A mixed watercolor and ink 

Early this fall we went to Dunsborough, Margaret River and I was inspired by the many lovely boats anchored in the bay. The warm breezes and the glow of the “end of summer” was amazing! 

This was my first attempt at a mix of watercolor pigments, pencils and ink. I used white ink to help with highlights in the water. I felt very passionate about capturing the serenity and glow of life that surrounded me. In the end, I’m fairly pleased, but I learned most importantly!!

I love looking back at my paintings because they remind me of what a beautiful life I live. It’s not perfect by any means, but I’m thankful (at the end of the day) for all of it!





Reality? What’s that? It’s what you want it to be.


Love it, do it, live it. No excuses. Be happy.


I begin everyday, as I always have, listing in my mind all that I wish to accomplish that day.

And, as always, I’m lucky to strike off one of the many items on my mental agenda and I feel frustrated and disappointed in myself.

Ah! But tomorrow is another day to tackle that list of accomplishments!

But……perhaps there are some days that it’s better to not accomplish anything on my list because I wouldn’t often experience nature’s amazing shows! Like the sunset pictured below. I was speechless and rightly humbled. And that’s no small thing!

I prefer cold weather and rough cliffs over sandy beaches (this one is City Beach in Perth, Western Australia) and flat landscapes, but a sunset like this is quite special, especially when sharing it with my partner and two children. The littlest one hasn’t ever seen the sky and ocean lit up like an inferno! “Fire mommy!!”

Why don’t I put this on my list more often?

What is accomplishment?