Hi friends! If you haven’t seen it yet, here is the full version of the digital speed painting video “Strawberry Family” that I created for a calendar contest. Sometimes it’s fun to watch the process. Alas, the painting was not chosen, but I feel it was a worthy effort and I love it anyway. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M-g9UcIuR1w&t=7sContinue reading ““Strawberry Family” A Speed-painting Video”
Here’s my latest YouTube video where I experiment with acrylic paint mediums which include: Liquitex Slo-dri Liquitex Glazing Medium Golden Soft Gel Matte Golden Regular Gel Gloss Golden Heavy Gel Matte https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgg7hMOA5-5A1_3G7CXRqNw Hope this is helpful to you if you’re a painter!
“No!” screamed the child. The tired mother looked near her wits end. The child squirmed in her arms and pushed at the stuffed toy. The doctor behind them, waiting to enter the church sanctuary, cleared his throat. Neither the child or the mother noticed him. He raised an eyebrow and squinted one eye at hisContinue reading “A Squirmy Child”
The horse nickered. The knight clutched the reins tighter as he waited. She glanced down from the turret window and wondered, “will he come for me?” Thunder clapped. The horse jerked, fearful of the coming storm as he waited. “Should I run to him? Shall I pack my bags and ride away with him?” Mist rolled in.Continue reading “A Misty Eve”
*This is a poem I wrote after delivering my only child to college for the first time, making us empty-nesters.* The sun has absconded with my heart. I am betrayed. Prepping the introvert for a world of adulting created an unintentional bandit, who stole my wind. Watching her confidently walk away, alone, salty rain shrivelsContinue reading “Betrayed”
How did the butterfly get its name?Did it land on a stick of butter? Or maybe on the butter churn?Did the first one have wings of yellow?Or did it slide down a window easily?Did it flutter around with pollen on its feet? How did the butterfly get its name?Did it steal the milk and butter? PhotoContinue reading “Butterfly”
Hi Friends! I thought you might like to take a gander at my YouTube channel. I have painting adventure, poem-reciting and book trailer videos available there. I hope you enjoy!
Hello friends! I wanted to tell you a story about the sale of one of my paintings. Last winter I painted a series of watercolor and ink 16 x 20 inch paintings that I called “Fruits of the Spirit.” The first one, called “Joy,” gave me great joy as I painted it with Holy Spirit.Continue reading ““Joy”: A Good News Story”
Most days I swim in the shallows of daily life, “What’s for dinner; Honey, help me please; Oh, that looks good; Where is this thing?” Occasionally, Great White dives into the abyss and pulls a glowing creature from the depths of my darkness that illuminates a way for others, be it a story, a poem,Continue reading “Abyss”