Blue Kitty

Abstract realism is feeling more and more like my little “place in the sun”, my home, in the world of arty goodness.


I sketched Penny the other night in my art journal in colored pencil, and decided to go back in with my Cotman travel palette and splash some paint around.    I thought you might enjoy this article from The Washington Post about how making art is the new meditation.    It certainly resonated with me!

*flinging art supplies to the far reaches of the planet*   Peace.

Waiting and wondering…

…thinking and pondering. Welcome to my mind….and, once again, to a page in my art journal.


Art is the best therapeutic exercise ever. Yoga and meditation are great too, and there are lots of other great ones, but art…..does it for me. I sit down with a question, and I usually come away with an answer. This was my journey last night, with the help of watercolor, colored pencils, and acrylic craft paint.

To those of you sending up prayers and good vibes for my kitty, Penny, please keep them coming.    I believe they are working!   Time will tell.   I definitely see improvement, so … there’s hope.

Happy Wonderful Weekend to you all, and may everyone’s art supplies have a chance to come out and play today. Peace.

Y is for Yoga


Yoga is sooo great. And Tree pose (above) is a great beginner pose to get your feet wet in the practice. Yoga will make you strong, flexible, and will fill up your peace tank when it is running low. And who doesn’t need that?

If you’ve always wanted to try yoga, but don’t like the thought of trying to turn your stick figure into a pretzel, think about giving this DVD a try:

My sister suggested this one to me years ago, and I’m so glad she did. These are poses most anyone can do, even if you’re stiff and inflexible, have arthritis, are overweight, you name it…you can do it.  Peggy’s students in the video are not the typical gumby-skinny-minnies you see in most every yoga DVD.  It can be offputting to turn on a beginner yoga DVD and not even be able to do the most basic move (which happened to me many times before).  This DVD is different.  It was available at my local library (and hopefully yours too), and so I could try for free.  I wound up buying this and many of her other DVDs and recommending them to numerous people. It’ll make you feel great! I promise.

Looking forward to the end of the alphabet tomorrow, and I hope you’ll join me then. Namaste.