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Harvesting garlic and garden happiness

It’s that fine time of the year when my garden is incredibly lush and productive. The patio pots of annuals, encouraged by good soil and a little boost of 20-20-20, are stunning in their old favourites simplicity, the bird bath at the west fence…

June 16, 2015
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Drawing Challenge: Youth (part one)

I’ve been so very busy painting up a storm for my art in the garden show, that I really didn’t have much time for my beloved drawing challenge, and, Ariane called such a good DC this week, that I really wanted to join in.…

May 30, 2015
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Art in the Garden show ready!

Are you ready? Am I ready? So you all probably already know that I save plants from the bulldozer around the hood and plonk them into my garden. Sometimes they work out and look brilliantly, sometimes they sulk and look miserably for a year…

May 29, 2015
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A seed of Mischief … a handmade sketchbook

Yesterday I said to Chloe that I wanted to get a new sketchbook to take with me to visit Nick and Joyce Bantock this weekend. I told C that it has to be a Goldilocks sketchbook…you know…not too hot, not too cold, just right.…

May 14, 2015
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Announcing a new Drawing Challenge: the Trickster

Announcing a new Drawing Challenge: the Trickster I’ve been a long-time fan, (and friend) of Nick and Joyce Bantock, (and also a repeat offender in Nick’s courses.) In honour of Nick’s work, and to celebrate a weekend visit over to the island to catch…

May 11, 2015
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Doing everything right

Today was one of those do everything right days. Do you have those days? Do you know what I mean? It’s one of those days you imagine having in your mind, you know, those kinds of days you know that you should strive to…

May 6, 2015
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Hello from Sunday night

Well then! I’m feeling terrifically accomplished and successful and even am getting this post up on Sunday night! 😀 …although I’m hopelessly behind on commenting, visiting and replying to my comments. Boy, blogging is hard work. And to think that today I told Robbie…

April 26, 2015
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Drawing Challenge: Grass

Because little things are practice for big things, I decided to roll around in the grass at the house next door, (which is about to be torn down), and count the clouds! To me, little things and baby steps are key. They are a…

April 10, 2015
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Announcing a new Drawing Challenge: Grass

I’d like to call a new Drawing Challenge: Grass How about it? Is it fresh and spring where you are or still under a foot of snow? Is it blue and musical, or greener on the other side of the fence? Full of weeds…

April 7, 2015