My posies have a bit of snow on them.   How fickle the weather is these days.   I think that is just the nature of spring.   One day it is here and the next it hides. We know it will soon come around again . 

I have taken a day's vacation to take my Mom to a special place for lunch.   It is about fifty miles south of here called "Raven's Glen Winery".  It has a lovely view along the river.   They grow their grapes near by. 

We will have a fun day I am sure.  Most likely we will make a stop in Amish country.  There is always something lovely and interesting to see.

I have been revisiting Carl Purcell's book the "Artist's Brain".  He teaches you to see with your visual part of the brain instead of your intellectual.  I find it very helpful with drawing and painting.   I  often find myself focusing on the details instead of the larger shapes.  I would recommend this book to anyone struggling with drawing.

Hope you all have a good evening.   God Bless!


  1. Hope you and your mom had a great day! Thank you for visiting my blog and taking the time to comment. Blessings

  2. Your day with your mom sounds so wonderful! I've only been through Amish country once but so loved it. I truly admire and respect the Amish lifestyle. I think we're due for a trip to Shipshewana soon.

    1. Thank you for stopping by and visiting. Actually a great majority of my neighbors are Amish - in fact the farm right next to me is Amish. Yet when Mom and I want to go shopping we vist Walnut Creek - Berlin - Charm which are approx. 50 miles away. We had a wonderful day. Do treat yourself to a visit tp Amish Country - it is fun!
      God Bless Debbie

    2. I have had the pleasure of attending four of Carl's plein aire workshops in Zion Canyon's beside-the-Virgin River. His masterful techniques have inspired me beyond review!He is my inspiration, par none!

  3. Thank you Vicki for stopping by - did have a lovely day. It is always fund spending time with my Mom.


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