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 


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 


there are some things that should not be said. 

Medium: Mixed media

Text: There are some things that should not be said.  


but I don’t say a lot of things.

Medium: Mixed media 

Text:  I’ll never say that I’ll never love, but I don’t say a lot things and you my love are gone.  – Ingrid Michaelson “The Chain”


oh, the devil won’t have me.

Medium: Watercolor

Text: Oh, the devil won’t have me, I wonder who will, I wonder who will.  -Lisa Hannigan “The Fall”


The one where people frame my crap


(Mine is the one on top, not the gorgeous pastel piece below it – that’s one medium I’ve never tried).