Saturday, September 13, 2014

Photo Friday - Panorama

This was taken in Kauai on the way back from a hike.
The storm coming in off the ocean was amazing to watch. 

(I apologize that the website isn't so great at showing a panoramic photo. Click on the photo for a closer look)

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Photo Friday - Warmth

The AZ sun certainly has "warmth". It was only about 80 at 5:30 AM but later it got to 110!

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Photo Friday - Portrait

I took this picture of my granddaughter when she was one day old.  I was so happy that it turned out so good. There is nothing as precious as a new baby.  I love you Harper Grace!

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Sketchbook Update

Back in November I wrote about my sketch journal.  Since then a lot of things in my life have changed, for the better thankfully. I am still using my sketchbook journal but I have more focus I think.  Every week I try to do a drawing and then write around it  I have found that my best drawings are of flowers, sort of like my best photos are always of flowers!  Some are not so hot, but once they are in the journal, there isn't much you can do about them without tearing out the page. I started sharing them on Instagram and Facebook and it seems a lot of people really like them. I have gotten 2 commissions from people to do artwork for them - who knew?  Here are a few of the ones I've done lately.

I love this one

this one, not so much.
A few more favorites...

This is my front yard in the springtime. 

This was my Easter drawing. My irises were in bloom and so beautiful.
I like this one of my back yard pond.
There are several aps on my phone that allow me to put several pictures together. It's kind of cool to put the real picture beside the watercolor. I loved the real flower below but wasn't too happy with my artwork rendition of it.

I actually drew this flag last year but added in the real one for posting this 4th of July.

Bill challenged me to draw a dragon fly. I think I need more work on them!

And for the FLOUR part of my blog. We were invited to lunch yesterday and I was to bring dessert. I combined 2 different recipes and came up with the most wonderful lemonade cheesecake.  Sometimes I amaze even myself!  It was heavenly, in a very tart kind of way!

Now I'll need to come up with something equally as wonderful for the next time. YIKES!

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Photo Friday - Green

Although this picture wasn't taken to show green, it certainly does. This little bird comes to visit every evening and lands on these flowers right outside my family room. I'm sure he has no idea I can see him up close like this. He's about the size of a hummingbird. I think I'll name him.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Photo Friday - Sky

The Arizona sky is pretty boring right now so this shot of the morning sky as I walked into work yesterday will have to do.