Sunday, October 20, 2019


A Picture Story. 

Derwent Watercolor Pencils in a Jane Davenport Canvas Journal.

Sunday, October 13, 2019

#MyCanterburyCoddiwomples October is my favorite color...

The woods are golden this time of the year!

Watercolors in my Jane Davenport Canvas Journal.

Saturday, October 12, 2019

Whistle Blowers No. 1, 2, 3, 4, ..... Doodling with Danny Gregory #Drawwithme

Watching #Drawwithme Danny Gregory @ Sketchbook Skool while doodling some Whistle Blowers.

Experimenting with Derwent Inktense Pencils in Strathmore 500 Series Mixed Media Journal.

A few pages of just doodling Wacky Birds and Quirky Birds. 

Some birds from inspired by Pinterest and some by Tamara Laporte (She does the Quirky Birds).

My favorite flavor: October = Pat's Pumpkin Pie

A Freedom Pie: Gluten free, wheat free, dairy free, soy free, egg yolk free. Love this recipe! 

Delicious homemade pumpkin pie with a flaky crust.

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

#Inktober2019 Day 1.Ring

Dip pen and paint brush with Noodlers Bulletproof Black Ink in Canson XL Bristol Smooth 100lbs.

Bird Habitat Field Trips #HogIsland2019

"..the little things that run the world" EO Wilson

A walk-about at the Marple Maple Farm. Plantings encourage insects to feast and breed so bird parents have plenty to feed the young'uns. 

A stroll through the meadow by the Hog Island's boat dock with Steve Kress and fellow bird habitat workshop participants.

Derwent Watercolor Pencils in Strathmore 500 Series Mixed Media Journal.

Monday, October 7, 2019

An Extra Treat for TiTi Today!

Titi kept jumping up on the bed. Not her usual “let's see if I can sneak as softly as I can onto the foot of the bed and curl up next to someone's foot in the middle of the night” manner , but bouncing on my legs as hard as she could. After she was shooshed off numerous times, she boldly jumped up and sat right next to my head. Again, I put her off of the bed, and again and again she continued to jump up. This behavior was definitely not her pattern. “What is up with this cat?” I wondered now fully awake. And now that I was awake, I heard a faint beeping. On and off. Every minute or so. An alarm? Too faint for the smoke alarm which is a blaring noise. By now Tom is awake, too. We get up to check it out. On venturing into the basement after checking all of the rooms upstairs, I discovered the source of the mysterious sound that the cat was trying to alert me to. The smoke/CO2 alarm was quietly beeping and stating in a calm woman's voice that the battery was low. No crisis, but thankful to my cat who tried to wake me when was something was amiss! 

An extra treat for Titi today!

#HogIsland2019 Bird Habitats with Doug Tallamy

Arrival on a Sunday afternoon gives the camper time to reflect on the magical beauty of Audubon's Hog Island camp in Maine.

Colorful notes and illustrations on bird habitat lectures. 

Watercolor pencils in Strathmore 500 Series Mixed Media Journal.

Much knowledge and wisdom from Deb Perkins, Doug Tallamy, and Steve Kress.

Yay! Baby Bird food!

To attract birds - "feather the edges" in your ecotones! Trees to shrubs to plants to lawn instead of abrupt changes such as trees to lawn.

Saturday, October 5, 2019

#SBSColoredPencils #PlaysWithPencils "I choose truth over facts...." (August 2019)

Inspired by a sculpture I saw this past weekend at the Mystic Art Festival. 

The truth of this image is definitely more compelling than any fact.

Dipping the tip of Derwent Watercolour Pencils into water and going directly to the page in my Strathmore 500 Series Mixed Media Journal.