My 2017 Calendar is done!

Now I just need to go into production, making copies, hole punching, and binding (still thinking about that). We got a quote at a quick printer but the cost was high per piece, so I am going to do a limited edition off my own printer and bind them myself. Each month has a different watercolor flower with a short love note from me to you. Major holidays are noted and so are the full moon, new moon and solstice. The size is 8.5″ x 10.5″ on 110# recycled white card stock. I have been wanting to do something like this for years and years. It feels good to have finally accomplished it! YAY!

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Wonder, Words & Watercolors…

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Since I’ve gotten into my Save the Bees project, I have become very interested in flowers as I learn which are favored by our endangered bee friends. I planted a bee-friendly garden and my neighbor has a walkway through a Secret Garden, so there’s lots of inspiration nearby. I have started a new series of watercolors like those above. They should make colorful notecards and a 2017 calendar! I’ve always wanted to make a calendar with my art. Now I am researching how to reproduce them… I may just do it myself and post to my Easy shop which has been dormant for far too long.

I am feeling a new series of acrylic paintings coming on. It’s time to break out, let loose, fly like the Fall leaves and have some fun. I feel like I’ve been too serious. The slightly cooler weather here in Florida is giving me extra energy and inspiring me> How is your Fall going?

Make work you love…

This is something I am trying to keep close to my heART! I follow Nicolas Wilton’s blog and he was working over an old painting that he liked, but didn’t LOVE…. and that reminded me to connect to this again and again. I’ve had two small paintings in the studio that surface from time to time. I liked them… but I didn’t really LOVE them, so I reworked them, adding contrast and stardust and some real butterflies. Framing them just made it even better. Now I LOVE them and feel much better about having them around. Do you LOVE the things you make, the things you do, the things you have around you?

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