Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Daily Face: 26th

Today one of my daily students came in and brought me a note, this is what it said: 
Always have belief on the Lord and he will give you good things. Put your trust in him because he is real.
Sometimes you don't know how God works in your life. This made me so happy inside.

Daily Face: 25th

Daily Face: 22nd

Daily Face: April 21st

Saturday, April 16, 2016

SYF: Playing with Markers

"Looking for brighter days"
 Playing with markers at my desk. The schools are testing so I have less children coming to clinic. The first two portraits are on sheets of art paper. The third one is in drawn in my moleskine. All of the lines are counting days. The inspiration came from Andrea Hubner photos.
"Counting  days of joy"

"How many days will my trials lasts"

Daily Face: April 15th

Daily Face: April 14th

I really like the way this portrait came out.

Friday, April 8, 2016

Literary Friday: To-Read List Book

This has been sitting on my to-read shelf for a while. I finally picked it up and started to read it. It's quite good and funny so far. Let's hope the story telling will be just as good at the end.
(Excerpt from Goodreads) Magazine writer and editor Lori Tharps was born and raised in the comfortable but mostly White suburbs of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where she was often the only person of color in her school and neighborhood. At an early age, Lori decided that her destiny would be discovered in Spain. She didn't know anyone from Spain, had never visited the country, and hardly spoke the language. Still, she never faltered in her plans to escape to the Iberian Peninsula.

At its heart, this is a love story. It is a memoir, a travel essay, and a glimpse into the past and present of Spain. As humorous and entertaining as such favorite travel stories as "Under the Tuscan Sun," this book also unveils a unique and untold history of Spain's enduring connection to West Africa. "Kinky Gazpacho" celebrates the mysticism of travel and the joys of watching two distinct cultures connect and come together.

Daily Face: April 8th

When I go to estate sales I often would prefer to just dig up a couple of plants from the yard. Sometimes I just walk through the gardens and look at all of their beautiful plants.

Playing Around in Rendr Sketchbook

I purchased a Rendr sketchbook a couple of years ago to see if it could truly take any medium without bleeding through. These are two watercolors I painted.

Thursday, April 7, 2016

What's Blooming & New Terrarium

 I was so excited that my Clematis bloomed this year. Last year it did nothing. I also had a different species of potted Phlox that bloomed.

 The beautiful glass terrarium came from an estate sale. I couldn't believe when the owner said ten dollars. The original price tag of $239 was still on it. The coleus is an experiment. I read that if you brought it indoors and put it in a south facing window that it would survive the winter. It did. My hopes are to turn it into a topiary like this one found at

Daily Face: April 7th

Today was a good day!
  Thank you Lord, for good days.

Daily Face: April 6th

Today I had a final exam. I thought that I was going to make a low score, because I did not study properly. I really didn't want to mess of my A. I'm happy to say I passed with a 98. I surprised myself.

Daily Face: April 5th

I love the way this little guy's head is tilted.
Today I had our neighborhood meeting at my house. It was fun. I forgot to take photo's.
I met a neighbor who is in her 80's and use to paint and sell her art. When she came in and sat down she stated that she loved my painting over the fire place. When I told her I painted it, she told me how much she use to love painting. I got her number. I hope to get together with her and talk about painting. She said she stopped painting when her husband died five years ago.
My painting over my fire place is an abstract of the Bible story of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego with Christ in the fiery furnance (Daniel 3).

Monday, April 4, 2016

Remember My Fabriano Sketchbook?

I must admit that I am terrible at art challenges, even the ones that I set for myself. Today I picked up my sketchbook Fabriano and drew picture 9 called Sisters. May 2015 Challenge Fabriano Sketchbook.

Daily Face: April 4th

Friday, April 1, 2016

Daily Face : April 1st

Happy April Fool's Day!
I remember growing up that we always like to play pranks on each other for this day. Children don't seem to enjoy this day as much as we use to.