Wednesday, November 25, 2015


Quick trip to the grocery store to pick up a couple of things, store closing at 6pm, and the place was packed, I don't believe I've ever seen so many people there.  Most of them like us, only picking up a couple of items so even though the line was long it moved quickly.  Hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving tomorrow.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015


Well the A/C-heater unit gave up the ghost, not worth the money to get it going again, so we need to buy a new whole house unit.  We find out tomorrow how much this is going to cost and when they'll be able to install it.  Another cold night ahead for us...

Monday, November 23, 2015


I'm afraid the cold snap tonight will be the end of my roses and hibiscus for this year anyway... the heater was needed today, but sadly refused to come on, repair man to be here tomorrow... sigh.  Going to be a cold night tonight, inside and out.

Sunday, November 22, 2015


Ron and I were married on Charleston Harbor by our good friend Wanda Usher on this day twelve years ago.  Today we celebrated by attending a Toys for Tots ride, crossing over the Cooper River Bridge we had a view of where we took our vows.  Happy memories, happy days ahead with the love of my life.  

Saturday, November 21, 2015


Dinner and a movie tonight, we went to see the new James Bond movie.  I really enjoyed the movie, and Ron stayed awake for most of it.  He has a problem with falling asleep in theaters, comfy seats, and a slow passage and he'll be snoring through the love scenes.

Friday, November 20, 2015


Negative space drawing, after watching the Danny Gregory video this morning.  I used my tiger model to capture the negative spaces.  Actually turned out better than I would have thought.

Thursday, November 19, 2015


Hard rain this morning woke me up, then this song rattled around in my head all day long.  Found a close up photo on the internet of a water drop, so had to give drawing it a go.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015


My driving glasses are brown, I think I need new ones.  My working on the computer glasses are blue, they work great.  I'm so glad I got them, they are bi-focals so I can read and they are adjusted to about 2 feet in front of my face (which is where my monitor sits).  I pretty much wear the blue ones all the time, except when I drive.  My computer glasses work great at the grocery store too, as I'm about 2 feet away from the shelves or I pick up an item to read the label.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015


Exploring using these new watercolors, love the transparency of them. Found this quote a while back and thought it was time to use it on a page.

Monday, November 16, 2015


A continuous line drawing of my little couch shell on my desk, I draw it badly from time to time.  Some day I'll figure out how to represent it's shape and color, but in the mean time I enjoy looking at it, smelling it, and drawing it.

Sunday, November 15, 2015


#Vive la France!  I hope the French know that the American people stand with them while they deal with this horror.  France has been a good and loyal friend to us even from the very founding of our country.  Politics and politicians change but the hearts of the people of France and America are steadfast and true.

A Peerless Watercolor Palette - How to

How I made a Peerless watercolor palette.

I cut a piece of watercolor paper and folded it in half.  I cut a piece of Yupo paper and used Washi tape to stick it in the fold.  This yupo will serve as a mixing palette and keep the colors from blending across the page.  

I used a circle punch to create the circles (but you could cut squares or small strips).  I used a water brush beside each circle to demo what the color looks like.

For fun I painted balloons in rainbow colors (from the palette) on the front.  Finally the palette slips into the pocket on my moleskine sketchbook, so all I need is a pen and a waterbrush and I'm ready to journal.

Saturday, November 14, 2015


#PrayforParis, so sorry for everyone in Paris who lost family and friends to the savage monsters last night.  How do you make a deal with grizzly bear that wan't to eat you for dinner?  You can't you have to kill the bear before he kills you.

I got the fourteen pack of Peerless transparent watercolors (from Peerless) and a 15 pack of extra colors.  So today I cut off 2 inch squares, labeled a 20 pocket notebook insert(made for coin collections) and added the squares.  I used a waterbrush to see what they'd look like.  Most of them you can't tell what the color is by looking at the paper they're on.

Friday, November 13, 2015


#artb4bkfst was actually done after lunch, and as someone who rarely follows directions (is that the creative in me perhaps?) I only did one cup instead of 3, but my cup wasn't empty it was full of scissors, and brushes and palette knives and more.  It was a fun break from a day that's had me running non stop since 4 am... Have to be at class ready to go at 8am, so no late night TV for me tonight.  Lived thru another Friday 13th without incident :-)