Yearly Archives: 2018


admire the frost crystals! Continue reading

Posted in Do the Work, life around us, taking time to look, weather | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment


Sometimes I just really need to paint. I knew that was true this morning when I heard the price of something and my brain did a painterly conversion: that would be ten blocks of watercolor paper. What would give more … Continue reading

Posted in Do the Work, In the neighborhood, the creative process, watercolor, weather | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Weather of January

Poured all morning, windy, dark. I look up this afternoon and the sun’s out. I stick my nose out the door, as they say, and there’s a monster rainbow to the north so I hop in the car and take … Continue reading

Posted in clouds, Do the Work, overhead, photography, weather | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Kittens Becoming Non-Kittens

I had this head-jerk, omg moment the other day. For the past week plus I’ve been all “ooooh, my sweet snuggler, my adorable little hugging kitty boy/girl, you want to give me smooches and I’ll give you smooches right back, … Continue reading

Posted in cats helpful cats, note to self, taking time to look | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

Today’s Paint Along

When my online tutor Alan Owen puts up a video of a scene sometimes I like to paint along without knowing exactly how it will end up. I usually fail to pause for drying as he does but this time … Continue reading

Posted in Do the Work, life on the web, the creative process, watercolor | Tagged , , | 1 Comment