Sunday, November 30, 2008

Saturday, November 29, 2008


The daily sketch just can't always happen on paper.

Thursday, November 27, 2008


We're enjoying ours now that the temperature
has finally gone below 80 degrees outside.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

bird on fire

This was our Thanksgiving adventure!

the great annual pie bake

Every year since we got married, my husband & I have held The
Great Annual Pie Bake on the night before Thanksgiving.
We eat some light, quick dinner, pop in a movie (preferably
one we've seen before or don't care about so we don't get distracted),
and pump out as many pies as possible. The first year was just
the two of us, Little Women, and 5 pies. Tonight (13 years later)
there were 20-some people, Napoleon Dynamite, and 26 pies.
The men usually run the apple peeler-corer-slicer with some help
from the kids, and my daughter makes a mad variety
of miniature pies. It's the best part of Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Monday, November 24, 2008

old couch

watercolor, 2004

Saturday, November 22, 2008

backpack #2

I made this cutie backpack a couple of weeks ago
while I was on my sewing spree.

Friday, November 21, 2008

head cold day 7

I feel so much better!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Monday, November 17, 2008

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Friday, November 14, 2008

dog food in the butter compartment

Elliott was playing happily (and very quietly) outside
last week, after which I discovered dog food all over
the porch and strategically placed in the refrigerator.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

runaway trees

This sketch arose last year from some conversations I had
regarding myself & others who seemed determined
to run even though God was inviting us to stay put.
Some of us were running from Tucson, some from resting,
some from relationship, etc.
I guess it's mostly about our general inability to experience
contentment and about God's patient tenacity with us.
Oil, 2007.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Monday, November 10, 2008

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Friday, November 7, 2008

native cafe

Tucson used to have this great restaurant/coffee shop
called Native Cafe. Good food and great atmosphere.
Sniff, sniff. I miss you, Native Cafe.
Watercolor, 2004.

Thursday, November 6, 2008


Watercolor, 2004.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

swirly cup

pencil & watercolor, 2004

Monday, November 3, 2008

and yet another

Watercolor, February 2004.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

and another...

Pencil, February 2004.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

another hose bib

A few years back, we bought a hose bib to replace one that was
leaking. It was made out of this heavy bronze metal with shiny,
freshly painted parts. It's rare to see things these days that
are so solid and beautiful in their basic form & function.
I painted several versions of it! Watercolor, 2004.