Friday, May 16, 2008


Descanso Garden Wagon
Done on Strathmore watercolor paper (11 x 15) using DS paints. I painted this several weeks ago and posted it on my flickr and COMPLETELY forgot to post it on my blog! The wagon really IS blue and I used DS Sleeping Beauty Turquoise to capture it. It was too large for my scanner, so I took a digital image which turned out a bit fuzzy, definitely the photographer and not the camera! I've not been painting much for a variety of reasons. I took Jessica Wesolek's "Love This Journal" class at the end of March. It is a lesson-a-day for 21 days course designed to get a person in the journaling habit. It is a wonderful class with lots of very creative ideas for the students to either duplicate or expand upon. I liked it so much, I enrolled in the second class which started on May 5 and runs for 6 weeks with 3 lessons per week. If you want to check out Jessica's classes, they are here http://www.dotcalmvillage.net/ and click on "online workshops."
I've also become slightly addicted to doing art on prepaid cards or envelopes. David Mills, who lives in the UK, started a flickr group for this art and you can check it out here http://www.flickr.com/groups/666306@N25/
I went to Las Vegas for a week to visit my daughter and her family at the beginning of May -- lovely visit and plenty of time with my baby granddaughter, who is already 6 months old! She's just beautiful, and so much personality!! My trips to Las Vegas are basically every 6 weeks or so -- it's a short 4 hr drive with three nicely spaced Starbucks pit stops along the way - LOL!

2 comments:

Teri C said...

It is beautiful Brenda! I like the peacefulness of the scene.

freebird said...

You are so lucky on the coffee stops! We go from Kingman AZ to Simi Valley (right through Palmdale on rte 14 - we get on at Mojave) with a thermos of coffee. My husband thinks stopping for a quick bathroom break is more than enough.

I saw your picture on flickr that you mentioned for love that journal. It looked just like home to me - you did a great job. Like the cart you did here too.