Flower

The sun came out today and shone through the window onto this tiny bud. It stopped me in my tracks and gave me a great opportunity to try out my new macro lens again. It’s definitely going to take some practice to get the hang of it but that’s a kind of practice I can…

Owl

I have an idea of something I want to do for a friend but I’m not sure how to get it out of my head. Here are two sketches of Owls – not what I had in my head but that’s what practice is, doing it over and over playing with different shapes. Perhaps more…

Tangle

For Christmas I got notification that a set of Zentangle pens are coming my way. I downloaded a Kindle book about Zentangles and began reading it, figuring I’ve bluffed my way through enough of them I might as well look into the actual technique. Here’s my first ‘official’ tangle. I really do enjoy the process.

Macro

I got a macro lens for Christmas! I didn’t pull it out until late so I only took a few shots. More soon. Merry Christmas. Oh – and the number for today is also typed over a photo I took of a Tim Tebow fathead. Last night I imagined I’d create a number over something…

Odds-n-Ends

Today was about small creativity, finishing things. 1) I finished up the calendar. 2) Isabella saw the card I made last night and asked, “What’s this?” “A Christmas card.” “For who?” “Anyone we want.” “Can we give it to Evie?” This is the 6 year old who lives next door. “Sure. Write something inside.” I…

Snow

This morning snow covered the ground. While I was in the shower the kids rushed through breakfast, bundled up and headed outside. I found them gathering snow off the trampoline and making huge snowballs which they promptly brought inside. Once they warmed up by the fire they headed back outside. We were late for school…

Yesterday

So….yesterday. Nothing happened yesterday. I had a great morning. The weather was gray and crappy but there’s nothing remarkable about that this time of year in Seattle. But yesterday was dark for me. It’s actually difficult to write about it because it’s undefinable. Nothing happened. And yet by 4:00PM I felt ready to stop being…

Dogs

Tonight Lucy was sitting on top of the kitty condo and her tag caught the light in such a way that I had to grab my camera. Then I decided to take pictures of the other dogs. “But”, you’ll say when you see the first photo, “Lucy is clearly a cat.” Is a cat still…

Yarn Ball

When I began this project eight months ago I never would have thought that untangling and re-rolling a ball of yarn would have qualified as something artistic. Let me back up a bit. My mom, while she was here visiting recently, bought and left the kids’ Christmas presents. We’d all gone to a craft store…

Flower

I’m not feeling great and was tempted to skip my post and go to bed but I’ve gone 230 days and it seems silly to let a stuffy nose get in the way. Instead I opted for something quick and easy. There’s a single bloom in a vase on my table. I grabbed my watercolors…

Ferry

I spent a lovely day on Whidbey Island with a group of amazing women. It’s a day too full to describe. So I won’t try. My position on the ferry was right up front so I quickly sketched the view from my driver’s seat. I tried adding color to the page but it was dark…