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A Postcard And A Plant



Small Blue Pot. 6 x 6 watercolor on Arches 140 lb. cold pressed paper. © 2017 Sheila Delgado

Small Blue Pot. 6 x 6 watercolor on Arches 140 lb. cold pressed paper. © 2017 Sheila Delgado

This was just a bit of fun before bed. I placed Linda’s postcard in this plant for show and tell on the LYA Facbook page. Gave me the idea to paint the pot. I used a sea sponge and some yellow to create the plant shapes. Next I used my waterbrush and added some blues to the wet paint, letting them mingle on the paper.

LYA Postcard #4 has arrived. This came to me from Linda Yeatman in Reston Virginia. Linda is a mixed media artist. I just love the intricate details. This butterfly looks as if it is made out of jewels. I really love Linda’s use of white space as well. I’m not sure, but I think this card is an original.


LYA 2017 #4, Linda Yeatman, Butterfly.

LYA 2017 #4, Linda Yeatman, Butterfly.

Linda included this on the back:

Art enables us to find ourselves
and lose ourselves at the same time.

So true.
Linda, your card was such a nice surprise!
I am so glad you liberated your art!
Thank you!



While we have the gift of life,
it seems to me the only tragedy
is to allow part of us to die
– whether it is our spirit,
our creativity
or our glorious uniqueness.
Gilda Radner







L.Y.A. #2 And A Sunny Saguaro



Saguero. 6 x 6 watercolor on paper. © 2017 Sheila Delgado

Saguaro. 6 x 6 watercolor on paper. © 2017 Sheila Delgado

This was my second attempt. I am happy with the result. Managed to loosen up. Also, I did not kill the light with too many layers. There are things I will do different the next time. Learned from this, so all is well.

Painting a Saguero, SMDelgado

Painting a Saguaro, SMDelgado

The first painting was solid areas of flat color. My white pen gave out, so I switched to paint and a brush. Wasn’t liking it, so I stopped and set it aside. Today it does not look as bad to me, I plan on going back to finish that one.


L.Y.A. Postcard #2

I was late in posting card #1. I did not receive these back to back. This fun Zentangle art is from my good friend Kat van Rooyen. We have swapped for several years. Kat lives in Tazewell Virginia. In years past, she has shared her wonderful photos of the Appalachian Mountains.

L.Y.A #2 2017 Kat van Rooyen. Tazewell VA

L.Y.A #2 2017 Kat van Rooyen. Tazewell VA

Kat is a Certified Zentangle Teacher. Her classes are popular and she often gets requests to add more. She is inspiring. Health issues could have stopped her in her tracks. But she keeps on going!

Kat’s message on the back:

Encouraging your inner Artist to surface, polish and SHINE!

And this reminder:

It’s all possible one stroke at a time!

Thanks so much Kat for this awesome card. I love  your work! My collection just keeps growing! It arrived in pristine condition! You can see more of Kat’s cool tangles at heartsuntangled.com. Her gorgeous photos are there as well. Be sure to visit!






Last of L.Y.A.


Trees in downtown Prescott AZ. April 2016 Sheila Delgado

Spring in Prescott Arizona. SMD

Back from Arizona. And in the mail, my last two side swap postcards. (No Really, these are the last two.) The gorgeous flower photo below is from Teena Lurlene and came to me from Richmond Virginia. Teena says the photo is untouched by Photoshop. Hard to believe (but I do Teena) because the colors are so lovely! Hard to tell in my photo, but the leaves are a stunning shade of Princely purple. I had to smack my self to stop staring.

The image in the top corner shows how the card arrived, the top layer had been neatly rolled back. No worries, double-sided tape to the rescue. Good as new! Teena said she chose this card for me, because I love flowers. Thank you Teena, I sure do love this one!

L.Y.A. Side swaps. Vibrant Flower by Teena Lurlene and Zentangle Art by Kat van Rooyen.

L.Y.A. Side swaps. Vibrant Flower by Teena Lurlene, Zentangle Art by Kat van Rooyen.

Kat van Rooyen’s card is so fun. That swirl in the middle makes me hungry. Reminds me of a licorice rope. It was fun reading everyone’s take on the L.Y.A. Facebook page. I love these patterns, including the “zingers” on the top. They look like little bee hives. Kat included this on the back of her card:

No one can see through your eyes,
no one can speak your art.

Thanks for this terrific reminder Kat! You can find more of Teena’s and Kat’s work by clicking on their link. They are both on Facebook as well. Thanks so much to both of you, for sharing these wonderful images with me! Brightened my day!


Prescott, Arizona

The trees above surround the Yavapai County Courthouse, in the center of Downtown Prescott. I took the photo from the car, as we were sitting at a light. Looking up. The dark branches, the pale yellow-green leaves, the blue of the sky. Couldn’t resist.

The new house is moving right along. We go back at the end of May for the inspection. They have started to extend our street, so there will be lots of activity. Here is a peek at the view out my “studio” window. The homes across the street are set far apart. So for the most  part, it will remain unobstructed. Knock on wood.

Looking east.

Looking east.


Happy Wednesday to you!