A painting without words.

Sometimes a piece of art just needs to speak for itself. This one has limitless stories. The stories of every single person with even the slightest connection to The College of Charleston. So that is all I will say about this particular piece of art. At least for now. If you would like to have […]

A new calendar for June.

Focus on what is Good… I love plants. Plants are neutral. Plants are beautiful. I like to focus my energy on painting plants. That feels more productive to me than gardening, which is an uphill battle. One definitely worth the fight, but an ongoing, never-ending battle, nonetheless. Paintings of plants don’t grow weeds. Paintings of […]

A quick visit to Indianapolis…

Towards the end of July we headed North to visit our families in Wisconsin and Indiana. We decided to split the trip up and spent a day/night in Indianapolis. If you’ve never been to Indy… it’s worth the trip! (But I definitely prefer it in the summer.) Here’s a few photos from our trip…

turning napkins into throw pillows

It was Sunday, July 4th and we had nothing to do but REST that afternoon, as we were still “on vacation” after returning home from our Hilton Head get-away. I tried to take a nap, but all I could do was think about how much I wanted to make new throw pillows for my couch. […]

“going to the beach” at Hilton Head, SC

One of the fun things we did this summer was take a short trip down to Hilton Head, SC for a few days. Here in South Carolina, when referring to their vacation plans, EVERYONE says “We’re going to the beach.” But they don’t ever say WHICH beach they are talking about. Being a fairly new […]

Sunflowers are Fun flowers!

If you love sunflowers as much as I do, here’s some visual inspiration for you! My husband stumbled across this field of sunflowers while driving home from a hike in the mountains. Knowing my delight over this kind of scene, he took me back there — equipped with my camera– so I could take some […]

20 gallons of Blueberries

One of the fun things we’ve done this summer was visit a local blueberry patch. Here’s some photos from a glorious morning spent enjoying the sights and sounds of the countryside in the Upstate of South Carolina. If you’re interested in picking your own blueberries, here’s the information from the farm we went to. I […]

30 Pounds of Peaches

Peaches are my husband Tim’s favorite fruit. So for Father’s Day I decided to make him some canned peaches. Too bad that I didn’t really know what I was doing. 🙂 My mom and I attempted to can peaches about 15 years ago, but it was just the blind leading the blind. And that was […]

Greenville Drive vs. Greensboro Grasshoppers (This should be a painting!)

This fall I’m planning on painting a scene from a Greenville Drive baseball game. Here’s some photos I took at a game.

What’s blooming right now?

Blue HYDRANGEAS and white GARDENIAS are flowering in my yard right now. Looking at them makes my insides smile.