Mama’s bite of art

Though I was too ill to function yesterday, Mama continued our Art Challenge and created this lovely bite! Yesterday’s #OneGoodThing with Mama was a bite of art. Apologies for the lateness of this post. I’m still not feeling better, but going on as best I can. What was your #OneGoodThing today? Please share in the comments!…

A lacy day

Mama and I reminisced about our adventures in Venice while trying to capture lace in our sketchbooks this evening. Today’s Nosy Parker Art Challenge is lace. I used watercolors and Mama did an ink drawing, but we both focused on the lace fringe from scarves brought back from Burano, the Venetian island famous for lace.…

Capturing wind on paper

Today’s #OneGoodThing with Mama was capturing the feeling of wind in our Art Challenge paintings! Mama drew our wind chimes and I painted a tree blowing in the wind. What was your #OneGoodThing today? Please share in the comments! Kindness is Everything. Day 256 of 365. And Day 1,352 in a row (here’s the first 366, & the…

Drawing what home means to me

Since I’d already drawn our actual home on an earlier day, I decided to creatively interpret Day 12 of our Art Challenge. Mama and Paisley are home to me, and so I drew a scene with them. Mama drew the lighted gate to our front walkway but prefers not to share her work this evening.…

A peaceful, joyful day

Our good friend Trisha drove 2.5 hours to visit us today and we had a fantastic time together. We became friends over the phone more than a decade ago and have kept up the friendship. It was such a special treat to catch up over Happy Hour at one of my favorite local restaurants. For…

Drawing Venice

A year ago, Mama and I were preparing to leave for Venice. September is our favorite time of year there, so I sprinkled some Venice-related inspiration throughout our Art Challenge for the month. Today’s prompt was bridge, of which Venice has no shortage! I’ll let the Venetophiles—or those with excellent vision—identify the bridge in my…

The allure of green fruit

It’s Day 8 of our September Art Challenge and the inspiration/prompt for today was fruit. Since we picked up a large bag of our favorite bright green Emerald Beaut pluots at the farmers market yesterday, I thought it was perfectly timed for today’s art piece. Mama did this glorious, charming and lifelike drawing of green…