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Janice Skivington
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a tiny complaint about springtime
Springtime! Daffodils! Tulips! What is there to complain about? Just this; why does it happen so fast? Why does spring have to come all at once? I feel like the guy in the zombie movie who is in a hospital in intensive care. He wakes up after two weeks spen...

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mothers
God could not be everywhere, so he created mothers. ~Jewish Proverb I know it isn't Mother's Day today. The commercial Day is still a week away. I had made these sweet sketches while visiting in Mexico.  My daughter-in-law finding a shady spot to nurse her ...

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a book to travel
The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page. Saint Augustine of Hippo

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as small as the world
“may came home with a smooth round stone as small as a world and as large as alone.”  ―  E.E. Cummings maggie and milly and molly and may  E. E. Cummings ,  1894  -  1962

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fruitas
Janice Skivington 2017 Fruit and vegetable market in Queretaro, Mexico I love fresh fruit almost as much as I love traveling. Shopping for fruit in the open air market in Queretaro was all my senses could ask for. Colors, smells, textures. I went a little c...

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traveler
The traveler sees what he sees, the tourist sees what he has come to see.  Gilbert K. Chesterton I was sitting on a bench across the street from this old church in Queretaro, Mexico drawing and painting with my watercolor kit. The doors opened, people went ...

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holding my breath
As I was sketching my 9 month old grandchild from life, I had to hold my breath for fear of adding one shade or line too many to this delicate image. Of course, she was moving about with the intensity of a new and rapidly changing life force. I did not use ...

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babbling April
April Comes like an idiot, babbling and strewing flowers.”  ―  Edna St. Vincent Millay

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Easter celebration
I sketched this with a ball point pen on a blank page in the service missal while standing in the noisy happy crowd.
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