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New Watercolors – Ooo!

Tulips, 4 x 6 in. watercolor on Arches cold pressed paper. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.
Tulips, 4 x 6 in. watercolor on Arches cold pressed paper. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.

If the desert is holy, it is because it is a forgotten place
that allows us to remember the sacred.
Perhaps that is why every pilgrimage to the desert
is a pilgrimage to the self.
There is no place to hide and so we are found.

– Terry Tempest Williams


Talens Angora Opaque Watercolor Pan Set, Inclusive Skin Tones
Talens Angora Opaque Watercolor Pan Set, Inclusive Skin Tones

I have been coveting this set for a few months. Debating if it was worth the moola. When compared to the Michael’s $6 pan set I often use, there are fewer hues. Having never purchased this brand before, I had to trust the reviews.

The case is roughly 5 x 7, and 1/2 inch deep. Perfect for a travel kit. The colors seem to be highly pigmented. There is a very dark green, and a deep black. For the painting above, I used a green from another palette. New supplies, always a treat!

Medical Update

It’s been a month (19th) since I was released from the hospital. I am almost back to where I was before Pneumonia. Still using a walker, but more for “just in case” than absolute necessity. I am doing well enough that PT signed off on my progress. I am doing the exercises they prescribed to build my strength.

I have regained a lot of independence. I have not started driving, but that is due to the meds. I still desaturate when I am active. (O2 level drops.) So I won’t be browsing in stores soon. Short trips only. Missing Michael’s and Hobby Lobby!

I saw my pulmonologist this afternoon. I had a chest x-ray early this morning, and he viewed the results. I still have some inflammation. I will have another x-ray in 3 weeks, and see him again.

I’m so grateful for each improvement. Grateful for your prayers and well wishes. Thank you. Your friendship is a blessing.

Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift!
2 Corinthians 9:15

Every good and perfect gift is from above,
coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights,
who does not change like shifting shadows.
James 1:17



Sunflowers & Eucalyptus

4 x 6 in. watercolor on Arches cold pressed paper. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.
4 x 6 in. watercolor on Arches cold pressed paper. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.

I thank my God every time I remember you.
In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy.
(Philippians 1:3-4)

The art of being happy
lies in the power
of extracting happiness
from common things.
Henry Ward Beecher

Photos & Postcards

Sunset Hues, 3 29 22. SMD
Sunset Hues, 3 29 22. SMD

A gorgeous unexpected rainy day! Hooray! Takes more than a terrific camera to get a great shot. LOL. These are all slightly out of focus, my apologies. The colors were calling me. I guess I wasn’t paying close enough attention. Mingus has a cap of snow, behind the cloud cover.

Golden Light, 3 29 22. SMD
Golden Light, 3 29 22. SMD

I love how everything can be shadowed and gray, and then the sun peeks out and highlights the hills, or electrifies raindrops. Simple treasures.

Dusty Hues and Rainbow, 3 29 22. SMD
Dusty Hues and Rainbow, 3 29 22. SMD

Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass.
It’s about learning how to dance in the rain.
Vivian Greene.


I am putting some of my scraps to use. The flowers were late night play. I was inspired by our moody clouds today, and had fun trying to capture the moment. I think I know why saguaros are so often painted with curved arms. This one looks like a creature from outer space, or a weird desert cheerleader. Rah, rah, sis, boom, bah.

Postcard #2, 4 x 6 watercolor on Arches cold pressed paper. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.
Postcard #2, 4 x 6 watercolor on Arches cold pressed paper. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.
Postcard, 4 x 6 watercolor on Arches cold pressed paper. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.
Postcard, 4 x 6 watercolor on Arches cold pressed paper. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.

I’ve learned that no matter what happens,
or how bad it seems today, life does go on,
and it will be better tomorrow.
I’ve learned that you can tell a lot about a person
by the way he/she handles these three things:
a rainy day, lost luggage,
and tangled Christmas tree lights.
Maya Angelou.