Monday, May 31, 2010

Bronze cup full of Sun

Icelandic Poppy
All the sunshine in one place, caught in the cup of this poppy.

Rained again today but brightened up this afternoon :D

Saturday, May 29, 2010

black eyes are a good thing


With all the rainy days we've had, maybe it's time to make my own sunny spots. Black eyed susans remind me of bright, hot, lazy, summer days!
In case you're curious, this is how it went...

Friday, May 28, 2010


Poppy Solo

I forget what sunny looks like. We had some sun yesterday but it rained again and wiped that moment out. I did get to see a poppy or two before they closed up again.
This is one!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

high rise living

Island Life
Live in a high rise, even on a tropical island!

You'll be ever so grateful when the tide rolls in :D

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

lots of little houses...

Suburban Life

Lots of houses all arranged in rows, life in a development in the suburbs. Can you spot yours?

Monday, May 24, 2010


Sun Up

The Challenge this month for Watercolors WetNWild was water, as a liquid. This is my response...although I have a couple more in progress.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Pump it Up

Pump it Up

Just a few steps from my work table this pump hovers over a pot of flowers. Wouldn't it be a great way to water the plant? Well the pump isn't hooked up so the plant needs to be watered like all the rest...

Friday, May 21, 2010

wild thing

Wild Thing
My neighbor has a wild rose that isn't usually noticeable. The sunlight hit it just right and it wouldn't be ignored!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

what's down?

Covering ground is this periwinkle. It happens to be the one with a variegated leaf and seems to grow "taller" than the plain one. The flower seems larger, too. I love the flowers...

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

what's up?

in the palms
Just a little light reflected off the palms...yup, I have escaped to warmer weather (in my mind) since it seems to be rainy and cool here.
So many of the things running through my brain have jumped out onto little pieces of paper and are in various stages of "not done" on my table.
Just love having lots of work!
Thanks for stopping by...

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

swim wit da fishes...

Sea Life
Let me take you on little trip under the sea where the sponges and coral are a playground for fishes. There's just a touch of sparkle on this one courtesy of LuminArte sparkling H2O colors.

Monday, May 17, 2010

dreaming of the simple life?

Country Life

Maybe it got too crowded in the city or you are suffering from sensory overload? Head for some wide open spaces (a few still exist) and enjoy a simpler existence.

Sunday, May 16, 2010


in my face
Time for a change...where have I heard that?

Here's a formal portrait in memory of a dear friend and companion Tomorrow my red eared slider. At least I caught him with his mouth closed and eyes open.

He didn't exactly snore but did greet me with a breathy "AAH".

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Wonderful things await...

City Living
It's a challenge.


Take this little space and show what city living is all about :D

Friday, May 14, 2010

Orange POP

Just one little poppy in the sun!

Some how this reminds me of Nehi on a thirsty summer afternoon :D
Orange POP

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

out standing in a field

Field of Poppies
What screams sunny days? POPPIES
OK so it was rainy and grey AGAIN and what could I do?
Had to paint a sunshiny thing or two!

Poppies in the Sky

Monday, May 10, 2010

Big Moon Rising...

Moon Rising
Looking for a "little" fun and a change led me to this painting. The moon isn't really that close, it's just an illusion.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Paint by theme?

california poppies
The eBay ACEO Group Theme Week subject is "wildflowers" this month. The first thing that came to mind were these orange/yellow poppies. They pop up everywhere, even in rock crevices. Most definitely sun lovers, they close up for the Oregon rain and open as soon as the sun hits.

Knowing that they reseed themselves and come back year after year, I've optimistically strewn seed in some areas in my yard. They will most assuredly be "sun spots"!