Thursday, December 20, 2007

End of the Year


May you experience all the joys of the season.

I will return in 2008!

Thursday, December 6, 2007

A Winter Wonderland

Okay! So I just couldn't resist sharing these I snapped off this morning. We did get more snow than the forcast indicated for the Washington, DC area! But, oh! What a beautiful sight to wake to. The photo in the upper right tells quite a story, I think...look at all the leaves on the oak tree! What a lovely, early snow. A true winter wonderland! And a great inspiration. Thanks for visiting.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

First Snow

I am still trying to get to my studio to paint, but my son's applications are still commanding a lot of time. We really want these things out of our hair before next weekend, too. The information some of the schools ask for is amazing. I know some schools just want you to fill out some forms, but the schools he is interested are asking for lots and lots of stuff. Anyway, it is all for a very good cause. Once the holidays are over, I hope to get back to my studio and get some serious art work done.

Today is the fist snow of the season here. It is very beautiful and puts me in the holiday mood. I feel so lucky to be able to enjoy this special gift nature provides from inside my house. Jonathan and I are busily working on our computers in front of the fire, today.

With all that is going on, I know my postings here will be fewer and fewer as the end of the month draws near. So, in the meantime, enjoy all the season has to bring.

Monday, December 3, 2007


This weekend, Steve (my husband) and I went to his company's holiday party. It was a lovely time, and we actually stayed at the hotel rather than head out into the early hours of Sunday morning. When we returned home late Sunday morning, we found this new friend sitting on a branch of a dogwood tree in our front yard! Jonathan grabbed the camera and took a few shots. For me, s/he was so content and happy just to hang out there a bit to see if it was the place to be. This owl is a good artist, don't you think? S/he was willing to take the risk of resting on a low branch of the tree, happy just to see what was happening around her/him and allowing the next door to open where it might. Sometimes I feel as though I am not a productive artist if I don't spend "X" number of hours in the studio, but maybe I am like this owl...I am doing art as long as I am living my creative life, and all I do has an impact on what I do when I finally make it into my studio.