Digital Photography · My Plants

Mater and a Storm’s Brewing

Summertime is pop-up storm season here in the Blue Ridge mountains of Virginia. I went out onto our little deck/balcony to check on Mater the tomato plant and saw that a storm was brewing. I caught a bit of it in the background of this photo of Mater. (If you want to find out more about Mater you can check out this previous post. You can also check the tag: tomato plant to see all of the parts about Mater.)

Tomatoes are ripening.

The tomato plant is loaded with tomatoes. We’ve already picked 3 ripe ones. They are rather small though and I’m slightly disappointed at that fact. I’ll never grow that variety again. Here’s another photo that’s a close-up of a couple that are going to get picked.

The tomatoes are smaller than a tennis ball but bigger than a golf ball, sort of in between the two. I reckon they’ll make good salad tomatoes.

Here’s a few pictures of the storm clouds that I snapped while I was outside.

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NEW Items In Shop!

I added a new beach design in my shop and it’s available on loads of items. This throw pillow is just one of the great gifts that you can find there.

There’s also coasters, tote bags and other great products.

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Digital art

Sally the Silly Snail

I drew this colorful little snail today. I was inspired by a figurine that I saw while out shopping a few days ago and decided to draw it. Her name is Sally and she is silly ๐Ÿคฃ


Thanks for looking!



Digital art

Beginning Artwork

I thought I’d post my earliest works all in one post. They aren’t that great, but I’ve improved quite a bit in the 2 weeks of using my iPad and the Procreate app to draw. They are in no particular order. You can click on each photo to see it full sized.

My 1st Drawing


Blue Eye
My Grandson\’s dog memorial



Valentine Bear



My 1st Beach landscape


My 2nd beach landscape


My Dog Marty, my 1st dog portrait.

That is everything that I’ve drawn in 2 weeks. They aren’t perfect, I’m just beginning to learn how to draw in the Procreate app. I am catching on quick I think ๐Ÿ˜‰ Thanks for looking!
Digital art

Sunset Landscape

I followed a tutorial on YouTube this evening called Sunset Landscape by Flo of Art With Flo. I just love Flo’s tutorials โค๏ธ She explains what to do every step of the way and you can pause the video if need be. I’m just 2 weeks into using the Procreate app and my iPad as of tomorrow afternoon. I’m quite pleased with my progress. ๐Ÿ˜Š Anyway, without further ado, here is my result from Flo’s tutorial.



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