I Can’t Draw!!

When it comes to conversations with creative people, this is what I hear more than anything else. . . I Can’t Draw!! Sometimes the “straight line” part of that is thrown in for good measure. It is a very rare occasion indeed when somebody says “Why, yes, I draw quite well, actually.” And yet, being

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Wish You Were Here!

What a great surprise when we arrived here in Manitou Springs, Colorado on Tuesday - the Fall color had not yet fallen. And the weather has been a dream – 70′s, high 60′s and sunshine every day. Our Comfort Inn is the best I have ever stayed in and they are treating us so well. We

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Dog Days of Summer . . .

I want to thank readers and friends who emailed with concern about where I had disappeared to. No accidents, injuries, or illness. Just like Alice, disappearing down the rabbit holes of life in wonderland, is all. The “season” for the gallery went very well – surprisingly well for an 8 month old business. Yes, we

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Blanket Flowers and Flip-Flops

© Jessica Wesolek 2014 It certainly is time for some catching up, isn’t it? I thought I would do that, and share a little garden beauty with you. I love and hate this time of year. Love because the garden is at its peak of glory after a season of pampering, and hate because that season

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Garden Journal – Love Affairs

  This practice really started a year ago, when I had a steamy affair with a Red Bird of Paradise down at the Tubac Country Inn, but this Summer, it has really taken root, so to speak. Whenever I bring a new plant home from the nursery, I fall in love. I guess the love

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Do You Know the Way to Santa Fe?

No, I have not quit blogging, and I would tell you all if I ever made that decision. Just been real busy is all. Creating for the gallery is a very big job and also creating a website for the gallery is a job I can’t seem to get done. I am working on it,

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Travel Journal Guilt . . .

Just the other day, I was talking to a dear friend (Hi, Ann!) about the fact that she has boxes of “stuff” from our last couple of journaling adventures and she feels frustrated that she hasn’t gotten those books all done. I bet you know that feeling. I sure do. At our Santa Fe Retreats,

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Pretty In Pink

I know you all enjoy garden photos, so I thought I would share a few. I was very sad this year because one day my Peony bush (the dark pink one) was full of buds - a couple dozen or more. The next morning, there were four, and I sprinkled a cool thing called “Critter Ridder”

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Sorta-Like Flowers . . .

I decided I don’t like my new website design, so I am changing it again – all in the name of simplifying. There was not enough white space and I love white space. So back to square one – what IS my website about now days anyhow? It has to be about Sheer Heaven, of course,

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Prints Charming . . .

“Santa Fe Studio with Picture Window” © 2014 Jessica Wesolek I didn’t quite meet my challenge to create six paintings this week. I only made it to four so far, but so many good things have come of the effort, that I’m not even disappointed about it. I have gotten my garden room cleaned up

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