Thursday, September 29, 2011

Lavender Blue, Lavender Green

lavender blue, dilly, dilly, lavender green, if I was king, dilly, dilly, you'd be my queen...

I always think of this child's verse when I see this picture...I know it's not Spring, but I just couldn't resist. Went through some of my old favorites today and wanted to share this one with you. Don't those bright colors make you happy? They do me! I'm a color fanatic, addict, enthusiast, and lover of all things colored! How do you feel when you get a new set of paints or markers or pencils or pastels or paper?!?! Doesn't it just thrill you to drink those colors in with your eyes? Or how about an incredible sunset or sunrise, tinted clouds, a rainbow, birds, eggs, leaves, flowers? I can't get enough, and I don't want a cure! :). Last evening, we were driving home right at magic hour and I was marveling at the low setting sun, how it's bright yellow rays slanted across the Blue Ridge Mountains and how it just lit them up to a delicious orange! Orange! Orange mountains, really. I hope you've seen a sight like this before. Pure pleasure to the eyes, mind and soul! Even the thought of it now gives me joy...
Show your colors! And truly
M. :)

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Little is Much... Michael Nobbs... and Copic Pens

Just tried Copic pens for the first time this week! Was so excited to try them and they did not disappoint! They are so colorful and controllable. Meaning, it almost feels like painting but with a pen which IS easy to control. You know already that I love doodling, and they are perfect for filling in those doodles and making them come alive! Oh! I even colored a Curlie Girlie with them. (no pic for that yet, sorry)
I've been enjoying a website, by Michael Nobbs for some time now. I was searching for "Drawing Blogs" , and his site came up. Not only did I love his drawings but I was so intrigued by his words and methods of getting things done. He has little energy but keeps up his work, blog, drawings and even write books by just doing a little at a time. Check out his site!
When I was reading one of his books tonight, I thought of this little chorus that we used to sing in church years ago, Little is much...Little is much is much when God is in it, labor not for wealth or fame, there's a crown and you can win it, if you go in Jesus' name...
Hard day. Very hard day. I said I would be honest here, so there it is. Super tired. Like uber, can't even explain it, tired. Didn't get much done, read, sang one, yes one tiny little chorus. Had a nice dinner with 2 of my favorites guys and blogged this post. Nighty all.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Oriental Bittersweet Vines...P'OD Sept 27...

Bittersweet. Beautiful, but invasive...How can one resist the Curlie-Q vines, the lush green foliage than melts into lemon yellow leaves, or the icing on the cake: a yellow papery covering that bursts open to reveal cherry red berries...I can't! I love them! If they are not a sure sign of fall, I don't know what is! ;)
M. :)

Monday, September 26, 2011

Another on the "Keep Calm" Series...

Keep Calm...I've been needing that reminder lately...I've also been enjoying learning about and experimenting with some digital drawing and altering... ;)
M. :)

Sunday, September 18, 2011


> Snap, draw, doodle, play!
> What are you going to create today?
> A little paint
> A brush or two
> It doesn't matter
> It's up to you!
> Be it art, or family fun
> A lovely walk in the autumn sun
> A good book, a cup of tea,
> It may just be a nap for me!
> Lazy, lovely Sunday noon
> Mid September, who cares for June!
> Snap, draw, doodle, play!
> What are you going to do today?
> mvw 9/18/11 :)

Create On... P'OD...9/17/11

A little digital creating fun. My photo, drawing and words...
mvw :)

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

P'OD 9/24/11 Mnts in Utah

Never be sorry for tears, either happy or sad, for they are healing and always serve a purpose.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Pumpkin No Show!

So, I did go to my "local" grocery store, to get my Pumpkin Spice Latte...And I asked if they had PSL in, they said...ok, I'll just have the regular then, decaf and with soy milk...ok...whip? No...I watched as he foamed the soy, sprinkled the topping on, snapped the lid, and...I walked happily to my car, not taking a sip so as not to burn myself while I was walking...Got in the car and drove away to my next appointment...Took a quick sip, a longer one...Guess what? The pumpkin was a "No show"! It was hot, it was decaf, it was soy and even had a little spice on top, BUT, it was NOT a Pumpkin Spice Latte! Argg. Ok, IF I believed in Murphy or his law, I would say that this was pretty suspicious...But I don't, so it was a simple, although sad, mistake that I hope to remedy tomorrow!
So many words for such a sad little drink ;(
M. :)


