Hidden Treasures

  One of the neat things about living in Virginia is all of the little secrets hidden in the countryside.  As you drive along the rural roads, you can see all of these abandoned farm houses and barns.  Before I had to be so…adult…I would top, if I could, and explore these places if it…

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…

Spring Feast

I don’t know how it’s been for everyone else this winter, but it’s been unusually warm for most of the winter here in Virginia. Yes, we’ve had our really cold days…but overall, it’s been much warmer than we are used to here. Having said that, I will also say that I’m so happy February is…

Leave It In The Mudroom

About two years ago, I went up to Philly to visit my sister.  One of the plans for that trip was to help her pack up a large portion of their house as they were getting ready to remodel it.  One of the things they were doing was adding a mudroom coming into the house. …

My Hidden Corner Of The World

Not much to write about tonight.  Still working a lot from last week through my head which I need to do before I can get it all out here. I will say though that this…this right here would be my dream.  A small, simple house on the water…with a beautiful sailboat to spend time on…

Summer Breeze

Right now, I would just kill to be at some tiny old beach shack on the water.  I don’t need anything fancy.  I don’t need the nicest amenities.  I don’t need a ton of space.  I just need a place with no phones, no cable TV with a salty breeze. I think all of us…