i will reach inside just to find my heart is beating.

I have another snow day tomorrow so decided to open up some mulled wine.  Which makes me feel creative apparently.

Medium: Watercolor

Text: When the day has come / That I’ve lost my way around / And the seasons stop / And hide beneath the ground / When the sky turns gray / And everything is screaming / I will reach inside / Just to find my heart is beating.

-Imagine Dragons “Bleeding Out”

Really into this song apparently.


i will be your scarecrow.  

It was a snow day (#teacherperks) so I decided to finish something I started awhile ago.

Medium: Watercolor, Pastel

Text: When the hour is nigh / And hopelessness is sinking in / And the wolves all cry / To fill the night with hollering. / When your eyes are red / And emptiness is all you know / With the darkness fed / I will be your scarecrow.

-Imagine Dragons, Bleeding Out

Something I always wanted to tell Josie, but didn’t have the time.

morning people are weird.

Medium: Watercolor

This one is actually textless.  I kept reworking it and reworking it and couldn’t figure out what I didn’t like about it. And then realized she looks like someone who would be a peppy morning person, and that annoys me.


learn to let it bend before it breaks.

Text: Say you love me, say you don’t, I can make my own mistakes.  Learn to let it bend before it breaks. –Brandi Carlile – Before It Breaks 

Medium: Watercolor, Mixed Media



My niece (who thinks I’m a really good artist, which is really sweet) asked me to paint “smile, be happy” on a canvas for her birthday.  I was touched that a 11 year old just wanted my art for her birthday lol.  Which was in October and I just now finished lol… pretty typical for me, actually…

Medium: Acrylic, Watercolor 


all the lines come down heavy on me.

Text: It’s been a long day / and all the lines come down heavy on me.  – Rosi Golan “Been a Long Day”

Medium: Watercolor 


alas, my love, you do me wrong. 

Text: Alas, my love, you do me wrong.  – Greensleeves.  

I’ve never listened to it in a non-Christmas fashion until I listened to it from the prospective of a friend who went through an uneccesarily harsh breakup and gosh… what a heartbreaking song.

Medium: Water and apparently glue – I saw a “painting with glue” thing on Pinterest and decided to try it out.  Pretty fun, if you don’t mind your shit looking like a kindergartner did it.  😂


don’t believe the things you tell yourself.

Text: Don’t believe the things you tell yourself so late at night / You are your own worst enemy you’ll never win the fight. – Ingrid Michaleson “Parachute”

Medium: Mixed media 


i’ve been putting out fires all my life.

Text: And I’ve been looking at the stars for a long, long time / I’ve been putting out fires all my life.  – James Blunt “Bonfire Heart”

Medium: Acrylic, Mixed media

Not normally a huge James Blunt fan, but digging this line.


there are no warnings only signs.

Text: Where are you now?  Do you let me down?  Do you make me grieve for you?  -Brandi Carlile “Pride and Joy”

Medium: Watercolor