Colorful backgrounds are magic!

Fresh from my studio, this watercolor painting of a bluebonnet and paintbrush really started to sparkle as I added the background. I still need to add a few highlights, but it’s close to being finished.
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Peace Be With You

Earlier this year, my sister finally moved to Florida. She’d been dreaming of it since she was a little girl. (My childhood dream was to be an artist. Her dream was to live at the …
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Someone once asked me what word describes me best…

And the answer was simple: I’m a creator. I’m happiest when my hands are at work making something — whether through my career as a web developer, or one of my many other maker interests. I love painting, woodworking, sewing, photography and gardening.

This site is a journal of my creative efforts. Look for posts featuring art that I’ve created, as well as photographs that I take on my travels around the neighborhood, state and more. And you might even see a little bit of gardening and other kinds of growing plants, shrubs and trees.

“All these (craftsmen and master workers) rely upon their hands, and each is skilful in his own work… they keep stable the fabric of the world, and their prayer is in the practice of their trade.”

Sirach 38:31, 34

From Anne’s Journal

The Process of Art

How do you prepare to create? Is art more spontaneous, or is it planned? Perhaps it’s spontaneous because the artist never knows exactly how it’s going …
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