I have been recalcitrant to start writing my art blog. I am one to dive right in when it comes to drawing or painting, but writing scares me a little. It takes letting go and dropping all pretense.

I’ve nearly always drawn pictures. I started when I was a little girl. My mother says, I would draw people in detail, with eyelashes even. A few years later, I fell in love with horses; I was around 11 years old. I would draw horses and paint horses and dream of horses. And now, I have been the guardian of my two horses for the past six years and they are one of my favorite subjects to draw.

Reflection in a horse’s eye.

I spent a lot of years raising my amazing kids and rarely found time to touch a pencil or paintbrush, until a few years ago, when I wondered if I could still draw. With some practice, I began to create photo-realistic graphite drawings of horses and of my grandkids. Recently, I branched out a bit and learned watercolor–well, I guess I’m still learning the nuances of watercolor painting. It takes courage to let the paint do it’s thing.

And now, as I begin to put my artwork out there for the world to see, I must find the courage to do so.

Thanks for joining me!

Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton

A self portrait. Cello.

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