Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Off to Wonderlands!

These are postcards I've received from other postcard loving strangers through
Tomorrow I start my trek through these three wonderlands, Germany, Greece and Turkey, and I won't be back until about a month from now.
I will miss all my blogger friends and wish you all a lovely next summer month!

Friday, June 18, 2010

A Beautiful Place to Grow

A card for my Stairway to Heaven, reggae lovin', London livin', Lady Godiva friend Lorraine and her new husband Lynn. Heartbroken that I can't be there to celebrate with them. May their marriage be a beautiful place to grow.
Made with watercolors, markers, scrapbook piece by Jolee for you, and my cat Jeunefille's lovely hair living again as clouds. She doesn't mind, she has acres of clouds to spare.
p.s. TWO blogs in one day. What's up with that, I wonder???

Friday BeFunky World View

The view from my back porch. Sometimes we see egrets and big turtles. Sometimes when it rains really hard, little crabs find their way into my living room.
The sky has been extra wonderful lately, the clouds skipping and scattering into my dreams.

Who knows when this gate was broken? Perhaps the vines needed more air & light.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

ATC's Around the World Challenge

Today I read the latest post at The Shabby Chic Bohemian which is the beautiful home of Sharon. I was truly touched and wanted to share the story of Beth Meador who is a wonderful artist with only 1% of her vision remaining. Following is almost exactly what Sharon wrote, because I couldn't say it better:

Beth has retinitis pigmentosa which means that she suffers from retinal degeneration and will lose her sight completely eventually. Her challenge is to get her art and her story out all over the world, to raise awareness of this and similar conditions, for which there is no cure, before she loses her sight completely. She is a member of the Milliande artist group and she put out a call for people willing to receive an ATC from her with the aim to get to as many regions of the world with her story. If you are a member of the group and live in an area of the world where there are not too many artists (so not the UK, USA, Canada, etc.) she would particularly like to hear from you. However, I did notice on her page that she has sent multiple cards to some of the more "common" countries. If you are not a member, but would like to find out more about this project and Beth's progress, please use the links provided below. Please help her to reach her goal and spread the word. Thank you.

You can check out the Millande artist group at: and look at Beth's page directly at
The Shabby Chic Bohemian is at and it's a lovely place to hang out a while!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Reinventing Chalmers Street

I spent the afternoon painting Chalmers Street. In 1712, the Pink House served as a sailor's tavern. It's done with watercolors and markers.
Earlier today, on Diane's beautiful blog, I found a "blog hop" that's going on, and spent quite some time checking out all the incredible blogs out there. If you are interested in participating, look at the right side of my blog for details.
Sunday's almost over, and the muted sound of lawnmowers sadly humming can be heard in the distance...

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

No. 17 Golden Lane...Postcard & my new Journal

I sang Please Mr. Postman on my way home this afternoon, and VOILA, my beautiful new journal from the Etsy shop of my fabulous artist friend Andrea, arrived today! Her shop is located at .
You should check it out!

Received a beautiful postcard from Kattys of Golden Lane in Prague. I loved it so much that above is my interpretation made with markers & watercolors.

Thanks Kattys!

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Romanian Rainbow

So I spent nearly all day doing this piece. My inspiration was a photograph by Jacqueline Jones. I loved the houses, the rainbow of colors, the shapes, the bursting with life quality of it all.

AWATB: Funky Friday 2

The sky was so beautiful, I kept looking upward.