• Muchas gracia, Eduardo! 😃💕

  • Thanks so much! 😃💕

  • You just made my day! 😃💕 Seriously… that’s the entire hope of my blog. Let me go ahead and tell you that YES! Your drawing are good enough… indeed… they’re likely much better than that. YES! You can improve by simply making a little something every day. And I sincerely, that you DO that! Join us! Make a little something each day and watch…[Read more]

  • Indeed! 😉 But these days, flying for anyone isn’t such a great option.

  • Thanks so much, Michelle! 😃💕 Indeed! Nature is such an elixir isn’t it? There’s so much that we wish we could still do, but there are so many safe and wonderful things that we can still experience!

  • Thanks so much, Lori! 😃💕 Indeed! Home is the happiest place! And those who can stay safely there are so lucky! My heart goes out you… as if this pandemic wasn’t enough. And so true… climate change might just be the worst thing we’ve done to ourselves. But YES! We WILL get through this because we’re us… we’re creative and resilient and even…[Read more]

  • Indeed! Thanks so much! 😃💕

  • Thanks so much, Gary! 😃💕 Yeah, just when you think you’re getting the hang of these times, something else comes up to prove you wrong! But there’s always a way around anything!

  • Thanks so much, Midge! 😃💕 Uncharted waters indeed and so much that we learn about the nature of everything along the way. Aww those Time capsule journals sound lovely! What a fantastic idea!!

  • Yeah, I’m starting to realize that we are all sharing very different pandemics somehow. Mine is always backed by science. 😉

  • Indeed! This is an exceptional time indeed! 😃💕 I’m only hoping that I can continue to work safely, but that’s been called into question. Hence the stress. Hoping for the best as always!

  • Thanks so much, Karen! 😃💕 Me too!

  • Thanks so much, Marisela! 😃💕 I think the virus teaches us who is on our side and who isn’t, even if we’d rather not find that out. Indeed, any time spent out in the world is now stressful, but yay for positive safe distractions and art!

  • Thanks so much, Jacob! 😃💕 Yay for music and Carpenters…. that’s just time well spent! My release has been hitting rocks in Animal Crossing New Horizons! lol Yeah, I totally admitted that to everyone!

  • hehe! So true! A good book really sucks me in… and then I run out of time. But that’s always a wonderful thing indeed! 😃💕

  • Thanks so much, Mary! 😃💕

  • For our prompt of “Happy” today, I went to where I often go when I’m trying to think of something happy. Straight to the beach! Well, at least an imagined one that I’m sitting on as I’m nowhere near an actual

    • Wonderful, Charlie! Happy and peaceful.

    • The Oregon Coast is often cold and rainy, so not great for sitting and reading. One of our favorite things to do on those days, is to get a book on CD and listen to it while driving along highway 101. One of the ways, I’ve been dealing with the stress lately is reading. I have to be careful, though. It’s too easy to get lost in the pages and then I get no artwork done!

    • Haha, well you certainly nailed the expression. This dog is in a happy place, that’s for sure! It has been a stressful working week for me too, and I’ve been brilliantly productive… at procrastinating. Ugh, so much to do! Like yesterday, I tend to listen to music (obligatory Carpenters namecheck!) or play games when stressed. If you pick the right game, like something from the fighting or action genre, it can be quite a powerful release. 😉

      • Thanks so much, Jacob! 😃💕 Yay for music and Carpenters…. that’s just time well spent! My release has been hitting rocks in Animal Crossing New Horizons! lol Yeah, I totally admitted that to everyone!

    • Such a content puppy Charlie! I hope that your work stress decreases soon. I not miss that.

    • Charlie enjoy the peace and quiet. It will likely never happen again in our lifetime. Time for family togetherness and creative outpouring and getting to know yourself better. I find myself getting closer to God since he is always around even in this dead time. Be like Phineas. Soak in the love and the food and just enjoy your life.

      • Indeed! This is an exceptional time indeed! 😃💕 I’m only hoping that I can continue to work safely, but that’s been called into question. Hence the stress. Hoping for the best as always!

