Category Archives: Telling a Story

House above the Lake

I went back to Lake Murray and painted a house that overlooks the lake. It was cold and windy, and I think I captured some of that crisp feeling in this sketch.

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Late Afternoon at Lake Murray

It was around 3 pm, and the sun’s glare reflected on the lake and through the people fishing. I especially liked the shadows that the people cast.

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Nothing Static Here

I started this little sketch when I was at Lake Murray last Thursday. It was my second piece, and I only had enough time to put in the base coat. Later at home, I added details to show that it … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Tara!

Today’s the day to celebrate my son’s partner. I wanted to create a card for her that captures her openness to the world, vitality, and beauty. And because she loves fantasy books, movies, and games, I wanted the card to … Continue reading

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Happy Halloween!

We made pumpkin people tonight by stacking two pumpkins, one for the head and one for the belly, and forks for the arms and hands. They were so cute that I had to paint them. Then, with a little help … Continue reading

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At the Couch Office

– We each have a preferred place for working, and my daughter’s favorite place has long been the couch. She can work anywhere but is especially productive when curled up on a cozy couch with a pen, notebook, and computer. … Continue reading

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Pursuing the Dream

My husband’s young cousin was married at a beautiful ceremony Saturday evening in the Chicago area. The newlyweds have a dream and are working hard at having it all; a home with a huge yard, many children, sunsets, and a … Continue reading

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