Hidden Lake Watercolor – It is Well with My Soul

Driving home and not intending on stopping, something told me it was deeply necessary. Necessary because the world depends on it? Well, no. But rather necessary because my soul needed it. It's been a while. But I don't have time! Stop. But I'm expected home right now! Stop anyway. With art supplies in the back … Continue reading Hidden Lake Watercolor – It is Well with My Soul

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Melting Snow at Crabapple Lake Watercolor

Crabapple Lake Morton Arboretum Lisle, IL The midday sun did its best to melt the snow, But only the hilltops relented, exposing green of grass. Did remaining snow call in clouds for help? Thaw on pause... For now. The day before Thanksgiving my workplace closed early, giving me the opportunity to steal some sketch time. … Continue reading Melting Snow at Crabapple Lake Watercolor

Help in Troubled Times -Free Download- Strength

There once was I time when I thought I had things figured out... "If I just put my mind to it and work really, really, really hard," I said, "I'll make ____ successful." Whether my "blank" was family, school, career, or finances, I thought I was in control and if it didn't work out....well...then it's my own fault. Then life … Continue reading Help in Troubled Times -Free Download- Strength

Glitter Falling Snow watercolor sketch

As the sun peeks out from the clouds, the snow is transformed into glitter. Glitter, literally. It is falling soft and slow, straight down for there is no wind. A calm hush prevails. It is a very holy moment. As I sketch this scene from my window, a foreclosed house is in my view. There is … Continue reading Glitter Falling Snow watercolor sketch

Help in Troubled Times – Free Download – Faith

Negative thoughts kill success. Do you have them? Sometimes I unconsciously say them in my head without even realizing what I am doing. For example, "Oh, you'll never be able to do that...." or "That problem is too big and will never be solved...you're screwed!" Doubt is a form of fear. So I say, "No thank … Continue reading Help in Troubled Times – Free Download – Faith

Stormy Spring Sketch

Last Friday I had the chance for a quick escape. I am always amazed at how quickly my mood can be uplifted, just by sitting for a few moments in nature. Anyway, the sky was heavy and the ground soaked from an afternoon passing storm. Sitting in the car, searching the landscape for something to … Continue reading Stormy Spring Sketch

First Flower of the Year Sketch

I've waited patiently for the first flower of 2010. It has been months since I've seen and touched a delicate flower in the wild. It has been a really long winter. Did I give up hope in flowers? During my dry period without, did I stop believing in them? No, I believed and waited...waited...waited patiently. That may sound … Continue reading First Flower of the Year Sketch

Mystery of a New Year

Here is my picture of the sky falling: Sky falling? What? Do you see that layer of fog developing on the cool ground? Well, fog is actually just a collection of water vapor droplets touching the ground. Guess what? A cloud is a collection of water vapor droplets too! So basically, fog is a cloud … Continue reading Mystery of a New Year