I've had the absolute pleasure of spending much of the last two days catching up on Misty's video's, and OMG............that girl is on fire!!!!  

Inspiration is an understatement!

I'd like to plan a week long getaway with just my art supplies (which also include chocolate and wine:), iPad, and nothing else but time.

The painting below became the inspiration for this sketch.  This makes piece #4, sketched, primed, and ready for paint. 

By J.T. Winik

Pondering Poetry


It doesn't have to be
the blue iris, it could be
weeds in a vacant lot, or a few
small stones; just
pay attention, 

then patch

a few words together and don't try
to make them elaborate, this isn't
a contest but the doorway

into thanks, and a silence in which
another voice may speak.

by  ~Mary Oliver~

The Old Poets of China

Wherever I am, the world comes after me.
It offers me its busyness. It does not believe
that I do not want it. Now I understand
why the old poets of China went so far and high
into the mountains, then crept into the pale mist.

by ~Mary Oliver~
Today's pencil sketch
on corrugated cardboard.  Anything that accepts lead, or charcoal is fair game when the mood strikes.

I'm juggling at least four different things, almost simultaneously. Writing, reading, drawing, painting, making a huge mess in my studio, and enjoying every minute of it.

There is not one day that goes by without teaching me something new.  Thank goodness!