Random things I love
I love that I have green eyes and Chloe has blue and Jonathan and Kerstie have brown eyes. I love that I have the whole gamut in the family. Robert’s eyes are very unusual because they tend to be very chatoyant and can look blue, green and even hazel/brown depending on his mood. I love that too.
I love pebbles. I pick them up everywhere and stick them in my pockets. They usually end up in the garden or in craft projects or just in random arrangements in jars or on plates.
I love fantasizing about living in all sorts of places and houses. I look at a lovely house and then think about how much it would cost to live there. Like this place in London. And then I think about the reality and realise that it’s actually 1,2,3,4…15 flats! Yeah. But sometimes I think about selling the Vancouver house and the Oxfordshire house and ending up with enough money to buy a dream like this place in Vermont. (eight times over!) 😀 And having all that land…and chickens…and rescuing great big Morgans and Clydesdales. (sigh)
I love drawing on old pieces of paper; maps, books, found bits of cardboard… I love the thought that I’ve taken that worthless bit of paper which someone discarded and I’ve given it worth with my art. Transformed it into something special, multiplied its value exponentially. And then I’m always so gratified to give it away.
I love my iPhone as a repository of photographs and notes. Spur of the moment ideas, someone’s emails or websites I want to check out, images which inspire me…never has there been a better system. I’d never want to be without one again. 🙂
Linking with Nancy and looking forward to catching up with everyone’s random.
Yes, I fantasize about houses I pass, too. Love your drawings on old paper! Visiting from R5F, glad I found you!
Hi Dotti, thank you so much. I love that now real estate agents are taking such wonderful house tour photos, don’t you? One can imagine just moving into the place. 🙂
i loved this post .. its inspiring me to do a similar theme!
That would be great Daryl, I’d love a bit of your random thoughts. 😀
you are so creative. love it!! great birdies!!! ( :
Thank you so much Beth. 🙂 hope the rest of your holidays are wonderful.
I love that you draw on old book pages, too!
I love that you draw on old book pages too Dawn! 😀
Nancy @ A Rural Journal
…. all nice things to love. My hubby’s eyes sound like your hubby’s eyes. Blue or green, depending… 🙂
They are the most beautiful, aren’t they? Thank you so much for hosting; I love our Fridays. 🙂
I learned a new word today from you: chatoyant. Cool! My daughter’s eyes are like that, too, sometimes blue, sometimes grey, sometimes dark, sometimes light. I have one color: brown! I love that you paint on old book pages etc. Very cool!
That’s such a useful word Barb! 😀 I love painting on old bits of paper too; much more interesting than white sketchbooks. My most favourite are my maps though. Wish I had more maps to paint on. 🙂
a spirit of simplicity
your birds are beautiful. I wish I could draw/paint like that. I collect little pebbles as well…and heart shaped stones that I find on the beach.
Aw. thank you so much. I love heart shaped rocks too, but they are awful hard to find where I usually hang out. I do have a few though. My friend Julie, (moments of perfect clarity blog) finds loads of them on the beaches in Denmark. 🙂
I sometimes see a house I too would like to live in. A few times I wanted to snap a photo but then didn’t thinking the owner might not like it . I have since sworn that I will take it when the opportunity presents itself and begin a collection of photos. I have a habit of picking up rocks rather than stones along my walks. I have gone on vacations and either filled a spot in the back of the car or a place in my suitcase. Lovely photos and wonderful writing; thank you for sharing.
Ata girl Diane. 🙂 I have a stuff ’em all attitude to taking photos; especially in public places where I figure everyone and everything is fair game. My grandfather used to collect rocks too. I have some beautiful big quartz he found somewhere. They have crystals in them. 🙂 Thank you so much for your lovely comment. X
Kris - Sugar Cookies to Peterbilts
Your drawings are beautiful! I often think about living in other places that I see, but I tend to focus in on places with lots of windows, and can only imagine how often they need to be cleaned!
Thank you so much Kris, I know what you mean about the windows. I’d love to live in the glass house at RBG Kew, but all those tropical plants would steam the place up something rotten; my hair would be perma-frizzy…lol. 🙂
Veronica I really enjoyed this post.
I’m so glad Kathryn. 🙂
I enjoy all of your posts if the truth be known! 🙂
Oh be still my heart!!! I would dearly LOVE to have one of your bird drawings on the old page; being that I’m an avid bird watcher —you should have a blog giveaway LOL *hint!! Such a fascinating idea and what a great talent you have. Wow…I am totally impressed. “Rescuing Clydesdales and Morgans”…you captured my heart there too. Seriously.
My husband has green eyes also…like pools of pea soup green. They’re gorgeous.
Happy New Year. And thanks for stopping by.
Such great shots.. I just love the dish of stones and your water-coloring on book paper looks awesome. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. You where right in saying we aren’t that far away. Just a ferry ride away. We are planing a trip to Victoria in January. 🙂