May 16, 2012

my sketchbook - talents

Two days in a row, right?  Has to be some kind of record for me.

I found this quote today and it totally inspired me.

Hope you're inspired, too.

Because truer words were never spoken.





Use whatever talents you possess:
the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there
except those that sang best.
~Henry Van Dyke

Strathmore Watercolor Coldpress, Windsor Newton Artists Watercolors,
Micron 005 & 08


  1. Lori - this piece is gorgeous! I hope you are starting to feel better, being sick is so not fun! Take care!

  2. Oh i love this,, I want it! Hope you're feeling better.

  3. i am. i am inspired. stunning. what kind of paper are you using?

  4. Oh my goodness! I am so inspired by that! I would like you to teach me how to do that. To paint, to sketch, to draw. You are a marvel, Miss Lori. I would totally frame that in my studio. When will you be releasing your sketchbook prints to the world?
    Enjoy the day.

  5. I do hope you are feeling better, the bug that is going around seems to hang on...I'm still having coughing fits at times.

    Your photos are so sharp, like I can touch your art...I love how I can feel the motion in the bird, just beautiful! xo

  6. A gorgeous piece of art! You are so talented, and even your handwriting is lovely!

    I hope you get well soon!!!!

  7. Grogeous colors,,,lovely quote...great layout!!

  8. Very inspiring...the quote AND your artwork!

  9. Wonderful!! And thank you for your encouragement to try water colors. I have done my first 'wash' background for my current project... and as I watch what you are creating, I think I'm getting ready for the next tentative artwork...something actually detailed... Thanks so much for inspiring me! :)

  10. I do like that quote and I always enjoy seeing your sketch book.

  11. That is some mad-crazy artwork. When will your drawings-paintings appear in childrens books?????

    I love them.

  12. What a beautiful painting! Absolutely lovely...and that is also one of my all-time favorite quotes. Thank you for sharing!

  13. I'm soo in love with this painting!! and would like to share this on my blog.
    Funny...i just finished a new song called Hummingbird Muse~ ;) thank you for sharing your art so graciously. You inspire.

  14. Wow, this is so beautiful! I love it! And your handwriting is lovely.


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