TBT – Enjoying the warmth of the sun before the rain returns

“I want to remove my hat, close my eyes, and feel the sun, warm and intermittent, on my face.” ~ William Collins. Tilley hat (made in Canada) painted last year before our trip to Havana, Cuba.  Watercolour and ink in my journal. Intermittent is the key word this year as the sun teases us with […]

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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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How two girls experience the first snow of the season

Canadian Vignette 2. Amanda and Rose This morning, Rosie, five years old, and Amanda quickly and surreptitiously snuck out of the house while mom was busy letting Barney out the back door to do his urgent business. Amanda, thirteen, decided to wear nylons to school even though mom told her it was too cold for […]

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The best days include some time for doodling

“Creativity is magic. Don’t examine it too closely.” ~ Edward Albee There are days when I only want to paint the way children do. They don’t worry too much about the outcome of their playful experiments with paint; they just get as much colour as quickly as they can on the piece of paper in […]

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