Third Annual Summer Kick-Off
One Day Watercolor Sketchbook Journal
Friday, June 5th, 10:00-4:00

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Plants and more plants.

A Carload of Plants.
And more in the backseat ~ a lot more.
My friend, Karen, and I started out this morning at 9:00 to hit a couple of garage sales, a resale shop and two greenhouses. We were having so much fun, we just kept going. . . and going. . .

I wanted to get some pots of flowers going so they will be ready for my journal class the first Friday in June. I got a little carried away and bought things I really didn't need to get at this time, but that's the way it is this time of year ~ SO tempting. I want to have it all!

Oh ~ I have to plant this stuff?!


What a Mess

This is what my studio tables looked like Monday morning!
We had a fun weekend with the kids - lots of messy art projects, trips to the park, the library. . . But Monday morning was back to reality (isn't it always?) I'm still plugging away at my illustration project and firming up my class schedules so I can get them posted.

I finally gave in to a sinus infection and went to the doctor. So with my little packet of antibiotics and a nap now and then, I am doin' okay. After I finish up some current obligations (obligations to myself to make a living!) I am heading for the greenhouses! Can't wait to smell the dirt and see something blooming!!!


More Sketches of . . .

I'm still thinking of the great time we had in California. It is still cold and dark here in Northern Michigan, and just looking back through my sketchbook keeps the memories intact.

Everything here at home is still brown. That's not true - the grass is green now, but that is it for color. Yesterday I raked a little in the yard, and there is promise of plants to come - and eventually to bloom.

I suppose I could do something productive to be ready for our short summer season. Something like firm up my summer class schedule, get a couple of illustration deadlines off my list, and then paint porch furniture. All of those things sound fun - and that's what it's all about right? Fun?