Monday, March 28, 2011


The quality or state of being possible; the power of happening, being, or existing.

I love the idea of all things possible.  It is a new day in a new week and I am looking forward to the new possibilities that are ahead. They are endless!  
  "I dwell in possibility"    ~Emily Dickinson

"Come, let us have some tea and continue to talk about happy things."  
~Chaim Poto

I love teapots, tea, quiet moments, listening to the birds and during this time I consider
the possibilities.  Every day is a new day, with new possibilities waiting for us to discover and grab hold of, experience, enjoy.  I hope your day, your week, your life will be filled with
new and exciting possibilities.  

Sunday, March 27, 2011


I love the name Dogwood.  I guess because dog and wood are both related to bark.  Strange.
I'm adding a photo from my nature journal.  2008.  Yep, it's a few years old.
As I made my way into town and through town, I noticed that all of the Dogwood trees are blooming. They are fabulous, like cotton filled trees, puffy, white, beautiful.  In some areas there is a contrast of redbuds and magnolias.  It's pretty fantastic.  It reminded me that I'd written about them in my nature journal awhile back.  So, I thought I'd share it with you.  Enjoy!
Hope you're having a very lovely and smile filled weekend.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Awards!! Wow!!

Wow, I am feeling so honored today.  I checked my blog and have received two awards today.
Thank you so much!  This is truly exciting.
Thank you to everyone for visiting my blog and commenting on my artwork, I really appreciate your support and encouragement.  I am also enjoying meeting some really awesome, fun and creative people in the blog world.  I never realized that it truly is a world of it's own.  It's such an adventure, I am definitely enjoying this experience.  Thank you, thank you, thank you!! :)

This award came from Dierdra at
I highly recommend checking out her blog, it is very beautiful and she writes YA Fantasy books and does beautiful artwork.  Thank you Dierdra!  This award is one of her pieces of art.  I love it!
You can also go to her blog and recommend other bloggers for awards.  

This award came from Li at
Li writes Flash Fiction.  Microfiction or really short stories. 
She is witty and clever and very enthusiastic.  Check out her blog for
some quick, quirky and fun stories.
Thank you Li for your encouragement.  

I would like to pass this on to:  

Robin at
She does beautiful collage type artwork.  It is inspiring and colorful
and makes me happy when I see it.  She has an amazing spirit as well, very encouraging and thoughtful.
Thank you, Robin!

Lisa at
Lisa is a lovely woman with so much creativity flowing through her. 
She writes beautifully and expresses herself by painting word pictures. She is also
starting to actually paint and doing a fantastic job of it.  I love reading her blog, it's interesting and insightful.  Thank you, Lisa!

 Carla at
Carla's blog is so peaceful.  When I go visit there I suddenly feel completely at peace.
She has beautiful quotes, photography and tells simply about her day and the beauty
she has seen in it.  
Thank you, Carla!

I recommend visiting all of these wonderful blogs and sharing in the loveliness that they each hold.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Decorated Kitty

I realized I hadn't posted any of my art this week.  I had intended to, but somehow managed to delete the folder I had with all my scanned artwork in it.  Sometimes, I am brilliant like that.  
I improvised and took a picture of a drawing I did awhile back on black paper.  I like the way these pencils show up on the black background.  My apologies for the poor quality of the picture though. I will work out my technical difficulties and hopefully be ready before the A-Z Challenge begins.  :)
Enjoy the weekend and wish me luck on my technological challenges.  :) 
P.S.  When was the last time you drew a cat?

"Artists like cats;  soldiers like dogs"  
~Desmond Morris

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Thank You!!

I want to send out a thank you to all of you who have visited my new blog and also to those who have taken a moment to comment on it.  I really appreciate it!  Starting an art blog was a big step for me.  

I'd also really like to thank Lisa, who has posted a couple of my pictures on her blog and brought a bit of recognition to my blog.  I would like to do the same for her.  She has a way of painting pictures with her words. I love how honest and sincere her writing is.  It's like beautiful poetry that touches the soul.
Thank you Lisa for sharing so much.  I am also going to add a beautiful picture that she is in the process of creating.  She is discovering the artist within, as well!  
Lisa's blog is: Woman Wielding Words

Thank you!  Have a truly splendid day.  

Sunday, March 20, 2011

A to Z Blogging Challenge!!

I found this blogging challenge on another blogger's site.   I am so excited to give this a whirl. 
This is how it will work.  In April, I will blog everyday but Sunday.  That will be 26 days, which of course is the same number as the letters in the alphabet.  Each day will be represented by the letter for that day.  How fun is that??  It's like Sesame Street for adults!  I'm really looking forward to this challenge.  It will motivate and inspire me to draw, paint and create more.  I hope you will check out my daily blogs and help me to stay motivated.  What a fun idea!  I love the blogging world.  :)
Have a tremendously splendid week!  Happy Spring!!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

The Long Walk Home

Not really sure where the idea for this picture came. It was one that seemed to come together while I was drawing. The ghostly people just seemed to fit. It does make me curious though!

Hope you have a lovely and peace filled day!

"Lead me from death to life, from falsehood to truth; Lead me from despair to hope, from fear to trust; Lead me from hate to love, from war to peace; Let peace fill our heart, our world, our universe." ~Kumar