Backdoor Garden

Trying out some portable paints, sketchbooks, and water brushes for our summer travels, I am attracted to April flowers. My neighbors are probably just wondering why we put off mowing.

Pale Violets in the Leaf Litter,  White Nights watercolors, Bee Creative 8×8″ marker paper book (smooth paper,  and I like the hard covers on this book)


Stopping by Weeds on a Cloudy Morning

I stop with colored water here;

amongst the weeds is something dear.

You come too.

Once I got kicked out of a private university on the very first day for listing my fiancé, now husband, on my emergency contact form. I was very upset at the time. My pastor said that it was their rose garden and they only wanted roses in it… and here I am, quite a brown-eyed susan. Today I’m thriving nicely, with relatively simple care instructions: a patch of unpaved ground, some sunshine every day, fresh air, possibly a few like-minded nature girls for companionship. A light sun shower now and then can also be refreshing.

This painting and its back story inspires the “Sunshine and Flowers” exhibition –

Lakes Region Library, Inverness, Florida, June and July 2015.