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A Watercolor Journal - Winter 2019
Little darling, it's been a long cold lonely winter
Little darling, it feels like years since it's been here
Here comes the sun
Here comes the sun, and I say
It's all right…
                           “Here Comes the Sun” - The Beatles

3 Little Landscapes
These 3 little landscapes were painted from photos I took in the foothills and mountains of North Carolina.  We’ve lived here for over 40 years now and our roots run deep in the diverse beauty of this state.
Fields Of Gold
Fields of Gold
image size - 6” x 9” / unframed
original - $125 (free shipping)
Off The Beaten Path
Off the Beaten Path
image size - 6” x 9” / unframed
original - $125 (free shipping)
Valle Crucis
Valle Crucis
image size - 6” x 9” / unframed
original - $125 (free shipping)

For Your Valentine
A Tender Mercies print is the perfect little love gift for Valentines’s Day. 
Each print is $9.95 and is matted to fit a 5 x 7 frame.
❤️Free shipping with your purchase of 3 or more!❤️

Watercolor Workshops
I’m currently taking some time off from teaching but will post details of any new workshops in upcoming editions of this newsletter.  Click here to sign up for my newsletter.

Painting in Living Color - Art instruction in the comfort of your home
Painting in Living Color takes you through the process I used to create the watercolor Carolina Morning – from  planning to completion. In addition to this demo, there are several bonus segments:
- some of my favorite tips
- how to create your own color journal
- painting supplies 
- photographing birds  
- an easy method for mixing greens
- how to select the colors for your painting
This 100 minute DVD is jam-packed with tips, techniques, and includes a full-sized demo sketch to help get you started. I hope you enjoy it and happy painting!

Exploring Another Form of Art
Tap Shoes
On Wednesday night we line up and face a wall of mirrors.  We are women in our 50’s and 60’s attending our first beginners tap dancing class.  I’m here under protest, coerced by a friend who clearly doesn’t see how this will prove to be a waste of time and money.  What possible benefit is there to tapping when you’re - yes, I’ll say it - almost 64 years old? 
It turns out that there is a benefit.  And the benefit is this - it’s fun.  Tapping just for fun?  Just for the joy of it?  Actually, yes.  And I surprised myself to find this out.  Learning the steps is fun.  Making noise with my shoes is fun.  Being with other women while we try something new - fun.  We aren’t producing or performing or striving for perfection but simply enjoying some  tapping time together.  Just for the joy of it.  And that, it turns out, is enough.
Wishing you joy in the ordinary moments,