Mar 31, 2017

Little Sailboat

the wind arrived
filling the sail and stirring the sea
it nearly felt as though the little boat took flight


yesterday my friends took me to 
Garden of a Thousand Buddhas
here in Montana
it was a gray day
the prayer flags were dancing wildly
sending prayers into the heavens

it seemed perfect to share this photo
with the little boat whose sail is also full of wind
now I think of the little flags on the boat as prayer flags

sharing with PPF


Mar 28, 2017

Scribble Picnic: Boat

sailing in aqua waters
a big fat moon

last month I made this sailboat for my grandson's birthday

I thought that hanging by a window 
or from the ceiling
it might inspire wonder filled

(the pattern is one of Ann Wood's
she does charming and heartfelt fabric arts! )

This week Michael chose: boat 
to inspire our art

I thought that good timing having just made a sailboat. 

Visit Michael's to find out who else is sharing art!


Mar 24, 2017


she gazed across the universe
glancing down on earth
sending heartfelt wisdom
trusting that we let it 
imbue our hearts


Mar 22, 2017

Scribble Picnic: Fairies

fairies come in all shapes, sizes
colors of varying degrees

some are easy to spot as they leap through the air

one must glimpse from the corner of their sight

some blend in with life

if we turn to look directly at them
they disappear as if they never were there

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Mar 17, 2017

AC: ritual and routines

she sent out love, joy and goodness
to the world

a heartfelt routine

I enjoy my routines and rituals. 
Something easy/graceful about falling into rountines. 

Sometimes I move a waste basket to another spot, it takes days to 
fall into the habit of the new spot, often tossing trash in the wrong place. 
So I also like changing routines, simply to be more present. 

I thought this painting would be about the waste basket
the drawing had a different idea. 
Love when that happens. 

is our lovely host for AC this weekend
rituals and routines

visit to see other artful expressions

Thank you Nadine!

Irish Fae

an Irish Fae
Happy St. Patrick's Day


Mar 15, 2017

Scribble Picnic: Lantern

she carried a lantern
every where she went
she never knew
when the clouds might cover the
moon or sun

inspired by and for:

Michael's: Scribble Picnic
theme: lantern

visit his website to find others sharing art for lantern


Mar 12, 2017


they called it 
home sweet home

(post edit:

Breathing on the threshold of a new life, new home, they released their dreams to touch the land and tiny house, imbued it with their love and stepped down the path.)

It is always a decision 
do I leave it as an ink drawing 
do I color it .....


Mar 10, 2017


wandering through the land


last night we got 6" of snow
winter continues to grace our land

sometimes the sun comes out when it is snowing
I always look for rainbows
but I don't know if rainbows work with snow


Mar 8, 2017

Scribble Picnic: Umbrella

wandering slowly through the land
enjoying the multi faceted weather

he thinks:
life is good

 the sketch before i inked it:

I think I might paint it next
share that another day

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