It's not what you gather, but what you scatter that tells what kind of life you have lived. Helen Walton

Friday, February 17, 2017


Last week I posted a close up of one clump of blooms.
That was all I had.
Look at the plant this week.
Love it!

This was my project this week 
Not sure if I fixed anything but I am DONE with it.

And a new background awaits.
Wishing everyone a Happy PPF

Friday, February 10, 2017

Looking for help

My background from last week.
I need your help here.  I like the background, the table and the vase.
I DON'T like the  funky spiral flowers.
What are your thoughts?
Should I make them solid?
Should I stamp on top of them?
I thought "funky" would work with the funky background but I just don't think it does
I knew I could get some ideas from you all.

One of my favorite orchids is just starting to bloom.  It is a large plant,
maybe two feet in diameter, and is covered with buds.
This is just he beginning.
Wishing you all a Happy PPF

Friday, February 3, 2017

It's Friday already!

I can't believe it is Friday...again!
Time is flying by.
I am happy to have had some time to play in my paints this week.
The painting above is on watercolor paper.
What got in to me?
I had a class on abstracts and discovered I could make my paint run almost as well as 
I do on the yupo paper.  

Another painting on watercolor paper.
This background was a loser so i covered it with white paint and then put 
plastic on the paint and squished it around, pulled it up and then I had something to play with.
Still a bit homely but better than before.

This is the background on yupo from last week.
The photo is crooked, not the chain.

 And another background awaiting inspiration
There are no orchids this week but there are lots of buds
getting ready to open.
See you next week and thank you so much for visiting!
Happy PPF

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

New beginnings

New beginnings.  
After loosing my delightful art group. I actively went on a hunt to find a new group.
A couple of the girls from the previous group suggested a new class at the art center.
I visited a couple of weeks ago and was intrigued so I signed up.

You can see this is my kind of play.
This was what we did in the first class so will have step 2 this week.
I really enjoyed the process and am anxious to see where it takes us.

I did this one from one of my "dumps" of acrylic paint.
Can't decide what I think of it.
So this is my week in art this week
Wishing you all a Happy Paint Party Friday!!

This is my latest orchid bloom, Senor Perfecto.
Aren't the colors just gorgeous?

Friday, January 13, 2017


Unfortunately, our paint group has sort of dismantled.
Health issues for some made it impossible to go on
Little did I realize what their support meant to me.
I have been stuck.
No bright inspirations in the night,
no desire to pour another crazy background.
Just stuck.
I know it will pass and I will fine another group to 'play with'.
In the meantime I putter around on my lanai.
The past two days I have tended my orchids (which were all in the house or the garage because of the cold weather).  As I brought them out, I cleaned each of them off, soaked them in soapy water (to ward off bugs)  As there are over 100, it is a big job and I am happy to have it done.

My white laelia rubescense got a third place ribbon at the Sarasota Orchid Show this past weekend.
It is the white one in the middle of the photo.

Every thing I do seems dark and uninspired.
Maybe next week...
Happy PPF

Monday, January 9, 2017


The Diva is back!!!
Welcome back and Happy New Year to all!
This week we are using "Orbs-la-Dee as our challenge.
I have been tangling a page in my journal
(including scrap pieces of tape)
so finished it off with "Orbs" and our Diva's Zedbra (I think).

Saturday, January 7, 2017

And more.....

Laelia rubescens alba "Walter"

Cattleya, Volcano Trick "Fireball"

Dendrobium goldschmidtianum

We have just returned from a Holiday cruise to Panama and Costa Rica.
My goal was to see as many wonderful orchids as I could.
We saw some but not many.
Imagine my surprise when we returned home to find the lanai ablaze with color.

As usual, I had to scratch out my word of the year. 
It is an enjoyable introspective undertaking.

With all the turmoil in the world, we rely on our faith more than ever.
Further, as I have aged, I find myself imagining (predicting?) the worst.  
My word of the year reminds me to return to my faith and...
Let go, Let God.
Wishing everyone a peaceful, healthy 2017.