Sunday, February 14, 2010

Valentine’s Day

It’s hard to believe we are in the middle of February. Winter is dragging on. We’ve endured a very stressful week with a family crisis. Thankfully all went well and there is light at the end of the tunnel.

I have a bit of a battle ahead for me as I deal with some challenges to help my son, but I’m hoping for the best. I admit I hit a few dark places this week when the stress became too much. Especially when I had to go to work and put my problems aside.

Now that the dust has settled and we have a chance to breath, I want to take a moment to focus on Valentine’s Day. We tend to think of flowers and chocolate with Valentine’s Day.

These are some garden flower watercolor sketches. A rose...

Wildflowers, Spring Beauty...

This is a day to show those who are special in our lives how much we mean to one another. I count my blessings for this man who has been by my side.
Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!

Friday, February 5, 2010

Skywatch Friday

Another beautiful Southampton sunset.

What I've always called "Islands in the Sky"...

Monday, February 1, 2010


So I’ve decided to get a jump on things and I’m going to do the Creative Every Day post early this month. The theme is “home”. When I think of home, the words “safe haven”, “refuge”, and “sanctuary” come to mind. I find that only the people closest to me come into my surroundings.

I think this has to do with wanting to feel safe growing up. Home for a child is the buffer from the outside world. We all have to leave the nest at some time or another, but as children, this is the one place where we learn, are loved and kept safe.

Below are some sketches of me and my son as he was growing up...