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!