Sunday, April 15, 2018

A few flowers, mostly wind and fire lately...



The mountain has been smoking all week.  Fortunately
for us, in the SW area of Oklahoma, it's from a controlled burn.

The wildflowers are scarce this spring. Lean.
I enjoyed seeing a lot of Blue-eyed grass though.
She's a rare flower around here...

Blue-eyed Grass


I also snacked on Corn Salad leaves today. They tasted buttery and not bitter, yum!
My opening of Wee Winsome Wildflowers exhibit is only days away. 

Storksbill (another edible)

Monday, April 2, 2018

March (Moccasins)


Some things happened in March … many things, a small
significant one was that my 'moccasins' traveled 50 years.
Much has happened in my fifty years.  I'm still
growing, learning, and hungering & thirsting to walk
in an exciting FAITH adventure daily.  God renews my 
youth like the eagle's.  My spirit is free and still gracefully
carries my outer form so that I can do what I need to 
in this life.  I yearn to love, to grow, to give …   
I feel like I have been given such a beautiful space 
(inward and outward) to taste of life and to drink from overflow.
God has made everything sweet in His time.

Burrowing owls (Achene culinaria), Acylic on Driftwood
Mama (or teacher) protecting a juvenile.
Exciting times are here in Oklahoma in the educational realm.  
May the floodgates open for this generation - not just financial funding
but a glory that touches their souls with holy passion.

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

Flowers

"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

Journeys

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!!