Tag: creativity

Summer garden report

Colorado is beautiful when it rains. The cactus bloom. Fields that were brown turn green and the wildflowers explode in a riot of colors.It’s all rather amazing, beautiful, and inspiring. A couple months ago, I bought 4 cherry tomato plants from a… Read More

Kiddie pool garden

This is my BIG, pink, kiddie pool garden. I don’t think most garden centers still have potting soil available this time of year. It could use about five more bags but I can make do with this amount (12-15 bags?). I lost… Read More

Save your life first

I found this poem on the site of a botanical artist whom I admire. One of the reasons I am working to improve my art skills is to ‘save myself’. Many women in the past… and present, have been able to support… Read More

Wild flowers and giant puppies

I have been at my sister’s house lately taking care of the nephew’s giant puppy. My sister had to step out for a while which is why I was watching the dog. The dog was spayed on Friday last. You couldn’t tell… Read More

WWTTD:What Would Tasha Tudor Do?

From her clothes, to her home, the cats in sleeping in mixing bowls, her homespun and hand sewn clothes, etc. Tasha Tudor is my mentor (and Jessica Soward from Roots and Refuge helps me too!) of course, neither of these women know… Read More

Art, science & religion

I find it odd that so many people believe that you are either a scientist, an artist, or a Christian. It is easier, however, or people to believe a person would be an artist and a Christian before believing they are a… Read More

My drawing wish list

After, Donald Trump won the presidency, I gave up on Facebook due to the nastiness being posted constantly. Who needs that? While on Facebook, I belonged to a great Botanical Illustration group. The work was amazing! These hardworking artists could draw anything… Read More

Struggling with Christian female identity

As I watched a program the other day on which two men were dressed as women in garish, bright yellow dresses, I lamented the state of our nation. Not just for this, but for so many things we are getting wrong in… Read More

Egg plants in watercolor

My first attempt at egg plants in watercolor. It’s hard… watercolor is haarrrd! Perhaps one day I’ll look forget how hard it was but for today… it’s HARD!

Drawing tutorial videos

Looking for free art tutorial videos? The Northern Kentucky University has a great selection of free tutorial videos. I am still taking the watercolor tutorial I signed up for through, Mindy Lighthipe. I am also awaiting the start of her drawing class… Read More