Sunday, January 15, 2017

sunday sketches :: lily underfoot


Here is a little sketch of Lily – doing what she’s does best. Well, second best, if you count napping!

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Thursday, January 12, 2017

a little of each


Well, here is one version -- watercolor with ink that has been digitized in Illustrator. I like how it just sort of smoothed out the lines a bit.

After seeing this, I’m really pleased with it. Not sure I will make a total digital version. Working on the computer takes so much longer than painting. At least it does for me.

I already spend too much time in front of the computer as it is! There are TONS of silly cat videos to watch!

Sunday, January 8, 2017

sunday sketches :: sweet lily

Finally getting back into the drawing routine. With Christmas and New Year, I just sort of checked out. My grandson came to visit the week after Christmas so I got caught up on board games, eating sweets and all the latest super hero movies!

Now it’s time to get back to work. I’ve been thinking of a story about the antics of my cat, Lily. She is a character! This one shows the sweet side of her. Not everything she does gets her into trouble!


At this stage, I’m deciding whether to finish it with watercolor? Or maybe a digital version? I’ll let you know what media wins out!

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Sunday, December 18, 2016

sunday sketches :: merry christmas


We got a little snow last night so it has really put me in the Christmas spirit.

I wrapped presents.

I may even do some baking today. I’ve been putting it off as long as I can. I tend to bake too early. Taste what I’ve baked…until they are nearly gone. Then have to start all over again! I have zero willpower.

At our house, we don’t put up a large Christmas tree. It wouldn’t last…much like this drawing! I do have 3 small trees that I keep on the hall table. They have homemade ornaments on them that I don’t care if they get destroyed. The day before yesterday, I picked up one of the trees three times … somebody (Lily, I’m sure) kept knocking it off the table.

I’m sure it was an accident. She always looks so innocent!


This might be my last post for the year. It’s going to be busy around here for the next few weeks. So I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy 2017. See you after the new year.


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Tuesday, December 13, 2016

creative tuesdays :: gingerbread house


Gingerbread House is the theme this week at Creative Tuesdays. Thanks to Michael for hosting.

I’ve never made a REAL gingerbread house before. I’m sure it would be a huge fail. I’d probably end up just eating the crumbs of destruction! They taste just as good, right!?

I’ll stick with two-dimensional gingerbread houses for now!

Sunday, December 11, 2016

sunday sketches :: more lily drawings


More little doodles about my cat, Lily.

I don’t have curtains like this. Nothing with butterflies for her to chase!


I do have some sheer curtains with a swag. It drapes from one side of the curtain rod with a big swoop in the middle and then hangs down the other side of the window. I have to straighten it EVERY DAY as the swoop is always lopsided.

Lily must have some hang-up about things being straight and even, while I’m just the opposite and like things to be in order.

This one demonstrates how she hides. She’s not very good at it!


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Sunday, December 4, 2016

sunday sketches :: winter is coming


Well, no snow. Yet. Definitely colder here.

Winter is coming. (Not the Game of Thrones “winter is coming” sense hopefully!)

I’m one of those people who hopes for a White Christmas. And that’s it. One day only!! Then we can move on to longer days and more sunshine! Anybody agree with me on that?

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Sunday, November 27, 2016

sunday sketches :: no lily!


I started working on some doodles about one of our cats. She is a darling little thing. She found her way into our house about 2 years ago. Lily is sweet but sure can be stubborn and we find that we call her “No Lily” more often than “Lily.”

We live a few blocks from major streets and have lots of hawks in the area so we don’t have outdoor cats. She will howl at the door to be let out and we always tell her “No, you’ll get lost!” but she begs at the door anyway.


With Thanksgiving behind us, I’m now in full-on Christmas mode! Today, I may even venture to the attic and bring down the decorations. It’s time to make things festive around here!

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Sunday, November 20, 2016

at last … autumn


I was still wearing shorts and sandals until Thursday! It was an odd feeling to be wearing summer clothes yet seeing all the colors of fall around me.

But then the wind changed and started blowing from the north. Yesterday’s walk was an entirely different feeling. Golden reds and oranges of fall. Breezy day. And me, wrapped up like a mummy!

I don’t adapt to seasonal changes very well. I like when the changes are gradual. Not 80 degrees one day, 40 the next. My mind and body need to ease into it.

Sunday, November 13, 2016

sunday sketches :: flower girl


I’ve been in a funk lately. Not really in the mood to paint. Hope this won’t last long.

I’ve been doing a little writing. Very little.

And this little doodle. And not much else.

Just wanted to stop in and say “hello” even though I don’t have much to share this week. Hopefully I will snap out of it soon!

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