moonrise over lake

I did one of those wine drinking and art event nights. I was supposed to go with a friend who cancelled last minute because her household is sick, and she didn’t want to spread germs. This was a good move on her part; so I went alone.

The painting environment was a bit cramped, even with the vacant seat on my left. The man to my right was dangerously close to my paintbrush 🖌 and he fortunately was wearing glasses to protect him in case he wasn’t paying attention while I was working on the right side of my canvas at his eye level. He didn’t seem concerned but I had to keep apologizing for tapping him with my brush. This was mildly amusing, overall.

I preferred to drink my very tasty Bloody Mary and forwent the wine. There was music playing that was more like a dance party. This was no regular daytime painting class. The process was formulaic and fast paced. I had to work as fast as possible on the trees. The paint didn’t blend well and my brush had lumps from the previous uses. Suffice it to say that the paint wasn’t the best quality. I’ve worked with better acrylics, ones that don’t dry as fast or get as runny when you add water. But this was a fun challenge.

Even though I went by myself, I had a really good time, and I’d do it again. The more I reflect on it (no pun intended) the more I realize how much I enjoyed myself.

Jack – ?

I rarely, rarely draw random characters. This was a surprising character that came out maybe a year ago. I haven’t heard from him since. In my life, so much is whizzing by all the time. It’s neat to see if there are developments, or if someone is here to stay. It’s often a surprise…when they do.

Every day I’ve been diligently doing my Og Mandino book 📖 scroll reading (3x a day). It’s a bit tedious, but I’ve never tried to reread the same text over and over again for 30 days (as the book requires). See previous post where I mention the book.

Will we see Jack again? What do you think Jack was up to? Where was he going? Your guess will be as good as mine.

loving habitat

Today I could not find my sketch pencils ✏️. I have a lot of organizing I need to do, but currently my schedule is at maximum. As I become more efficient, I will have a new maximum. Let me remember today. Also, I am including drawings from the year 2016 when I was making an effort to be more diligent with my drawing. I am working on a number of skills simultaneously…

I am truly only seeking within, with gratitude, with freedom, with awareness.

It’s true, I believe, when I say: I love you all 💗

pilot light

takes a lot of energy
to maintain the light
under the hood

to keep the engine ready
for that moment it gets
more gas,


all might come and go so quickly
synching things up
is more of an exploration
in the tangled woodsy mix
of the dead and new leaves and
branches twisted
than a showcase for display
at an art venue where art
tries to be nature,
but is human-filtered,


in this gallery,
you can hunt and peck for
what you like–
please, find ‘something’
that you like.

does it sparkle?
or do you prefer the neglected?

we have both for sale!

Before the paint even dries

This is….


A dragon? A mountain?

Who cares- it took less than two minutes?

I’m not daunted…

I will continue on.

These are washable kids paints. It’s taking more time to post this than it did to make it. These were my favorite colors when I was a child, but at some point the yellow dropped out as a favorite color. Today I honor that yellow that “dropped out.”

when you run out of color…

There was a time once when I wouldn’t share this. But I am, because it’s a thing to do. I promised myself I’d spend at least 10 min a week doing something with line and color, no matter how far away I am from being inspired to do so, and no matter how much I’m not good at it anymore. See Janet Weight Reed for inspiration.

There are many disciplines like this that I have been developing. I am also reading an Og Mandino book “The Greatest Salesman.” It’s a series of scrolls that each have to be read for 30 days. I am on scroll 1, day 2.

A patient of mine came in with the book last week, and I had the perfect book recommendation for him. This was the book the patient had just finished. He casually showed me. I immediately knew this book was on my “sign up” list.

This image looks less like a glass and more like one of those coil pots you make in kindergarten and then don’t know what to do with once your done, so you give it to your mom to cherish.

I immediately ran out of the light blue color. It’s an electrolyte drink (no sugar) very good-great for hydrating yourself. Electrolytes are so important for me. My blog is never to be used to diagnose or for any information about healthcare. It is only for entertainment purposes only.

Introducing The Vedic Astrology Cards!

I have never met a person in my life of knowing mystics, psychics, or spiritually focused/devoted peoples who is more industrious or productive than Julianne Victoria. I’m considering getting this deck – but I have a lot on my plate already! I don’t know how she does everything she does, but maybe some of her abilities and vibes are in the cards! In any event: take a look and appreciate them with me! Maybe you might be interested in her products!

via Introducing The Vedic Astrology Cards!

The Buy Nothing Project — Discover

The Buy Nothing Project is wonderful! It’s based on local communities and gifting culture. It’s even more important when you have kids and you need to gift (to remove things from your home and make space, or ask for things that you only need temporarily.) Also, it builds a sense of community and community awareness. This is one of the best new developments I’ve seen so far in terms of economy.

I just wanted to bring this to peoples’ awareness in my blog community – so you can find Buy Nothing Project(s) nearby you.

Buy Nothing Project groups divert materials from our landfills and oceans as hundreds of items are re-homed each day. Groups dedicated to giving away used items are in place around the world — find your local group today!

via The Buy Nothing Project — Discover