Monthly Archives: January 2018
HI BEAUTIES ! AS YOU CAN SEE IN A SIMPLE PAPER, YOU CAN GET THE UNIVERSE. HAVE A NICE DAY!
No matter what medium you use to paint cosmic scenes – be it oils or watercolours in my case – they are full of inimitable expressiveness. Van Gogh painted his mythical night sky, Starry Night, using oils so thick it made the painting feel tactile. It’s as if Van Gogh was inviting you to touch that bright moon in a way you can’t in life. In watercolours, I find, the night sky feels more fluid. As if you can swim in the unreachable depths of space. As if the night sky is a free-flowing seascape. I don’t know what to choose, so I keep alternating between the two. Happily, may I add.
Swan Nebula, Watercolours
You can learn more about my cosmic nature paintings here.
HI SISTERS ! LET’S TAKE TO THE STREET OUR SKETCHES. HAPPY SUNDAY!
Being back in Washington State is not easy after 5 weeks of sunshine in Australia.
It was a wonderful trip. Starting out in Sydney attending a Liz Steel workshop. So much fun! One of the most exciting things was to share a morning coffee with Liz Steel the day before the workshop. The next most exciting thing was to look at one of her sketchbooks. She shares so many of her sketchbooks online however actually seeing her work closeup was so inspiring. The third exciting thing was the workshop! Really …It was all equally exciting! Here are some photos from the event!
HI BEAUTIES! EVERYTHING CAN BE ART. HAPPY SATURDAY!
Suddenly – just like that, it’s all about chimneys and architecture ……
And then – I am spending ages on my iPhone layering and fiddling in my apps – making my self bug eyed and just a bit obsessed (again) if you ask me ….
Image blender, where you can layer two images , mask , arrange and change filters
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HI SISTERS! SOMETIMES SKETCHING CAN BE HEALING. HAPPY FRIDAY!
When I go through an illness, I like to wait until it’s over or I’ve adjusted to it before I start to talk about it. For most of my life, since I was 16, I’ve had a neurological condition that defied diagnosis. It started with seizures, then I developed weakness in my lower limbs For a while it was possible Multiple Sclerosis, but I was diagnosed as “abnormal.” When I was 46, after a thin slice MRI of my spine, they found a lesion in my thoracic spine (as well as a fracture vertebrae,) and diagnosed me with Transverse Myelitis.
Journal cover from 2005
The good thing about that diagnosis was that while my nerve damage couldn’t be repaired, it wasn’t degenerative.
Only it was. Subtly at first. A lot of my decreasing my mobility was blamed on increasing osteo-arthritis in my lower limbs. I made a progression from cane…
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HI BEAUTIES! LET’S SAIL THIS NEW DAY AND SKETCH A LOT 🎨
The Song “Oceans” by Hillsong speaks to me a lot. Each time I hear its lyrics, I always feel pushed and encourage to do things I’m suppose to do and set my fears aside.
Whenever I think about missions and ministries, the bridge part of this song pierces my heart and just leads me to pray these words.