Something Fun

Koi Pond - Cynthia Maniglia
Cynthia Maniglia

Something fun & summery to brighten your day, “Koi Pond.”


Chloe x2


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My favorite “subject” to photograph and now draw, Chloe ~ our little Bichon Frise. She sat still enough for me to capture her … twice! Happy Father’s Day!

Watercolor, colored pencil, marker, and white chalk paint on tan toned paper.

Meyer Lemon


Colored pencil and gouache.

Have you ever had a Meyer Lemon? How is it different from a “regular” lemon?”

Well, the Meyer Lemon is a seasonal, winter citrus available December through May here in Florida, and it is thought to be a cross between a regular lemon and a mandarin orange. Meyer lemons don’t have the same tang as regular lemons; they’re much sweeter. Their rinds have a spicy bergamot fragrance that resembles an herb or a spice.

Without Focus

Cynthia Maniglia - journal page.jpgPainting or drawing without focus … without a clear intention … without expectations or ideas. Just seeing where the paint and pen take me. That’s what I’ve been doing lately. It can be ultra frustrating but I try to keep at it and see what I can get out of the exercise. Here, too many colors and not enough clarity … but I say OK. It’s imaginary. I was surprised to find the orange and purple bougainvilleas that I just placed in the garden cropped up here, unintentionally. And I went with that. Maybe a little too far.