I have been spending a lot of time this year sketching, in ‘@FiftyThree‘ s Paper53 app on the ipad or at the live drawing events held by #Alpharetta Figure Drawing/Painting Group. I think it’s time to start painting now. Working with brushes is flowing like it should. I start to paint after the kids go to bed then I… Read More


Little Paintings of Maggie available now in the shop, only on Facebook. They are 5x7ish acrylic, ink and pencil on paper $40. (These are signed originals.) Maggie on yellow 1 of 6, acrylic on paper 5×6 inches. Maggie on yellow 2 of 6, acrylic on paper 5×6 inches.   Maggie on yellow 3 of 6,… Read More


Getting sun in the pool

List of things done and todo: Farmers market, Read cooking magazine by pool, Plan health meal for family and friends, Finish project with kids, Work emails, Send tax extension form. This is one of  the “sketches of spring” I will be attempting to make one a day, enjoy and share.… Read More


An AC malfunction, or a reason to get naked

I came home early it was hot. Flicked controls on the thermostat. Nothing worked, which way is on? Heat cause it’s hot, that doesn’t sound wrong. Open a window, fiddled with the lock, left or right, it would not pop. Sweat, just a drop. That was it for me. I did care who might see. Flung coat and sweater over my head, shed skirt and tights passed… Read More


By the Pool in a new suit

New Suit The first warm day, the air is clean. I was to long curled within, sun nibbles willing skin. I dip my toe, that’s as far as I will go. Nothing is getting wet. The suit I bought to match the lot, will wait till it is hot. I smile as the children play,… Read More


woman sitting on a sandy landscape

Fifteen minutes that’s all I get. Just time enough, time to sit. It’s just three take-five’s rolled in one. Early is on time for some.  Just me, my time to breath. I see a spot and feel the breeze. The sun warm on my skin, feet in sand the cool below. Alone but soon they’ll show, In my head I’ll greet them all, “Hello, and welcome y’all”. This is… Read More