Strange days

Caught in a moment



into strange days

(Art inspired by song, Where Is My Mind by the Pixies : cut paper on chip board, marker and ink)

The past few months has been an adjustment for me, my time spent on social media slowed down, and I wasn’t creating blog posts. Making art came to a halt during the beginning of the covid pandemic. Over the Summer months I slowly began to paint again. My weekly family outings, surrounding ourselves in nature was a saving grace.

Forever Summer

Side trip to Slaughter Beach in Delaware, before heading home from Summer vacation. Plenty of shells, rocks and horseshoe crabs wash up on this beach.

(Illustration: watercolor, ink and graphite on watercolor paper. )

My sketchbook also accompanied me on my travels.

On the beach in Ocean City, Maryland

(watercolor sketch book, watercolor markers & ink)

Enjoyed many hot Summer days swimming (and sketching) at Garrison Lake in New Jersey. Beautiful scenic cedar lake with plenty of trees to escape the sun.

(watercolor sketch book, with watercolor pencils and graphite)

As a family we spent time walking, hiking and having picnics in various parks in our area. A favorite place to visit is the Valley Forge National Historic Park in Pennsylvania.

(Valley Forge Park: watercolor markers and graphite )
(Picnic in the park. Watercolor markers on watercolor paper)

And many days spent cloud watching from my deck..

(cloudscape: Acrylic paint on a recycled canvas)

I hope this finds you well, thank you for taking the time to read my post.

Additional information for the places I mentioned in my post:

Valley Forge Park

Ocean City, Maryland

Garrison Lake

Slaughter Beach, DE

Best parks to visit in Philadelphia

Watercolor at the beach

As summer was winding down I spent a wonderful time in Ocean City, MD with family. I decided to take along my travel watercolor box that I was given at Xmas. The pretty little purple box which sat on my art desk  just begged to be opened, so I figured the beach would be a perfect place to try it out.  I enjoyed using the paints, it was easy to transport. I was able to accomplish some quick little sketches during my early morning walks, the beach is so inspiring. I enjoyed my time alone watching the beauty of the sunrise on the beach. I would have created more paintings but I was too  busy being a beach bum!

Morning sunrise over the beach.

View of  Assawomen Bay..  (real name)  The vivid yellows n green in the marshy area caught my eye.

View overlooking the balcony

Birds waiting for food – a mix of watercolor and sand!

My wonderful little purple box. I loved using this.