eucharisteo life ~ expressed in a watercolor sketch

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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 …

sketchbook ~ now is the time to worship

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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, …

sketchbook ~ livin’ on a prayer

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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… …

feathering my nest again ~ watercolor mixed media

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hi there ~ i’m so glad it’s the end of my work-week, and ready to jump into the weekend  this is a larger piece i have wanted to do for a long time.  and my heart has loved the process.  it’s a sketched piece created in a large-scale moleskine journal, size 8.5″ x 12.” and i’m loving the bigger venue…  i guess …

sketchbook ~ the art of discipline

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hello sweet readers ~have i told you lately… how much i love sewing. quilting. coloring. drawing. doodling. writing? but did you know?… they don’t necessarily come ‘naturally’ ~ even more importantly, did you know… “the narrow gate”  ~ watercolor card … they are disciplines? bear with me in delving into the nuances of the word “discipline” pretty please?  typically, we tend to view discipline  as a harsh punishment. however, websters …

define yourself ~ from my sektchbook

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good morning glories!!!this is one of my favorite journal~watercolor pages… just a lot of bright, bold color laid down this way and that.  i am trying to be more deliberate about leaving white space, and i’m getting {only slightly} better about it.   i used a very large, bold, chisel-tipped black sharpie pen for the initial writing of letters, and outlining them black, raised …

Christmas Cards for My Dad ~ {and winner}

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My Dad celebrated his 80th Birthday this past weekend, and we travelled to Billings to help him celebrate with other family members. Only three of Dad’s kids could make the party, but this is the picture of us: Dad, Grandson Adam (my youngest), my brother Ken, Me, my brother Rob I wanted to make him something I thought he might …

Sketchbook ~ Wheat

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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, …