To practice any art,
no matter how well or badly,
is a way to make your SOUL grow.

So do it.
--Kurt Vonnegut

12 x 12 canvas

I'm not sure if I have ever enjoyed anything as much as painting.

I feel more happy and relaxed when painting than with

anything else I've ever done.

Whether it's on canvas, or in my art journals,

I just can't get enough, and I find myself doing it every day.

24 x 8 canvas

Here are some canvases I have done.

10 x 10 canvas for my sister

16 x 20 canvas

16 x 20 canvas

I really, really love

I hope you're doing something today
that makes your soul happy!


i want to Paint

I'm going to turn 60 this year, and honestly, that scares me.
I'm getting old and I don't feel like I've truly lived yet. There are
still so many things I want to do, and to learn.

My 'one little word' for 2014 is LEARN, and I've made a list.

One of the things on that list is 'learn to paint'.

I've been playing in a few online courses, one of which is
'Dancing With Your Dreams' by Amy Burke O'Toole.

It is several months long, and is being taught by several
different artists. The lessons so far have been so much fun.

These are the paintings I have done so far.

teacher - Claudia Olivos

teacher - Cathy Bluteau

teacher - Arlene Holtz

teacher - Jennifer McGee Urbanec
I'm loving this course and the teachers are so talented and fun!

I've also been doing a lot of painting in journals.....loving that,
and hope to share real soon. Hopefully, it won't be so long next time.

The weather is starting to get nicer, yuk! I am NOT a warm weather girl.

Hope you are doing something that makes your soul happy!



it's been a long time!

Well, here I am again. Sitting at my computer, trying to figure
out what to say in a post. And that is what has made me blog
less and less and less over the last year.

I get so tired of trying to think of what to say. So from now on,
when I sit down to do a post, I'm just going to start 'talking',
and hope I don't sound like an idiot. But, if I do.......

oh well.

Challenge 1 - photograph, sketch, paint or incorporate your front door.

I have a lot to share. I've been working on some changes around here,
and some new things, because the same old thing has just gotten boring.

I'm participating in The Documented Life Project. Have you heard of it?
It is so much fun, and has grown like crazy! Five talented women
started the project and have a special Facebook page for the group.
We're making day planner/journal/art journals.

It's not too late to join....and it's free!

Challenge 2 - incorporate a selfie.

Each week a new challenge is listed, and you can do it, or not.

Challenge 3 - add an envelope from your mailbox.

Challenge 4 - write a secret message and then paint over all but one key word.

Challenge 5 - add a doodle border.

Well, those are my challenge pages so far. I'm sure having fun with this project!

I'll be back with more to share, soon.

Have a great, creative week!