while waiting for my doctor's appointment yesterday. :)
Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Monday, April 28, 2008
...to PrePaid Envelope Art...
(I just could not resist!)
Saturday, April 26, 2008
Thursday, April 24, 2008
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Monday, April 21, 2008
painted in watercolor as a workshop piece...
revitalized as something very different
by just selecting a computer photo software option
and simply clicking the mouse!
`Tis truly Cactus Monday magic!
Have a Happy one! :)
Friday, April 18, 2008
"Across the Pond"
the thistle is an ancient Celtic heraldic symbol
denoting one's nobility, character, and birth.
the thistle is considered a national symbol.
was allegedly used by the Navajo and Hopi Indians
for medicinal purposes.
It blooms pink-purple in the Arizona desert
from March to September.
Painted Ladies find it very attractive.
So, now I ask you...
Why do they annoy me so,
Why are they persistently attempting
to root themselves all over my
What are these things anyway???
War Emblems...Wonder Drugs....Wildflowers...or Weeds?
must truly be in the eyes of the beholder...
At least, the Painted Ladies (and the artist in me) think it so! ;)
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Click on the link above!
Celebrate our Planet!
EDM # 167
"Something that Needs To Be Fixed"
my 50th Blog Post!
Monday, April 14, 2008
Is native to Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, & Paraguay.
Her colorful blossoms can range from
to Deep Red,
to Orange, and
She is an original South American "party girl"...
dressing up in her festive "bling-blossoms"
for a midnight rendezvous or two
with a few batty friends.
Just like a "Cinderella",
her fragile and delicate beauty quickly
fades from view...
leaving only the haunting memories of her sweet fragrance
in the hearts of admirers
until the next Spring.
The beauty of Mother Nature...
She surely has it goin' on! ;)
Friday, April 11, 2008
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
"Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day.
Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime."
Ask an artist to imagine a fish
And you get a whole new species! ;)
"Draw a Fish"
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
Monday, April 7, 2008
EDM #163..."Draw a Deck of Cards"
I "drew" the
Ace of Spades.
Casino card decks are used only for a couple of hours.
The decks are then retired and are either clipped or drilled.
A hole was drilled through my used casino card deck
Cliff Castle Casino in Camp Verde, Arizona.
Truly, this is a marked card! :)
if you plan to hit the casinos...
be careful not to get "stuck" with a bad hand...
by a spiney cactus! ;)
Sunday, April 6, 2008
Saturday, April 5, 2008
Float through the sky
Quails flittering about
So quick and spry.
The cacti is in bloom...
spring air swirls all about,
That the desert is alive
there is absolutely no doubt.
In my heart are these wishes
from me sent to you...
Joy, Peace, and Happiness
in all that you do.
Now as I close
from across blue sea,
I send from the desert
A "Happy Birthday" to thee!
Of Special Note:
I consider Anita Davies a special mentor.
I treasure her as a person and and applaud her as an artist.
She lights the end of my tunnels.
On this day of her birth..I both celebrate her life
and thank her for all she does.
Thursday, April 3, 2008
Wildflowers, and sculpture, and brick-covered walks.
A day of delight and a feast for the eyes,
'Twas the beauty of Nature under sun-brightened skies.
Tucked inside "our" Garden were trails here and there
With hideaways perfect to paint "en plein aire".
We drew and we sketched and our brushes did float
Over sketchbook and moleskines-making memories of note.
Time was ours to explore, or to find the right spot-
To journal or fantasize or shoot our last shot.
What a gem of a place for our Phoenix Sketch Crawl.
Art, colleagues, and nature...yes, "We had it all!
Of Special Note:
I dedicate this post to "Jordan"
a former student of mine...now in high school...
who loves to write, paint with watercolors, and raise butterflies.
Remember always... follow your dreams!