TBT – Ordinary tasks are a blessing

“Hanging laundry on a line is a very ordinary task.  It is as ordinary as scraped knees and lost keys, as fixing the same simple dish for supper again, and again.  Ordinary is most days…: ~ Jerusalem Jackson Greer, A Homemade Year: The Blessings of Cooking, Crafting, and Coming Together. “Three baskets”, watercolour and ink […]

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TBT – Summer’s fresh sun kissed bounty

For this Throwback Thursday, I have selected fruits I painted two years ago. After all the rain we have had, it is time to head out to the farm to pick luscious red strawberries and enjoy their sweet plump taste in pies, jams, on ice cream or just as they are, straight from the basket!

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Painting Miss Daisy

“Everything I know I learned from my cat: When you’re hungry, eat.  When you’re tired, nap in a sunbeam.  When you go to the vet’s, pee on your owner.” ~ Gary Smith. “Miss Daisy”.  9 x 12 mixed media (cat in acrylics and background in acrylics and Inktense pencils) in Strathmore Mixed Media Visual Journal. […]

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A tisket, a tasket, and nursery rhymes reconsidered

A tisket, a tasket, A green and yellow basket. I wrote a letter to my love, And on the way I dropped it. I dropped it, I dropped it, And, on the way I dropped it. A little boy picked it up, And put it in his pocket. (traditional nursery rhyme) (“A tisket, a tasket”. […]

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TBT – Summer time and everything is easy

Summer, you have finally arrived! Proof?  There are popsicles in the fridge and sandals and flip flops at the door.  The pool is already solar-panel heated to 85F.  Soon, we will be picking fresh lettuce and beans and other produce from our very own garden.   The tempo slows down and routines change during summer. […]

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Life is the most difficult exam…

Life is the most difficult exam. Many people fail because they try to copy others, not realizing that everyone has a different question paper. (myimagequote.com) “On graduation day”. Mixed media including XL graphite blocks, acrylics, Neocolor II, acrylic ink, metallic paste on Canson XL – 11×15 inch watercolor paper.

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