Isa's Journal and Studio Blog

watercolor condor, goose, piping plover and condor

Bird's Eye View

Meanwhile the wild geese, high in the clean blue air, are heading home again. Whoever you are, no matter how...
golden watercolor of fallen leaves with red dots

The Deliverance of Gratitude

A color study of willow leaves Wonder is where it starts, and though wonder is also where it ends, this...
Safe Haven

Safe Haven

All of us have to learn how to invent our lives, make them up, imagine them. We need to be...
snow on top of a sunflower

New Work from Daily Color Studies

The first snow came and went in our small valley but Fall color still lingers. The quieter season is now...
green striped notebook with a cover sheet on top of a stacked of notebooks wrapped in orange decorative tissue

Customized, bulk Notebooks

Did you know we can customize our Standard Notebooks with your logo and copy? Notebooks are functional and thoughtful gifts for conferences,...
I've Got a Little List

I've Got a Little List

“Busy people make “to-do” lists when what they need is to reflect and create “stop-doing” lists.-Francis Shenstone
watercolor painting of woodpecker showing head turned sideways and breast pattern

My friend Flicker

“Every individual matters. Every individual has a role to play. Every individual makes a difference.”-Jane Goodall
Flat lay of three small color study paintings with bright organic stripes and geometric shapes

Mapping Color

I believe in such cartography – to be marked by nature, not just label ourselves on a map like the...
a grouping of four mixed media art panels with imagery of ostriches, other birds, flowers and a man

Poetry in Motion

The poet David Whyte once said: “you could do worse than to read a bit of poetry everyday.” Sound advice,...
With Flying Colors

With Flying Colors

Each individual color is a universe in itself. - Johannes Itten When I look around, I register color first. Before form,...