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…?

Bloom and Grow…

Happy Friday!(I think I am addicted to my Apple Pencil and not quite sure whether to ask for help or celebrate the fact. :)Before we moved, one of my job responsibilities was to submit a weekly report to the boss.  He had just taken office in January and used this exercise as a tool to learn … Continue reading Bloom and Grow…

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…

Creative Fun…a how to video

In the past, I've had many requests for video classes. I am considering this a little more seriously while I have some extra time for creativity. The video I have created is a simple exercise and produced digitally in an app I use. I am looking for interest, input, skill level, digital or paint, live or recorded? … Continue reading Creative Fun…a how to video

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

A Story About an Act of Kindness…

There are no crafty projects to share today, or art. Just a story. I don't share a lot of private things about myself. Art and anecdotes, are another story! Today, I have decided to share something that happened yesterday evening. We were on the front porch. Abe was enjoying barking at the cars and there was a … Continue reading A Story About an Act of Kindness…

Meet “Sassy Wine Chick”….

Living in the Central Virginia, I have been inspired over the last few days, and I began to brainstorm an idea for a design. "Sassy."  Sassy morphed into a combination of myself and my two daughters. (they always say to draw what you know right?) So, what else could I do? From there, Sassy grew … Continue reading Meet “Sassy Wine Chick”….