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Check-in and Giveaways during Quarantine Time


I hope you and yours are well and taking good care of yourselves during what is likely the most surreal experience of our lifetimes. I wonder if you shared the same feeling of paralysis and numbness that I did in the first few weeks of our lock-down? I was online constantly checking the news and stats and wanting to curl up into a little ball. Thankfully, that urge has passed for me as we begin to emerge into what will become our "new normal," and I am welcoming a return of my creative flow.

I just made this little 3.5" x 2.5" "artist trading card" as part of a series for an online challenge. It's a cyanotype or sunprint using Santa Barbara daisies, oat grass and heavenly bamboo from my front yard. I added pencil detail and watercolor tint to the front, and inked in a sweet quote on the back.

I thought it would be fun to offer it as a giveaway to one of my subscribers! 🙂


  • If you're not already a subscriber, sign up for my (very infrequent) email list to find out about new work or events by entering your name and email address at the bottom of this page.

  • Add a comment below this post saying you'd like to participate in the drawing.

  • I'll draw a name on May 17 and contact the winner to arrange for delivery.

It would be wonderful if the winner would consider making a small donation to the charity of their choice. 💝

A new challenge for me was trying out a fun program on my iPad called iOrnament. I find drawing and coloring to be meditative, calming activities, so thought you might like to print this design for your own coloring pleasure. Right click on the image and then click print, using either standard 8 1/2" x 11" paper or cardstock if you have it.

It would be great to hear how you have been spending your time, and what has been helping you get through this unique situation. Here in California, especially for those over 65 or with immunity issues, we have several more weeks to go. What are you doing for exercise? How about your hair?! What has risen to the top of your "important" list, and what has sunk to the bottom? Generally, how are you holding up? I would love us to have a discussion about these top-of-the-mind issues.

Wishing you well!


A view of Lake Natoma from the American River Bike Trail a couple of weeks ago while on my daily walk - what a paradise!

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