Sunday, December 19, 2010

Sunday Sketch

Hello everyone! I hope you are enjoying a relaxing weekend! Below is this weeks Sunday Sketch, hosted by Sophia. (see link to the right)

My story has 1 last page, so it looks like I will make the Christmas deadline! And in case anyone is wondering, we have a black cat with a little white, who was once a stray. :-)
I'm off to check out the other participants for this weeks sketches. I hope you will join us!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Sunday Sketch

Good morning! It's raining today, and since my throat is a little scratchy, I'm planning to stay in where it's warm and dry. :-) Below is this weeks Sunday sketch hosted by Sophia.(-see side bar)

Here is my painting from last week, finished!

He'll be in my Etsy shop later today.
I hope everyone is well and having a good weekend!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

More Book Finished

Hello and Happy Sunday! I've finished a few more pages of my granddaughters book...I'm starting to think I'll really have it finished by Christmas!

I've also been working on this little guy:

I still have more to add, and hope to work on him more tomorrow.
I can't wait to see what everyone has been creating! Have a happy creative week!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thank you to all of the wonderful people who come to my blog and encourage me in my journey! May God bless you! Happy Thanksgiving!!

Monday, November 22, 2010


Good morning! I was inspired a few months ago to paint this first picture, but it took me awhile to get all the details just right.

Here is another page finished in my Sketchbook Journal Project:

I still have this afternoon to play in my room, so I should have more pages finished for the book I'm making.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

New Sunday Sketch

Hello all! Below is this weeks Sunday sketch, another page in my granddaughters book. (see link to right if you want to see other wonderful sketches)

I'm on vacation tomorrow, so I hope to have at least 2 more pages ready to show. I'm getting close to the end! I'm sure you've been able to guess what will happen when the people return from their vacation. (smiles)
I'm heading over to Sophia's to see who else signed up this week. Have a great day everyone!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Sunday Sketch

Happy Sunday everyone! Here are my sketches for this week...more pages in my granddaughters book I'm making for her.

I can't believe Thanksgiving is just a few weeks away already, and then Christmas soon after! This year has really flown by! I have 1 more class I want to take, Alisa Burke's color theory. Has anyone taken it? Her post is very encouraging about drawing every day. I've tried before to find time for it everyday, but it's so hard to do, since I work full time. Does anyone else have that same problem and have you found a way to make time?
Well, I'm heading over to Sophia's blog to see what everyone else has been sketching this week. Have a wonderful day!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Sketches for New Book Continued

Happy Sunday everyone! Below is this weeks sketch for Sophia's Sunday Sketch. (see link to the right)

This is page 3 & 4 in the book I'm writing for my granddaughter. Speaking of Ashlyn, here is the outfit she wore last weekend for Halloween.

and here is my grandson Grant in his Halloween costume.

and here is my other grandson Levi.

I'm off to see my daughter Tori for the day. It's her 30th Birthday!
Have a great week everyone!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

And the Winner Is...!!

Last Sunday I had my first giveaway and here are the results of the random number
Min:1 Max: 11 Result: 11 Powered by RANDOM.ORG
I had trouble figuring out how to get the whole picture to show. Maybe someone can let me know how to download it?
The winner is #11 and that person is Marilyn Rock! I hope you'll check out her wonderful blog! She is very talented and such a nice person to know! Marilyn please email me your address so I can send you your picture.
Thanks to everyone who entered my first ever contest!

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Sunday Sketch & A Giveaway!

Good morning all! I've started a book for my granddaughter Ashlyn, as a Christmas gift. Below are the first 2 pages.

The story is about an incident that really happened to us, but of course I'm embellishing a little for the book. Here are the same pages painted. I still need to add the words.

I'm off to check out Sophia's blog to see who else is participating in her weekly sketches. If you want to come along too, then check out her link on the right side.
I've decided to have a give away for this painting!

All you need to do to enter to win, is become a follower and leave me a comment on this post. That's it! Good luck everyone!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Painted Sketch

Hi all! Here is last weeks sketch completed!

I've had a busy day with some of my family, which is why this post is so late! My oldest grandson turned 2 this week. Here he is with his favorite gift...balloons!

If you want to see other sketches, check out Sophia's blog. (see link on the right)
I'm off to see what everyone else is up to...have a great week!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

New Sketch & Finished Painting

Happy Sunday everyone! Below is this weeks sketch, which I will use as a reference for my new painting I'm planning.

I was in Charleston this week and took pictures of the buildings which is where I got the inspiration for the sketch.
Here is last weeks sketch, finished.

And finally, here is a painting I showed you a couple of weeks ago, that I'm now done with...except for a coat of wax.

