Saturday, June 23, 2012

Bacon Soda

What will they think of next? :D
This was such a fun surprise gift from a friend. 
"Y'all get yer fixins!"

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Think Happy Thoughts

Happiness is a conscious choice, not an automatic response. ~ Mildred Barthel
The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance; the wise grows it under his feet. ~James Openheim

Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be. ~ Abraham Lincoln

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Drawing a hot air balloon

Start with simple watercolor shapes:

 When dry, add ink.
Crisscross lines over the top half of the circle, to form the net on the balloon.

When you add just a line at a time, it becomes simple...
just shapes....just lines... just art...

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Evolving Art

The Challenge: Keep it going. Everything becomes something else...

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Looking back through the journal

The kids and I spent the morning looking back through our Nature Journals, recalling what we've learned, what we saw and where...
I often write much more in my little tiny Nature Journal, than I do on my blog... seems easier to share my heart when I'm sitting outside and using ink...

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Daily Exceptional Images

Don't forget to look around.
Every day is a new blessing
filled with exceptional opportunities,
tiny wonders,
everyday miracles to be thankful for.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Paint cats!

The other day, I was showing the kids how easy it is to paint kitty heads. Simple watercolor shapes.
 Let dry.

Watch cats play.

 By the time the cats fell asleep, our artwork was dry, and ready for ink.

 Simple pen faces...vary the eyes, the mouths.
Some kitties are sleeping, some are happy, some are a bit dazed-looking. ;)
Easy peasy, cute (and I had to throw something in for my Hand-Lettering project!)

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Be Creative

 Does this say it all? I hope so. Creativity comes in so many different shapes and forms...everyone is capable. Everyone is talented. Everyone can contribute to the world.
Be creative!
This is also part of my current journaling passion with hand-lettering. I'm experimenting, getting a little goofy with it, seeing what works & strikes my fancy. If you've tried any of your own hand-lettering (from cursive to calligraphy to bubble letters!), share the link and let me see. Get creative with it!

Friday, June 8, 2012

33 Things; A Birthday List

It dawned on me! I didn't make my annual birthday list this year, back when I turned 32 (is that right? I think so) in April. So, here you have it, folks, the 33 Things I will do before I turn 33.
Some easy, some a little harder...some super specific, some rather vague. I should have added,"paint this picture" to the list, as it may not get done now...

 Included in the list: Bike Race, Camp camp camp, Walk for Life, Visit Little Rock, get my teeth fixed , spend a weekend in Salem (done!), get my boobs checked, try a new hair get the idea!

Thursday, June 7, 2012

A "Natural" Party

A few pictures from an incredible party we attended several weeks ago. Someday I will move out in the woods. And party with stumps, leaves and lanterns.


Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Bedroom Mural

The mural I'm working on in The Oldest Boy's room, on the east wall.
Love painting.
Love the sun and the sea.
Love having a house to make just perfectly ours.