The Carriage House

One thing that is really neat in Virginia is all of the old homes.  Many of the homes that were built prior to 1900 have one thing in common…carriage houses. Ironically, it doesn’t matter if you find the old home in the rural or urban setting.  These structures seem to be present at the majority…

A New Day Brings New Hope

I’m going to keep this short tonight.  Today has been a very overwhelming and emotional day for me…on multiple fronts.  I have an awful lot on my mind and need to make some decisions about a couple of situations I need to confront.  If I don’t address them, and sooner rather than later, I worry…

Hello, Stranger…I Missed You

I don’t care what the calendar says…today is officially the first day of spring for me… As much as I hate losing that hour of sleep (I know…I know…we get it back in the fall…), there is just something about the sun setting later in the day that brightens my spirits.  I am still getting…

Aunt Po’s Place

It’s funny how things will come together sometimes… When I was working on this picture, I just started building the scene like I always do.  Put down a couple of focal points, then a couple of the big key additions and then work on filling in the space.  I don’t know if that process descriptions…

Creature Comforts

Keeping this short again tonight.  I had hoped to have this posted a little earlier, but RL got the better of me…so you benefit by getting a short post late in the evening. LOL As I worked on this, I couldn’t help but think about the fact I am such a country girl who loves…

Unspoken Thoughts

I know all of us, every single one of us out there in the world, has thoughts that they don’t always share with others.  There are so many things so many of us keep to ourselves.  Some days we handle them just fine.  Other days…well…other days they just really weigh on us. The past couple…