Sunday, July 30, 2017

Facing the Unknown

In every new moment, we're stepping into the unknown. Although we surmise that the near future will be very similar to the present, we simply can't know what's just in front of us.

BeeGee has been sick this week.  I've been beside myself ministering to him.  Saw the vet last Wednesday, will go again tomorrow.  He's on an antibiotic but hasn't changed much in response to it.  It's unclear what the problem is.  Tomorrow we'll have an x-ray.  All his organ functions seemed healthy, based on last week's blood work.  So it's anybody's guess what's going on with him.   I'm sure you can imagine how I'm feeling.

I made a couple of 4 x 4 inch watercolor journals last week, with scraps of cold press watercolor paper -- see image below.  I have two more days left on my 100 Day Challenge, and I'll possibly use one or both of those mini journals to do another watercolor challenge for myself.  Or maybe I'll just work in them without challenging myself.  I don't know right now.  I can't even think about it, actually.

Other things on my mind...

Saturday, July 22, 2017

A Beautiful Summer Day

Today is the first day it's been clear and beautiful from the getgo -- every other morning since weeks?months? ago has been overcast and gray.

So I intend to enjoy today and this weekend, just like I've been enjoying all my days, regardless of the weather.

Have a great weekend! xx

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Savoring Life

All continues to be well in my world.  I'm savoring every minute of it.  There's really nothing to share these days...except my art.


p.s.  great article here.

Sunday, July 2, 2017


My painting this week focused on patterns, circles and other rounded shapes.  I'm really comfortable with circles and their ilk.

So much for summer... The weather here has been miserable, as in overcast for entire days in a row, and cold.  Yesterday I turned on the heat in the house; I've had to put on wool socks a couple times in the last few days.  I wake up in the morning to find it's drizzled overnight, the street is wet, drops are falling off the eaves.

I'm finding that now I'm experiencing some S.A.D., whereas I wasn't bothered with it at all during our interminable rainy season.  The weather should be clement in the summertime.

I've been in a quiet mood recently, one of those times when I don't feel much like putting myself out there in any way.  Nothing is any different on the outside; I just feel like pulling inward and being outwardly quiet.

Have a great week, and a safe holiday if you're in the States or Canada ~ happy 150th Birthday, Canada!  Wish I could be there, wish I lived there...