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Hello from Sunday night

Hello form my Sunday night everyone.
I hope you’ve all had a lovely weekend.
It’s been raining quite a bit round here. So much so that the Friday night market was a bit of a wash out and I gave it a miss. I was sorry about that because the market comes to a close at the end of the month, and although it’s been going all summer, I haven’t been here to enjoy it. Still one more market next Friday.


In other news, I’ve been so happy to get back to painting and creativity with Ariane’s last drawing challenge. Unrelated, my friend Dalyce gave me a 1909 children’s story book with the most amazing paper. Thick and soft like the finest watercolour paper…although I’m very sure it isn’t acid free and will need conservation…but it’s been a treat to paint on.


There was a story in the book titled Good Fairies About, and that felt like mushrooms and autumnal magic.
First I painted some toadstools, (amanitas), then some shaggy manes, (Coprinus comatus), and today I felt like painting some boletus.


Here they are all three (story only had three pages). I took this photo in the evening light so not too terrific, but I hope you can get the idea.


In other completely unrelated news, I joined the yoga challenge at my yoga studio. That means for the month of October I challenge myself to a class/day. And the challenge rules are if I miss a day I have to take two classes on the next day to catch up! (gulp) We shall see.

But I thought that as long as I’m at it, October can be my month of super health and wellness. Shall I blog about it and all the steps I’m taking?


Morgan has been with me in the studio these days. One minute she’s meowing for attention, and the next minute she’s on the roof and looking down at me thru my skylight.

Comments: 12

  • September 25, 2016

    Veronica, I so enjoyed reading this post. Love your creative art it’s inspiring. Also your Yoga challenge good luck on that, know you can do it. And that cat is adorable.

  • Catherine Llewellyn

    September 25, 2016

    Wow those mushrooms/toadstools are gorgeous – that would make a delightful triptych for your Etsy shop …. just saying – they’d make a beautiful christmas gift …. I’m all into sets of images at the moment, having just put up that set of 5 drawings you made for me …. I notice you’re very good at arranging pictures and images in combination in your home, something I’d like to do more of here …. another form of art perhaps, combining pieces artfully πŸ™‚ Much love X

  • September 26, 2016

    Love all those mushrooms and toadstools!

  • Susan

    September 26, 2016

    These mushrooms and toadstools are gorgeous. It is interesting to see how well the pages take the color. Really lovely!

  • September 26, 2016

    such beautiful painting in an exquisite little book! and apropos too.
    love sweet black morgan with his white waistcoat.
    best of luck with your yoga challenge. ?

  • September 26, 2016

    The mushrooms are so pretty! Cute kitty too ?

  • September 27, 2016

    Hey V .. How beautiful is Morgan? I love when cats do things like that .. You know, normal cat behaviour! Love your painting .. You are so clever .. Funny you should say that about yoga. I had my first class in ages last night .. So good!

  • September 27, 2016

    you are unceasingly clever … love those mushrooms

  • September 27, 2016

    Hi Veronica!!! Thank you very much for your comment!!! πŸ™‚
    I am always surpised for your capacity to make art. i consider myself as very productive. but you!!!!!!!!!! never stop and all is motive to make a painting or a drawing! Congratulations!

  • September 28, 2016

    Those are AMAZING!! And yes, would love to follow you on your health /wellness journey. Good luck with your yoga challenge!

  • Kers

    September 29, 2016

    I love these mushrooms! They remind me of the cabin.


  • Karen

    September 30, 2016

    Morgan is a beautiful cat! And the mushroom paintings are wonderful! I hope that you do decide to blog about your month of health. I would love to follow!

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