Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Simple is Best!

 Water Colored Sky

Valentine, 2021

Blue City Scape

Quite a few years ago, while assisting with homework assignments and such, I borrowed (?) the phrase Simple is Best! from somewhere and have used it ever since.  As a personal philosophy, it has been especially helpful during this time of my watercolor exploration.

The photograph at the beginning of this post is how I wish I could paint and draw.  I can neither paint nor draw.  Stampers and tracing tools have been my "go to" starting points for the above watercolors and several more which I have made into cards.  I do love hand drawing, but they are very simple, as you can see below.

Sunset with Poles

Our dining room table is my work spot right now.  Four o'clock pm is my favorite time to sit/stand and experiment.  Usually there is a liquid and musical inspiration to push me onward!

Friday, January 1, 2021

New Year's Greeting

New Year's Day, 2021

Although 2020 is now behind us with its political scene and pandemic, I have a bit of a review of the 2020 Holiday Season. During the days leading up to Christmas, I finished the last phase of my breast cancer treatment which began in mid July. Having spent the majority of the year in quarantine due to the pandemic, it was not a big change to be really careful during my treatments. 

I could not be more grateful for the wonderful care I received from each caregiver I encountered!

Christmas decorating was minimal at our house this year.  I worked to make festive areas in all the rooms that we spend time in.  Since physical visiting was out for all of us, what mattered was communicating by phone, Email and USPS to our boys and other loved ones over the season.  On the home front, Jim did his wonderful cooking and I kept the home fires burning.

A Happy and Healthy New Year to all.