Tuesday, April 26, 2016

'Swinging Good Time'

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This little girl is having one super great time swinging on that tire.  Remember the freedom and excitement?  Wow, you just couldn't wait to get outside.
...AND it's FREE!

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

'Sea Glass Hunting'

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Walking on the beach hunting for sea glass is a pretty popular thing to do.  It even outweighs seashells.  This is not an easy task as a lot of the beaches just don't have the abundance they once did.

More than likely due to the popularity of the beautiful translucent jewelry, etc one can make out of it.  It doesn't stop us though.  We'll keep looking and enjoy the fact that we're 'at the beach'...

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

'Spring Blossoms'

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We have had some wonderful rains here in Cali.  We still need so much more to even come near to ending the drought, but the mountains are alive with green carpeting and gorgeous flowers we haven't seen for some time.  It's a glorious Spring for blossoms!

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

"Beach Umbrellas"

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Beach umbrellas are an absolute essential part of a day at the beach when you're going to be hanging around for hours (hopefully plein air painting). I have two that can really dig into the sand and hold their own with the wind, can be easily shifted as the sun moves along in the day and foldable as well. There's always an abundant supply of them lining the water's edge. It's makes the day even more pleasurable, if that's possible, to see all of the bright and happy colors.

Friday, March 4, 2016


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This vase sits on my bedroom dresser.  The early morning light was shining through the window and I noticed this brilliant, gorgeous amber color that I have to admit, I hadn't seen at any other moment. Kind of a 'in the right place at the right time' thing.  I grabbed my camera, thankfully got some good shots as it was changing so fast and promptly proceeded to the easel with that surreal feeling and it fresh in my mind.  I certainly 'see' it diffidently every time I look at it now.

Monday, February 22, 2016

"This is the Life" - SOLD

This really and truly IS the life...  walking with your best friend on the beach, seagull's distant faint lulls floating through the air, the waves - oh the waves.  No cares, no worries.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

"Chickadee" - SOLD

A precious little chickadee rising to new heights.  I'm not a birder as in knowing names, some of course, but I love when I catch a new tune that I've never heard.  They help us to keep looking up...

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

"Christmas Blessings"

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.  John 3:16

  Peace to you and those you love.
Merry Merry Christmas!


Friday, December 11, 2015


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Abstracted flowers dance around the canvas makes for jovial spirits.
It feels so couture!

Monday, November 23, 2015


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A rich harvest of abstracted colors, shapes, shadows, dapple light...

Thursday, November 12, 2015

"Clementines" - SOLD

It's getting to be that time of year again.  Time for clementines.  They're kind of special as they come out during the holiday season and that's just plain fun.  Bon appetit!

Monday, October 26, 2015

"Olives" - SOLD

A simply rendered olive branch.  

Olives - trees, branches, Kalmata, Spanish, stuffed with pimentos, garlic, onions, bleu cheese and more.  By themselves or thrown into a plethora of dishes, they're usually welcomed by most.  If not for eating, then for looking at in a garden.  What a variety of tastes and flavors and they're yummy in martini's too.

Friday, October 2, 2015

"Beach Scene"

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Relax, listening to the waves, children splashing and playing, a good read, not a care in the world, sunshine...  Bliss!

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

"Picnic Basket"

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Photo compliments of Food52 & James Ransom, Photographer
Picnics, I LOVE picnics.  Have you ever noticed how great food tastes when you eat outdoors?  It's yummier than ever.

One of the picnic dates I recall with my husband was us quickly purchasing produce, etc from a local grocery store and packing an impromptu lunch before heading up to Pt. Loma very early in the morning to check the tide pools (another huge fav of mine).  

We were ravenous by the time we did eat our little picnic on a bench at the tippy top with seagulls politely flying by and giving us a wonderful aeronautical display.  One of our best days ever!  Am I blessed or what!!!