It’s spring!

Spring is in the air here where I live in north central Ohio. We haven’t had a really bad winter-except for 1 week, but I am sooooo ready for spring. I see new growth just starting in my yard, and the air just feels different. I’ve made it a point to go sit on the patio every afternoon and just soak up the sun when it’s out. Our dog, Mozzie, loves to go with me, and some how he knows when I head toward the back door that’s where we’re going. This is a watercolor batik painting I did that I had made into greeting cards. What’s your favorite thing about spring?

Stretching my Creative Muscle

I think it’s important to always keep learning and stretch our minds and our creative muscles. I’ve been taking an online class-“30 Faces in 30 Days” and, boy, has it pulled me out of my comfort zone! Here’s one of the portraits I painted in this class. What are you doing to stretch your creative muscle?


There is a magnificent mansion and gardens close to where I live, called Kingwood Center. It’s open to the public, with fabulous displays all yearI In the spring there are tulip displays, thousands and thousands of tulips.I was inspired to paint tulips, and I took a class with Louise Jackson.

Sandy Laipply Tulips