Today I think I shall have my first "Pumpkin Spiced Latte" of the season...Yeah! Why the heck have I waited so long? Oh well! Hello Fall, I look forward to drinking with you...and wearing chip pumpkin bread! Yes, I have the recipe, I've shared it before, but if you ask me nicely, well maybe I can be persuaded to share it again...oh shoot! I'll have to make it gluten free this year...ok, I can do it, just a few adjustments...
Anywho! Hope you have something to look forward to this crisp, beginning of fall season...(even if it IS a Monday!)
M. :)

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Open to the possibilities...PO'D...9/11/11

Here is an open tulip, "painted" from one of my photographs... It's open because a few of it's petals have fallen off...Instead of making it ugly or incomplete, I think it makes it more beautiful! Now you can see what's inside of it, it's inner beauty, it's details, what its "made" of...They were there all along, you just couldn't quite see them clearly...
Is that not true about people too? Ourselves? A few "petals" have fallen off...the years have had pain or hardships, lessons learned, loved ones lost...but wisdom and beauty were growing too...
All those possibilities...all that inner beauty...let it show...


Beautiful wedding today...40's theme...lovely weather...lovely neighbors...amazing flowers...beautiful old chapel...

Friday, September 9, 2011

PO'D...Smile...Sept 9/9/11

We came
We saw
We ate
Loved this wall and thought you might too. Saw this little famous pizza place on FoodTV and got a chance to go there, Little Italy, NYC. It was as good as they said it would be!
Enjoy! Too bad you can't have a slice of pizza with it! ;)
M. :)

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Tea for me...PO'D...

Mini teapot, photo, altered to painting...Tea for me...I like mine hot and sweetened with honey...

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Lazy Clouds...Morning Glories

The clouds are lazy this early autumn morn. They don't seem willing to push themselves past their mountain beds of blue. They are choosing not to skirt the skies today on the brisk winds, but rather are content to nestle into the shadowed valleys.
Everything seems slow and quiet in these wee hours...Are they trying to decide if they should untangle themselves from summer's warm nest, or fully grasp fall's splendid glory?
The crickets song is even softer and less assured...Corn tassels have turned to amber, waiting for their turn with the rusty, red farm equipment, to be stored away from the coming breezes and chill...
The last rose bud peeks it's perky face up for the tiny drops of dew, glowing with her find...
Only the Morning Glories still shout, "Summer, Summer!" , with their magenta, heliotrope and lily white faces turned towards the struggling sun...They have had almost their last warm dew bath...but do not let them know...The frost will come soon enough and shock them back into their earthly hiding places, where they will wait patiently for the next spring and summer to show their vibrant faces and twist their vines up towards the rising sun.
MVW 9/7/11 8:24 am

Oops! 2000+ PicsO' the Day... Sept 7th...

While looking for a photo to illustrate my (following) poem, I thought I'd make a little collage with some of the photos in that's a very large file....a very, VERY LARGE file, and somehow, when I just wanted to add one more photo, the others all wanted to come along. This is the result. Strange but interesting. I can pick out so many photo sessions, people, flower favorites and specific events...
Anyway, even though it's technically a mistake( I make a LOT of those ), I hope you still
M. :)

Monday, September 5, 2011

My First little "Curlie Girlie" Creation...

Cute little " Introduction to Music " Curlie Girl...

Curlie Girl Details...

Background canvas details ( black embossing paint ), tiny painted butterfly, vintage book page "hair", and the words of how I feel we should be treating each other and what it does for us...The lemons below will also give you an idea of her size...she's on a tiny canvas, whereas the Curlie Girl above in my banner is quite large. ( I know, I know, I just don't remember the size of canvases! It's a minor, unimportant detail to me! )

Curlie Girl side view

Here's a side view so you can see how her hair, wings and little butterfly "pop" out...

Pic of the WEEK!

Yes, I've been neglecting you. Yes, I've been busy. Yes, I do have a very good excuse! One of my daughters got married this weekend in a beautiful ceremony in our yard! Now I'm too tired to say anything else...except...
Enjoy the photo... ;)

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Tomorrow, well almost today, is...

...a very special day in our will be crazy busy, as the last several have will be beautiful, it will be rewarding...I'm sure it will even be tiring, but tomorrow will be full of friends, family, hope and but with a lovely rewarding end...
Can't wait to tell you about it, and oh, the photo opps! ;)