April was filled with travel and health, which pretty much consumed the month. We had a wonderful, though very short, trip to Colorado. We hadn't planned to go there in April, as that is not the best month for our favorite state. We had snow, rain, sun, wind and dust within four days! That's April in Colorado. We were able to squeeze in time with many friends, along with physical check ups, and a gathering of friends from long ago, celebrating a reunion of sorts.
|It's April - It's snowing!|
We didn't see a lot of sunshine on this trip, but trust me,
Colorado can have beautiful, sunny days at the drop of a hat.
|The Boulder Mall is filled with |
walkers, musicians, kids, families
and fun shopping.
My Favorites are: The Peppercorn; Boulder Book Store;
Two Hands Paperie,
and The Spruce Street Confection.
Oh my, so much fun.
|The mountains are wonderful, but the water draws me every time.|
|Even the seabirds were celebrating the beautiful day, by flying in perfect formation.|
They flew back and forth for most of our walk, keeping us mesmorized.
|Can you believe all of these blooms??|
These are happy Orchids!
|More blooms to come.|
|A "Johnny Jump Up" for spring!|
|Oops! forgot to show you the blooming Cactus.|
This was a first for us.
|Not sure why I did this one.|
I saw the cherries in a magazine and just started to play!
Mixed media: water color and colored pencil.
|More sketching from a book: |
Sarah Simblet's "botany for the artist"
(yes, lower case letters in title)
|My watercolor group gathers once a week.|
This painting is a Hellebore - from a photo given to me by PN, who paints in oil.
I enjoyed recreating the image in watercolor.
|What can I say....I tried!|
Cactus in colored pencil
(I tried this in watercolor, and it was worse)
|Lilac in Watercolor|