Hello from Sunday night

November 29, 2015

Hello from Sunday night everyone.
Lately I’ve got out of the habit of writing my hello from Sunday night posts, and I began to miss them. For me, it’s really nice to take a little time on Sunday evening to reflect on my weekend and share with you.

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I really do love writing this blog and posting some beautiful photos. It’s mostly something I look forward to very much. At the beginning of November, when I signed up for the NaBloPoMo Nanopoblano πŸ˜€ I wondered if I might find the daily blog posts a bit of a chore, but I didn’t. Mostly I found them easy and natural, like a 30 minute wrap-up of my day, like an on-line journal.

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I wonder if I want to keep up the daily posts. What do you think guys? Is it a bit much?

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Anyway, as you can see from these photos, it’s been another stellar day here. Clover and I went for a walk down at the docks, which are just nine blocks from my house.

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We didn’t go very far today or spend too long, because my son Jonathan and his beautiful girl Chantal came for a late lunch. Chloe and Bryson are planning their trip to Japan in a couple months and, since Jonathan’s lived there for some time, they wanted to talk to him about everything they could to prepare.

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When Clove first planned a lunch with Jon, she was going to meet him somewhere, maybe downtown, and have her brother to herself, but I said to invite them home. Clove was a bit worried that Chantal and I might feel a little left out of the conversation, but not us! My daughter in law and I went upstairs into the studio and had a lovely catch up. She carved a little stamp for her Christmas gift tags while I worked on my lino cut. Ha, we know how to amuse ourselves, thank you very much. πŸ˜€

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Later in the evening I inked up the linocut and pulled a print to see what I got.

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I must admit that it’s not my favourite print. Actually, I don’t really like it. I do like the trees and how I realised them, but I’m not keen on the field or the rabbits. They feel very amateurish. Oh well, back to the drawing board.

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That’s the thing about learning and exploring. You win some and you lose some. And, as my late friend, artist Robert Genn used to say, “Success has to do with deliberate practice,” and “come talk to me after you’ve put in ten thousand hours.” OK, so maybe I’ve got another…oh…nine thousand hours to go. πŸ˜€

Sunshine till the last possible moment
Beach walk in the glorious sun

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8 Comments

  • Reply peppylady (Dora) November 29, 2015 at 7:15 pm

    joyed taking part in NaBloPoMo. Although I didn’t get a 100%. One more day left and not sure what my blogging goal will be in December. I found it less stressful cutting back on socail media part. With NaBloPoMo i connected my blog with three other social media.
    Coffee is on
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  • Reply Marie Smith November 30, 2015 at 2:41 am

    I love your use of light and the clarity of your photos.

  • Reply Catherine Llewellyn November 30, 2015 at 4:14 am

    I find the rabbits whimsical and innocent – like an illustration for a children’s book X

  • Reply melodye November 30, 2015 at 4:43 am

    I always love these glimpses into your life and studio! I blogged every day during August (for a Susannah Conway challenge), and to tell things true, it felt a bit much after a while. Lost its luster. Lost its audience. I prefer posting when the muse hits, but on the other hand, I don’t want my blog to go fallow. That’s one of the beauties of our Art Challenges. They keep (pull?) us out of the doldrums & help grow our community of creative friends.

  • Reply tsdwords November 30, 2015 at 5:01 am

    Hi Veronica, there has been so much crazy in my life lately that I haven’t been my usual visiting self. However, I do enjoy your Sunday wrap-up. And I wanted to say that I love the rabbits. Especially their ears, they flow in the wind and it takes talent to create that kind of motion in a drawing. While I’m not a professional artist. I have been around many most of my life and am an artist in my own right, so….that’s my opinion. πŸ˜‰ However, I also know that we all have our own “sweet spot” and I respect your opinion as well. It is a lovely feeling to vicariously sit in your studio with you and virtually soak up the artistic vibe. Thank you for sharing so many sweet moments in words, art and photos. ?
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  • Reply Annette November 30, 2015 at 5:24 am

    We know how to amuse ourselves….
    ThatΒ΄s the right sight of life!!!
    Beautiful stamp!
    And your rabbits are very lively (is that the right word?)…
    Annette

  • Reply Patty November 30, 2015 at 7:34 am

    I have so enjoyed your daily posts! Certainly do not want it to become a chore though, love when we hear from you. The rabbit print is sweet but you know how it is when it doesn’t feel quite right. Ah, the creative process!

  • Reply Julie@frogpondfarm December 5, 2015 at 9:05 pm

    Hey V, I can’t imagine posting daily. I’m just scraping in every fortnight. Awful stuff. I miss it so much but have been so busy. Things will settle down soon. πŸ™‚ I can’t imagine anything you doing being amateurish … never! Chloe off to Japan, how exciting!
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