Art Snippets on the Go

ocean waters painting, snippet,

Snippets of making progress.

ocean waters painting, snippet,
Ocean Waters


Art is a practice


Learning is hard work.

Just because it seems I sagely sit and give counsel on how to improve watercolor and painting skills doesn’t mean that I do not face the very same set of challenges and frustrations everyone does when I too set my hand to new uncharted territories.



It isn’t so much the painting part I am referring to.

Is more my new ‘art shop’, designs, pixels, templates, scans, computer things.  These are still Greek.

In one ear. And out the other. My only hope is that if I repeat the processes often enough, that eventually….. I will see some glimmer of light.

Some evidence of progress.


copper art snippet, collage,
Copper Snippet

And much like the Beginner Watercolorist,  I see other’s work efforts that are so much more polished.  So much more…..

I sigh.  I think, their shops, their photos, their things, are “good enough.”   And they do it so effortlessly! I sigh again.   Perhaps, like many of you?


droplets watercolor art snippets,
Droplets Snippets


Snippets of a Breakthrough


Yesterday,  I had a breakthrough.

I did see a tiny shimmer.  A glimmer.

Slim, but there,  evidence of progress in the quality of my efforts.  After countless hours, in the studio and office practicing.

There – I saw it! Society 6 paintings sale
In Love, watercolor painting Society6

This…is how the final product can look. Once it has been matted and framed in the ‘shop.’ This…is an encouragement tool;  it is an evidence of progress.



I know better than to compare my efforts to others’ who have been doing a task for much longer than I.   And yet,  yes,  I still do it.

I know, I need to keep my eye and mind firmly fixed on  whether or not Week by Week,  I see any evidence at all of improvements.


Rome,  was not built in a day. Press on.








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The act of creation, in any media is a fascinating and magical process. I simply love to create. Expressing in color, line, tone, texture - as if, they were words upon a page. Creating a uniquely me, interpretation. Enjoy More of my "one-of-a-kind" expressive art at and,

32 thoughts on “Art Snippets on the Go

  1. Beautiful artwork and musings concerning the creative process… you are truly talented. Way to go…
    oh and just in case you are interested and haven´t seen it Learning is hard work. I have nominated you for an award… look for your name at the end of my last post
    All my best wishes. Aquileana ⭐️.-

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    1. thank you so much! I did see my name, but was unsure. I will return again and look. I don’t know what the ‘rules’ or steps are for awards are, so must doublecheck that too!
      Thank you Aquileana, for the award and also, your comments 🙂


  2. I’m happy you are feeling a bit more confident with your Society6 experience , your new images at your store are gorgeous. I purchased one of the larger clutch bags today. I’m very excited to receive it. Ill let you know when it arrives.

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    1. Sharon, you are truly so sweet… thank you very much. I would love to get your response once you get the item. I’m positive they do a good job; and crossing my fingers.
      Again, THANK YOU!!!! ((Sharon))

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  3. Beautiful work! I also see what you mean when you say learning is hard word. I think it’s like the German comedian Karl Valentin once said: Art is beautiful but makes a lot of work…

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    1. thank you so very much!! that is a lovely comment! the processes of art and painting are great fun; the computer aspects of going ‘online’ is work. lol


  4. I am writing to you from my iPhone which is encased in my gorgeous Debi Riley iPhone cover. I love it! I wish I could trade you my computer skills for your art skills. You will get it. Just have to keep doing it. What you have is a gift like few others 😊

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    1. no way!! did they do a good job with the reproduction…? colors good? how bout clarity? I was so afraid my inept computer skills would wreck the thing! heehehehe
      I’m very happy you like it!
      THANK YOU JODI!!!!!!!! woop woop woop i can sing all day long now 🙂

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  5. I would totally agree with marionsartblog, and as you say: Rome wasn’t built in one day and God needed a week to create the world. I love the florals, too, Debi. Thanks for squeezing your thumbs, I had a wonderful sunny day, cheers Mitza

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    1. thank you! its my hope, to be of use to others starting out with art. and to share that its not always ….smiles and calm (LOL) for those who have been doing it awhile either!!


  6. Debi, if I could help you, if I knew one speck about anything like what you’re discussing, I would do it. You’ve helped me so much! This is one of the many things that bugs me about launching something more. I’ve promised myself that this year I will do it. I feel called, led, whatever you want to say. But the digital end is hard for me. If I ever get there and can help you with anything, ever, I’m happy to do it! ❤ Your print there looks so gorgeous in that frame. Wow, I am totally sure your shop will flourish!

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    1. thank you Laura!! I’ll get there, nice and slow. Dislike that the start up phase is ugly duckling, but gosh…. how silly, to think I should be perfect! lol

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      1. hehehe, hmmm…. I loook, I see… some not so pretty things.. not so ‘precious’ Some things that ought to be deleted. But, I won’t. I’m human and thats the way it is. ((LL))

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