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,...
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...
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...
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...

Why is this moment important?

Why is this moment important? One of my struggles is to pause and appreciate this moment, what is happening right now. Sometimes I’m obsessing over something I or someone else did or said in the past. More often, I find myself thinking about what’s next – the...
How an abstract painting comes to life

How an abstract painting comes to life

Sometimes when I have an idea for a painting, I will sketch out a few composition ideas which are called thumbnails. They are small pencil drawings that are a beginning map and guide. It is simply a way to get started and have an idea about what the overall...
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