Monday, March 30, 2009


I want to remind everyone that the next World Wide Sketchcrawl is coming up 
                                             SATURDAY APRIL 11th.
Because of this event I was able to join the local one here in San Diego but if you don't have one, make one. The only thing required is you sketching on that day and if you want to post any of your drawings go to or But it is fun to do sketches with others so take your buddies , friends etc.. and go sketch on that day.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

I got a blog award !

Thank you James Parker for giving me this award you are so sweet and tirelessly active in your blogging and artwork.Your humor and talent bring so many smiles to me that just checking on your blog can be the highlight of my day. If you want a smile on your face please go check his SITES, yes more than one !!! Thank you K. Ratigan for starting this one.
I am also thanking my friend Irit Bourla for tagging me a while back she is also very prolific, I am including these answers in this as well.
Here are the rules :
-List 7 things you love
-Put a link to the one that picked you 
-Choose 7 others to pass the award to
-Notify them of the award

So here are some of my favorites 

1 -  I love flowers and gardens they restore me
2 - I love the smell of fresh baked bread.
3 - I love music it permeates me and opens my senses. 
5 - I love to be able to see
6 - I love to dance
7 - I love to go places

I am now choosing these individuals and blog for this award
5 Art for Shelter Animals   by Carrie Jacobson & Sheila Tajima

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

" La PLAGE "

6 x 8 Acrylics SOLD

This is my submission for the challenge of Karin Jurick site different strokes from different folks. I had a hard time adjusting the colors on my computer, it's still not perfectly accurate with the colors, because if you change something the whole thing changes. This is what makes the challenges so great you're practicing in all areas.

Monday, March 23, 2009

I'M BACK !!!!

    Here are some pictures of the trip , even on a shoe string budget the world is beautiful !
 The view from Katherine chalet in Switzerland
       St. Prez little town close to Lausanne
     Katherine, Tiffany and I in a beautiful cafe on the Piazza San Marco 
        Taking pictures here is so easy everything is beautiful
        Tiffany showing how narrow the streets are in Venice !
           Chateau d'oex, Switzerland
       Chateau d'Oex Tiffany and I eating a cheese Fondue ,Yummy !
          Versailles, in the beautiful mirror ballroom
               Eiffel Tower - what can I say !
                 Montmartre artist's and Sacre Coeur
     The Eiffel Tower illuminated at night on the hour with twinkle lights, amazing !
      Adebanji and Tiffany in the Eye above London what a view (Thanks Edward)
                        London here we are !!!!
                     Adebanji hearing the latest songs on Tiffany's ipod !
Hello everyone,
 Thank you all for the comments you left which I did not have the possibility to reply at the time, so this is it. You are all very much appreciated, HUGS to all.

The last 2 weeks were amazing . We had incredible guides, ADEBANJI for one in London. I was so surprised to see so many pictures of us on his blog , that's so funny. 
He is so nice. It was great experiencing London with him and meeting his lovely wife and full of energy Josh. I can see why he draws him , his expressions are precious. I can't wait to see the future drawing when his sister joins him.
After was Paris, on our own. Then Switzerland, Geneva and the area. My best girlfriend there KATHERINE drove us everywhere. 
Then she joined us to go to Venice, Italy. She was the guide there and her invaluable knowledge of the city was great. we only got lost ounce ! not really...
By the way one of the prayers I did was asking for nice weather, cold Ok but no rain or snow. There was really bad weather before we arrived. We had rain ounce when we were in a bus with Adebanji when we got off it was finished and as were leaving Venice to go back to London and back home it starts to rain, Ha ! Thank you God.  
What an amazing trip, I had forgotten how much more European walk. I think I could do a half marathon now. (walking of course !)
I will post later sketches.

Sunday, March 8, 2009


The hospitality of Adebanji knows no limit . Tiffany and I had our private tour guide for 2 days. What an adventure in beauty and friendship. I cannot post any pictures at this time , sorry. The only thing I can say is London is fabulous and DSFDF has the power to connect people with more than just pictures thank you Karin.
So Hello everyone I will see you on your blogs soon. HUGS to all

Sunday, March 1, 2009


                                          8  x  5      pencil   &    watercolor pencils

Being mannequins I thought they would be the perfect models for this title since us humans have such a hard time doing it. This is the challenge of Karin Jurick "Different Strokes From Different Folks" check out all the other entries.