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Thursday, July 19, 2018

Hot Dog! (over a campfire)

We have an old wheelbarrow that we usually use as a "fire pit" for roasting hot dogs. I prefer mine very well done–not black, but almost! Put it on a bun or just roll it up in a slice of bread, add a little mustard and/or ketchup and sometimes a bit of sweet dill relish, and there you go. Just leave room for s'mores to be made when the wood burns down to coals!

Had a bonus day to get something done for this week's Scribble Picnic (which will be on hold until at least mid-August), so did this quick watercolor pencil scribble. Originally thought the hot dog would be larger, but this is what I ended up with! Scoot on over here to see what other hot dogs showed up for the picnic.

In other news... our county fair was this past week, so I entered several items, and brought home some ribbons! I'll try to post about those within a few days.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Stars and Stripes

     I so enjoyed the craft night some of our church ladies had earlier this summer! The door hangers we made line up nicely with this week's Scribble Picnic theme of Stars! You can check out other rising stars here.

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Ready for a Nap

I've gotten out of the habit of drawing something each week, so thought it was time to jump back in with Scribble Picnic's "Plump" theme. I'm thinking a nap with a nice, plump sofa pillow would be nice!  Yawwwnnn....

Check out other plump drawings here.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Spring Storm

     So often storms bring the threat of heavy winds, hail, or even tornadoes. But sometimes a storm is just a brief passing of some wind and rain. That's what we like to see and are grateful for... rain to sustain the crops and pastures with no significant damage.

     Life is that way, too, isn't it? We go through stormy times that threaten to undo us, but other times our "troubles" are short-lived and really of no consequence. Praying that your life's storms are mostly of the latter variety!

     Linking my watercolor pencil storm with Michael's Scribble Picnic. Check out this page to see other storms that may have threatened to cancel the picnic!

Wednesday, May 09, 2018

Strawberry, anyone?

Strawberries are one of my favorite things we grow in our garden. I was just out there pulling weeds earlier this week and saw some little green berries just starting to form. Hooray! Before we know it they'll be large and red, destined for topping a bowl of ice cream or shortcake, or going into a pie, or going into the freezer to be enjoyed throughout the coming year!

Linking with Michael's Scribble Picnic. Check out this page for more fresh-picked strawberries!

Thanks to Sketch Dirt for guiding me through this drawing with her great instructional video.

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Quilts - a sketch and a barn quilt

I've always thought it would be fun to piece together a quilt, but so far that hasn't happened in my life, though I've made plenty of crocheted afghans, and appreciate having quilts like the one you may have already seen here made by my grandmother.

I drew this colored pencil Cat Quilt sample, but take no credit for the idea for it, as it's completely influenced by the actual quilt you can see here.

Now, if we're talking Barn Quilts, I have painted one of those! It hangs on our barn. "Cross and Crown" is the name of the pattern.

Linking with Scribble Picnic. Go here to see what others have stitched up this week.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Egg Hunt!

Have a blessed Easter this next Sunday as we gather with fellow believers, family, and friends to celebrate the risen Lord with songs, with praise, and even with egg hunts!

Joining the Scribble Picnic egg hunt with my colored pencil drawing. You can see what others have scrambled up here!

Edited to add this photo taken eleven years ago of a chair I painted. It's made a good conversation piece, and no one has broken any of the eggs after all these years!

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Creams Sampler Box

Chocolate creams... Y U M !
I do love a good chocolate candy, especially dark chocolate, but milk chocolate works just fine, too! Chocolate cream, caramel, coconut, fudge filling–yes please! Just please don't ruin that delicious chocolate with a nut or fruit-flavored cream filling. What's your favorite chocolate filling?

You can see what others came up with for the "Creams" theme here where I've linked my colored pencil drawing with Scribble Picnic.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

In Awe

     I've always loved to look up at the night sky, so clear and crisp and unfathomable. The moon with its predictable pattern, and, so amazingly, even the unending stars stretching out over the universe are set in their places, as they have been for thousands of years. Amazing! What an awesome God to have made this! But even more amazing is that in the midst of all this he reaches down to me, and to you, with such individual love.

Linking with Scribble Picnic. Fly "Across the Universe" here to see how others have been inspired by this week's topic.

Psalm 8 New International Version (NIV)

Lord, our Lord,
    how majestic is your name in all the earth!
You have set your glory
    in the heavens.
Through the praise of children and infants
    you have established a stronghold against your enemies,
    to silence the foe and the avenger.
When I consider your heavens,
    the work of your fingers,
the moon and the stars,
    which you have set in place,
what is mankind that you are mindful of them,
    human beings that you care for them?
You have made them a little lower than the angels
    and crowned them with glory and honor.
You made them rulers over the works of your hands;
    you put everything under their feet:
all flocks and herds,
    and the animals of the wild,
the birds in the sky,
    and the fish in the sea,
    all that swim the paths of the seas.

Lord, our Lord,
    how majestic is your name in all the earth!

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

One of a Kind

I could have drawn a person, since each and every person God made is one of a kind. Didn't feel quite up to that challenge this week, so instead just went with a simple abstract!
Linking my water colored pencil drawing with Scribble Picnic. You can see other "One of a Kind" interpretations here.