April 10, 2014

Beauty...


True beauty... nothing complicated... no words needed... 
Silently dripping in gorgeousness.

April 04, 2014

This was fun!

And a little thrill is always a good boost, isn't it?


Another one of my drawings was accepted in Taproot magazine!
This time the issue is themed, "Breathe" and they chose my white tulip drawing to be paired with a lovely poem called "Imaginary Air". I am so pleased to be included in this wonderful, thoughtful, and inspiring magazine. It's a real honour!



The white tulip I drew is growing again in my garden right now, and it's just about to open. Ohhhh.... the cycles of the garden, of art, of life....

March 27, 2014

The daffodils are showing off...


...as they were meant to do.

Over the last few weeks, I've been watching my daffodils growing taller by the day.
They're out in full bloom now... and I'm so happy to see them again.
They're like dear old friends.


Daffodil
This original 8 x 10 inch drawing is available.
(watercolour and coloured pencils on paper)


March 23, 2014

I need to...


... sit here and draw this.
And think of nothing but creases in petals, edges with frills, and long slender stems. 
Care to try it?


February 27, 2014

The garden is starting to waken...



Still weary from the winter, the viburnum was forced to bloom.


This original 8x10 drawing is available.
(Water colour and coloured pencils on paper)


February 11, 2014

I treated myself...


... to a drawing class.

And for homework I'm forced to sit by the fire and draw - every day.

There's nothing like having a teacher tell you what you really secretly want to hear.
"Don't FIND time, MAKE time."


December 04, 2013

While I was making a Christmas garland...

...the mail was delivered and in it was a wonderful surprise! One of my drawings was accepted in a beautiful and thoughtful magazine called Taproot.


But I didn't realize they were going to put my piece on page one! What a thrill!


This is a drawing I called "Last year's daisies topped with snow" which was chosen for the winter issue of the magazine simply themed "Reclaim". 


It's a wonderful magazine, started by Amanda Blake-Soule and it's full of great articles "celebrating food, family, farm and craft..." Read more about Amanda and Taproot. I'm so pleased to be part of this amazing group of people who make and contribute to this magazine. I've found it so inspiring and reminds me to keep going. Thank you Taproot!




And yes, they do ship subscriptions of this quarterly magazine to Canada!

Now, back to my garland!

November 20, 2013

The maple leaves are blowing this way and that...


... just as we all do from time to time. 


Maple Leaf
This original 8 x 10 drawing is available.
(watercolour and coloured pencils on paper)


November 08, 2013

Home


There are so many wonderful meanings in an apple.

I painted this larger canvas a month ago and the word "home" kept floating through my mind as I worked through all those layers. 

From my home to yours....enjoy.


Home
acrylic paint on canvas

November 05, 2013

Hmmmm... it's already November


I've been missing these green beans that are no longer growing in my back yard.

I painted them in the summer and I loved capturing those curling tips as much as I did steaming them up for dinner.


"Green Beans"
acrylic paint on board