“And all the lives we ever lived and all the lives to be are full of trees and changing leaves…” – Virginia Woolf
Still sketching and painting every day. This week busy with life so not able to post every day right now. Keeping new habits during this busy time of year can be a challenge. How do you stay on…[Read more]
Beautiful! I think the key thing to keeping on track when life is keeping you busy is not to worry about how good or bad you are doing. Work small and keep it simple. Keep paper and pen close to hand – if 5 minutes pops up, DO what you can in 5 minutes. While the finished result may seem rough, it all adds up to good practice. The rough will get…[Read more]
Lovely!!!! I look at art as a daily requirement like eating and sleeping. But for me its necessary me time. we all need this special time just for us. Being in a lot of women’s groups support this idea i guess 🙂
I am painting for a challenge again! The theme is ‘Silent night, white splendor’ (the Dutch version has rhyme) and the submitted paintings can be selected for a december exposition in a small museum nearby. I always paint something new for a challenge, so I had to imagine the scene a bit, we do not yet have winter in this country, autumn is…[Read more]
I would, but I just searched and your review from 2016 came up on the first page… hehe… so I don’t think it would rank, since you’d be competing with yourself! (now… that’s a weird thing to consider, eh?).
For our Doodlewash prompt of “Bonfire,” paired with the Inktober prompt of “Ash,” we have what is no doubt my oddest doodle yet this month. I decided to sketch a bonfire attended by our dog Phineas and his
For some reason when I saw today’s painting, I was reminded of the old Laurel & Hardy routine ‘Well,here’s another nice mess you’ve gotten me into!’ Or am I aging myself by quoting something so old I’m the only one who remembers it? You know, it seems like Phineas adventures with Michael, Cindy and Bob, and his wild romance with Keiko would make a great book!
I do not remember when I’ve laughed so hard!!! Now I’m thinking you need to illustrate and write children’s books for us adults who have never quite reached adulthood (whatever that is). This post is one of the best yet and they are all wonderful!!! Wonderful!!
Thanks, Mary! 😃💕 Oh my goodness… that’s exactly the kind of storybook I’d love to write, but I’m not sure there’s a market for that. lol That’s always my curse… what I want to create is never the mainstream. 😉
I love Phineas and his friends and their story made be giggle. I’m glad the birthday went well. I got to talk with various artists the past two days, see some amazing art, drive by spectacular foliage, take a bunch of pictures to fuel my creativity and I got to paint a bit. Great weekend.
You do seem to have the children’s book gene built in. If you’re already making up stories about dogs and friends, you are halfway to a book. It’s interesting, when I was hot to write a novel, I still didn’t make up stories very much, but, when I was writing poetry, I constantly was coming up with beautiful lines of description. I’m thinking maybe there is something to how our brains work. I read a book about the reading brain that says humans are not hardwired to be able to read. We have to build synapses in our brains as we learn.
Thanks, Lisa! 😃💕 Yeah, I’ve always loved making up stories! Though, of course, the true stories I tell are true to the best of my memory. Yeah, the human brain is fascinating and we’re still trying to figure it out. Yet, I still draw a blank when it comes to an actual book… my everyday stories come naturally and then I sort of freeze up when it becomes a project. 😊
Great story and Doodle! Cindy the cat shows a bit of attitude with the glare she is throwing at Phineas, and he looks a bit worried! All the critters do belong in an illustrated book, which is a great way to keep their memories all alive.
Thanks so much, Bob! 😃💕 What a wonderful compliment! I’m really stretching myself this month and trying new things. As for Cindy, yeah… the real version shows a true disdain for Phineas, but he’s determined to win her favor.
Such a cute sketch and story. Funny how we like to think for our little animals. Great imaginations. You know my story of Bob the taliless bird. Well the other day, we had a new bird visitor….Peg. She only has one foot. My husband spotted her first and luckily we have each other to back us up on this one. He named her.
Oh my goodness, Sarah, you’re too sweet! Thank you! 😃💕 Your encouragement means the world to me, since you’re quite a gifted writer yourself! I really appreciate it! And no worries… but I hope you saw I made the dragon painting available for you! 😉
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