Practice Does My Heart Good: Watercolor Painting

Practice Does My Heart Good: Watercolor Painting

  Couch Talk   This week has been rough. It was a difficult week with schooling as I have taken on the role of teacher with my 5th grader. For those of you who know me, you know I am not a teacher. Have you…

Salsa Across the Page : Watercolor

Salsa Across the Page : Watercolor

  Couch Talk   I didn’t get to post last week as we came off a busy weekend and fell into the new school year. The first day was met with unexpected delays as the school server crashed due to the amount of traffic. Our…

Who’s Your Teacher: A Couch Adventure

Who’s Your Teacher: A Couch Adventure

  Tea and Lessons From the Couch   With many a protest, we have informed our children that the school closures are in effect until further notice. They have been working hard in learning from the resources I have found on Youtube. I am certainly…

Giving Thanks For Purses, Pumpkin Pancakes, and Little People

Giving Thanks For Purses, Pumpkin Pancakes, and Little People

  I Am Thankful    Having just celebrated Thanksgiving, I feel the need to share a few of my many blessings. So many years of my life have been spent enjoying the holidays with family, enjoying the food and traditions but not focusing on what…

Smoked Tea and Bookstores Make Me Want to Paint: Watercolors

Smoked Tea and Bookstores Make Me Want to Paint: Watercolors

  Bookshop In the Boonies   This year has certainly been a year of learning to breathe. I cannot remember having this many blog breaks since I started back in 2010. But I am learning to roll with it in the hope that time will…

Watercolor Nesting Dolls

Watercolor Nesting Dolls

  A Family of Dolls   Matryoshka Dolls have always intrigued me due to their colorful exteriors and secret compartments. And how cool is it that they nest inside each other to save space? These adorable little pieces of folk art would look great in…

A Pair of Chickens: Gond Watercolor Painting

A Pair of Chickens: Gond Watercolor Painting

Fresh Eggs I have been dreaming of having my own chickens for a while now.  I love the idea of having a small little homestead with a few chickens running around and maybe a goat and some bunnies. My youngest son received a rabbit hutch…

Bird Gond Watercolor Painting

Bird Gond Watercolor Painting

Let it Snow …   We had our first snow of the season yesterday and my kiddos and I spent the day inside in the warmth. The snow started much earlier than predicted but the school district had already called off school for the day. …

Gond Watercolor Painting

Gond Watercolor Painting

Paint & Relax I have been spending more time working on my sketching and painting as of late. It is the perfect way to relax if I don’t feel like doing anything that requires mental focus. Not every time I sit down is it a…

Watercolor Portraits

Watercolor Portraits

In My Previous Life… A long time ago I used to paint. Pre-Children Era. Painting can be very therapeutic and relaxing but requires periods of uninterrupted time. And those of you that have had children would probably agree with me that un-interrupted time and children…