Thursday, July 20, 2017


 The cookie jar was empty.  I wasn't in the mood to make any.  What really sounded good was scones.  This recipe is so easy and only takes 15-20 minutes to bake.  I was out of white chocolate chips, which I usually use, but I had some dried cranberries and pecans.  Actually you can add anything you want!!

If you know me at know I put drizzle on everything.  So my scones aren't complete without some drizzle.

Making a pot of coffee and will enjoy a scone while watching the "Dodger" game.  


Wednesday, July 19, 2017

SCRIBBLE PICNIC ~ Ladybug/Ladybird

 Wanda's watercolor ~~ photo

The theme this week is "ladybug or ladybird".  When I saw ladybird ~ I immediately thought of a  "particular LADY BIRD" so decided on trying a portrait of Lady Bird Johnson.

Since I love painting people, I found a photograph of the First Lady during the 60's ~  and used it for my model.  Not a very good likeness, but it was sure fun doing it.

In reading about her, I see she had the nick name "Lady Bird" since a small child.  Our daughter was born in 1963 when LBJ was in office and we started calling her Julie Bird.  She didn't like it, but it strikes me funny that she uses it for her email address as an adult....haha.

To see all the ladybugs, or ladybirds...just click on the Scribble Picnic Badge on the top of my sidebar.  

Saturday, July 15, 2017


Philippians 4:6 "Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition with thanksgiving, present your requests to God."

Oh Lord, we live in a world that is constantly moving.  Being still almost feels wasteful.  But I know that downtime is exactly what You want from us.  But You say, be still, pray, listen instead of jumping into action and hoping things will work out.  Spend time with Me and let me direct your next move.  Lord, let this be my daily prayer.  I love You.  Amen.

May your Sunday be a day to take time to be still, listen, and smell the roses.  Blessings!

Friday, July 14, 2017


Taking a little trip to my cousin's Memorial Service.  Be back and catch up with you all on Monday.    Going by car...haha..but really love this picture of wild horses. 

Have a great weekend.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017


A very interesting theme this week!! Michael, the host of Scribble Picnic, is making everyone stretch their artistic minds.  Ouch...this was a stretch but what fun.  

Below is the what we started with...Fill in the Blank!  A dot and a line....go figure.  Did you notice.. the title Tinker Toys is also done with circles and lines...HaHa..this was fun!!

I stared at it for a few minutes, and a for some reason, the picture of Tinker Toys came into my mind as plain as day!!!  When our children were little, we had shoe boxes full of Tinker Toys, and they spent endless hours building things.  Yes, Tinker Toys are round circles and lines...  Can't wait to see what the other artists came up with.  Join me in looking by clicking on the Scribble Picnic Badge at the top of my sidebar.