Sunday, October 26, 2014

NC State Fair

Double Meandering Journal -- Met the grandchildren at the NC State Fair Sunday --- FUN!!! Great food, displays, rides -- the day was glorious -- and the crowds -- ENORMOUS!  Lots of noise and people, a festive atmosphere and great fun!!!  I was whipped after only 4 hours!!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Plein Air at the GAP

Double Meandering Journal -- Sunshine and a cool breeze, but a beautiful day to visit the Granville Athletic Park. Met my friend Julie for a walk, then we sat under one of the shelters to sketch the Autumnal colors in front of us. Wonderful!

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Ode to Fall

A quick ode to fall ... right now, foliage here in the Piedmont of NC is mostly yellows and golds, a few browns, and here and there, the maples are turning scarlet.  We're weeks away from peak color -- but the changes are evident and beautiful.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Double Meandering Journal

Thought I'd share a couple of my journal pages done while visiting my mom.

This old barn really caught my eye.... Love it in its aged beauty!

Monday, October 06, 2014

Raleigh's Farmers Market

Raleigh Farmer's Market ... What a blast! Everywhere we looked -- pumpkins, squash, mums, apples -- a harvest of color, fruits, vegetables! Tons of folks with arms filled with the colors and gifts of the season!

Sunday, October 05, 2014

Pumpkins and Squash

While visiting my mom, I used my double meandering journal to sketch a few things while she rested. I was continuing the 75-day challenge by Brenda Swenson to sketch with pen first. Terrific practice.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Potted Flowers - Happy Birthday -- to Me! With thanks to You!

I painted these several months ago -- but since I enrolled in Sketchbook Skool I haven't done a lot of painting outside of assignments, challenges or preparations for the classes I was teaching. I found these in my archives and thought they'd fit for my September birthday.

On my birthday, I'd like to thank each of you for all the support and encouragement you have given me through my sketching and watercolor journey. I truly appreciate the time and kindness you give me with your 'favorites' and your generous comments. Thank you most for your friendship!

You make my time here most pleasant and joyous -- and my wish for YOU -- is many more years of doing all the things you love to do -- and sharing those with us here on Blogger!