Here is a handful of pieces from some of my favorite watercolor series this last year:
Good news: these will be hanging out at the Beehive Bazaar at the beginning of May if you're interested in picking any of them up to adorn your space.
Here's another little sampling of some pots and planters I hand-decorated:
These will also be making an appearance at the Beehive Bazaar the first full weekend in May.
So, you know those magical moments of wonder when you connect with something in nature and suddenly your whole life is seen in a new light?
I had such a moment as that with a bald eagle! I was driving down the road on a Wednesday, of all days, when I noticed a bird of prey sitting on an electrical pole straight in front of me. (I have a learned gift for spotting them.) It was obviously a Bald Eagle because they're unmistakable, but I thought it must be a decoy to keep pigeons away because there is no way a bald eagle would be hanging out in the middle of a city next to a busy road. I stopped and stared at it for a minute to double-check what I thought I saw, and it swiveled its noble head and stared straight into my soul with its bright yellow eyes! For a moment, there was nothing in the whole world except that bird and me. Pure splendor!
It sent a little jolt through my brain and I heard myself gasp out loud! It was one of my weekly highlights, that's for sure. I pretty much told everyone I talked to that day that I saw a bald eagle because I just couldn't keep it in. I knew it must be a omen of good things to come, and sure enough, less than a week later, our little family saw it again as we were playing in a nearby canyon! Bald Eagles aren't uncommon in our state, but they are usually out in more rural areas, not in the middle of a city during rush hour. Such an amazing experience!
So, in commemoration, I painted this little guy:
Gold and regal, just like the soul of the one I connected with. Have you ever seen a bald eagle in the wild? It's a spectacular sight!
Here's a quick look back at some of my favorite hand-lettered pieces I've made in the last few months:
Some of these gems will be up for snagging at the upcoming Beehive Bazaar May 7-9 in Provo, UT.
We recently took a trip to southern Utah with friends, and one of my favorite adventures we had was hiking along the Canyon Overlook Trail in Zion National Park:
The hike is pretty easy, and the views are beyond amazing! I love how refreshing a new perspective is. Also, there's no rush quite like looking over the edge of a precipice, don't you think? This adventure was so good for my soul and I wish I could just bottle up the vastness and majesty and somehow fit it all inside my heart forever.