Day Forty one – Green Still Life

I could not decide what to create today.  So I procrastinated, and kept procrastinating.  Which led me to quite a bit of time late tonight watching paint dry – really very exciting.

Isn’t it easier to put things off – at least while you’re putting them off – lol.  I’d love to find the time to clean out my closets, organize my files better, learn to knit (well, I can sort of knit) and the list goes on and on.  There are so many things that need to get done today to justify putting all of those “some day things” off until another time.  Before I was diagnosed with AS, I felt like Scarlett O’Hara many days with her famous quote “I’ll think about that tomorrow.”  At least I can think about things today but now choose to put them off until tomorrow.  What is it you’d like to stop putting off until another day?

Until tomorrow.


Site Update – I have most everything moved over to my official new WordPress host but I haven’t figured out how to automatically send my posts to my email subscribers.  Hang in there – you’ll start getting emails again soon but until then you can use the RSS feed if you’d like.  And if there is anyone out there in the blog world who knows what I need to do – I’d love to get an email with the solution.

Day 41 was created with acrylic paints on canvas paper.

Day Forty – Mr. Apple Head

It think it might be nice to try on a different nose.  Maybe some bigger lips – lol.  Hope you all enjoy the Mr. Apple Head.

Site Updates:  I’ve been working on updating my blog – please bear with me as I get some of the kinks worked out but I’ll be hosting the site now with my direct website name.  You can now go directly to!  I am learning how to do all of this stuff little by little but I really want a gallery page where you can see all of the Art Apples in one place!   So stay tuned.

Until tomorrow.


Day 40 was created with pen & ink and watercolor.

Day Thirty nine – Abstract Apple

Creating art everyday is not something I’m accustomed to.  I thought today I’d take the basic apple drawing from yesterday and layer multiple images on top of each other with the lines intersecting in interesting ways.  This image is not what I imagined from the start but I like how abstract it is and the depth of color that is here.  However… I’d like to explore this multiple apple images some more with a lighter touch.

Fingers crossed – I’ll get my Remicade infusion tomorrow.  I’ll be sketching with the i.v. in my arm – best use of the three hours I can think of.

Until tomorrow.


Day 39 was created with watercolor, liquid acrylic, and prismacolor colored pencil.

Day Thirty seven – hoo – Who?

Not sure if this is an Owl-ized apple or an Apple-ized owl?

And… I’m just having too much fun.  Do you all think this counts as an Art Apple?  With 328 apples still to go I’ll need to take some liberties so I might as well start now!  Hoo doesn’t love owls anyway?

There was a big cottonwood tree near our previous house on Sand Creek that was home to a big family of great horned owls.  We loved watching them from the deck at dusk.  Their drop from a tall branch and the swoop down low to the ground was amazing to watch and many nights we’d be laying in bed and hear the lovely and somehow lonely call of the hoo – hoo.  Don’t you think it is almost more than onomatopoeia  – the call sounds like the word and there is the question in the call – who’s out there?  Here I am.  Sort of like what I’m doing here with my blog.  Who is out there?

Until tomorrow.


Day 37 was created with black ink and a bit of color.

Shout out – My friend Stacey’s daughter, Layne turned 9 today.  Happy Birthday to you!

Day Thirty six – Little Black Rain Cloud

Some days it feels like a dark cloud follows you around.  If that cloud could just be Whinny( oops! Winnie) the Pooh!  Guess that’s what I get for whining 🙂

I was due for my Remicade infusion today but just found out that it will be at least another month for them to get the approval of the new insurance.  So… just a bit down.  I promise a cute, upbeat image for you all tomorrow.

Until tomorrow.


Day 36 was created with graphite on paper.

Day Thirty five – Red Pastel

As I progress with my days of apples I’m finding more and more wonderful information about Ankylosing Spondylitis and Arthritis but what has really surprised me is to find the amazing people sharing their stories.

I’d like to share some of their sites:

United Voices for AS


AS Mom

RA Guy

This Luscious RA

RA Warrior

Thank you all for what you do!

Until tomorrow.


Day 35 was made with pastels on colored paper.

Day Thirty four – One Giant leap for an Apple

Inspiration and creativity can come from the least expected places.

This adventure that I’m on – thirty four days today – is taking me into the world of blogging, twitter, and facebook and the learning curve is steep!  I have no idea how to tweet!  I’m not supposed to admit that since I now have twitter followers but the blog automatically tweets my new post so – please forgive me if I have a mis-chirp and use the @ incorrectly or don’t understand the etiquette of hash tags.  Oh my!

But back to inspiration… I’m finding it in so many places.  Thank you social media world!

Until tomorrow.


Day 34 was created with pen & ink and watercolor.

Day Thirty three – Election day!

Did you vote?

I’m asking people who come by my blog to vote on my daily Art Apples (although not many of you are exercising that right.)  But, with a one to five stars system – it’s easy to decide.  How much did you like what I did instead of yes or no/good or bad, this team vs. that team.  It gives room for saying, “I approve but not my favorite” or, “loved it” and even a, “not your best work.”  Feedback is good and it gives the doer some idea about your thoughts on their work so that you can get more of what you like best.

I know it’s hard to choose sides in so many things in life – blonds vs. brunettes, dogs person/cat person, coffee or tea, or even Star Wars or Star Trek?  And now we are accustomed to a least 5 options for any decision.  Maybe we could rate our politicians and legislation on a one to five star approval – lol.  Maybe then more people would vote!

Until tomorrow.


Day 33 was made with Speedball liquid acrylics

*** As an aside, this blog is not a Democracy – you can vote early and often!