Friday, 23 September 2016

Welcoming FALL

Hello friends,

I don't know about you but I welcome fall. Cooler days and nights, fires, sweaters........
Don't get me wrong I love the heat too but this year here in the Kawarthas has been
extremely hot  and dry. The gardens sure have taken a beating.

With changing temperatures and cooler days and nights the maple trees
are giving us spectacular colour.

As I sat in our sunroom the other day  I pulled out my watercolour pencils and started painting
this leaf. Our trees overlooking our deck have yet to change colour so I improvised.

Love how it turned out looking like Quilt Art.

Well I couldn't stop there, it moved me to bring out my water colour paints.

You all remember our 49 ford pickup.

Why not a truck full of pumpkins from the pumpkin patch!

Welcoming fall and all its spectacular colour.

We are off this weekend farther northwest with our vintage  (classic car club) touring and
hoping to take many pictures of the changing of the season. The temperature is to be
around 60 F. or 17 celsius.
So it will be jeans for me and a warm sweater.........

Here's some pumpkins that I painted.  This one in watercolour....

This next one in canvas.....

                                                     Have a fabulous weekend everyone!


Monday, 5 September 2016

Where did August go?

Hello friends, I know it's been awhile.

We have had such a busy summer that I took a break from blogging.

I know many of you have done the same. Here we are still having extremely warm
days. Doesn't feel like September.

Loving all the fall decorations that I have been seeing. Makes me want to start pulling
out my fall......It's hard to think fall when my flower baskets are still blooming and

Thought I would share my newest passion.

I'm finding painting to be very therapeutic.

Our neighbours farm.

I tried to capture how this farm once looked.

Watercolour in my Strathmore mixed media journal.

This farm at one time may have had a rooster or two!

Watercolour Rooster abstract on 9 x 12 cold press paper.

My beautiful

grand daughter Miss A.  My first portrait!

I took up painting to help me get through the long months of pain.
Doctors, chiropractors,physiotherapists, MRI's and specialists.
In the end my back seems to have healed on it's own and no operation is in order.


My family physician told me this sometimes happens. That it's a good thing that
it took so long for me to see a specialist and the wait for an operation.

I would still like to know what brought on this pain. I don't remember hurting my back in any
way . I just remember getting out of my chair and being hunched over. It took me awhile to straighten up. That was over a year and a half ago. How can I be diagnosed with severe spinal stenosis and was told that I would have my L3,4 and 5 fused together and my spinal canal scrapped of bone spurs.

I woke up one morning in May and I had no pain. I was wondering what the.....

I was on heavy meds and decided to stop taking them and within a month went back to my family doctor and told her my great news.
I just know my prayers we answered.

The power of prayer!

Sorry for the long post, just wanted to catch up.

                                                        Take care,

Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Creative Days!

Hello friends its been awhile!

The days fly by so quickly in the summer, don't they!

I have joined a few online painting groups and have been trying to keep up.
One of the stipulations was to paint a watercolour picture daily. UGH!! ME!
I'm just a beginner without any art lessons......Could I!!

Well I put my brush to the test.

Kathy     posted these beautiful sunflowers and I just had to paint them. Watercolour 9 x 12 . Drop by her instagram
and you will see for yourself.

Then I thought I would do pen/ink with watecolour and sketch out this farmstead
not far from us in a small town called Leaskdale.
This painting is on postcard size 4 x 6 . I made this cute pad for on the go.

A little wonky, but hey that's what art is all about having fun!

Sunday evening outside on the front bench I sketched what ever came into my head.

Sugar'n cream with berries.

Another on my to go pad 4 x 6 . In pen/ink with watercolour. My still life needs alot of work.

But I managed to paint another in a day.

It's also worldwatercolormonth on Facebook and I'm loving all the beautiful pieces of artwork!
I get the odd like but hey again I'm just a beginner having fun!

Well I'm sure I've bored you to death!

Thought I would end this post with my sweet fur baby Benny.

It was his day yesterday at the doggie Spa!

                                     Thanks for all your sweet comments!

                                Be sure to follow along on my Instagram page.

                                                            Happy Summer!

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