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Drawing Challenge: Abundance

I’ve been thinking about our drawing challenge: abundance for the whole week. I asked Robbie what he thought of abundance and he suggested I ask a few friends and get the first thing which comes to their mind and then make something out of…

November 27, 2015
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A reward for cleaning up the studio

Oh my gosh the studio does get out of hand. The reason is that, when I start creating something, I reach for what I need, put it aside and reach for the next thing and so on, until there are brushes and inks and…

November 25, 2015


Welcome to our haunted house. Well, maybe not so haunted. I must admit that the garden is beautiful right now and I am resisting raking the leaves up because it’s my little piece of autumn glory, But it’s been too impossibly busy today to…

October 31, 2015
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Helping to save the world one blue tree at a time

Blue trees! A round the world installation to raise awareness about deforestation. It’s a treat to live in this forest rich country of mine, and sometimes I don’t see the forest for the trees…you know what I mean? It’s a treat to be able…

October 30, 2015
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Ariane’s Drawing Challenge: Cover

Finally some peace and some time for a full day up in my studio. Oh man, I didn’t think I’d get to some art for the rest of the year. So, completely ignoring anything nagging, (read: dishes, laundry, vacuuming, gardening since it’s supposedly the…

October 16, 2015
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Plein Air art show, found while walking

The tumbleweeds may have invaded this space lately. That’s the thing about me and this blog. It’s a sort of no pressure, no worry, post when I feel like it or when I have something to say sort of space. And, while I do…

September 23, 2015
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Hello from Sunday night

Hello from a the end of a fabulous weekend here. The weatherman said this might be the last lovely summer weekend, and so Robert and I got out of town. We drove to the interior of BC, to Summerland, (perfect for a summery weekend,…

September 13, 2015
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Paddle board in the afternoon

Oh how wonderful to be beside the ocean after a summer land locked. I love Oxfordshire but I also love the West Coast. This afternoon we took the paddle board out on BC’s only fjord. Calm water, warm sunshine…nothing better. 😀…

September 10, 2015
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Announcing a new drawing challenge: Pocket

Yesterday R and I went for a walk in a local park. It was so beyond beautiful and autumnal and, last week’s windstorm brought down all sorts of woodland treasures. Of course, me being me, I didn’t bring any sort of bag or purse…

September 8, 2015
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A visit to historic Stewart farm

About an hour away from home, almost at the US border, is a little farm preserved since the 1800s. It’s now run as a little museum/photo/wedding/school trip/other venue. We were driving out in that direction for a car show and I remembered taking a…

September 7, 2015