Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Photoshop? In a way...

Years ago, we took a little trip 
down the Oregon coast
stopping to see lighthouses
beaches and boats.

I had my very first digital camera;
the rest of the universe 
was still using film.

It was 2.1 mp and had a couple features,
optical zoom wasn't one of them.

I was plodding around my many photo folders
and ran across one grey and blurry shot.
It was the last stop at the coast and I was disappointed 
that the tide wasn't out
and I couldn't walk out to the lighthouse for a better picture.
So, I ditched the rain and fog and here it is.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Merry Christmas!

 Merry Christmas, Everyone!

Even Ted is out there spreading joy...

I wish you all Blessings and Good Health
and tons of fun with Family and Friends.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Ho Ho Ho

I spent yesterday with a couple friends - shopping and chatting and lunching.  It was great fun and very special for me - they shared their wonderful talents and gave me these Christmas gifts:

This lovely framed ACEO from Marlene, check out her shop Lazyhawk on Etsy - Polar bears for the holidays! A bow with holly adorns the baby bear and a couple ornaments shine in front of mama.

You can also follow Marlene's blog - Marlene's Musings 

Here comes Santa!  
This Santa ornament was handcrafted by Maggie at offmyrockermaggie on Etsy. He is so precious! and has been moving around my home looking for the best vantage point.

If you just love Santa - like me - you can make one of your own courtesy of Maggie.  Follow her blog
Off My Rocker and check out the pattern she has provided! (for Free even!)

In case you didn't guess - my day was Spectacular!  I met these very creative and fun ladies on line and am lucky that we live close enough to have these little excursions.  Thanks Marlene and Maggie, for a fun time and wonderful presents :^)

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Friday, December 2, 2011

it is December...

No painting 
just a peek 
at Santa?

I've always been fond of Santa 

so I collected a few 

to get me excited about Christmas...

It works!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

winter for critters

There are some critters happy in the cold and others
not so much
Maybe somebody needs a winter coat!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Can it be that cold?

...a little breeze off the water 
I'm an icicle.

Those floating chunks aren't melting
can it get any colder?

Saturday, November 26, 2011

snowy day

Snowy Day

Can't you just see everybody snug inside the house
putting up the Christmas decorations?

Thursday, November 24, 2011

light the tree

 Tree Lighting

Christmas Tree

Soon there will be lighting ceremonies in many cities
I hope to be lighting mine in my living room 
in a couple days
and so it begins...

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

petit dejeuner

petit dejeuner

just how many people will fit in a mini restaurant? 

I finally finished this DPW Challenge
after several ill fated attempts
I did one I was willing to own up to ;^)

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Skate with me...

skating at Rockefeller Center
Yes there's watercolor and a lot of something else.
Pitt pen, Sakura stardust pen and twinkling h2o plus iridescent watercolor 
to add a little sparkle to the rink and falling snow.

I used to stand and watch these folks for quite awhile
then head for a cup of cocoa.

Friday, November 18, 2011


We've had a few chilly nights 
and so the roofs and many plants
have been touched by frost.

I really wanted to capture the look of frost on holly...

and the crisp, cold feel of the morning.

Can you see the frosting?

Sunday, November 13, 2011


I remember these storms 
and enjoyed driving in them

 Snow on the farm
time for comfort food and inside activity

When the weatherman says it
this is what I picture

I love watercolor winter scenes
it's almost like being there
but warmer

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Snow What!

Up in the hills there's always a snowy surprise
you'll find me at sea level 
where it seldom snows
Ski to work or shopping?

The weather has been cooler at night and foggy in the morning
a lovely change and more changes on the way

Saturday, October 22, 2011

season change

A change in the weather always has me looking forward 
I used to love the winter
how could I not? 
Wonders of Christmas 
and my birthday nestled in there, too.
For a child, it was a super charged season.
I loved the snow and lived where we got all we could ever want.
Ice skating and sledding any time!
I still love the look of snow,
but prefer to enjoy it from afar.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

one more spooky mini

Wandering the graveyard
2 little ghosts with a bluish glow
visitors or residents? 

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Trick or Treat and more...

I love the iridescent gold paint on the moon
a little sparkle
in the sky
and on the lawn as well.
Not quite sure I want candy bad enough
to knock on that door...

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Sunday, October 2, 2011

New Paper

A new watercolor paper to try out...
and some Iris photos from Japan =
a 5x7 portrait in blue.