Wednesday, March 22, 2017

scribble picnic :: fairy


I’ve been absent for a few weeks. My dear, sweet husband, the love of my life passed away suddenly two weeks ago and I’ve been, well, a mess.

Most days I’m in sort of a fog but only because I’ve been awake since 2 or 3 in the morning. I’m tired, but can’t sleep. Hungry but nothing tastes good. And the slightest thing makes me all weepy.

I keep busy during the day. You wouldn’t believe all the little tasks associated with someone’s passing. Paperwork. Paperwork. And more paperwork. Endless phone calls. Every time I check one task off my To Do list, three more things are added. Sigh.

My friends and family have been wonderful. Text, email, and phone calls every day to see how I am. “I’m ok” is about all I can admit to.

I haven’t felt like painting or drawing. I hope that doesn’t last long. I NEED to get back in the studio. I know it.

I found this illustration of a fairy I did a few years ago. At least this is a start to get me blogging again. And maybe soon, I’ll pick up a paintbrush again.


I’m sharing this post with Scribble Picnic.

Sunday, March 5, 2017

sunday sketches :: brave lily


Here is another sketch of my cat, Lily. This will give you an idea of her personality. Our dog is actually much bigger than tiny Lily but I never worry about those two together. Lily can take care of herself!! The poor dog is always the one who backs away when the fighting gets a little too real.

Sharing my Lily painting on Sunday Sketches. Thanks to Alexandra for hosting!

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

scribble picnic :: cabin

First, I have to tell you, I’m not much of an outdoor girl so my knowledge of cabins is limited. I’m more of a hotel/condo kind of vacationer.

I tried to imagine though what I would want in a cabin.

Two things came to mind. Definitely it would need a rocking chair on the front porch to sit and watch the sunrise. And it would have to have a fireplace to sit and sip tea by. Or maybe read a book.

And a bathroom. Got to have a toilet and a shower! Like I said, I’m not really a roughing it kind of person!


All the cabins I’ve seen around here are made of stone. That’s something we have plenty of in Arkansas. Stones, rocks, boulders, and more stones. So my little cabin is made of native stone.

If you’ve read this far, I hope you will wander over to Michael’s challenge this week and see what other’s have come up with. Next week’s theme is “Umbrella” if you want to start working on something and join us!

Sunday, February 26, 2017

sunday sketches :: lily is hiding


I was busy yesterday and finished two paintings with Lily. She is great inspiration. Lily is usually hiding in wait for our other cat to walk by. Always ready to pounce.

Or like this illo below, she loves to hide in boxes. I know she loves a good Amazon box as much as I do but for very different reasons!


Do stop by Alexandra’s site to check out other Sunday Sketches.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

scribble picnic :: octopus


There’s a new meetup for all you sketchers out there :: Scribble Picnic :: hosted by Michael MacVean. This week’s theme is Octopus.

I had a little trouble concentrating on this one. To me, an octopus looks very like a spider. Which I absolutely hate!!! They are just too creepy. Octopus are just larger, underwater spiders in my opinion!

Please hop over and take a look at other illustrator’s interpretations of the theme.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

sunday sketches :: no lily!!


Another painting of Lily doing what she does best – get into trouble!!

Today, I’m going to work on a sketch for Scribble Picnic. The first theme is “Octopus” and the due date is coming soon. Join us!!

Sharing my Lily painting on Sunday Sketches. Thanks to Alexandra for hosting!

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

happy valentine’s day


A little Valentine for you!


Oh, and a quick mention of a new weekly meetup hosted by Michael MacVean. Please check out Scribble Picnic. He has posted weekly themes through the end of March. More info here or click the button in the sidebar. Join us!

Sunday, February 12, 2017

sunday sketches :: hello lily

Continuing on with more Lily drawings. Here is Lily sitting in the window watching the world go by.

I’m trying to keep the palette simple for this series. Maybe I’m in a Blue mood … who knows?

Sharing with Sunday Sketches.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

sunday sketches :: play lily

Another sketch of Lily. You never know what’s going to happen when you take in a stray. We got lucky with this one. She’s a character!!

She’s demanding when her food bowl is empty. Or full. Or somewhere in between.

She’s cuddly. When she wants to be.

She’s playful with everyone. Especially the dog.

But she’s also a bit crazy. Well, more like a lot crazy.

She howls during the night. Is some alien Mothership calling her??

She runs like a lunatic through the house every morning. Is some imaginary dog chasing her?

She likes to sleep on my head. Always has. It drives me bananas! I chase her away and she comes right back. Why does she do this?

Anyway, in spite of all her craziness, we do love her a bunch.

Sharing with Sunday Sketches. Sorry, I haven’t been replying to your sweet comments. I DO visit your blogs though. I hope that’s ok. Some days it gets a bit hectic here.

Sunday, January 22, 2017

sunday sketches :: hey lily

Another sketch of Lily.

She likes to visit with us at the dinner table. At first, we thought it was so cute…but now she begs. When we’re not looking, she will snag a little snack off of our plates.

It’s definitely not cute anymore! But who can get mad at this little face??!

Sharing with Sunday Sketches.