Apr 25, 2017

Scribble Picnic: Tree

he leaned his forehead against the tree
quieted his thoughts

his heart melded with the trees heart
the tree let flow
hundreds of years of stories

stories  about the birds that came to nest and sing
the fungi and lichen it gave home to
the fairies that lived beneath its roots
the insects that live in its bark

the lad came to know 
those who rested in the shade of this tree
or found shelter from storm
 he saw the lion that napped in its branches
and so much more

he learned that a tree lives a big life
a deep life
a generous life
roots embedded in the earth
limbs dancing with the grace of the heavens

this lad returned as often as he could
to rest his forehead and heart
against the tree

Sharing with Scribble Picnic
this weeks theme: TREE

visit Michael's to see what art others have brought to life 
for this weeks theme.

Thank you Michael!



Apr 21, 2017

AC: Earth Day

Love love love
our Planet


We really do have pretty rocks here in Montana
I found a surprise turquoise colored rock in the forest last weekend
I am told it is copper that makes the pretty color:

This past winter saw the end of my bridge, it broke. 
Today I built a new one.
Such a wonderful feeling of accomplishment!

Now I can walk from the earth on one side of the creek 
to the earth other side, yay! 

Last week I drove an hour north
seeking wildflowers. 
I was delighted to find the lovely Pasque flower and our native bumble bee!

So much love for our planet and all it's wonderful treasures!

This weekend our: ART Challenge 
is being hosted by Lovely Melodye
her theme: Earth Day

Visit her blog to see what others are sharing to celebrate Earth Day.

if you would like to enjoy more glimpses of Montana this time of year
visit my photography blog: Spirithelpers 


Apr 18, 2017

Scribble Picnic: ladder

her favorite place to meditate
floating above


this weeks theme for 
treat yourself to a visit to see what others are creating.


I ordered a watercolor sampler
from Legion 
8.8 x 11"
gorgeous papers!

It came in a beautiful folder that feels as though it is made of watercolor paper:

This painting is on Lanaquarelle CP 140#,

it feels rough to the touch, I enjoyed the texture.

I could scrub/lift some paint off better than 
other papers. I would love to work with it again.

Wonderful to try something new
I look forward to trying the other papers. 


Apr 14, 2017

Paint Pary Friday: Spring Eggs

spring begins slowly here
here in the NW corner of Montana

I can tell birds
are building nests
they have me thinking of eggs

which inspired this painting

Wishing you all a lovely Easter weekend

visit PPF


Apr 12, 2017

Scribble Picnic: Rabbit

his heart told him
to wait
that soon the rabbit 
would nibble the carrot
they would be fast friends

Sharing with my art friends at Scribble Picnic
Michael's theme: Rabbit


Apr 5, 2017

Scribble Picnic & PPF: Grandfather Clock

every night after the sun sank
far below the horizon

she would dance

dance with the clocks music

Joining Scribble Picnic
theme: grandfather clock
though with all these pinks and purples
perhaps it is a grandmother's clock

go here to visit everyone's art for:
Grandfather Clock

also sharing with Paint Party Friday: 
visit here to see other blog friends art


Apr 3, 2017

Mar 31, 2017

Little Sailboat

the wind arrived
filling the sail and stirring the sea
it nearly felt as though the little boat took flight


yesterday my friends took me to 
Garden of a Thousand Buddhas
here in Montana
it was a gray day
the prayer flags were dancing wildly
sending prayers into the heavens

it seemed perfect to share this photo
with the little boat whose sail is also full of wind
now I think of the little flags on the boat as prayer flags

sharing with PPF


Mar 28, 2017

Scribble Picnic: Boat

sailing in aqua waters
a big fat moon

last month I made this sailboat for my grandson's birthday

I thought that hanging by a window 
or from the ceiling
it might inspire wonder filled

(the pattern is one of Ann Wood's
she does charming and heartfelt fabric arts! )

This week Michael chose: boat 
to inspire our art

I thought that good timing having just made a sailboat. 

Visit Michael's to find out who else is sharing art!


