Sunday, July 23, 2017
Sunday, July 16, 2017
while a couple of friends stopped to visit.
Before I knew it noon had arrived and the morning had disappeared. Amazing how fast a few hours can fly when one is doing something they love.
Hope sweet friends you find a perfect morning to enjoy that special thing you love to do.
Monday, July 10, 2017
That date was yesterday with you sweet friends.
Missed my usual posting on Sunday . Like Alice in Wonderland... there are times when I fall down the rabbit hole. Hope all of you are having a lovely start to the week.
Rain has swept through Ohio making our fields lovely and green...
If any of you have not fallen down the rabbit hole...drop me a note and let me know how your week is going.
Have a lovely and blessed day.
Sunday, July 2, 2017
Sunday, June 25, 2017
Sharing a floral sketch done this month. June always seems to have so many flowers blooming at once. It is hard to decide which ones to capture.
These were sketched directly in the garden with a micron pen. Later a bit of watercolor was added in the studio. Canson makes a great Montval Field Watercolor book. Seems to accept light washes well without buckling. Mine is a 10x7 with 50 pages . This size suits my taste because it is easy to carry outdoors.
It is hard to realize that the last week of this beautiful month is here. Where did June go?
Sunday, June 18, 2017
It is my favorite way to travel. Not far to go, no traffic jams or fear of getting lost.
Packing is easy too. A straw hat, cool glass of lemonade and a good book makes the luggage very light.
When I arrive there is a comfy seat in a spot of shade.
Yes friends this place is right out my back door.
Now that I have shared my mini vacation...hope you will shares yours.
Have a lovely week!
Sunday, June 11, 2017
Pink poppies and larkspur are in full swing.
Speaking of smiling - here is someone else who seems to be enjoying this beautiful month of June! Hope you all are too.
Thank you everyone for your sweet words , thoughts and prayers at the loss of my dear father. They mean so much.
Sunday, June 4, 2017
My dear father passed away two weeks ago on a Sunday morning.
He slipped away from us ever so gently into the arms of the Lord.
His love and faith for God, family, and country left a legacy that will live on in all of the hearts who knew him.
There is much I could write but grief is just too fresh to allow the words to flow.
Let me simply finish by saying I know that my Dad is finally home in heaven. "...No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him." 1 Cor. 2:9 (NIV)
Sunday, May 7, 2017
Sunday, April 30, 2017
Yesterday was one.
Originally I had planned to do some much needed gardening.
The weather had other plans.
So instead I spent those sweet hours sketching a gathered bouquet...
Thank you for letting me share what I did with a rainy afternoon. Hope you will do the same.
Have a lovely week.
Sunday, April 23, 2017
Orange tulips with Virginia Bluebells... they make a lovely pair.
Have a Blessed Week!
Sunday, April 16, 2017
"Because He lives I can face tomorrow; Because He lives all fear is gone; Because I know He holds the future, And life is worth the living just because He lives." Gloria Gaither & William Gaither
"Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here; He has risen! Luke 24:5b (NIV)
Have a Blessed Easter
Sunday, April 9, 2017
Sunday, April 2, 2017
Sunday, March 26, 2017
The viola was painted on Yupo paper. It is a challenging surface but also forgiving. If you don't like something you can just wash off and start over!
This little piece was done on Strathmore precut watercolor paper. 5x7 is a nice size to use if you choose to make a greeting card.
Well best go for now I hear the garden calling. So glad you took a moment to stop by.
Have a lovely week.
"Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord not for men." Col. 3:23
Sunday, March 19, 2017
This little sparrow reminded me of an old hymn we sang many years ago. Unfortunately we don't seem to sing it much now. "His Eye is on the Sparrow" written by Civilla D Martin. The tune was by Charles H Gabriel.
The words to the first stanza are:
"Why should I feel discouraged, Why should the shadows come, Why should my heart be lonely And long for Heav' n and home, When Jesus is my portion? My constant Friend is He: His eye is on the sparrow, And I know He watches me; His eye is on the sparrow, And I know He cares for me.
The chorus follows with "I sing because I'm happy, I sing because I'm free, For His eye is on the sparrow, And I know He watches me."
Lovely words that remind us that a loving Heavenly Father is not only watching over the Sparrow but He watches over us.
Hope all of you have a blessed week. Hugs Debbie
Sunday, March 12, 2017
Overnight had brought us a gorgeous snow fall.
It had been warm Thursday afternoon - sunny and above average temps. Things were certainly looking spring-like.
Hope you enjoyed seeing our surprise.