Hello from Sunday night

September 25, 2016

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.

Last Sunday
Ariane's art challenge: Tide

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  • Reply Masha September 25, 2016 at 6:21 pm

    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.

  • Reply Catherine Llewellyn September 25, 2016 at 11:29 pm

    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 🙂 Much love X

  • Reply Debra She Who Seeks September 26, 2016 at 3:32 am

    Love all those mushrooms and toadstools!

  • Reply Susan September 26, 2016 at 5:38 am

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

  • Reply tammy j September 26, 2016 at 6:14 am

    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. ?
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  • Reply Summer September 26, 2016 at 6:18 am

    The mushrooms are so pretty! Cute kitty too ?

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  • Reply Julie September 27, 2016 at 1:39 am

    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!
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  • Reply daryledelstein September 27, 2016 at 3:51 am

    you are unceasingly clever … love those mushrooms
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  • Reply roberto September 27, 2016 at 6:23 am

    Hi Veronica!!! Thank you very much for your comment!!! 🙂
    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!
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  • Reply Kathleen Howell September 28, 2016 at 2:40 am

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

  • Reply Kers September 29, 2016 at 7:52 am

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


  • Reply Karen September 30, 2016 at 8:36 am

    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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