Mar 24, 2017


she gazed across the universe
glancing down on earth
sending heartfelt wisdom
trusting that we let it 
imbue our hearts


Mar 22, 2017

Scribble Picnic: Fairies

fairies come in all shapes, sizes
colors of varying degrees

some are easy to spot as they leap through the air

one must glimpse from the corner of their sight

some blend in with life

if we turn to look directly at them
they disappear as if they never were there

of people sharing:


Mar 17, 2017

AC: ritual and routines

she sent out love, joy and goodness
to the world

a heartfelt routine

I enjoy my routines and rituals. 
Something easy/graceful about falling into rountines. 

Sometimes I move a waste basket to another spot, it takes days to 
fall into the habit of the new spot, often tossing trash in the wrong place. 
So I also like changing routines, simply to be more present. 

I thought this painting would be about the waste basket
the drawing had a different idea. 
Love when that happens. 

is our lovely host for AC this weekend
rituals and routines

visit to see other artful expressions

Thank you Nadine!

Irish Fae

an Irish Fae
Happy St. Patrick's Day


Mar 15, 2017

Scribble Picnic: Lantern

she carried a lantern
every where she went
she never knew
when the clouds might cover the
moon or sun

inspired by and for:

Michael's: Scribble Picnic
theme: lantern

visit his website to find others sharing art for lantern


Mar 12, 2017


they called it 
home sweet home

(post edit:

Breathing on the threshold of a new life, new home, they released their dreams to touch the land and tiny house, imbued it with their love and stepped down the path.)

It is always a decision 
do I leave it as an ink drawing 
do I color it .....


Mar 10, 2017


wandering through the land


last night we got 6" of snow
winter continues to grace our land

sometimes the sun comes out when it is snowing
I always look for rainbows
but I don't know if rainbows work with snow


Mar 8, 2017

Scribble Picnic: Umbrella

wandering slowly through the land
enjoying the multi faceted weather

he thinks:
life is good

 the sketch before i inked it:

I think I might paint it next
share that another day

Sharing with:


Feb 28, 2017

Cabin: for Scribble Picnic

home sweet home

This weeks theme for Scribble picnic: Cabin

I pretty much did a portrait of my home life,
except that it is still seriously winter here. 

they ended up in the painting of my wee cabin.

(see side bar to see my home)

Thank you for hosting Michael

Feb 23, 2017

Flowers in Her Hair

She watched the children playing
enjoying their playful exuberance

I wonder if I am thinking of spring




Feb 21, 2017

Hare and Friend

she laid down her wings
to hop
like a bunny


Ok, so we don't see her wings laying down
we don't see her hopping
but those are the words that came


more than a face for 29 Faces


Feb 18, 2017

AC: Tropics

in the midst of winter
she dreamed of drumming
to the rhythms of the tropics

first came the ink drawing:

is our host this week for Art Challenge
her theme: Tropics
visit her blog to enjoy posts inspired by Tropic


Feb 16, 2017

for 29 Faces

she looked off into the future
with wisdom from the past
her vision was full of deep knowing



Feb 14, 2017

Happy Valentine's Day

sending love
to our planet
all life 
on it

this is a painting I did last year
thought I would share it again 
to say 

Happy Valentine's day!


plus a Montana heart rock

for you


Feb 9, 2017

Bubble Gum Machiine

place a pretty penny 
in the silver slot

from the portal
a fairy will fly

to give you
a merry dance

then freedom will be hers


This was inspired by Michael's 
Creative Tuesday Prompt: bubble gum machine

I did not complete it in time

so I am sharing 3 more faces for 29 Faces


Feb 8, 2017

Fairy Clan

I think she has invisible wings
me sense she is of the fairy clan 

after the big snow storm 


blue skies


a view to fall in love with


sharing with 29 Faces



Feb 7, 2017

Earth Lady

a little lady for 

 our big storm seems to have past
I think i got around 30 inches of snow

the clouds parted and sunlight and blue sky were here today
so beautiful with the fresh snow