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2021 Temperature Blanket

We all thought 2020 was weird. 2021 seems to be giving it a run for its money. I’ve seen temperature blankets before, but I haven’t been a fan. Most of them are just rows of a single color, and they span the rainbow. I don’t love the look, and it doesn’t coordinate with any room [...]

Garden Devastation

We reached 74F yesterday. I started pulling covers off my plants after this week’s winter storm. I might have cried a little. Sally Anne did not do a very good job of protecting my gingers. She must have been hiding under them. The bougainvillea I so lovingly kept green all winter has succumbed to the [...]

Best Mom Ever

I have several big projects going on right now, so I wanted something that would work up quick. I knew I wanted to do this Aestas Top for my daughter, and I thought it might be the something quick I was looking for. The beginning of something beautiful It started off a little rough. I [...]

Waiting for Spring

I refuse to believe it’s going to be cold outside this weekend. I have already put away my Dale sweaters. (It’s crazy that I even own Dale of Norway sweaters, but we do go up north a couple times a year to visit family, and they come in handy!) My bluebonnets are already sending up [...]

False Spring

The last week or so has been the typical January roller coaster for our area. Do we have the AC on or the heat on? It’s 75-80F during the afternoon, but falls to 40F at night. And it’s been so dry, my rain barrels are nearly empty again. But my plants think it’s Spring time. [...]

Hand Study, Part 3

These are the final two images in my hand study paintings. In the first one, the original inspiration photo has a very dark background, but that didn't really work for this painting series. I probably could have made the shadows a bit darker in the cupped hands and on the arm around the light, but [...]

Hand Study, Part 2

The second painting in my hand study was a redo of the painting from my Bible journal. In 2019, during a Lent Bible study, I had painted this in my art Bible while we contemplated the story of the woman who poured expensive perfume on Jesus' head. Some of the disciples rebuked her for wasting [...]