Sunday, August 30, 2015

Painting trials

Determined to paint my geranium...

Gina (No Exccuses Watercolor) likes the paint spurts...

Second try; calling it "Season's End" or "Last Hurrah!"

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Journaling and finishing up August...almost

Some weeks feel so full of things to think about...

and then there's just days

and relaxing with little watercolors

and more drama.  (didn't actually lose my teeth, but have to wear a retainer until I get my implant) And another "spill" and an "angel" that was in the aisle with me (same age) said 
"yes, we have to focus". 

Reduced a little "No Excuses Watercolor" I did to remember when.

This month's theme is "the sea" and I found lots of inspiring quotes for that.

A special outing; friends since the 50's

An old drawing that seemed to go with this poem

and a mandala with this one.

Had to make note of the spider I see each early morning when i take Henri out.  I call her "Charlotte" (that's her in the upper left hand corner) and it's a good thing i saw that movie with Danielle.  Sure makes me tolerate seeing spiders!  The drawings of the web explanation are not mine, but from a spider site.  Loved them!


Saturday, August 15, 2015

August journaling and more...

Beginning page of my "No Excuses Art Journaling" 
Found that quote by Mark Twain in a magazine and thought it perfect for the start of a new month...
"...throw off the bowlines.  Sail away from the safe harbor.  Catch the trade winds in your sails.  Explore.  Dream.  Discover."

and, if you read above what happened to me on the first day of the month, had to put this in!

a special get-together...

journaling on...

a very special house guest

one little watercolor done so far

a favorite kind of grid and some lines from a favorite poem.

Not in my journal, but from another one of Gina's classes - "No Excuses Watercolor"...

and tomatoes, three different ways.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015


"No Excuses Watercolor" homework

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Finishing July

Blossoming out at The Center 

and sharing July journaling.
Beginning August pages, Nancy was kind enough to show us how she creates Zentangles...

and here is one of her stunning creations drawn in white ink.

Everyone was excited to try some of the samples.

Now we'll see what goes into our August pages!

My finished July

A fun grid and some lettering

Photo collage of a special party

Another kind of grid honoring July

Daily journaling


A special remembrance

Just a little writing and a little collage

I showed the class how to make these molded flowers from rubber stamps and toilet paper!  

Henri's birthday

Colors, words and collage of the month

Peeks!  Tiny watercolors

Colors of July

Special days

Summer sentiments