Thursday, March 15, 2018

Are you in a Book Club?

I can't help but think of my friend, Pencil Fox, as I share this post.  Her book club posts have inspired this!

February - The Seventh Most Important Thing by Shelley Pearsall
March - The Boys Who Challenged Hitler: Knud Pedersen and the Churchill Club by P. Hoose
This book was so remarkable that we finished it before Spring Break.
Yes, a WWII history book - The Boys Who Challenged Hitler:
Knud Pedersen and the Churchill Club is highly recommended by this
6th grade book club.  I personally devoured this true story and
followed it up with the excellent film, The Darkest Hour (about Churchill).

Happy Reading
and Happy Spring!

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Wildflowers count down...

Gaillardia pulchella, 8.5 x 11 watercolor
If I didn't have to name all my native wildflower
paintings by their scientific names, I'd probably 
title this one Flower Ecstasy or something. 

We're still far away from these flowers blooming on the prairie,
but my wildflower paintings will soon be on show at the
Museum of the Western Prairie in Altus, Oklahoma.

Echinacea purpurea, 11 x 14 watercolor

Monday, January 15, 2018


"Artist with an Indian Paintbrush" 5 x 7 watercolor

The only flowers I'm seeing these days 
are the ones I'm painting.

It's cold mostly, but some days sunny. 
We're also in drought here in Oklahoma.

Thursday, January 4, 2018


Hello 2018
Wings,  9" x 12" Mixed Media

2017 was a beautiful year for me. Oh, there were some agonies, 
but …. a shift came that dazzled me like a kaleidoscopic vision. 
A gentle wind from God set my sails in the right direction and 
I'm still enjoying the journey. Some days I work the tiller, other days I drift. 
My course is set, and with the goodness of God,
 hopefully I'll drop an anchor. 
Realistically, there will be ups and downs in 2018 - 
both are needed like supporting wings. 
So I pray for courage, creativity and grit. 
I'm ready to fly. 
Ready to sail into the new year ~ ~ ~ 

Wings and Sails,  9" x 12" Mixed Media
Wishing everyone a GREAT journey in 2018!

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Spring Count Down

Narrow-leafed Puccoon, oil

 Spring is having an underground party. 
Roots are in riot.
And soon the yellow-trumpets will sound.

Winter is basically my spring count-down!!

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Small Greetings

Christmas is coming.
Thanksgiving pies.
I got these mugs when I was a teen in Germany.  Hm, they are very vintage.
Sunny spot under the roses, please.

Over the last couple of months I've photographed some of my
miniature furniture and dishes.  The windowsill still-lives in the kitchen 
simply make me happy.

Sunny reading nook.

Saturday, December 16, 2017


The earth and sky of Prairie Hill lately. 

The sun and wind are spinning gold all around me.

I enjoy roaming the prairie like a bison.

How is your heart?   How is your land?   Your winter?   Your path?