When life gives you lemons, draw them, 11 x 14 inches dry pastels, graphite on paper

"When life gives you lemons, draw them". (Nikki)

"...the painting has a life of its own. My mission is to bring forth this life". (Jackson Pollock)

"Trust your intuition, it's just like goin' fishin'; you cast your line 'til you get a bite." (Paul Simon)

Archive for July, 2007

Camille’s room

Tuesday, July 31st, 2007

         Camille’s roomBedding design

While in Alberta I painted my neice Camille’s room then a mural based on her ideas, the bedding design, and colors.  I love that creativity is portable, and if staying somewhere for two weeks or longer I usually do a favor for my hosts. I tell them “Use me!”.  


Monday, July 30th, 2007

       Morrill, Nebraska

Morrill, Nebraska

 Driving up through Oklahoma, Nebraska, Wyoming, then Montana to Alberta. Awesome, awesome.

(Back to Dallas August 8th.)

       The Lazy U Motel, northwestern Nebraska

Lisco, Nebraska – The Lazy U Motel

        Storm cloud, sunset, Wyoming

Southeastern Montana, sunset

        Storm cloud, Montana - mid July

Southeastern Montana 

            Montana - Grain elevators    

Northern Montana 


Monday, July 16th, 2007

        Sun Rays

It has rained so much this year in Texas, so the sunshine is most welcome!

Yellow Poplar

Saturday, July 7th, 2007

          Yellow Poplar, Niagara Falls, NY

          This week: organizing photos and material for The Majesty of Trees solo exhibition,  here are the unusual flowers of Yellow Poplar – Niagara Falls, NY, U.S.A.

In larger galleries where space is appropriate there will be drawings for this show, as well as oil pastel paintings, sculptures of re-creations of bark,  and photos matted for sale on the side.


Thursday, July 5th, 2007




~ Ottawa, Ontario ~

Bold and as curious about us, a family of five raccoons played in a willow tree in Adrian’s back yard.

Orange Milkweed

Wednesday, July 4th, 2007

 Orange Milkweed

 Orange Milkweed, Kentucky, USA

         These ultra-vibrant milkweed flowers were blooming beside the highway in Kentucky.

~ like fireworks in the ditches ~

Happy 4th! (1776 – 2007)

Back from Canada

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2007

         Maple leaves, Kingston, Ontario

…back after two weeks of driving from Texas to Ontario and back the long route this time through North carolina just so we could see it…and thanks to the invention of the digital camera my daily image requirements remain satisfied! 

Maple trees are common almost everywhere between Texas and Canada, here are some branches in honor of Canada Day, held on July 1st. This shot was taken at Jones Falls Dam near Kingston, Ontario.

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