being confident in a rose ~

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happy friday all  ~ recently, i was asked by a friend to create a special watercolor piece for her brother.  this is how it turned out: thanking jen for asking, and giving me this blessing of creating this special piece.  may it ever be our focus, the true source of our confidence, and the only measure of true perfection, our life in …

planting goodness ~ hosea geranium watercolor

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hi!i have sure loved sketching… practicing… and making this ‘geranium-styled’ watercolor flower several times now.  gradually, with each one i do, i think of different ways to add special details.  my latest favorite pen for a bit of shine and sparkle, is the gelly roll sparkly pens.  {they have a metallic star on the pen label}.  the one i used …

a little flower and a whole lotta peace ~ watercolor

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a new 8″ x 10″ original watercolor, {newly listed in the etsy shop} too: yesss… still lovin’ my microbeads!  and the mighty power of a simple black “dot” ~ and a squiggly line ~ of any kind.  i used the white signo uniball pen um-153, a pitt pen, or unipen, microbeads from both martha stewart and michaels craft store brands, and …

{more} garden flower watercolors ~

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hi there ~is it spring yet?!  {nope}  not here.  not… yet.  meanwhile, we “dream in color” here in montana {and wait not-so-patiently for the real spring to arrive…and these four pieces are the last of my dream garden i showcased yesterday; part of my newest 8″ x 10″  original watercolors, and the first one is one o my personal favorites: …