We did sip  coffee with cream and sugar but we also splashed lots of liquid water color all over our simple unused coffee filters! I love up-cycling 🙂

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Travel sketching is a win/win/win.

1.Sketching while on vacation slows you down and forces you to observe.

2.When you sketch on vacation you have nothing to loose and practice skills to  gain.

3. Sketching on vacation gives you a visual keepsake to remember your vacation by.

My mango pineapple mojito was so yummy that i forgot to make a sketch of it!(so glad i snapped a pic 😉

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Ready for cousins coffee on valentine morning

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cousins coffee6cousins coffeevalentine cousins coffeeHosting a Cousin’s Coffee on Valentines day gave me the perfect excuse to offer a little color therapy. I created some cards with black and white line drawings. After coffee, quiche, cake, cookies, candy, etc.. i asked if anyone would like to color in some cards. I heard “you know i can’t draw”& “you know i am not that creative” but when i laid out some sharp crayons and sharpies I got a few takers:) I am so proud of all their creations, turns out we can ALL draw and All be creative we just need about 20 minutes:)

Holidays have always been a good excuse for me to get creative!  When it comes to Valentines day it’s all about “RED” and red is one of my favorite colors so i start the holiday celebrations early:)Here is a peek into my month of Valentine celebrations so far…..

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 Hope you get a chance to include a little “RED” in your month!

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Now is the perfect time to explore your creative side. If you have access to the internet you are golden!

The internet is Loaded, and i mean Loaded with free art demo’s and creative advice.

Talented skilled artist have generously put their knowledge out there for everyone to see.

This week paint group took advantage of the excellent free advice of Amy Pearce and we proceeded to paint a daisy via her u tube demonstration “How to paint a daisy-Step by Step” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pMWEVP4vM_k,  We had a blast and we really enjoyed looking at the differences between out paintings. We were even inspired to branch out and use the same techniques with an entirely different color scheme!u tube post


I LOVE color, the brighter the better, so for years my paintings lacked a lot of white because i felt it was the absence of color and there for a little boring for me to work with.

Attempting to create a painting that had snow in it helped me with this silly aversion i had to the color white

Snow taught me to LOVE white and realize two things, that white can be a challenge because of the nuances but also be a BALANCE to all my crazy color needs!chilly-chickenssnow-baby1346-snow dropsI LOVE white paint!!

Yes, i am thankful today and YES i try to give thanks everyday!

Thankful to be alive on this amazing planet:)

Scrolling back through my phone pics I am thankful for so many things (and these pics are just from the last couple of months) Feeling so much gratitude!

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