Friday, May 31, 2019

Journal - Hydrangea

Journal - Hydrangea - When we moved here last year, my hydrangea was barely living - kept it watered, and THIS year - full bloom!

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Journal - Cape Fear Sketchers - Chandler's Wharf - Wilmington, NC

Journal - Cape Fear Sketchers - Chandler's Wharf - sketched the back entry into the site - so dark inside - so I lighted the beautiful fountain as much as I could despite the backlighting.

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Journal - Indochine Gardens - Again

Journal - Indochine Gardens - A few of us returned to Indochine to have a lovely lunch followed by sketching in the garden. Temps rose to the high 90sF ... it was HOT!! I arrived early and sketched the dragon in front of the restaurant in about 20 minutes ... took more time with the waterfall after lunch...

Monday, May 27, 2019

Journal - Sketch with Me - Travel

Journal - Sketch With Me - Prompt by Cathy Johnson - Travel - A trip down memory lane - A Window in Civita Italy. I fell in love with this colorful window years ago while visiting Tuscany ... and with Cathy's prompt - revisited it in memory - today ...

Friday, May 24, 2019


Journal- Sunflowers Splash and Splatter - I started this weeks ago, but felt it 'needed something' more to be finished.... I think it's finally done.

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Journal - Doctor's Office

Journal - After sketching with the Cape Fear Sketchers yesterday, I dashed to my doctor's office for an appointment. I arrived early enough to sit in the car and sketch part of the office building. My goal was to work on architectural angles -- a challenge for me!

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Journal - Brunswick Botanical Gardens

Journal - This morning's sketch - hot and humid - but the blooms are still beautiful - at the Brunswick County Botanical Gardens.

Monday, May 20, 2019

Journal - Indochine Gardens

Journal - Indochine Gardens. Sketched this on site, but didn't like the way the painting was done, so redid the entire sketch and painting.

Friday, May 17, 2019

Journal - Pocosin and Pitcher Plants

Journal - Had a wonderful time today sketching with friends at a local pocosin in Wilmington, NC .. TONS of pitcher plants and their flowers -- Got to return for more!

Journal - Shelton Herb Farm

Journal - Shelton Herb Farm - Went for some Purple Coneflowers - wound up buying much more as well as spending several hours sketching with Katie. Plants, the friendliest (but always moving) chickens, sunshine - FUN! (Next on my list - chicken practice! LOL)

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Journal - Southport Farmer's Market - Cape Fear Sketchers

Journal - Cape Fear Sketchers - Southport Farmer's Market. I sketched the display of fine plants and people from Shelton Herb Farm. Though the day started off in the 50s, it turned out to be a glorious 70 F day ... Lots of folks, displays, vendors of all kinds, and music!

Journal - Indochine Gardens

Journal - Took my dear friend Gwen to Indochine Restaurant for her birthday lunch and sketching. Great food and awesome gardens!

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Journal - Blueberries - Taylor's Blueberry Farm

Journal - A beautiful day - Spent the morning sketching at Taylor's Blueberry Farm in Leland, NC. Blueberries, chickens, goats, horses ... FUN! Blueberries will be ready to pick June 1.

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Friday, May 10, 2019

Journal - Port City Produce

Journal - Had a wonderful few hours with my friend Elizabeth Harkinson Vickerman sketching at Cape Fear Produce.

Wednesday, May 08, 2019

Sketching at the Brunswick County Botanical Gardens (NC)

Journal - Another gorgeous spring day yesterday. Met friends at Brunswick County Botanical Garden, NC to do a bit of sketching.

Tuesday, May 07, 2019

Journal - Sketching My Wee Garden - Daylilies

Journal - Sketching my Wee Garden - The small daylilies are finally in bloom ...