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eucharisteo life ~ expressed in a watercolor sketch

hi friends ~i recently took a springtime class “saturday mornings” from the demure, charming, and very creative artist, junelle jacobsen.   this sketch was something she developed in acrylic paint, but i was more in the mood for the lightness of watercolor.  and it’s a new favorite because of the beauty of discovering this word, through the book, “one thousand gifts” by …

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sketchbook ~ now is the time to worship

hi everyone ~this particular watercolor is based on a sympathy card i received when mom passed away last december, which featured this image. it was a beautiful card to receive… and i embraced it. i do have a fascination with arches, windows, and chapels, and even gravestones with fascinating architectural details. so the card inspired me to try my hand in my own version, …

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sketchbook ~ livin’ on a prayer

hey friends ~ here’s a bit of a sketch and a prayer. or a prayer and a sketch.i like that.alot. or… {if you need further inspiration, you can rock out to bon jovi’s song “livin’ on a prayer!”} lolin my recent memory ~ albeit ‘sketchy’ {forgive the pun?}… i recently saw a geranium somewhere… maybe it was from a stamp in a catalog… …

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footprints on your heart ~ and in my sketchbook

hello ~i’ve been concentrating lately on just playing in my sketchbook pages ~ abd here are just a few things i’ve {gradually} learned playing with watercolors:~ use multiple shades of one color, darker and lighter~ always start with the lightest shade of one color, and use layers, going to the darker colors last~ leave some white spaces and open areas~ add …

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sketchbook ~ listen

hi there  ~another sketchbook page ~ a watercolor and gelli printed combo.  and a bit of  a doodle… {and a listening ear}the word:  listen. i took gelli-printed papers, and tore them.  i glued them a page of my watercolor sketchbook and used them as a border. then… there was this empty “big blue space” to do… what? well… something! it’s …

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healed and whole ~ sketchbook

thank you all ~ for your kind words, your prayers, encouragement, and love. i am thankful to each and every one of you. my mom passed into heaven today.  sweetly embraced in the Father’s arms forevermore; “the wounds this world left on my soul, will all be healed and i’ll be whole.” I thank Him for a mom who loved …

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friday prayer ~ sketchbook

happy friday!!!  so looking forward to the fall weekend.. i cannot wait to get out into the montana autumn day and explore.  happy~happy! in the meantime, i was out early this morning to capture the beautiful light and shadows… i hope you enjoy the prayer ~ courtesy of max lucado.   yes… and amen. joining in the studio on studio …

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My Sketchbook ~ St. Augustine ~

Hey everyone!It’s been a ‘rock-n-roll’ kind of work week at the court… so today, just a simple page I’d like to share from my sketchbook.  The word, “believe” sure gets tossed around alot this time of year.  It seems to relate to almost everything, but I think this phrase, cuts straight to the heart of the matter…    No matter who you are, where you are, and …

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Each Breath Given ~ Sketchbook

Hi there sweet friends ~Today’s post is about a blog post that really, well, really got to me. I love Kimberly’s writing style and her writing is a gift in itself, but the gift is the simplicity of what she has defined, and continues to, on her blog. Like about breathing. And so, as I do with many things, I …

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Sketchbook ~ Twinkling Leaves

Helllloooo! {just imagine Tigger’s voice from Winnie the Pooh!} Well, the leaves mostly gone… except for those living in my imagination or on the sketchbook page! I have really enjoyed playing ~ layering different types of watercolors with this particular page, though.  I began with a base layer of watercolor with the Peerless brand of watercolor papers.  Then I added the …

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A World of Octobers ~ Sketchbook

Happy Thursday everyone! Thought I would share some highlights of my noon-time stroll yesterday along the river…of course, all I had was my iphone {as I wishing for my ‘good’ camera!}  but… nonetheless… it was COOL.  {literally and figuratively!}  And it provided inspiration for my sketch {below}… I hope you enjoy it, too… And a fresh new coating of Fall …

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Sketchbook ~ Overcome

From a couple of my favorite authors, C.S. Lewis, and my Oswald Chambers devotional, illustrated in my sketchbook. Of course, there is Peerless Watercolors.  Twinkling H2o’s, my black Pitt Pen, and the Moleskine Watercolor journal, all gathered together with their pen pals (glitter pens and more!) in a small little pink bag… and they travel with me everywhere I go… …

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Sketchbook ~ Wheat

Harvest has wrapped up mostly here in Montana.  I love the wheat fields – they are so awesome.   So here is another sketch ~ and some play action not only with the Peerless Watercolors, but with some of my Gelly metallic pens.  I of course, love the bright colors, but I added a touch of red to the wheat stalks, …

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Sketchbook ~ Heaven

Hi everybody!  I have truly missed the blog world for the past week, and here’s to wishing you all a Happy September, even if it almost a third over now. I hope you had a sweet, sweet Summer, and if you have children, they are settled and finding their groove in their school settings. Aiden’s first football! We’ve been logging …

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Creative Interpretation ~

A photograph taken on from our trip to Glacier Park, as we were returning to the beautiful prairies of Montana… Rocky Mountain Front in the background… On our little picturesque stop, I snapped a few shots of the grasses in the late afternoon light.  I loved the shapes, textures, and color of the grasses. Working from my memory (ahemmm) ~ …