Sunday, May 24, 2020

Staying motivated these days

Staying motivated these days is a bit challenging.  I have always known that you get inspiration from the things you see.  So lately hanging out at home and not going anywhere but the grocery store doesn't really stimulate my creative mojo.

I'm in my studio on a daily basis, some days I can get lost in what I do and other days not so much.  I'm so glad we have our puppy to occupy time.  And I've also been yearning to start a new Troll.  I want to try something a little different. 

Maybe using muslin and Paper clay.  I don't have a character in mind just yet.  Will get out my sketchpad and see what happens?!?  In the mean time. Here's a few new pics of Rex.


Wednesday, May 06, 2020


In class this week I was asked to incorporate what is going on in the world right now.  So here it is.  The Lion is in hibernation waiting for the world to get back on track.  I'm glad we have a big back yard.  That is me watering  some flowers, listening to the birds singing.  And every now and again an animal in the sky appears.

The days seem to pass one by one and slowly the country is opening its doors again.  So stay safe!

Thursday, April 30, 2020

Still here

Yup, I'm still here.  Putting one foot in front of the other and staying busy.  I have spent many hours in the Studio being creative, nothing too earth shaking.  Small amounts of time.  I think summer has come early.  It's been very warm out.  So we take our walks early and later.  

Life is goo!  And I'm very lucky to be healthy, have a home and plenty of food to eat.

I hope everyone is doing well???  Here are a few pics from the past week.  Stay safe!


Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Cabin Fever

I'm sure I'm not the only one, but I have cabin Fever real bad!!!  Trying to stay busy and positive during these trying times.  Today I printed off Jill Maas, Lucky Lucy Pattern.  It looks like a fun little distraction.  I also shared the link on my FB page.

Yes, I could be cleaning or sorting closets..........but that doesn't sound like so much fun.  I'm also taking an on-line class with Carla Sonheim and am having fun playing and experimenting.


So many things I'd rather be doing.
 


Friday, April 17, 2020

Taking an on-line class

This week was spent taking an on-line class with Carla Sonheim, entitled "A Special 10-Year Anniversary Class".  Probably the best part so far was the first prompt.  Take 12 small pieces of paper, go to bed, put a pillow on your lap and draw Lions using a ball point pen.

Next take one of those drawings and do some blind drawing onto 5 X 7 watercolor paper.  And it just kept getting better.  I love how the simplest of things are some times the most rewarding.  Here are a view of my favorite pieces.

Now I must go watch the next lesson.



Friday, April 10, 2020

Friday again

Friday again!  It's been kind of a running joke since Steve retired.  It's hard to keep track of what day it is, when you don't leave the house.  

Rex is keeping us busy!  Timing could not have been better for getting a fur Baby.  

He's a handsome boy and has doubled in size since we brought him home.  It's been raining here, which is really unusual for California.  I'm ready for it to stop and come back in July.  Now off to do something creative.

Tuesday, April 07, 2020


I'm still here!  As you can see me focus is changing a bit.  I'm still making Trolls, but not as much as I used to.  In November my beloved Lab of 13 years left us.  That left a huge empty space in my heart.  

We recently, got a new fur Baby.  Rex is keeping us very busy, which is good.  The world is in a crazy place right now.  I'm trying to stay busy and not dwell on the fact that I can't come and go as I please.

I will try to post more often and keep you posted of my on-goings.