Wednesday, May 25, 2011

In Search of Nature, Peace and Serenity












The Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center is well known and loved by most people who have grown up in the Southwest Suburbs of Chicago. It's a wonderful place to walk and commune with nature and, since those were both things that I desperately needed yesterday, I headed out there. It was an absolutely glorious day---sunny, breezy and not hot or humid!! My favorite weather!! I walked the trail and then just spent some time sitting on a big rock looking out over Long John Slough. And all was right with the world!! Thank goodness for the foresight of the people who made the decision to have "Forest Preserves" around Chicago!!!

Sunday, May 22, 2011

My Recent "Doodling"s




The small mandala on gold is a birthday card for a friend who is turning 70 and going to Alaska to celebrate!!
The circle/heart mandala was done to try and lift a heavy heart on a bad day---it worked!!
And the Einstein quote is something I just doodled on over a period of at least a year. It's one of my favorite questions and I think my doodling answers the question (at least for me!). I guess I got a little carried away!!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

A Spur of the Moment Mandala


I grabbed a scrap of paper to doodle for a bit before I went to bed last night and this is what I ended up with! I'm turning it into a card for a friend. Or should I put it in my "Make Your Mark" journal? Hmmmmm.......