    • Still home here. I don’t understand those who think it’s a hoax or plot. If you believe it and choose to do unsafe things anyway that’s one thing, but to deny, that’s crazy town. Science!

    • A very contentef Corgi. Great doodle, Charlie. I know a lot of people have suffered through these strange times. I hope you can get back to normal soon.

      • Thanks so much, Gary! 😃💕 Yeah, just when you think you’re getting the hang of these times, something else comes up to prove you wrong! But there’s always a way around anything!

    • Beautiful sketch! Yes it is very hard to stay happy all the time during these hard times. That being said, I think about all the people who have lost their homes here in the past week. I am quickly reminded that I have nothing to fret about. Nothing! My home has become my happy place(instead of DL) and I am thankful every day.
      We have been served another layer to the lock down life. Our air quality has been at the worst and we are told not to go outside for over a week now. Nor are our pets supposed to be out for long. COVID masks do not work with the smoke. We can’t even drive out of town, anywhere to get relief, it has impacted the entire state of Oregon. At least with COVID, we could go for walks and work in our yards. This is so much worse. The rain that was suppose to come on Monday, is now coming in late tonight, hopefully. It won’t help much with the smoke, but it will help with the fires. We will get through this, we have no choice. It is bringing people together and that is what we need right now.

      • Thanks so much, Lori! 😃💕 Indeed! Home is the happiest place! And those who can stay safely there are so lucky! My heart goes out you… as if this pandemic wasn’t enough. And so true… climate change might just be the worst thing we’ve done to ourselves. But YES! We WILL get through this because we’re us… we’re creative and resilient and even when the world seems almost unimaginably crazy and wrong, we’ll just imagine and create that amazing path to a better one!

    • Lovely Charlie, thanks for sharing your restful doggie! I miss sitting on our beach in Chicago and sketching—though our walks and bike rides there have provided much solace. I also miss plain air painting with my students. I see them online now for classes and plein air paint in my garden, a sanctuary of nature. Be well, let nature wash away some of your worries, and thanks for all!

      • Thanks so much, Michelle! 😃💕 Indeed! Nature is such an elixir isn’t it? There’s so much that we wish we could still do, but there are so many safe and wonderful things that we can still experience!

    • Fascinante, Charlie, los perritos son muy felices en las Playas

    • He looks gorgeous!

    • Thanks so much, Marisela! 😃💕 I think the virus teaches us who is on our side and who isn’t, even if we’d rather not find that out. Indeed, any time spent out in the world is now stressful, but yay for positive safe distractions and art!

    • Thanks so much, Midge! 😃💕 Uncharted waters indeed and so much that we learn about the nature of everything along the way. Aww those Time capsule journals sound lovely! What a fantastic idea!!

    • You just made my day! 😃💕 Seriously… that’s the entire hope of my blog. Let me go ahead and tell you that YES! Your drawing are good enough… indeed… they’re likely much better than that. YES! You can improve by simply making a little something every day. And I sincerely, that you DO that! Join us! Make a little something each day and watch that amazing thing happen!! It’s so cool!

    • Thanks so much! 😃💕

    • Thanks so much, Mugdha! 😃💕 So happy you enjoyed this! Honestly, if I helped a migraine, that’s the best thing ever! Ugh… sending you much love! Yeah, people don’t seem to realize that things haven’t changed, and sometimes you find yourself stuck in a position where you have to confront that ignorance. Thank goodness for art! Sometimes, I think it’s impossible to understand what’s happening, but we can at least paint and explore the feelings that is creates and learn something more!

    • Wow your pup looks content and smirking about it as well😂.Yes we are living in strange times and I still take precautions. I do believe that things will get better but different…and that it is a one day at a time process..hang in my friend..hopefully you can have a peaceful quiet weekend and take time to rejuvenate and relax…Hugs

  • Thanks so much, Loan! 😃💕

  • Aww so cool! Glad you enjoyed this Kathy! 😃💕 I loved the idea of string games far more than my skill. I wasn’t very good at them! hehe

  • Thanks so much, Lori! 😃💕 hehe… yeah, I don’t think I was super good at this!

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