Charmed Living

Tag: Watercolor

When all the world sings

This time of year, I try to drive the countryside at least once a week to marvel at the changing tapestry.
Yes, other places have mountains and oceans. We have this! Seasons, change, beauty in abundance.
And Midwestern modesty.



Watercolor for Beginners:

Three Wednesday’s 6-8:30 pm. NOW June 10-24, $89

Would you like to paint in watercolor but don’t know where to start? In this class, you will learn basic watercolor techniques that will help you create your own paintings. In this three session class, Felecia covers color mixing, application techniques and fun watercolor effects.
Sign up here. Classes at Hawkeye Community College, Main Campus, Black Hawk Hall, Room 254

Monday Morning Meditation

Just for this moment – right where you are – notice the Earth holding your body. Feel your pulse beat in your veins. Let breath clear your lungs. Surrender all intention, effort, purpose. Feel your humble heart beat. All is well.

Ripening into Bliss in the July Heat

A friend loaned me Thomas Merton’s Book of Hours. It makes perfect reading on these hot, steamy days when the only sounds outside are cicadas and the shout of children jumping into swimming pools. After a busy two weeks filled with company, meetings and deadlines, it was lovely to escape the heat in my studio, drinking in Merton’s words

“The man who is unripe cannot get there, no matter what he does or does not do. But the ripe fruit falls out of the tree without even thinking about it.” Thomas Merton, A Book of Hours.

I feel myself falling, if not into enlightenment, into bliss.

Sweet Summer and Fireflies

The fireflies are lighting up the night sky. I heard the first cicada chorus on my walk last night. I walked by two little girls eating an ice cream cone in their swimsiuts smelling of chlorine and suntan lotion. The sights, sounds, tastes and smells of summer. Sweet summer is here! What makes it summer for you? Leave a reply in comments.

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