Monday, December 21, 2020
Tuesday, December 1, 2020
Sunday, November 29, 2020
Penmanship practice soothes me. Pen & watercolor...
I'm often content & grateful. But lately I am missing the freedom to move about & to explore the world in the way that I did before....
A note to a nice young lady whose blog is Desired Grace:Thank you for asking my permission to use some of my sketches. I must say no, please don't use them in any way, but it was gracious of you to ask. They are my own personal responses to my world, & I encourage you to experiment & to find your own responses & images.
PS The spacing wouldn't work the way it used to. Has anyone had this problem on the new platform?
Monday, November 23, 2020
Wednesday, October 28, 2020
Thursday, October 22, 2020
Tuesday, September 29, 2020
This post is an excerpt of an essay I wrote for a local newsletter.
La Table de Nana,
who can’t make her annual pilgrimage to her
beloved Provence this fall,
is sharing photos & memories of her past trips.
Do visit her blog!
The Common Ground Country Fair is my annual fall pilgrimage.
I write about it here each September.
The Fair was cancelled due to Covid.
Each year I go to join in the
celebration of harvest season,
of community & cooperative sharing,
of living in harmony with nature,
of caring for the the earth & for one another.
All with joy, artistry, respect, &, well... Love.
Good things to have in these times.
I go to rejoice in the midst of
September’s vivid color, light & energy,
before the gray of winter sets in.
So many of us fairgoers, farmers, gardeners &
participants of all ages felt the loss.
I enjoyed going through old photos & journal entries.
A reminder of one of the reasons I keep journals.
Over the years my small sketchbook journal
has been my steady companion at the Fair.
One time the Popcorn Lady popped over
to watch me sketching her Popcorn House!
That gave me the chance to tell her how much I loved it
& to learn more about its creation!
Sketching to live, homegrown music,
one of my favorite, favorite ways to sketch!!
This year I am adapting. Though sad, I've still been able to find
September Joy in some beautiful local gardens.