hope ~ pray ~ soar ~ {in watercolors, on cards} ~ & in my heart!

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happy weekend to you all ~ love my “long” weekends.  this happens to be three days for me, with president’s day off this monday {thank goodness!}… an extra day is surely a blessing that i could live with every week! they are such a solace to my time at home… you’re probably tired of my cards… but  i have to say ~ …

have a heart cards ~

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valentine’s week calls for… more hearts ~ doesn’t it?  and so here they are…  enJoy your day!love the Lord your God with all your heart…all your soul… all your strength…”  and remember… it’s always a sweet refrain to let everyone you love, hear~see~and know ~ more of your love! soli deo gloria xo leslie Leslie says:

from my sketchbook ~ pure in heart

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hi friends ~ it’s a beautifully simple message.  perfectly on the mark for valentine’s week.full of hope. full of promise.and it’s {always} a matter of the heart.because… that’s where it truly must begin. thank God… we can do just that when we put our heart in His hands. {thankful for that miracle} soli deo gloria ~ xo leslie Leslie says:

the wonder watercolors in feathers ~

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hi everyone ~big sheets of white, blank paper can be intimidating.  and practicing in my newest {big} moleskine watercolor journal has been really helpful to me in overcoming that hurdle.  it is also helpful that i am still {very much} fascinated with feathers, so these sketches and watercolor plays have been a fine wintery study.  i’ve spent happy time researching, pinning, and …

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… …

footprints on your heart ~ and in my sketchbook

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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 …

mixed media flower ~ winter’s daisy

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hi ~this is a mixed media-styled watercolor piece, created in my large scale, moleskine watercolor journal.  it’s size is 8.5″ x 12″ {and i love playing in this larger venue}this is the photo story, of how the piece progressed {the best i can recall, that is!}the first photo below shows the initial color, using sennelier watercolors, and then my first …

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 ~ listen

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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 …

embrace grace ~ and more new watercolors

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good morning ~ it’s been a sweet time of refreshment, playing with watercolors.  these are the last of what i’ve done, at least for now.   thanks for stopping in for a look!i have a big work-week ahead, but looking forward to getting back to fabric painting, quilting, and of course… more!!blessings on your summer {or not} days!xoleslie Leslie says: