Catching Color


Sunlight, colored pencils, and rainbows made by the crystal in the window – and bit of free time to color these summery flowers – some of my favorites ; )


Poppy Drawing


“Take that Poppy seed, for instance: it lies in your palm, the merest atom of matter, hardly visible, a speck, a pin’s point in bulk, but within it is imprisoned a spirit of beauty ineffable, which will break its bonds and emerge from the dark ground and blossom in a splendor so dazzling as to baffle all powers of description.”  ~ Celia Thaxter

One of my favorite flowers are poppies – all sizes and colors!  I’ve always loved how delicate and resplendent they are!  I try to plant a new variety in my gardens each year ; )








Some pages from my sketchbook over the last couple weeks.  My sketching fills the “free time” I have while I devote more “working time” on a bigger project – a sneak peak and details to come soon on that!



I had the idea to make these jointed dolls last fall and finally did a few doodles to work out how they should be jointed, etc.  This lumberjack and lumberjill are loosely based on my husband and I – neither of us are involved with wood industry except to burn it in our wood stove when the power is out ; )  I thought it would be fun to do the plaid flannel and L.L. Bean boots…a long-time Maine tradition.  We went to the  Great Maine Lumberjack Show last summer while we were on vacation and it was such great fun!

Floral Portrait


The #12monthsofpaint challenge this month is Portrait…so a self portrait is in order!  I thought a profile view might be fun.  I got the basic lines down first, then decided to embellish it with flowers…I’ve got all the first colors down:

I’ll go back over it with layers of color and details – veins on the leaves etc…maybe add some ink lines here and there.  I did fern, trillium, primrose, and jack-in-the-pulpit, and a sparrow.