Friday, August 26, 2011

Oh! Bother!

Works got in the way, such a bust week!  But tomorrow is Saturday.  The weekend - two days of housework, relaxation, a visit to the farmer's market and maybe sometime for fun!  I hope that your weekend is filled with time for fun!

Sunday, August 21, 2011


From yesterday's garden walk - My Mother's garden

Pre-Dawn Walk with Mollie

Today- began with a predawn walk.  The sky is lit in pastel shades of yellow, pink, lavender, blue.  There is just enough light to see green leaves and mountain edges silhouetted against the predawn sky.  A silver-white half moon shines overhead.

The breeze rustles the leaves, in the distance the river's constant rush.  A bird chitters, we have awaken it.  These are all almost quiet noises.

The lit windows of houses, tell of neighbors awakening.  The morning air is fresh and cool but promises, the coming of warm with the sun.

The paper retrieved, Mollie and  I return home to the light in our window.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Arts & Crafts Inspired

I took inspiration from the wallpaper designed by Charles Francis Annesley Voysey as shown in the book The Arts and Craft Movement Rosalind Blakesley, 2006 Phaidon Press, Inc.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Small evergreen cone

Painting everyday objects as recommended by Jane LaFazio of Janeville

Summer Monsoons

Last night we had a wet storm that dropped much needed rain.  It continued throughout the night into the morning hours.  While waiting in my car for an appointment, I worked on this:

The falling raindrops
Splatter against my window;
My view distorted.