Happy Snail is one of my favorite characters to draw and paint. Happy Fall, Friends!
I have been feeling afraid. Maybe you have, too. With all that is going on with the pandemic, politics, and civil unrest, it is easy to be afraid. When I am afraid, it is easy to forget what I know about Love. Here is what I know: 1. There is a lot of darkness in… Continue reading A Watercolor Meditation for When You Feel Afraid: Whimsical Watercolors
If you have been following my blog lately, you probably know that I have been letting my hair go silver. I am really excited about it, but I would be less than honest if I didn't said that sometimes the changes that aging brings make me anxious and sometime scare me a little bit, too.… Continue reading Embracing Our Age: A Whimsical Watercolor and Peaceful Thought
The older I get, the more I fall in love with the Earth and with how amazing she is. I don't do as good a job of caring for her as she does for me, and doing better in this area is one of my consistent goals. I do try consistently to appreciate all the… Continue reading An Earth Day Post, One Day Late: Whimsical Watercolors
For the last week, I have been painting a series of peaceful thoughts. They are mainly about you and me and our worth as human beings. I really believe each of these ideas below, and I post them here for you, hopefully to inspire, encourage, and comfort you, if you are having a hard time.… Continue reading Seven Peaceful Thoughts for Your Week
There has been a recent challenge going around on social media. Dolly Parton started it, so it is called the Dolly Parton challenge. Here's the picture that started it all: She wrote, "Get you a woman who can do it all". So pretty soon people started following suit and posting four different pictures of themselves… Continue reading Social Media Slugs: A Whimsical Watercolor
I have been imagining this painting for a few weeks now, and I finally had the change to paint it. By the way, my friend, M.B. Henry recently wrote an awesome and fascinating post about a big blue whale that ended up in Oklahoma, of all places. You can read about it here.
If you have been following my blog for the last month, you probably know I was doing watercolors of a new take on an old holiday song. I posted all my posts in this series on Facebook, too. I was especially happy because my mom really enjoyed the project. It was titled "12 Days of… Continue reading I Got in Trouble with Facebook
Hello, I am Mr. Lumpkins—Genius extraordinaire. I am special. The Greatest, some say. Only truly special people understand me, and if you are reading this, I know you must be one of those special people. So I am going to let you in on a little secret: I have a plan. One day I will… Continue reading Mr. Lumpkins: Genius Extraordinaire–Mr. Lumpkins Lets You in on a Secret
Our democracy (in the U.S.) is going through a bit of a rough patch right now. It's not surprising. Democracy is hard sometimes. But I have hope for democracy, and here is why. Anytime anyone practices the following virtues, they strengthen democracy: Kindness: Use your words to strengthen people's spirits, not crush them. Compassion: Recognize… Continue reading Slugs for Democracy: A Whimsical Watercolor