Dec 30, 2012

Hovering Above the Sea

sitting at the sea
she appeared to me
assuring all my dreams
light is what it seems
offering a heart stance
her light uplifted grace
though she disappeared
her light is always near
(photographed in the snow)

may 2013 be filled with the magic of life


enjoy gorgeous winter wilderness 
NW Montana
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Dec 26, 2012

The Invisible Realm

if it weren't for his clothing
the birds that land on his hand
a transparent elf he would be
in our land

I made this little piece for
to raise money for:

Exhale Unlimited (E.U.) Gallery
953 Chung King Road, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Saturday, January 12, 2013 | 7-10PM
Show runs January 12 – February 10, 2013

E.U. Gallery is proud to present Twitter Art Exhibit: Los Angeles, an international exhibition of original postcard art benefiting Art Division, a nonprofit (501)(c)3 organization dedicated to training and supporting underserved youth (18-25) in L.A.’s Rampart District, an at-risk group within one of Los Angeles’ most densely populated and underserved communities. Through focused instruction, individualized tutoring and personal support, each student is given the tools they need to pursue higher education, achieve self-sufficiency and obtain careers in the arts. For more info, please visit  

our snowy world:

Dec 22, 2012

Dec 20, 2012

Blessed Solstice

winter's beauty now begins
shortest days come to an end...
more light enhances each coming day
Winter Solstice Celebrate


I made this piece for a 3D Winter Solstice show 
(the bear, woman and sun hover above the landscape)
in Kalsipell Montana

stop by to see the wonderful art on their walls
and enjoy a yummy meal!

Lovely Solstice to one and All

Dec 19, 2012


sending heartfelt prayers
the spirit of peace
true wishes for serenity
for all those with pain and suffering

Dec 16, 2012


tiny aqua wing
she plays with even smaller things
friend and toy all at once
tiny aqua wing

oh, i want to learn how to use watercolors
i love the colors in these zecchi paints from Italy

but i think watercolors have rules
(or not)
i can see that one color must be very dry before another color is added next to it, or they bleed..... a few examples of bleeding in this tiny 4x6 painting
i would love
any suggestions for how to work with watercolors


Dec 11, 2012

Colors are Fun

born of the mossy forest floor
she rose with grace and dignity
creature not quite human
yet and earthling all the same

we are now cloaked in a thick blanket of snow:

Dec 5, 2012

Harry Potter and the Elf at the Post Office

at the post office
there he was
a unique individual
minding his own
as though he lived
in a world all his own

an elf!

I just had to sketch him!

I Won!!!

Look at how beautifully the package arrived! (above)

Erin made a fabulous wonderful magical 
Harry Potter!

(the colors of this photograph does not do him justice)

still, he is so adorable! 
he is leaning up against my magic ink pen journal

some how, i feel that
 Harry Potter, movies and books

have shown us that the people of our world love magic

how wonderful
because i feel that magic is swirled into each breath
if we allow it 


adendum: i have not read the Harry Potter Books
but have enjoyed the movies!

Nov 30, 2012

Slight Smile


i pulled out my water soluble pastel crayons:
then took a wet brush to them
so fun

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Nov 26, 2012


in the far off distance
she found a light

much like the light within her heart
which gave her wings
to fly

may you walk in beauty

Nov 21, 2012

Joy in Friendship

joy existed with her fairy friend
offering you flowers 
a thank you for your lovely friendship in our:
 land of blog

 may you walk in beauty

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Nov 19, 2012

Her Gentle Gaze

her gentle gaze

the colors in first image are fairly accurate
it is hard to photograph art on this dark evening
days grow shorter as we move towards winters Solstice

Nov 17, 2012

Fairy and Friends

at my wooden ceiling
i noticed a fairy
sitting on a snail
well that got me out of bed and sketching


inspiration can be found in endless ways

may you walk in beauty

Nov 13, 2012

Medicine Man

spirit of a medicine man
with feathers he did dance
he pranced
for he knew he was a wonderfully unique
the sort that brought magic to all he did meet
a treasure for any who he may greet

I have been putting original art 
in my Etsy shop
let him be your lucky charm 

Nov 10, 2012

Gift of a Wand

such a magical offering
can her heart open to accept his fairy gift?

four versions of Finn
and i just love drawing ladies on their toes!
I shared these sketches last week at:

thought it was time to share them here

a huge smile and thank you to:
for her wonderful piece of art!

 I won the bowls and i love it. 
It is even more vibrant in person. 
Thank you Tracey!

Visit Sophia's:
to enjoy other peoples sketches!   

Nov 5, 2012

Election's Eve

as a dear friend replaced my plumbing today
i found myself drawing a Buddist monk

in meditation
i thought about our country
the USA 
our election tomorrow
 my heart leans towards all hearts
may we consider the best path
for all life
on planet earth
may we consider paths that support life
of trees
 of flowers
and critters
all people

may peace and health and love
reign on earth
with love,

Nov 3, 2012

Sunday Sketches

I remember when i began drawing
and painting

sketching seemed challenging
i felt i needed to know how to draw 
to create a sketch

i felt that a sketch was a zen like piece of art
a skilled person 
could make something interesting from a simple line
or lines

now i love sketching
i love trial and error
i do have a 'bit' more skill
and sketching freely is satisfying

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Oct 29, 2012

Swinging to Her Own Tune

there's a witch hanging from the moon

sitting on her broom

swinging swaying to her own tune

looking down on the earth

across the universe

she spies a bird in flight

is filled with delight

noting that is

another way to fly

across the sky
walking in the forest
the other day
i looked up to see this
Great Grey Owl
looking into my eyes

Wishing you a wonderful 

As an added treat, Amalia of Pencils and Fireflies
has a wonderful post:

Artist Sketchbooks Show and Tell

I am honored to be one of the artists
treat your self and visit Amalia's beautiful blog!


Oct 25, 2012

Autumn Sketches

tis an autumn joy
to catch falling leaves
i hear that inversion postures
boost our immune system
good with all the colds and flues going around!

I am having so much fun creating ink pen sketches 
in my lovely sketchbook!

Oct 20, 2012

Marta's Sketch Book

our realm of blogging
on line classes
we meet people
whom we have never met
in person
yet become part of our hearts 

one day i received this gorgeous journal in the mail
from my dear friend Marta
she is a magical artist
and woman of heart and care

i feel honored to call her my friend

i decided to make this a pen sketch book
no pencil
no paint
no erasing 
for the pens i use are permanant

the above was done with a dip pen

eating at Loula's cafe
trying to note details of a woman across from me
without disturbing her meal and privacy
NOT easy!
this actually looks a bit like her

Diamonds (above)
was done as the sun set... into Stillwater Lake:

I love doing art outside
During summer, mosquitoes get in the way
winter; freezing temps

Swirly (above)
is an imaginary being

being of the branches
and the wee fairy kin
are imaginary friends

Thank you for taking a peak at my sketch book

thank you Marta for such a lovely surprise and gift!