Noticing 1.534246575342466 Things to Celebrate (each day!)

There are usually a limitless number things to celebrate. Even for my dog Lucy (shown the photo above) caught in the moment celebrating a whole lot of happy things to smell on a beautiful July morning.   Have you ever seen this book? As the title implies, the book is simply a list of 14,000 random things. […]

Three Easy steps to solving ALL of Life’s problems. (If ONLY!)

When at a loss for what to do… 1. Do what you know HOW to DO. 2. Remember what you KNOW to be TRUE. 3. Find something NEW for YOU. I like to explore ALL my options. So much so, that it has become a joke in our family. If you want something researched like a […]

A new calendar for November! Sunflower #2

The creative spirit within me loves to have something new to look at. Here’s a free and simple way to freshen up your desk for the new month. Clean off workspace  (Be ruthless in throwing things away.) Clean off computer desktop (This is more complicated. My quick & easy “system” is to drag everything into one folder called “desktop […]

October 1. Sunflower 1.

The first of FIVE Sunflowers. Sometimes I get a little carried away with an idea. While some people might think it’s a good idea to paint “a” sunflower, for some reason I felt the need to paint FIVE. Those who know me well, will heartily agree that this is pretty much the story of my life. I just looked back though […]

Tithonia diversifolia

Tithonia diversifolia Plant Tithonia diversifolia is a species of flowering plant in the Asteraceae family that is commonly known as the tree marigold, Mexican tournesol, Mexican sunflower, Japanese sunflower or Nitobe chrysanthemum. — Wikipedia Scientific name: Tithonia diversifolia Higher classification: Tithonia Rank: Species Here are photos the painting I call “Mexican Sunflower” in progress. To […]

A fiery flower is finished…

My newest oil painting called “Sunflower Flame” is complete! I love the fiery ring of petals that make up this sunflower. That wasn’t my original intent, however sometimes a painting takes on a life of its own. Especially when it is one I am simply painting for my own pleasure, as was the case with […]

Low maintenance. Big impact.

Elephant Ears are one of my newfound loves for the garden since moving to South Carolina  in 2008. These monster big plants are virtually maintenance-free. All they ask for is A LOT of space. A few years ago I planted three large (and very ugly) bulbs, not really knowing what was to come. Within a […]

A painting called “Poe’s Tavern”

My newest painting is now available! If you’d like to use it as your desktop calendar for this new month, just click on the image below to download it to your computer. To read the story behind this painting, click on this link to visit www.mariescottstudios.com