Monday, October 16, 2017


I will be moving to another house soon.  From a 3 bedroom to a 1 bedroom.  Lots of work to do purging and packing.  Having to let go of a large amount of my little knick knacks that I draw.  Hurts quite a lot as I have been collecting them for years.  Just not going to be enough space for storing so much stuff.  Trying to keep most of my art supplies but something had to go.

While packing, started having trouble with my sciatic nerve.  Hurts to bend, walk, and lift.  Just really painful.  Doctor said stay off of it and rest it.  Haha.  Like that is not going to work if I'm to be ready to move.

So don't give up on me posting.  Hopefully I can get back on track and post more often after all the mess is over.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

I'm Still Alive

In case anyone is still following, I am still alive.  I have been super busy and stressed.  I will be moving in a couple months.  From a 3 bedroom to a 1 bedroom so as you can probably guess, I am aving to pack and do a major purge.  Not fun but necessary.

Friday, July 21, 2017

About Time

Well it's about time I posted.  I have not been feeling great.  Nothing specific, just no energy, regular old-age aches and pains.  It sucks to get old but it's better than dead.  That's what I always say.  At least so far. 

I ave not done a lot of art.  I have done a couple of ATCs for trade.  And a bookmark for trade.  I have a few things started but I seem to have no "want to" to finish any of them. 

This week, I did trace off a photo of my passed dog Friday.  I hope to start that this weekend.  I need to get in gear and get my mojo back. 

Last week was I had errands all week which makes it hard for  me.  I end up on cruthes for the evening

Last Sunday we had a dinner at my nephews for my parent's 69th anniversary  It was a nice evening and I got to be with my special babies.  My nephew's 2 yr old sone and 8 yr old daughter.  Highlights of my life.

Friday, April 28, 2017


I just finished this elephant in graphite. I had forgotten how easy graphite is for me compared to the work I have to put in on colored pencil. 5x7 inches, watercolor smooth size paper. Photo by David Ash and used with permission. Now I'm ready to find another to do in graphite.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Elephant Family Finished

My elephant piece is finished. Graphite, smooth side of watercolor paper, 9x13 inches. Photo by David Ash. If I had to choose one medium as my favorite, it would be graphite. I love using one 2B mechanical pencil to make things look "real". It's very satisfying for me to be able to show that something is more than one color just using graphite.  It's darker in person.  The light on the graphite washed out the left side.

Saturday, April 22, 2017


Here is what I have been working on. Graphite, watercolor paper (smooth side), 9x13 inches. Photo by David Ash and used with permission. 3 of the 5 elephants are finished.


Sorry to have been MIA.  Still having medical problems.  Still working on some art.  Hope to be back to blogging soon.

I spent Easter with my nephew, his wife, his 7 yr old daughter, and his 2 yr old son.  Great to be with them all especially the babies.  Love those babies.

Thursday, February 16, 2017


Sookie belongs to Larry Seiler on Facebook.  Still a puppy but at least twice this size now.  I am enjoying watching the pup grow into an adult.  Photo belongs to Larry and used with permission.The actual drawing is about 5x7 on larger paper.  Colored pencils on the smooth side of watercolor paper.