Sunday, September 21, 2014


I understand why ancient man, worshipped the sun.  After a week of rain everyday, today the sun was out all day.  Love bug season is here! While sitting in the car while Ron ran into the Staples to get some ink for his printer I watched the love bugs swarming.  They seem to prefer white cars over other colors.

Saturday, September 20, 2014


I like starting a new sketchbook with drawings of my tools, so the waterbrush.  This is a short NIJI waterbrush, I also have Koi and Holbein waterbrushes I love them all.  This is on cream colored Bockingford paper, I used different papers in this sketchbook.

Book 28 - My homemade Sketchbook

Title page in my new (homemade) sketchbook,  crepe myrtle leaf for a first sketch.  This book has some toned Bockingford 140lbs watercolor paper along with Starthmore Mixed Media paper.  I'm looking forward to using my watercolors again.

Friday, September 19, 2014


It has rained every day this week, a few days we've had some sun during the morning, but every afternoon and evening it has rained.  Gracie who is afraid of thunderstorms has been miserable this week, I'm getting cabin fever myself.

Thursday, September 18, 2014


One more page left in this journal, it's been fun exploring markers and colored pencils because this paper hates water. Starting Saturday on the journal I made for myself… I'm looking forward to it and the landscape format too.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014


Another dentist visit… thanks to novocaine I can't smile, or drink thru a straw… I like this new dentist, but my long history of hating dentist visits, isn't going to end any time soon… or ever.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014


James Richards book arrived last week while I was away from home. I am registered for a workshop in Savannah with him Oct 4th, contact Kip Bradley if you're interested in the workshop .I'm working thru the exercises as best I can… lots of excellent information in this book.  The book is one Liz Steel recommended too.  For more information on Jim…
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Monday, September 15, 2014


Long day today, trip to Columbia, new project at work, and then Dr appt and getting new insulin pump.  So far so good, my biggest concern is knocking it off during sleep tonight.

Sunday, September 14, 2014


Quiet day today, went over the Mt. Pleasant for a Jack's Cosmic Dog for lunch, we really like that place. It's kinda of nice that the folks that work there recognize us and remember our names (I find that amazing since I'm so bad at remembering people's names).

Saturday, September 13, 2014


Good to be home, and get the dirty laundry out of the suitcase and into the washing machine.  Sorted out the art supplies from my back pack and got it all back where it belongs.  Quick trip to the store for dog cookies and cokes finished off the day with left overs for dinner… Life is good.

Friday, September 12, 2014


I'M BACK!!!  I know you missed me didn't you?  I had so much fun and was so tired every evening, I barely got my daily drawing done, there was no time to keep the blog updated.  It was a long drive home, after the morning demo by Sterling Edwards, a final lunch with my host Priscilla and I headed down the mountain back to the low country of South Carolina… there's no place like home.

Saturday, September 6, 2014


We went to the gun show in Ladson today, I got Ron a laser scope for one of his rifles for his birthday.  Rained on and off all day today, we needed the rain so we were happy to see it.  I'm all packed for my trip to NC tomorrow for a week of painting.  Don't know how much I'll be able to post from there, but I'll try the best I can.

Friday, September 5, 2014


Gilligan's is a local seafood restaurant here in Charleston, they have huge salt water aquariums with colorful tropical fish, that you can watch right at your table. I bet they have happy content customers, because even when you have to wait for your food for a while, watching the fish is so relaxing.

Thursday, September 4, 2014


Leaves on the crepe myrtle are turning, it's still pretty hot so there are still flowers on it too.  I guess the shorter hours of daylight triggers the leaves to change color, not the cold weather.  At least not cold here in Charleston.