Just having fun.

Cactus Monday

My new green set is perfect for Cactus with a little help from my coastal set. Good to know these colors play well together.

Haiku for Cactus Monday:

           ‘Pretty cactus buds

            Just bursting with potential

            To full pink beauty’

Urban Sketching

I haven’t been to Tucson Botanical Gardens in years! It is such a beautiful place I could have stayed there sketching for a week. I am planning to make it an annual visit from now on.

There were 9 of us from OPUS there and they all did beautiful sketches. What a fun day of painting and sharing.

Spatter Spray

I guess yesterday was my day for ‘spattering’. Last evening I was sitting on the island enjoying the quiet and watching the aerators spraying, when I thought, ‘oh wow, what a great spatter!’  

I always carry my small sketchbook down there, so I pulled it out, did the sketch and spattered it when I came home.  

I love when inspiration hits me like that.


          Fountain in the lake

          Shooting spray high above me

          Aerating dreams’

Ink Spatter Sketches

Minerva did some ink sketching/spatter sketches from a Koosje Keene YouTube video, so I had to try it also.

I used J. Hebrin ‘cafe de iles’ ink which is a pretty brown and a Pilot Metro fountain pen. It was very fun and I learned how to do a better spatter.


          ‘These wild mushrooms

           Ink and water for painting

           Along with spatter’

This is the link to the video on https://youtu.be/O5xE6U6z4QY

I did this sketch yesterday using the ink spatter and zen drawing. I’ve been reading about zen drawing which is really looking at and SEEING what it is. Almost a form of meditation.

I used my Sailor pen which has a water soluble cartridge in it and a leaf I picked up. In my Hobonichi planner.


            ‘Even the fallen

             Maintain the shape of beauty

             If only we look’

National Haiku Day

Today is National Haiku Day so I sat right down and wrote two of them with a few daisies in my Hobonichi planner.

‘April seventeen

It’s National Haiku day

Perfect day for me’


‘Time to paint daisies

To add beauty to the day

And remember me’

Happy Haiku day!

Happy Easter

Ready For Easter

Ready for Easter: Bunny, flowers and decorated eggs! And haiku:

          ‘You cutie bunny

           And your pretty Easter egg

           Waiting for Easter’

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