Browsing Tag

I’m not as green as I’m cabbage looking

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Too many beautiful leaves too little time!

The other day I was walking in a rain-soaked park. I took a video and when I played it back, the rain sounded so loud and drumming and crackling on my umbrella. It felt so incredibly calming. I picked up a vine maple leaf…

November 6, 2016
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Art Challenge: Return to Standard Time

I’m ever so grateful to our dear rosy girl Ariane for posting a new art challenge: return to standard time. I actually hate daylight savings time and think it’s an out of date ritual whose time is definitely up. Spring forward, fall back. A…

November 5, 2016
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Leaves, owls and hummingbirds

So this happened! I dutifully removed the hummingbird feeders from the garden in order to give the Rufous hummingbirds a signal to migrate, but, like last year, an Anna’s has decided to overwinter in my hood. So I made up some fresh nectar and…

November 3, 2016
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Drawing challenge: Rhythm

Hi everybody, I’m so glad you could all come join, (or just pop in to see), this first drawing challenge of 2016 We’re all trying to find our rhythm. For me personally, it’s not altogether that easy, and, spoiler alert, I haven’t finished my…

January 15, 2016
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Winter colours for a willow wreath

If you can believe it, I slept till 11am this morning. Hooray for jet lag! And by the time I woke up, I only had about an hour with Robbie till he had to leave for the rest of the day. So alone for…

December 11, 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
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Tammie’s drawing challenge: deer

This cheeky little squirrel at my back door has absolutely nothing to do with this drawing challenge, except that I thought he was funny. Sometimes I put Milo’s cat food out there, especially when Milo’s all “I am the night!” and won’t stop for…

November 14, 2015
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Carving stamps on Sunday

One of the things I bought at yesterday’s pop up store, was this deer head. I mean to use it to give the house a Christmas feel…even though I’ll be in England. And this morning, that beautiful deer head put me in mind to…

November 8, 2015
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Drawing challenge: Move

I was thinking a great deal about Katrin’s drawing challenge this week. The idea of movement is so wonderful. Robert, Chloe and I like to move. We like to dance, we like to swim, to skate, to drive our cars really fast. We move…

June 6, 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