February has been balmy, a few warm rainy days and then back to bone chilling mornings and slick ice. It is around the time when I really want to stay at home, duvet pulled up over my head, hot water bottle at my feet and have no commitments at all. But that isnt real life. … More Weather and deadlines
I have been pulled into the world of YouTube these cold days, watching knitting podcasts, allotment gardening videos and art vlogs. I dont feel guilty at all because these have been inspiring me to knit, sketch and plan my gardens. The still from Youtube below is from Fruity Knitting, an amazing series of video podcasts … More February and snow days….
Just some pages from my sketchbook this year. Many of them shared on Instagram. I usually work with a pigma pen and watercolour, or a dip pen and waterproof ink. Some of the sketches are graphite. (click on individual images to enlarge and for captions)
Studio I am a bit late in uploading these from my Annual Open Studio this year. Still here it is now and it was a succesful day. Thankfully the weather the held for us, no snow and sunny. For the record though the temperature dropped soon after and we got loads of snow that … More Annual Open Studio December 2017
This year I am participating in Inktober. It is a good challenge for me and anyone else doing the daily drawings. It is also a way to lead me into my winter studio time and new goals. Well old goals really, but this time I will follow through on some of them like updating my … More Inktober 2017
Not to mention having super energy. As a gardener, and an avid vegetable grower, the Fall is especially busy. Not only are there the herbs and veg to harvest, but one actually has to do something with all those piles of luscious leaves and fruits! Today I harvested my basil – early but necessary as … More Here’s when I wish there were more hours in the day….
This year I decided to take some time off from showing my work at Galleries, entering Exhibits and doing organized Studio Tours. I wanted the freedom to work when I wanted to and at whatever I felt like. I did some lino prints, some small paintings, but mostly I have been sketching in my visual … More Working in my sketchbook…