Using watercolors in dark blue hues is like opening a window and feeling a fresh breeze brush against my face. It's oxygen to a white piece of paper. (Watercolor and ink pen 2011)
March 26, 2015
The San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary in Irvine, California is a haven for many resident and migratory birds. It's run and owned by the Irvine Water District. This is a Snowy Egret. At time they appear like a relatively large bird, but when you are up close to one, they are surprisingly very small and petite. I took this photo on 3/25/15, late afternoon.
March 23, 2015
In the land of jaxiejax there is such a thing as a Black Western Cardinal. It sings under the light of the moon and and sleeps in the caverns of dried out California Oak Trees.
I found this bird charm at a clothing store years ago, before I became a birder. I've always liked birds but once I started to study them, my appreciation for their existence was taken to a new level. When there are no longer birds to sing, I will be in need of oxygen.
March 22, 2015
March 20, 2015
In the wilderness, life happens! Acrylic inks and watercolors.
I love when light hits blue glass at the kitchen window.
Today a blue and white bunting was hanging across the local park's Olympic size lap pool and swaying invitingly on a very warm day.
Saw this pooch waiting for his master very patiently.
My husband gutted the spare room's closet, then built and painted this bookshelf made of solid poplar wood. I selected this aqua marine color for it's calm effect.
I went to the park today during my lunch hour and saw the most electric blue Western Bluebird and it's mate. So handsome and stately.
March 18, 2015
Velvet ribbon gives an extra special touch to craft projects. Try it!
I have a fondness for brass lately. Little treasures find themselves a place that I can admire as I work.
Senor Cotton Candy was one of the first characters I drew. I made an ornament using heavy card stock, then painted a metallic gold background, and embellished with brass brads. I used chain serves as the hanger. I attached two glass hanging beads as charms.
In Manhattan I picked up some cuties. A handmade rabbit doll with all handmade clothing, a handmade mushroom baby raddle which I gave as a gift for a friend's baby boy in 2011, and an FAO Schwartz bear wearing flannel pajamas which have tiny bears as the pattern. I couldn't resist these gems!
March 17, 2015
March 14, 2015
I went to see the Great Horned Owl and her Owletts but they were hunkered down on this afternoon and quite inactive. I saw a number of other birds that are common in the area whether they be migratory or not. Yellow mustard was blooming beautifully across the fields and swayed so elegantly in the wind.
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