So What’s New In My Art World…?

I dropped the blogging ball, so to speak, and I'm sorry about that! I began a full time job a while back, and honestly, I am trying to absorb a lot of new information and working again after a long hiatus is really kicking my butt. I just haven't had the energy to create. So what … Continue reading So What’s New In My Art World…?

Fairy Stone State Park

Recently we discovered we live near Fairy Stone State Park, near Bassett, Virginia.  Fairy Stone Park EntranceMost local Wise Countians have either seen "The Trail of the Lonesome Pine" an annual outdoor drama or The June Tolliver House. Both of which are located in Big Stone Gap. Abe loves road trips I've always meant to pick one up … Continue reading Fairy Stone State Park

Rainbows, Real and Imagined…they’re both art

Flower #4 This is one is my favorite digital flowers so far. Repeat info: digitally created paintings using my apple pencil and autodesk sketchbook pro app ___________________________The meanings of roses all come together in one flower: love, joy, happiness, passion, desire, fascination and so on. Hope this one amuses you in some way. "don't gain the world, and lose your … Continue reading Rainbows, Real and Imagined…they’re both art

Peace & A Pink Peony….

I told you there was another one in progress...and here it is!Happy Friday & Peace,Valerie If the English language made any sense, lackadaisical would have something to do with a shortage of flowers.~Doug Larson Author of A Hitchhikers Guide

Lazy Days, Mountains, and Sangria Saturday….

Saved this post to share on #winewednesdayOn Saturday we were trying to find ways to beat the heat ) here in Lynchburg! This mountain girl is STILL trying to adjust to the altitude, humidity and heat levels here, Whew....It was 103 (Fahrenheit) at 5 pm yesterday evening. We decided to explore a local winery. And by local, I mean a 15 … Continue reading Lazy Days, Mountains, and Sangria Saturday….

Its A Series, Right…?

If there are at least two and one more in progress, then, it is a series, right??I am creating these images in the Autodesk Sketchbook App on my iPad Pro, using my apple pencil. I am very pleased with the ease of use and features of this program. The floral designs are very different from my usual style … Continue reading Its A Series, Right…?

My View From 1502 is for sale…

MY VIEW FROM 1502 IS FOR SALEIf you know someone who would love a beautiful, single level home (with a many amenities)  Our home is located in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains in Southwest VirginiaCan you imagine this view gets more spectacular? It does! When fall paints the trees in reds, yellows and oranges, it is simply breathtaking!and don't forget...The … Continue reading My View From 1502 is for sale…

Pack, Unpack, Move….repeat

My goodness, if anyone ever tells you moving is not too difficult, thena) they do not own many material things or b) they are lying. Since January 1, I have experienced a lot of transition in both my personal and professional life. For some reason, the expectation is that change will be negative. That is simply not … Continue reading Pack, Unpack, Move….repeat

Its All About That Pie…That Butterscotch Pie

Are you are wondering whats up with all the recent posts to my blog? Figured you might be....   We moved recently. I feel like we are 2/3 here in our new place and still 1/3 in our old place. My art supplies took a back seat in the initial move. So, here I am, no job, boxes … Continue reading Its All About That Pie…That Butterscotch Pie