Bah Humbug! -Paint Party Friday

I could not help but laugh at the expression on this little girl's face.  She obviously is NOT happy and finds solace in her best bud Dude the Opossum. 

I can't find the original photo I referenced. It was of three little girls singing.  They wore costumes, and this one little girl was NOT wanting to do whatever it was she was being asked to do.  The only title I could give to this drawing is "Bah Humbug!"  Haha

I hope you have a lovely weekend, dear Friends.  Thank you for dropping by--it is always a joy to read your comments.  Blessings and hope to you!

Friday, March 13, 2020

My Friend the Fox -Paint Party Friday

When I was a little girl there was a beautiful meadow across the road from us.  In the early morning, the foxes would come out.  You could see them leaping above the grass to pounce upon the field mice.  Such a charming thing to see!

Things are looking worse on the world front.  Please stay safe, dear Friends and Happy Paint Party Friday.

Friday, March 6, 2020

Watch Out for the Baby Shrooms -Paint Party Friday

This drawing was done in stages. First came the lovely maiden, then a week or so later, the frame...  I noticed a couple days later, that she was looking at something on the ground.

I realized she was being so careful, it had to be baby mushrooms.  Heehe...

Here is my original reference photo. This is a lovely young woman by the name of Paige.

I hope you have a fun weekend despite the virus scare going on.  Stay safe out there and Happy Paint Party Friday.