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It’s just been one of those days! You know the ones, where nothing seems to go right. I just posted a blank post to my blog after writing a nice little post and it got lost – doh! Other than that – I seem to be dropping things and am pretty tired! Oh well! Things will turn around – maybe the sun will come out again?…now?…nope not yet.

So, last weekend was totally gorgeous! It felt like I was in California instead of Washington. I love it when it’s sunny out!

It got me to thinking that I should take sometime during the non-wet/windy days to paint outside.

The last time I painted outdoors was in college for a landscape painting class in the fall – boy was it cold out! Along with my painting supplies (easel, chair, and oil paint) I had to bring an extra jacket, fingerless gloves, and a hat to keep me warm. That’s the thing about painting outdoors, you have to be prepared to be in one place for several hours – which is why I’m looking forward to basking in the sun.

Here are some paintings I did while outdoors:

  One of the things I like about painting outdoors is that I get the chance to explore new areas. So far I’ve been to Lake Wilderness, Flaming Geyser, Lake Union (by the UW stadium), and UW Campus. I know that there are more than a million different compositions you could come up with off of the landscapes that are out there, and that is so thrilling to me!

Question for you guys:

I’m looking for new areas to explore, do you know of any that would be good painting/hanging out spots?

Well, off to the rest of the day for me. Wish me luck!

p.s. I’m going to go back to writing on Tuesdays & Thursday so…

See you in a couple of days!



Hey everyone!

I took a day off from blogging to celebrate my 30th birthday! Didn’t do much yesterday, it was nice to just relax. On Saturday I went with my husband and friends to Seattle for a night out on the town and fortunately it was gorgeous out!

I realize I have been doing a lot of posting without pictures, and for us visual people it can get a little dull with me just drolling on :).

Here are some photos of my ‘clean’ studio and the evolution of my tree drawing, I hope you like them!