Oct 17, 2017

Scribble Picnic


Michael at Scribble Picnic gave us a shape to use in art this week:


at first I thought to use it in a tribal design

when I set pencil to paper
these little houses came to life

art is endlessly amusing to me that way
as though it has a mind of it's own

Thank you for hosting Michael

to see what others created wth this shape

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Oct 8, 2017

Fantasy Fungi


so fun to do another fantasy mushroom piece

autumn is the big season for fungi
but so far not many spotted 
it was a drought summer
we have gotten a bit of rain
so they might appear yet

another piece for InkTober:


Oct 7, 2017

Another Ink drawing


dancing man
bones of a tree during the day
comes to life as a dancer at night
 

inspired by this photo from a hike I did a couple weeks ago on a camping trip
the trail is called Scenic Point and takes one high
into the mountains
to the sky
with amazing views
and 
once upon a time trees

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Oct 4, 2017

Scribble Picnic: Blanket


the night forest was 
lit up
by the light of the full moon
wrapped in a blanket
to keep the autumn chill from her bones
she walked through the night
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(colored version added a day after original post)
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sharing with friends at Scribble picnic
theme:

Thank you Michael
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Oct 3, 2017

InkTober #3


bright eyed 
and 
ready for her day

~


last week
the sun arrived
with 3 warm autumn days
I wandered in the mountains and saw this beautiful
sunrise

sharing glimpses of autumn
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Oct 2, 2017

Oct 1, 2017

InkTober 2017


This is my 3rd year to join InkTober
one ink drawing a day for Octobr. 
I find it to be a great challenge,
ink pouring onto the paper each day. 
Never know what will appear. 
So fun.

It is so beautiful now!
The colors:


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Sep 23, 2017

Healing Fairy


thank goodness for
healing fairies

that sprinkle us with remembrance essence

remembrance of our hearts
pure nature

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Sep 20, 2017

Scribble Picnic: Watch Out!


it's that time of year
whether 
autumn or spring

rains inspire the fungi 
to rise through the earth
(or this one from dead wood)
 
offering treasures for us to find

so Watch Out
don't step on them
delight in their fairy like character
they come in so many shapes, sizes and colors!

Visit Scribble Picnic to enjoy 
other's art for:

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Sep 15, 2017

Fungi Kin


I really enjoy making these fantasy landscapes
loosely based on fungi that I have photographed

so often mushrooms, lichen and mosses
feel like a magical realm

yet it is our realm
we live in a magical kingdom
 

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Sep 12, 2017

Scribble Picnic: black and white


I drew the white bits with a masking liquid pen
and let it dry

then wet the sky with water and dropped black ink into it
(I learned this technique from Stephanie Law's

the landscape was painted with pure black ink

when dry I rubbed the masking away revealing the white

It was a fun thing to do and I think I would enjoy trying it again

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visit:
to enjoy art by others for our theme.

Thank you Michael
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Sep 6, 2017

Scribble Picnic: tie it up


flight required that she tie it up

lots of bundles of hair
to make room
for the beating of her wings


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This weeks theme at Scribble Picnic:

visit to see other folks art
or join us!
Thank you for hosting Michael!

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Aug 30, 2017

Scribble Picnic: Curly



home sweet home
~

waiting for my dentist appointment
I drew this lady with curly hair
and 
her colorful home
with curly smoke
and 
curly clouds
 ~

later sitting in the lobby
looking a the floor
I spied this serpent in the grains of the wood
and 
thought it a rather curly serpent
~

Sharing with the folks at: 

visit them to find other artist sharing their curly art
or join in with us

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Aug 28, 2017

Morchella



with our mountains on fire
we begin to dream of spring
mushrooms
the delectable morel fungi

they spring from the soil the year after a forest wildfire
beacons of new life

~

in case you do not visit my photography blog:
Spirithelpers
here is one photo of the crescent shaped shadows I saw during the eclipse
what a lovely surprise they were!


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Aug 23, 2017

Scribble Picnic: square with and X


this week Michael chose a shape for us to work with:



I had a number of ideas, but somehow using the shape to inspire a design 
is what won out. 

I need a rug to go on my hard wood floor before winter, for warmth. 
As I worked on this I saw it as a rug. 

to see art by others with this shape in it somewhere, somehow. 

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Aug 19, 2017

Waiting


patience was not needed
curiosity had touched his heart so deeply
that the only choice 
was to wait

hoping to see who would come out the door

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Aug 15, 2017

Scribble Picnic: Flower Bed


a glimpse of my flower bed
one created by meadows and forest
my favorite sort of flowers

wild

~
having returned from travels it is nice to join 
Michael and all artists over at 
visit to see what it is all about
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Aug 12, 2017

Tiny Sketchbook Art


I think there is a bit of magic in her.
~


I brought my small sketchbook on a trip recently,
fun to fill it with imaginary people.

lovely weekend to you 
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Jul 28, 2017

Sylvan Fantasy



summer grass is turning golden
fruits ripen every where I look
we are entering the serious harvest season

two days ago
I noticed the days light is getting shorter

it feels good to sit down
sketch
and paint

another fungi floral fantasy piece

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I hope you are enjoying your season
be it summer or winter 
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Jul 19, 2017

Scribble Picnic: ladybug


 she always wore a green dress
hoping the leaf color
would beckon ladybugs to her


 Remembering a ladybug that I saw last year......
I thought to try painting it from the photo


Ladybug

Thank you for hosting Michael!


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Jul 11, 2017

Scribble Picnic: fill in the blank


considered 
healer of her people
she
walks with her medicine staff
always listening for the truth
beneath the surface

~

sharing with Scribble Picnic
this week Michael gave us a shape to work into our art
or even to begin our art with:


it is sure to be an interesting group of art this week

thank you for hosting Michael 
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Jun 27, 2017

Scribble Picnic: Fox



even 
fox
needs to touch her inner stillness
from time to time

~

Sharing with Michael's:
theme:
fox

a few nights ago
I woke to the screaming calls of two fox in the woods
their sounds are quite unique

somehow it inspired a feeling of all is right in the world
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Jun 19, 2017

Summer Solstice


Summer Solstice:

for 6 months the light of each day grew longer
inspiring the growth of all
 in her land
flowers, trees, fungi, animals and insects

as we
enter the season of summer
fresh food will be plenty
new flowers will grow
nature thrives
days begin to shorten

in her land 
it is a time to be outside
exploring
and
sharing with loved ones 
finding awe in the glory of the world

~
 
Lovely Solstice to you

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