Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Hugs and good thoughts abound...

I stopped by Joan’s wonderful blog
Drawing on Nature yesterday to get my weekly fix and discovered she had sent this award my way. A pleasant and sweet surprise, Joan. Thank you. And now I’m passing it along to other bloggers who have enriched my life with the art and thoughts they express on their blogs.

I first encountered Sherry of Late B(l)oomer at the Shelfari website and learned about EDM from her. Sherry’s blog is an eclectic goldmine of art, poetry, historic family photos and tales, recipes and photographs. Marta's joyful exuberance shines through on all her posts. I love visiting her blog. The quality and variety of Diahn’s art at Ottwork is always a pleasure. Martha at Trumpetvine Travels produces lovely, soft paintings of local scenes and leaves kind, encouraging comments on the sites she visits. Finally, be sure to check out the beautiful work at Karen Blados Design. Her artwork is lovely and her posts about life with young children are interesting and amusing.

The participation rules are simple:
1. If you get tagged (and want to play along), write a post with links to blogs that you love
2. 2. Link to this post so that people can easily find the exact origin of the meme, created by Emila.

Monday, February 18, 2008

Sunday, February 17, 2008

A found landscape...

I just returned from a couple of days out of town to discover my wireless service is back, sooner than expected. I'm happy!

I don't have anything very exciting to post, but I did want to share this miniature abstract "landscape." I botched the larger landscape I attempted in my watercolor class last week, but there was one section I really liked. When I got home I cut that section out and put it in a 5 x 7 mat. I like the moody, atmospheric quality.

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Oregon coast

I was fooling around on the back of a reject painting and ended up with this. It's loosely based on a photo a friend took at the Oregon coast. There are obvious problems with it, but I decided to leave it as is, knowing that if I touch it again, I'll most likely ruin what I like about it.

Watercolor with pen & ink