Pen and Ink...and maybe some paint

Thursday, December 31, 2015


May you all have a blessed and joyful 2016!

I, for one, will be in bed by 9 tonight. Early to work tomorrow. I never have been one to stay up until midnight, but have fun if you do that sort of thing. :)

Remember this?

I wrapped up 2015 by FINALLY finishing my Sketchbook Project sketchbook!!! Here's the last page. I'm not sure if I'll add color to this or not. I'm so ready to stick it in an envelope and mail it off! I look forward to doing art just for the fun of it, with no deadlines involved! There are a few paintings in here that I really like. Glad I made copies, and they will be available online as well. Glad that's wrapped up!
My last dinner of 2015. Yes, it was delicious! :)
This is what I'm currently reading on my Kindle...It's fun!
And this is waiting in line...
Adele is 9 months old today!
This is what her Mom said about her on Facebook:
Someone is 9 months old today! And this little peach has been standing here pushing hot wheels cars around for almost 20 minutes! She has been doing a lot of standing and letting go for quite a while, soon enough she will be running around with her sisters she is getting her 7th and 8th teeth, is eating 2-3 jars of baby food a day, working on saying "dada" which comes out as "gaga" and she found out she can scream, really loud and at a pitch only dogs can hear, always with a big smile! She is the happiest lady around! Love you Adele JoLee, I'm so blessed by you!
So many blessings in 2015! God is good, all the time!
Praying for much peace and joy in your new year.


  1. I am so proud of you! Your sketchbook is amazing. I am sure of it! Happy New Year!

  2. Happy birthday, Adele! How time flies! I never did read that space trilogy, although I tried years ago. I should really give it a try again. I know it's a great read from what others have said. Congrats on finishing your sketchbook!!! That's fab :) I like the woodstove pic. My Julia is very much enjoying her "Wreck It Journal," which is a crazy little art project thing that she bought at Michael's. You do bizarre things to each page, like pour coffee on this page, or drop this book from a height, or take a shower with your book :) She's really turned some pages into cool art and it's very creative. Have good rest tonight, friend!

  3. You finished your Sketchbook!! What a relief that must be. I'm sure it's lovely in spite of having been a bit of a task at times. Like you say, now you can enjoy sketching just for the sheer joy of it.
    Blessings in the New Year.

    PS Adele is such a little charmer!

  4. You did it! The sketchbook is complete (and wonderful)! Your new reads look good -- Art Before Breakfast is intriguing. Do you get coffee before art, I wonder?

    Sweet grandgirl. Gotta love those special Littles.

  5. She is an adorable cutie pie, give her a smooooch for me! You finished your sketchbook and that's a fabulous accomplishment...yay for you!
    Happy New Year, Lisa.

  6. Lovely souls around you! The drawing with the dog is so sweet.Good appetite with a lot of nice meals - and blessings for 2016!


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