what Was, what Is, and what Will Be

I am the sum of what I produce.

Go Get It

Stare towards the promise,

Of the next seed that awaits. 

And then go get it.

Golden Bird

A golden bird sits, 

Dull in the wintery light. 

Soon will glow again.

Final Additions

I’ve discussed color charts in a few recent posts, so I figured I’d finish that up on the watercolor front with a nice little tin of colors, filled with the additional ones I chose after having played with the giant sample sheets. Isn’t it just precious?!


A Wintry Walk

A wintry walk,

May look desolate, cold, bleak.

I choose to see life.


a Few to(o) Many

So far, I’ve been learning watercolor techniques with a set of 14 paints from a variety of makers. These above, to be specific. My starter set has served me nicely. I’ve done a few pieces, see previous posts, and am very much enjoying the medium.

However, many other paints exist. One brand alone, Daniel Smith, makes more than 230 different kinds, dots of which they very nicely have put on sample pages for us curious nerds. Once in hand, you can see their whole catalog without spending thousands of dollars on tubes of paint you might not even want (or more likely, can’t justify buying). 

After a few days (and nights) of work, here is what this colorful tedium looks like all nice and painted out. 

I’m going to select a few more paints, maybe even another 14, from these happy little dots and literally expand my palette. Exciting!

But which ones do I chose….?!


Torti All The Way Down


Blog at

Up ↑

Hanna Hasse Bergström

Swedish skull art

Civic Leaders Center

Located in Briscoe at Indiana University, the IU Civic Leaders Living-Learning Center is comprised of diverse students dedicated to leading for the greater good.

Little Nashushí

My Adventures in the Pacific Northwest

The Scrub Blog

Nature and Science from Florida's Heartland

Bear to Turtle Photography

Nature photography through an ecologist's lens.

Nita Eats

savoring life bite x bite

Espen Stenersrød- From Pen To Heart

Jack Kerouac with a scent of Henry Vaughn

[ Pictures People Listen To ]

Frank J. Casella | Photographer

My Food And Flowers

Two of the Great Joys in Life!

Bucket List Publications

Indulge- Travel, Adventure, & New Experiences

Alecia Writes

Wannabe of many endeavours. Writer. Shutterbug. Book Eater.

Jean's Photography Blog

Looking at life in a whole new perspective