August 31, 2014

Sun warmed cherry tomatoes...


...have been rolling off my vines.
It's summer's last hurrah, and I'm enjoying every minute of it!


Cherry Tomatoes, summer's last hurrah
This 8 x 10 original watercolour painting is available ($75 USD)

August 22, 2014

I pulled up a few more....


... carrots.

They were a small but happy bunch that have been growing side by side for quite a while,
not unlike a lot of families I know.


Together, we grow
(Watercolour on paper)

July 06, 2014

Lettuce has been growing for thousands of years...



... and is continuing to grow in my backyard.

As I was painting the many layers of green in this painting I was thinking about how comforting it is to have this humble plant growing just outside my door. My parents have it growing in their yard as well, as did my Grandparents and their parents. 

And that got me to thinking.... how long has lettuce been growing? After a short Wikipedia search,  I learned that lettuce has been growing and feeding us for thousands of years! It was the ancient Egyptians who bred lettuce into a plant grown for its edible leaves in 2680 BC. That's 4694 years ago!

Over four thousand years of bright green tasty leaves... somehow I take great comfort in that.


Homegrown Lettuce
This original 8 x 10 painting is available in my shop.
(Watercolour on paper)




June 25, 2014

The smell of sweet peas...


...do you know it? It's one of the scents of summer for me.
Ahhhh.... Summer's really here.
I like to put a little vase of them on the mantle and let their sweet smell waft through the breezy house.


Summer sweet peas
This original 8 x 10 watercolour painting is available.



May 08, 2014

Constant change...


This is one of my favourite parts of gardening... the tulip is withering away and the spirea has sprung to life. And if you look closely, there's a basketball hiding in the garden too.
That's life... well, my life anyway!

May 01, 2014

It is possible...


...to have too much of a good thing!

I have a kale forest in my garden. I've been so busy picking, steaming and chopping that I haven't had time to draw it. So here's a drawing from last year's kale - it's always been one of my favourites (the drawing and the vegetable!). 


I also have this image available as a print, phone case, and tote bag through Society6, if you're in need of a little more kale in your life!



April 22, 2014

The magnolia...



...so much beauty is around us.
Happy Gorgeous Earth Day to you all!


The Magnolia was dripping in gorgeousness

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


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)