Make Art

  Quill Pen pattern on Etsy   I love to play with many things, and it all starts with sketching a concept.  Even with all the electronic devices available at my fingertips, ink, pen and paper are still my favourite tools, and not just for painting.  When I am playing a musical instrument, I quite often scribble on my sheet music too.  I have a very difficult time passing up.. Read More

Essence Of Autumn

   We have been having such a wonderful October here that I have been having the time of my life with my camera.  Weekend before last, we had a fantastic storm with heavy gusts of wind.  I was painting in my room at the time, but finally I just had to bundle up in warm clothing, put my Wellies on and head out with an umbrella.   Leaves swaying heavily.. Read More

Unseasonal Finishes And Paintbrushes

  One day, earlier this month, we decided to walk along a route that we haven’t been on since the beginning of spring.  I found a few leaves on the asphalt that were already taking on fall colours.  Of course I had to put a few in my pocket and bring them home.  I painted one of them using Caran D’Ache Neocolor II pastels.  The pastels are from a special edition Fall.. Read More

A Halloween Surprise

I was going to work on the quilt blocks for my stained glass flower quilt and write about that today.  Sometimes, however, you just have to drop everything and work on a completely different project because your friend sent you a surprise package.  I was in the midst of taking care of something humdrum when the doorbell rang.  I was slightly irritated, thinking it to be a solicitor.  My husband got.. Read More