#128 – A Cup of Tea

I’ve been watching art journal videos on YouTube. One of my favorite artists is Vicky Papaioannou. I like the way she explains what she does and also lists all the materials she uses, along with links to them for easy shopping. She has so many great ideas. This page is based on one of her wonderful ideas.

A Cup of Tea

#126 – Cambria Pines Birdhouse

One of my favorite places in the world is Cambria on the central coast of California. Staying at Moonstone Beach, walking along the boardwalk early in the morning watching the fog gently lift from the ocean waves, and visiting the Cambria Pines Lodge Gardens are all things I love to do. This is a sketch of a lovely little birdhouse in that garden.

A lovely little birdhouse in the garden at Cambria Pines Lodge.

A lovely little birdhouse in the garden at Cambria Pines Lodge.

#125 – The Poppy Fields

Our search for the elusive California poppy fields near Palmdale, CA has been the source of many a good laugh. After spending about two hours driving to the poppy reserve one afternoon, we climbed the steep hill anticipating the view from the top. We envisioned beautiful, everlasting fields of orange and yellow poppies disappearing into the horizon . Well, after huffing and puffing our way up the hill, we actually viewed valley full of brownish  greenery and a few wild flowers, but no poppies! I guess when the attendant at the pay gate pointed to the small bunch of poppies in the parking lot and said, “That’s about as as good as it gets, ma’am.” He wasn’t kidding!

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