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The ordinary arts we practice every day at home are of more importance to the soul than their simplicity might suggest ~ Sir Thomas Moore ~

hOMe is where the heART is …

Monday, August 16, 2021

Monday moments ...

Happy Monday, the start of a brand new week.

I started my day as I normally do - lemon water * meditation * time on the mat * journaling and  a  lovely early morning walk .  When I returned home, it was breakfast - also the "usual" of oats/fresh fruit/nuts and almond milk and then a long anticipated phone chat with my daughter who had been away on holidays in Nova Scotia with her partner and their dog Harry,  so there was lots of news to catch up with!
This beauty was the first thing I spotted as I walked upstairs. Enjoying his own breakfast in the trumpet vine! Every time we've seen a Baltimore Oriole in our garden, they have always been splashing about in one of the birdbaths. I thought he looked absolutely striking - the orange of his feathers with the orange of the trumpet vine. 
My camera was packed away in it's bag and in the cupboard and I was sure that once I managed to get to the window he would be gone, but as luck would have it, he was very busy looking for bugs and was there long enough to snap 3 photos. Then I slowly walked away from the window so he could enjoy his time in peace.
If you're a snail mail lover like me, I've made 2 card sets and added them to the shelves of my Etsy shop (link is in the side bar).

One is Woodland Animals - Autumn Sparrow * Autumn Hare * Woodland Nap

and the other set 
is a collection of Nests ;-) 

Barn babies * And then there were three * Out of the Blue

Left blank inside for your own sweet sentiment to let someone know they are on your mind!

"All the arts we practice are apprenticeship.

The big art is our life"

-M.C. Richards-


Saturday, August 7, 2021

Burlington Artscape Fundraiser . . .

 ~Woodland Wanderer~

27. Woodland  Wanderer - SOLD 

By: Deb Dunn

I began by writing my thoughts in pencil. The words, emotions, gratitude, forever with the paint. Even though we live in an urban area, we are surrounded by the untamed beauty of nature. Central park is a juxtaposition of activity and serenity.

I hope Woodland Wanderer brings much joy and peace to the space it now sits in.
Much thanks to the purchaser for supporting this wonderful Artscape Fundraising Event for Joseph Brant Hospital. We received both our Covid Vaccines here and are very grateful to  the staff, volunteers  and doctors who made it possible! 

The 1st of 3 outdoor Burlington Artscape Fundraising Event exhibitions (August 8, 15, 22) starts *tomorrow*.

Sunday August 8, from 10am - 4pm at Grace United Church, Burlington, Ontario.

Come out, tour the "leaf walk", meet and chat with the artists and see all 50 unique leaves in person!
I'm looking forward to doing that myself :-) 

The leaves are available for purchase (although some have already sold) for $750.00 with 100% of the proceeds going to Joseph Brant Hospital.

I will be there beside my leaf Woodland Wanderer ~ if you stop by,  I'd love to chat ~ please say hello xx