Sunday, June 15, 2014

Happy Father's Day!

Photo booths have always been a favorite past time for my husband and our kids, beginning when our first born was just a wee toddler and continuing to the present, though it's much harder for us to all cram into a booth these days. I treasure those photos more than almost any others in our collection.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Playing with Watercolor Pencils

I've been playing around with some watersoluble colored pencils lately, just starting the day with a quick sketch from imagination. Kinda fun!

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Children's Book Week

Yesterday marked the beginning of Children's Book Week, established way back in 1919.

When I was painting this picture, I flashed back to when my sons were small enough to fit in a wagon together. About once a week during the summer, I'd take them to the library in the wagon and let them pick out a few picture books. Then they'd play with the puppets or the computers while I picked out a bunch more for them.

When we arrived back home, I'd dump out the bag and let them look over all the books while I made lunch. It was a rare silent spell, with only the sound of turning pages as they pored over all the books, reading the pictures. Those were very happy days.

Books offer a gift that's all too rare these days -- a chance to slow down time.

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Happy Mother's Day!

To all the moms, and to anyone who mothers anyone, wishing you a day of R&R tomorrow. May you be treated like queen for a day.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Spring is Bustin' Out All Over!

FINALLY! The temps almost reached 70 today, and I'm so giddy I feel like a fresh-hatched chick!

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Beware the Swings of March

It's been my experience that March doesn't always come in like a lion and leave like a lamb, but rather March goes back and forth. Lion, lamb, lion, lamb. After this winter, I'm rooting for the lamb.

Thursday, February 13, 2014


Well shiver me timbers, it's real treasure for sure. Happy Valentine's Day, mateys!