March 31, 2009

around Town #7

Hard to read my journaling (dang scanner) Just off the town green is a strangely interesting Quonset hut originally used as a storage building, now converted into a cafe. Aptly named Cafe Grounded they serve great breakfast and lunch . The small upstairs loft area uses Airplane seats with tables. In the summer there are tables outside and a nice view of the Congregational Church. Sunday we splurged and I had to have their French Toast using thick home made bread - I also wanted home fries and toasted English muffins being the carb freak that I am. I settled for some bacon.

March 29, 2009

Happy Birthday

DH and I are counting down backwards on birthdays now - but it sure is fun to get together with loved ones and a Great reason to have Cake!

March 26, 2009

EDM 216 Critic

I am sure I make this face quite frequently as I sketch ;-)

Different Strokes

Different Strokes From Different Folks - a fun site for artists to post their interpretation of the submitted photo.

March 25, 2009

VSD March 09

A timely subject at my house, the birds are back and Hungry!! Virtual Sketch Date submission for March 2009

March 23, 2009

Around Town #6

Another post in my little series, Fun facts about Guilford, Ct .

March 21, 2009

March 20, 2009


Yesterday was just one of those days!! TGIF

March 19, 2009

EDM 215 Plus

Could not resist combining these two. My thumb challenge needed support so I decided to try the Different Strokes From Different Folks bi-weekly challenge. Not happy with the flatness of this sketch but Hey I think my thumb looks real.

March 18, 2009

First Signs of Spring

No denying spring is in the air on my half of the hemisphere ;-)

Around Town # 5

I sketched this mostly from memory as I did not have my sketchbook in hand last Friday when we saw the swans - (and it shows ) but I did go back on site to capture the distant salt marsh and woods coloring.

March 17, 2009

Around Town #4

Entry four in my little "around town" series. Here I dug into a bit of history surrounding our lovely town Green. Even though the size has been halved (as our fore fathers divided out space for town needs) it is still Noted as the largest perpetual green in New England. AND, George Washington probably did not sleep here, but we Know he ate and drank and rested here.

March 13, 2009

EDM 214 - Hobby

Almost 10 years ago I took knitting lessons and found a knitting group that was a Blast (men and women) that took all my time for several years. But - Once I found EDM I had little time for any other Major hobbies. When I saw wire crocheted jewelry I Had to try it - and very much liked it even though the wire is tough on fingers ;-) In doing this sketch and looking at my bead collection and my gorgeous sparklie necklace, I long to do more - it is addictive. Sketching it, combines the two loves quite nicely. I have had so many hobbies in the past - I guess I have always needed to create something in some fashion.

March 11, 2009

Slip slide anyone

As promised here is the other end of the Frenchman's cove pool. The kids really loved the slide, but of course an adult would have to hold them in their lap. The arches replicate remains of a fortress I suspect, they also provide some shade in the pool to protect little white bodies ;-) Cool architectural interest and sketching potential I thought.

March 10, 2009


perspective is off here, but the laping waves and sand imprints were so interesting.


The Capitol, Charlotte Amalie is old and new and very interesting. And some Fun shopping, I love to browse the island watercolor artists. What a life they have.


More stuff, so much I want to sketch but cannot - so I just fit in what I can when I can.

more St thomas stuff

Misc stuff, but oh those Mojitos, they are the best!!

The other side of Cruising

Little things that catch my eye.

St Thomas travels

As I am very fair, I cannot sit at the beach for long, so I HAD to go shopping - right??

Purple Coral

My first beach walk with Joey (almost age 2) we found a cool piece of coral with purples and pinks and greens - some one said the air brings out these colors. And a neat shell with a perfect hold in the center. Joey wanted to throw them in the ocean but I pocketed these for a sketch.


Gorgeous bodies of water everywhere, salt and chlorinated and spa varieties! The infinity pool has a huge slide on one side ( a future post) and long platforms within the pool to accommodate tots, one can even set a chaise into the first 5 foot wide step and be in only 6" of water. Neat layout for little ones (which we have three ) So this pool was very popular with us. They came to enjoy the beach's waves and shells and sand as well, which is challenging for 2 and 3 year olds.

March 9, 2009

Blast off - almost

What fun - heading to the Caribbean with my daughter, her husband and three little boys (twins age 3 and a 2 year old) the boys first flight and first trip to St Thomas. They were fabulous and it was Amazing to see it all through their eyes! I have more to come as I finish and scan.

EDM 213 - Nuke it!!

Ok - yes this is bare bones, 5 minutes at the Most, but Hey I was in St Thomas on vacation!!! And - How did we live without these gizmos??