That's all for now! I'm heading over to Sophia's to see what everyone else has sketched today! I hope you'll join me!
Have a great week!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Sunday Sketch & an Explanation

Hi everyone! I missed posting yesterday, partially due to company all weekend. Here is my sketch I worked on over the weekend. (for more sketches, check out Sophia's blog with the link on the right)

This started as a scribble, then I looked at it from different angles and saw the chair and 2 cats. This is another idea from the Paint Free class I'm taking. I had several comments from my blog friends, wondering about the Paint Free class. What Wyanne is teaching, is how to let go and find your own style of painting. I'm really enjoying the class, so if you are interested, follow the link and please let me know if you join the class!
Have a great week everyone!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

A New Painting-SS

Hi everyone! I hope you all are enjoying the weekend. We have had beautiful weather all weekend long and I'm loving it! Here is a painting I've been working on for Wyanne's class-Paint Free.

I'm almost finished with the sketch from last is my WIP:
I'm off to see the rest of the Sunday Sketches! Check out Sophia's blog (see link on the right) for other wonderful sketches!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Sunday Sketch...Finally

I've tried to find time all day to post my sketch, but was too busy until now. (check out the link to the right for more sketches hosted by Sophia)

I'm taking Wyanne's class, "Paint Free" and here is one of my first assignments.

I'm learning to relax and just paint without stressing and thinking too much. This seems a little busy compared to my usual style, but it was so much fun! I also took Wyanne's class "Mixed Media with the Girls." Another fun class, which is teaching me so many new techniques. Here is my first painting...almost finished. I just have a few more details to add and she'll be done.

And last but definitely not least, my granddaughter Ashlyn Faith was born on Thursday.

I'm so blessed!
Have a good week everyone!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Sunday Sketch

Hello and welcome to another Sunday Sketch! Dear and I were at the beach last week and here is a sketch I drew while sitting in my chair.

Note to self; don't take an eraser to the ended up with sand stuck to it!
Check out other awesome sketches at Sophia's blog,(see link to the right)and have a fun Sunday!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Sunday Sketches

Hello and welcome to this weeks Sunday Sketch, hosted by Sophia. (see link on the right)

She is already glued into my journal page and ready to be painted.
Below is my sketch from 2 weeks ago...almost finished. I just have a few more details to add.

Last weekend, my family came over for my birthday on Saturday and Sunday Tori and I had a shower for my daughter in law, Amy. It was such a busy weekend I didn't have time to post anything! Here are a few of my favorite pictures from the weekend.

Isn't Levi sooo cute?

Amy is due in 3 weeks!

Grant is adorable!
I'll be at the beach next weekend for a whole week and I probably won't have my computer. It might be a couple of weeks before I participate in the Sunday Sketch again.
Have a great week everyone!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Sunday Sketches

Below is my Sunday sketch, hosted by Sophia. (See link to the right) I'm enjoying the weekly challenge to have a new sketch by Sunday and here are a few I worked on this week.

I'm practicing mermaids so I can paint one for my granddaughter someday, and the birdcage and birds are for the WIP from last weekend.
Here is my finished journal page for the Sketchbook Journal tour.

That's all I have for now, and I'm not sure how much painting I'll get done today. Yesterday was my birthday and friends are taking me to a movie today. Yah! We're going to see "Switched." Has anyone seen it yet? It looks like a fun movie.
Have a great day everyone!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

New Sketch

Hello and happy Sunday! Below is my latest sketch I started last week.

I think I'll add her to my journal and paint her this afternoon.
Here is my box I started last week...finished now.

I'm thinking of painting another box in pink, for my granddaughter who is due to be born in September. Maybe with an angel on it or a mermaid? I'm still in the planning stages for that project.
And finally, below is a painting in progress:

I really want to try adding some metal but I'm not sure what it will be. Any suggestions? I'm thinking of maybe a bird cage?
Well, that's all I have for now. If you want to see other sketches check out Sophia's blog. (See link on the right)
Have a good week!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Finished Sunday Sketch

Hi all! I hope everyone is having a restful Sunday. Below is my Sunday sketch for this week. I've already completed it and it's in my new journal.

I wasn't sure where I was going with the purple, but I wanted to try using some different colors. I have certain colors I want to use all the time, and I really need to try working with something different.
If you want to see other sketches check out Sophia's blog. (see the link on the right)
I'm off to do some shopping! Have a good day!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

New Sunday Sketches

Happy Sunday to everyone! I've been working in my new journal for the Sketchbook Project that I signed up for recently. The only problem has been the thin paper. I tried to glue several pages together to make it sturdy enough for paint, but it just wrinkled the paper and in some cases, curled it. Next, I tried PVA glue, which seems to be better then gel medium. Anyway, here is my sketch and finished page.

I also played with a chipboard box I bought awhile ago from Hobby Lobby. So far, I've just painted the lid.

Well, that's all I have for today. If you want to see other sketches, check out Sophia's blog. (Link is on the side)
Have a wonderful day and week!

Sunday, July 25, 2010


I think I'm finally finished with last weeks sketch, but after I walk away I may change my mind. Something about her seems unfinished.

I signed up for the Sketchbook Journal Project, and my book came this week. I'm excited about getting started so hopefully I'll have a new sketch or completed page by the end of the day.
Happy Sunday everyone!