Meet Nala

Meet Nala, who was a big, beautiful pooch. Doesn’t she look like she was a sweetie, and I love her sleepy eyes?

Meet Nala
Meet Nala

Animal portraits are one of my favorite subjects, and I am thinking about attempting a human portrait sometime soon. I’ve got a lot of practicing to do, so wish me luck!

It’s My Blogiversary

Thank You

WordPress alerted me that this week marks the sixth year since my first blog post, aka a blogiversary. The first few years were dedicated mostly to my beloved card making papercraft, and while I still enjoy making cards, I now spend more time working on my watercolor skills and techniques.

Happy Puppy
Happy Puppy

Because this blog began with card making, it seems fitting to share what I made last week at a craft retreat.

Garden Gate
Garden Gate

These cards were made with stamps that are pieced together to create little vignettes suitable for card fronts. They are “inked” with waterbased markers and then “watercolored” around the edges of the images with a damp brush to give them a painterly look.


Really, these stamps were probably a gateway into my wanting to paint on a bigger scale, and it’s fun to go back and use them every so often.

Bird Bath
Bird Bath

Thanks to everyone who follows my blog and especially those who have taken time to leave a like or a comment.

Sleeping Puppy
Sleeping Puppy

I’ve found that followers/bloggers are some of the sweetest, most encouraging and passionate folks and am glad to have gotten to know so many of you over the years. Here’s to a seventh year of blogging and creativity!

Rustic Barn Scene
Rustic Barn Scene