May 29, 2016


My Rose Garden Grows

To find the universal elements enough

To find the air and the water exhilarating

To be refreshed by a morning walk or an evening saunter

To be thrilled by the stars at night

To be elated over a bird’s nest or a wildflower in spring…

These are some of the rewards of the simple life.
~ John Burroughs

This, my friends, is
a Teaching.


English Rose Tamara


One of my favorite roses.
So fragrant and the most gorgeous pink. Many thorns to grab me as I cut bouquets but
such a tiny price to pay!


yellow roses in vase

Gold Medal

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colored pencils

May 26, 2016


Stepped Away..

watercolor and pencil drawing“Moon Woman Message”
watercolor and pencil-11″x15″

Seems I’ve been gone awhile. Words no longer stream from my brain.
The details are distractions.

This small drawing illustrates
“Every body falls apart”
If you think not, you are disarmed by deceptive thinking.
You will not last forever in that skin bag you might hold so dear.

Next we meet, there are no promises I shall be any more charming. But I don’t think anyone ever accused me of being flushed with sweetness and light!

While perhaps not charming, I do have a few charms… Go figure.

Feelings always expose themselves upon the page.
They simply cannot lie.
That must be why I make marks…

My mountain is dead.
As soon as she has dried, I’ll bury her under a decent layer of white paint.
But I haven’t done with the old lady;
far from it!

Emily Carr


 Colored Pencils


Text, Artwork and Photography by L’Adelaide Skjoedt. All rights reserved.

silkie chicken

April 20, 2016


Being Unsure… Oops!

desert-woman watercolor

“Desert Women” ~ watercolor 20x30in. ©2010 LAS

Ok, I goofed on publishing this. Blame it on brain fog. I’m trying to do it again and get it right this time!


She was painted a few years ago.
There are many female figures in the final painting; small children, those who sleep, dancing sirens, shredded flesh, living waters. And vivid color.
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