Wild red poppies in Tuscany

Wild red poppies in Tuscany

In the spring, my husband and I went on a long-awaited trip to Italy. Most of our time was spent in Tuscany. It was as wonderful as I had hoped it would be! There were times I felt as if we were in a living postcard. The hills were verdant in every shade of green,...
Sketching and creating a travel journal

Sketching and creating a travel journal

Have you ever noticed some of your favorite moments are often little things and the details that make them stand out? My husband and I often recall a shared memory of dinner at a corner table in a restaurant in Cambria, California, across the street from the ocean. We...
What is springing up for you?

What is springing up for you?

I wrote about how I planted tons of tulips but didn’t realize they don’t all come back every year. So, this is a way to have tulips all year long, no matter the season or the weather or lack of gardening knowledge. 🙂 This painting is a lovely reminder to think about...
thought I would be tip toeing through the tulips by now

thought I would be tip toeing through the tulips by now

              A few years ago, I planted a bulb garden with over 150 bulbs. I always wanted a bulb garden that blooms for several months, with new flowers springing up as the last ones fade. Many bulbs are very xeriscape friendly, and hardly require any water, and...
the meaning behind art

the meaning behind art

"Someone To Watch Over Me", ©Sally Evans Mixed Media, Acrylic and handmade paper on canvas, 24"x 30" Art can have such different meanings depending on your own experiences. You may associate certain symbolic or cultural meanings with an image. You may have an...
Home is a feeling

Home is a feeling

(Close up detail of my painting “Someone to Watch Over Me”, ©Sally Evans)   Home is not a place. It’s a feeling. Home is where you can be yourself. Home is taking care of yourself and others. Home is feeling nurtured, loved, and supported....
a cheerful reminder for you

a cheerful reminder for you

Daffodils are the the quintessential spring flower that are associated with new beginnings and rebirth. The meanings and language of flowers is different, depending on the source and the country. In China, daffodils are said to mean good fortune. In Japan, daffodils...
Sketchbook peek – let go of frustration

Sketchbook peek – let go of frustration

I was working in my sketchbook the other day and I was getting a little frustrated. Things weren’t going how I wanted. I was painting a black and white bird and it was looking kind of blah. I was trying too hard. So, I switched gears and made up a bright,...
A fresh beginning

A fresh beginning

Every moment is a fresh beginning by T.S. Eliot There is something so reassuring that you can begin again. That you can have a fresh start or continue with a fresh perspective. It allows for possibilities to choose what you want and let go of what didn’t work. In...
Pleasure of purple

Pleasure of purple

My husband and I were having fun playing with watercolors and making cards the other day. This is my expressive version of an Anemone flower. The name anemone translates to “daughter of the wind”, which seems very appropriate for the beginning of spring and the strong...
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