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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

11 Sept 2012 ~ A Watercolor and a Photo

These are both also posted on my regular blog if you'd like to read more about them!

11Sept12 Watercolor sketch
Watercolor a week ~ 11Sept2012
A view of the changing aspen in Rocky Mountain National Park

Autumn Leaves in Rocky
11Sept2012 ~ Photo A Day
Changing Leaves in Rocky Mountain National Park

And catching up with a few more:

Thomas napping
Photo A Day ~ 30Aug2012
Thomas Napping on the sofa.

Robert Thompson Craftsmen work
Photo A Day ~ 31Aug2012
Some favorite souvenirs from my trip.  Pebbles from Iona and Tintagel, Mouseman carvings from Kilburn, Yorkshire, England.

Mollie Kitty surveying from the heights
Photo A Day ~ 1Sept2012
Mollie Kitty surveying the townhome from the heights.

New Sewing Machine!
Photo A Day ~ 2Sept2012
New sewing machine!

Sewing bags
Photo A Day ~ 3Sept2012
Putting the new sewing machine to use by sewing a set of shopping bags for my son.

Mollie and Thomas
Photo A Day ~ 4Sept2012
Mollie Kitty and Conrad in the living room.

Chocolate Hazelnut Mouse
Photo A Day ~ 5Sept2012
A chocolate hazelnut mouse ~ a gift from my daughter and her fiancee.  Yummy but almost too cute to eat!

House Hunting
Photo A Day ~ 7Sept2012
House hunting

Beatrix Potter Books
Photo A Day ~ 10Sept2012
Beatrix Potter books on my bookshelf ~ a growing collection!


Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Returning...

Pelargonium
Lovely pelargoniums on the patio.

Life is returning to a more normal pace now, so I hope to start posting daily photos again!

Friday, July 13, 2012

First Sketch in England

WC Sketch of The Fox and Hounds Pub in Lyndhurst
Stopped for a late lunch/early dinner at the Fox and Hounds in Lyndhurst.  Great atmosphere and a good burger and glass of cider!  This sketch still needs a bit of touch up before it's complete.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Artist Journal ~ March entries

I took my watercolor sketchbook journal along to Costa Rica.  I've written a little bit about my trip on my regular blog, so I won't add more here, but will let the pages tell the story in their own way.
wc 7Mar12

wc 7Mar12 1

wc 10Mar12

wc 10Mar12 02

wc 11Mar12 02

wc 14Mar12 01

wc 14Mar12 02

wc 15Mar12

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Returning to the annual projects...

I'm back, though most likely sporadically over the next month while some very big changes take place in my life.
Apple Blossoms
This past weekend, the very warm weather brought out the apple blossoms.  The air has been heady with their scent!  It's got to be one of my most favorite springtime smells.

Apple Blossom petal snow
On Monday, the weather turned cool and windy and the ground was covered with petals like snow.

Snowy Apple Blossoms
Today, we had real snow.

Snowy Lilacs
I was surprised to see that the lilacs were already trying to bloom ~ over a month early!  Hoping they don't get frozen by the snow and cold temps that are expected tonight.  But we are glad to have the moisture here in Colorado where it has been exceptionally dry this late winter/early spring.

Monday, March 5, 2012

3/5/2012 ~ Photo A Day

3/5/2012 ~ Photo A Day
Cell phone vs land line.
Cell phone is great when used within country.  But... can't make international calls unless previously set up with a pricey international calling plan!
The land line brings internet capability and the ability to make international calls on a whim!
One or the other and sometimes both at the same time have been constantly in use for me today ~ I made 20+ international calls in the past 24 hours as my Mom is ill and in the hospital in Costa Rica at the moment!  She is doing ok, thankfully and getting good care, but will be delayed in getting home.
For today's round, the winner is the land line.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

3/3/2012 ~ Watercolor A Week

3/3/2012 WC AJ
In my artist journal.  A quick sketch done while taking a break from minimizing scrapbooking supplies!

3/4/2012 ~ Photo A Day

3/4/2012 Photo A Day
Using up paper scraps in my Calendar Journal.

No photo yesterday ~ I was busy minimizing my scrapbooking supplies and didn't stop to take a photo!

Friday, March 2, 2012

3/2/2012 ~ Photo A Day

Junco
Junco ~ it must still be winter as the Juncos are still here.  Though they are a bit twitter-pated, which means spring must be on its way!  They've been chasing each other in circles around this tree, stopping only for a brief rest and then a moment to feed before taking up the twitter-pated chase again!

Sunday, February 26, 2012

2/26/2012 ~ Photo A Day

My workspace
Creating!  I always seem to do better with a bit of "organized" clutter around me!

Saturday, February 25, 2012

2/25/2012 ~ Watercolor A Week

2012 02 25 Artist Journal Entry
An entry from my Artist Journal ~ which today appears to be more of a nature journal!  Was blissful to be outside drawing and painting!

2/25/2012 ~ Photo A Day

Catkins on trees
In Oak Creek Canyon there are catkins on the trees!  Spring can't be far away!

January Calendar Journal

January Calendar Journal
I realized that I forgot to post a picture of my completed January Calendar Journal!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

2/23/2012 ~ Photo A Day

Ready for Bed!
After being at work for one thing or another nearly every day for the past two weeks, I'm looking forward to a couple of days off and catching up on sleep!

2/22/2012 ~ Photo A Day

Playing with Thread!
Adding new embroidery threads to my stash.

Playing with embroidery thread!
Lots of bobbins to wind!

2/21/2012 ~ Photo A Day

Pygmy Nuthatch at the feeder
Pygmy Nuthatch at the feeder watching me take its photo.

Junco at the feeder
Junco at the feeder.

2/20/2012 ~ Photo A Day

Tulip Skeletons
The tulips are lovely even as they fade away.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

2/18/2012 ~ Watercolor A Week

WC sketch 2_14_2012
Watercolor sketch of the view from my windows.  No snow on this mid-February day.
WC sketch 2 2_18_2012
Another watercolor sketch ~ this one of the fading tulips from last week.  I'd love to take a class in botanical illustration as my skills at painting flowers could use some improvement!

2/18/2012 ~ Photo A Day

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Since losing weight, I have the hardest time staying warm. This afternoon I'm cuddled up with a couple of cozy afghans and reading material! It's lovely to be reading about beautiful gardens. The one on the front of this month's English Garden magazine is so much like the sketches I've done of my dream garden that it's like seeing it come to life!

Friday, February 17, 2012

2/17/2012 ~ Photo A Day

My Constant Companion
My constant companion!

Time for Knitting
At last ~ an afternoon with no work, no classes, no meetings, no appointment, and nothing I need to study for.  Lovely to have a little time to knit!  Making a new pair of wrist warmers in natural colored wool.