Monday, August 11, 2014

Art of the Carolina's….Nov. 13, 14, 15 & 16 2014


Art of the Carolina's Workshops are up.
This year I'm taking four:
Travel Sketching
Painting with Strong Values and a Limited Palette
Weathered Buildings in Watercolor
The New Merger: Painting & Photo Collage

I so look forward to this event every year.  AOC brings artists from all over the country  to North  Carolina both as teacher and student.   For four days the Hilton in Raleigh explodes with creative energy and I love being a part of that.

Interested in expanding your artistic horizons? Click here and check it out.

Can't wait.




Monday, August 4, 2014

Day 2 of 3 Day Juice Cleanse...


Kale, spinach, pineapple, orange. 
 Decided not to run this in juicer because of the kale.
Went into the vitamix instead.
So good. Probably my favorite.
Day 1 was a breeze . 
Although  I did want something solid around 7 pm, 
 I stayed strong and am glad I did.  
Day 2? We"ll see how this goes.  So far.... So good.
I feel amazing.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

YOU make me smile...

You always seem to know when I am sad.


Silly dog.
I do love you.

Saturday, July 5, 2014

The Calm After The Storm...



Spectacular weather.
But no swimming allowed.

Red flags as far as the eye can see.


I just want to submerge  my body into that fresh cool surf.  
Rinse my cares away.

But I can't.
NO SWIIMMing ALLOWED.
Ughhhhhh.


I guess I'll drown my thoughts in the waves 
instead.  The millions of thoughts racing through my head.

This is just too much for me.

So Quiet Here.....


for a holiday weekend.  

Just the sound of the wind,


...and paws on the deck.


God Bless America.

Friday, July 4, 2014

Wild Horses....



Couldn't drag me away.
Corrolla wild horses out after the hurricane.  

Breathless.



Gizmo hurricane cam..,.

Waiting for the flood to dissipate.

Gotta get to the beach to look for shells.




Thursday, July 3, 2014

Hurricane Arthur Watch from Nags Head, OBX

Boats, motorcycles, motor homes, buses... All leaving the OBX
...and we are coming.  
Had to secure the boat, patio furniture and artwork.
The sky.... Not ominous.....
Yet.

Gizmo will be reporting throughout the course of the storm.
But first.....

A golf cart ride.  
There will be plenty of time to batten down the hatches,
Later.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Here We Go Again….

Thought we were babysitting this guy…


so that his parents could have some fun at the beach.

Come to find out….


we have ANOTHER engagement!!

That's TWO kids - TWO engagements within the last TWO months.

Now I'm told…
 we will be having TWO weddings next year
within TWO months of each other.

This is TOO overwhelming!

Congratulations Brina & Dylan.
So happy for you.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Ten Days at the OBX....

Playing with crabs...

Checking out local artists (the fishman)


Deep sea fishing....





Finding my center...


Playing with more crabs...


And just taking it all in.




Do we have to go home?

Monday, June 16, 2014

Corgi Rules....


I publish this every once in a while.  It makes me laugh every time I read it.
It IS GIZMO.

But this weekend I witnessed something...
the tables have turned....

there's a new sheriff in town...

Yes...  This is an uneaten Jambone.
Meaty....
Delicious....

And it's Toby's.

Sorry Gizmo.  

.....you already ate yours.
I

Monday, June 9, 2014

Sea obsessed.....









Quick watercolor sketch of seashore treasures. 


This is the greatest little watercolor pallet.

Stockmar... From Germany.  
Such beautiful opaque color, rich and vibrant.


One of my favorite supplies.  Love them.


More Alaska....








Adventures in Sitka, Skagway and Juneau.....
Flying in two seaplanes, fly fishing, glacier viewing, canoeing, plummeting 3,000 feet down the side of a mountain over 1,000 feet off the side on the worlds largest zip line, riding ATVs in the forest, and just taking it all in.   

And that was just the first few days.

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