Dec 25, 2015

My Sister as a Fairy

my lovely sister 
asked to become a fairy
she loves horses and the sea
and one day this piece came together

she is such a lovely woman

wishing you all a lovely Christmas 
and each day beyond 

Dec 19, 2015

She Adores Rocks

love dearly i do

yesterday i noticed snow draped over a rock
and thought the snow loves rocks as much as i do

instantly this painting came to me

so fun how inspiration rises 

Dec 16, 2015

Tree Fairy

the tiny tree won her heart
cloaked in fresh winter snow

today we got 4 more inches of snow
a true winter wonderland 


Dec 12, 2015

Cloud Maker

she danced on her toes
spinning among swirling branches
it was her joy
and destiny
to be
cloud maker

Dec 4, 2015

Beyond the Log Cabin Walls: DC: Threshold

she stood at the threshold
before stepping out
feeling into the essence of the world
allowing her breath
to meet the sway of the trees
the depth and height of the mountains
her heart to beat 
to the song of the birds
felt her kinship with the world
she stepped out

it is lovely to be DC host this week
our theme:

If you are sharing something for this theme:

Please link your blog post below
so that we can all visit you!

Nov 30, 2015

Calling for next weekends DC: Threshold

I enjoy considering thresholds

stepping from my door to the outside world
from my car to the outside world
from one breath to the next
from one season to another

i find being aware of that place
the place between
that pause
the crossing 
from one place to another

brings me present
to the magic in the mundane

I took this portrait of a snowflake today,
it is so beautiful!
Evidence that we have crossed the threshold of autumn
into winter!
It would be lovely if you will join us with any inspiration for our theme:

next weekend: December 4-6th
it could be art
photography, food, writing
however you feel inspired
after you post 
come to my blog
there will be a linky for you to sign up so that people can visit you

Nov 27, 2015

DC: Abundance

I have a client
who likes to have an abundance of these bracelets that I make.

She wears them every day
she gives them as gifts.

I started this full time beaded jewelry business when my son was a wee lad
so that I could be a stay at home mom.

Now, it is something I rarely do
but still enjoy.

I feel as though I have been making an abundance of Jewelry.
I still have an abundance of beads!

These are made of tiny glass beads, gemstones and pearls.

to see more artful expressions for: Abundance
visit lovely Veronica's Blog


Nov 25, 2015

Sweet Turkey Day ~

wishing all my US friends 
lovely Thanksgiving

and all my friends in other lands
a lovely day

we sure do have wild turkeys
this photo was taken in summer

they sure are characters


Nov 20, 2015

DC: Calm

 she closed her eyes
breathed slow and steady
igniting her heart
following her breath
 to the center of her being
tuning into the infinate
she found her calm
that lives within

something about aquas and pale greens
light dancing on water
that brings me to an inner calm

Thank you Veronica
for this timely prompt: calm
Visit Veronica's wonderous place to find others sharing in Calm


Nov 13, 2015

Drawing Challenge: Deer

this summer
I saw the buck (below)
so beautiful in his velvet antlers!

somehow he
influenced the drawing/painting above

our word this week:

Mr. Linky is new for us:
1. go to your blog
2. click on the title of your post
3. copy your address out of the address bar
4. return here and paste your address and your name in the linky below:

I think this Linky will be easier on everyone
as we will know when each persons post is up and ready to visit


Nov 9, 2015

Doe a Deer, Announcing DC

doe a deer

Announcing DC for weekend of November 14-15

not to be confused with dear
unless it is a 
dear deer

just one example of how confusing the English language can be!


something new:

please let me know in comment below that you would like 
to post something for 

BUT, the new part:
come to my blog after your post is on your blog
there will be a way for you to link your post through a 
"linky" thing
(i think it will make sense when you see it)

that way people know your post is up and ready to visit
does that make sense?

if not ask me questions

wishing you fun
thinking of deer this week


Nov 6, 2015

DC: liminal, Yogini and Beluga Whale

deeply immersed 
in her journey

in the liminal state

 earth woman 
begins her transformation
woman of waters deep

soon to be
a mermaid

'Liminal' is a wonderful theme Veronica, as we 
step back and forth 
between seasons...
thank you!

yesterday we had our first snow of the season:

today, a bit more autumn in the air,
we seem to be in a liminal state:

visit Veronica's this weekend to see how others have 
been inspired


Oct 31, 2015

Wood Witch, Blessed Samhain and Happy Halloween to You!

the sylvan dwellers be charmed
a land where life thrives
all have the gift of living 
in the flow 
of life
 from the essence of where 
breath is born

all be kin
trees, critters, land, air and she
for the wood witch
thrives in harmony

this is the last day of inkTober
it has been a fun daily challenge for me
to breathe life into a new drawing a day

it might be time to pick up the paints and color

Wishing you all a lovely Samhain, Beltane

Oct 27, 2015

Oct 25, 2015

inkTober: Pan's World

Pan's music
imbued with magic
all who heard
came under his joyful spell

i believe i will have to paint this one
maybe tomorrow
it is slightly larger than shown here
my scanner can not capture it all

Oct 24, 2015

inkTober: Chakras

alive and thriving
energy centers
like suns
bathing us in light
relax and open
to these places
peace and vitality shall rise

another ink sketch for Octobers 
inkTober challenge

Inktober: Meditation


aceo: 2.5x3.3 inches

Oct 20, 2015

InkTober: Yoga on a Broom

still enjoying the thought of a paintbrush 
for a witch's broom

standing bow pose
for today's
ink drawing

Oct 18, 2015

InkTober and Pink Fungi

decided to paint one of my inkTober sketches
sometimes this is a hard choice
(paint or leave it pen and ink)

such a hopeful little fairy

today's ink sketch:
tree sprites
to love a tree is a worthy thing
with tree sprites
i think the tree and them 
are one in the same

finding this forest mushroom inspired the paint in the top piece

i am thrilled with finding a few mushrooms this season!


Oct 16, 2015

Inktober: Bear Dancer

she danced
bear watched

life in balance

I lost my rhythm for doing an ink drawing a day 
for Inktober

life sometimes has a different plan
nice to be sketching again

Oct 10, 2015

InkTober #10, Autumn Sprite

so interesting to do an ink drawing every day
I am inspired and just need to draw
other days
i sit and think
what can i draw
this is the answer to this question today

an autumn Sprite


Oct 8, 2015