Watercolor Show And Tell

Here are my latest watercolor and illustrations!

For a Beach challenge I had to watercolor a pool float! So I wanted to create some thing that was a little bit more exciting than just a pool floats without a background. So I did this fun water pattern with my float.
This is for a flower watercolor challenge, dahlias. I decide to do painterly Dahlias.
For another flower art challenge, this is a realistic Peony to the best of my ability!
For the beach challenge, I had to watercolor a sun hat. So this gave me a great opportunity to practice my female profile illustrations.
Again for the beach challenge, I had to watercolor a fish. So I decided to work on my watercolor background and draw my beta fish in ink.
This was for a doodle wash challenge, I had to create a raspberry tart. This was a lot of fun to work on as I love to illustrate food.

Reflect Poem~ Dahlia and Zen Rocks

 

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Reflect just don’t get lost in the ripples.

Reflect and focus on the beauty, not the darkness.

Reflect but realize it will not change the past.

Reflect with an open mind.

Reflect while staying present.

Reflect on the future and dare to dream.

~Daphsam

 

 

Saturday Gratitude Activity!

Gratitude

 

It’s hard to always sit down and write out all the things you are grateful for. There is always something to do much more important. So I decided to come up with this Gratitude Activity.

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Take the day of the week and use that day to come up with what you are grateful for. It can just be words or full sentences. It is all up to you!

For example Saturday

Smiles from my kids

Apple pie

Taking a walk with my dogs

Under Armour fleece pants

Reading my page a day calendar

Dogs that have been and are currently in my life

Art that I create daily

Yams with corn and feta cheese

 

This is a fun challenge that you can do every day or as much as you can. At the end of the day, good or bad, remind yourself of the things, people, activities that you are grateful for.  It will only help.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photography Friday

So here is the deal. I would like to make a commitment to myself and post some of my photography every day. Knowing that I am a stay-at-home -mom with a brand new puppy, I am forget at times. I would like to give it a try. A saying that has been heard around my house recently is ” You won’t know unless you try” . Here is me trying. This Friday is all about flowers.

Please click on each photo, I have a  neat description about where I took the picture.

After a early morning showers.
After a early morning showers.
Cascading beauty of exotic Orchids.
Cascading beauty of exotic Orchids.
A Symphony of White Orchids.
A Symphony of White Orchids.
My favorite of the orchids. There Fuchsia Miltoniopsis Orchids are a treat to the eyes and the soul!
My favorite of the orchids. There Fuchsia Miltoniopsis Orchids are a treat to the eyes and the soul!
These are the beautiful Miltoniopsis Hot Pink Orchids that are so delicate yet have a powerful presence.
These are the beautiful Miltoniopsis Hot Pink Orchids that are so delicate yet have a powerful presence.
The Power Of A Purple Flower
The Power Of A Purple Flower
A glimpse of a hot summer day, a tiger butterfly perched on a Dahlia flower.
A glimpse of a hot summer day, a tiger butterfly perched on a Dahlia flower.

Mugs That Will Brighten Your Morning

Are you one of those people who just looks forward to that first cup of coffee?  I am! I can’t wait to what the beautiful light brown stream of Hazelnut pour into my cup.  The aroma rising up as if a mist from the jungle is finally lifting.  This is the cup of coffee that will kick start you!  Will give you balance to complete your day.  I find that I enjoy not only choose my flavor of the morning, but I enjoy choosing what mug my coffee is going to be in! That’s why I love to decorate mugs with my photography!

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Hot Pink And Purple Dahlia Mug

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Cattleya White And Pink Orchids Mug

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Dahlia And The Bees Mug

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Purple Tropical Pansies Mug

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Pink Rhododendrons Mug

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Digital Art Pink Dahlia Mug > Just Added > Daphsam’s Amazing Flowers

Digital Art Pink Dahlia Mug > Just Added > Daphsam’s Amazing Flowers.

$12.44

 

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Pink And White Dahlia iphone 5g from Zazzle.com

Pink And White Dahlia iphone 5g from Zazzle.com.

I photographed this beautiful Dahlia last summer.  I just love the color tones on each petal.  I just bought this from Zazzle for myself because I love beautiful colors and also add this to my Spring collection!