Jul 21, 2020

Grid Garden Girls

My interpretation of a class I took called grid girls. These are drawings of my garden girls that I added 

watercolor then stitched them to vintage paper. I painted them with wax before adding them to my journal. 


Jun 10, 2020

Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life - Pablo Picasso

I discovered Jeanne Oliver's beautiful and inspiring online art classes. There are

 so many talented artists and different classes no matter your experience level. Also, so many free 

classes to choose from.   Spending time practicing art is a gift and brings so much joy.

May 31, 2020


This is "Friday" we are puppy raising her for Guide Dogs of America. She is the first puppy we have

 raised and we are learning so much from her! We are supposed to be teaching her but truly she has

 taught us so much already. 

We picked up Friday in November 2019 she was 8 weeks old.

Guide Dogs of America has a puppy cam on their website it just happened that I screen shot this to

 send someone to show them the puppy cam and it ended up being one with Friday in it!

A photo of "F" litter first puppy class. They start attending classes at 9 weeks. These are Friday's

 brothers and sister. Flicker, Fillmore, Frida, and Friday from left to right.

Doing some elevator training at the mall.

Puppy class training.

Stair training at the beach.

Relaxing after all those stairs.

 On our way to Descanso Gardens.

On our way home from Descanso Gardens.

Apr 24, 2020

Best Photo Editor

My absolute favorite photo editor is Exposure Software, formerly known as Alien Skin. They are so 

easy to use and you see the preview to pick the look you want. There are so many amazing presets 

some of my favorites are color film aged and polaroid. You then have so much control with adjusting

 the preset to your liking with all the sliders. You can sign up for a free trial and see what you think.   

They have so many tutorials to help you learn.

Mar 8, 2020

Almond tree blossoms

A beautiful place to photograph the light is so pretty all the blossoms on the ground it was like being 

in a giant soft box. My niece discovered this beautiful almond orchard and she was gracious enough

to pose for me. I'll take any chance I can to photograph this beautiful soul.
I can't wait for next year; I wish the blossoms lasted longer.

Feb 21, 2020

Spring photos to take

 Blossoms are one of my favorite things to photograph in the Spring.

Macro shots of the blossoms.

I like to photograph what is blooming in my yard like these garlic blossoms.

Water droplets are fun to photograph on flowers

Don't forget blossom buds.

I turned my camera down and found some cool collections of berries and leaves that have been

 gathering since winter.

Periwinkle blossoms.

Daffodils the winter warriors.

Jan 24, 2020

flower photos to watercolors

I love watercolor paintings and one of my favorite iPad or iPhone apps is Waterlogue. I know there 

are probably many more sophisticated apps out there but this is still my favorite. I really like the look

 it gives my flower photos and so easy and fun to use.