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

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

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

"Color! What a deep and mysterious language..." (Paul Gauguin)

Archive for December, 2007

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Heart Shapes in Nature series

Tuesday, December 25th, 2007

Heart Shapes in Nature, ongoing photographic series

Heart Shapes in Nature is an ongoing photographic series. Love is infinite. Wishing happy holidays no matter what your faith, and Merry Christmas!


Song and Dance

Thursday, December 20th, 2007


Song and Dance - Basil roots and stems garden sculpture

Alright, three or more constitute a new photographic series: am calling this one Roots Garden Sculptures. This one I see as “Song and Dance”, of Basil roots and stems. It was peeking out of the lawn and garden litter bag and almost made it to the curb without notice. The first three root systems, now garden sculptures, were compelling enough alone to catch my attention, but now I’m going to consciously seek them out.

Some things are Art without any manipulation at all. The roots of creativity too, really.

Frosty morning

Wednesday, December 19th, 2007

Frosty morning

Mackeral Sky

Tuesday, December 18th, 2007


Mackerel Sky - cold front Dec 17, 2007 Mackerel Sky - cold front Dec 17, 2007

December 17, 5:21 p.m.

November 17, 2006, sunrise 6:55 a.m. November 17, 2006, sunrise 6:55 a.m.

November 17, 6:55 a.m.

Almost every evening year-round I’m drawn outdoors by the change in lighting, just before sunset. Called Mackerel Sky, stripes and mottled cloud formations like this precede a cold front, and occur during any time of day, but are most dramatic during sunrise and sunset.

The Gift

Monday, December 17th, 2007

The Gift (Lewisville, Texas) - photography

“The Gift” – Photography – December sky Lewisville, Texas

Bearded Iris

Sunday, December 16th, 2007

Bearded Iris blooming in December - Lewisville, Texas

We had our first light frost last night, but the Iris live on! I grew up in a place where winter meant winter, and the lake stayed frozen until mid-June, so there isn’t a day goes by that I don’t appreciate Iris still blooming on the 17th of December. This photo was taken on the 4th, blooming sporadically since then.

Christmas Canna

Saturday, December 15th, 2007

Canna Lilies in December

The Canna Lilies have been much healthier in the cooler weather than they were during the summer, when they’re supposed to bloom… a little raggedy, but they shouldn’t even have leaves at this time of year!

Pretty Lady

Friday, December 14th, 2007

“Pretty Lady”, upside down Croton roots and stem

So many chores at home preparing for the holidays pull me away from typical art work, but that doesn’t stop the old eyes from spotting things! Transplanting and tidying the garden, shaking soil from dead plants, the root systems are very interesting. I call this one “Pretty Lady”. It’s from a dead Croton — one was posted earlier from a more mature plant.

Don we now our gay apparel

Wednesday, December 12th, 2007

Don we now our gay apparel!

The temperatures have dropped considerably here today… see what I found on the dining room shades this morning. Don we now our gay apparel!

Peace On Earth

Tuesday, December 11th, 2007


Peace On Earth 8 x 10 Pen and Ink

Peace On Earth, pen on paper.

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