Monday, June 27, 2022
Saturday, June 25, 2022
A creative on-line challenge founded by Tammy Garcia of Daisy Yellow in May 2011 although I only just read about it.
An index card a day for 61 days. 3" x 5" or maximum size 4" x 6". I could only find the 4" x 6" sized cards and for me, they are ideal. I think I would have found the 3" x 5" cards a bit too small.
I haven't been following any daily themes, just taking a card each day and painting intuitively.
So far I've painted 25 . . . 36 to go :-) flowers * portraits * landscapes * seascapes * bees * butterflies * hearts * nests * each card has a favourite quote on the back.
Each day on my Instagram account, I post the card I've painted that day. Please stop by if you want to have a look!
"May my heart always be open to little birds
who are the secrets of living"
"We loved with a love
that was more
"The world is but a canvas
to our imagination"
"live in the sunshine,
swim the sea,
drink the wild air"
-Ralph Waldo Emerson-
Wild child is one of my favourites and it was only once I uploaded the photo that I spotted her elfin ears! What a wonderful, serendipitous find that was . . .
"I suppose I am a Sparrow,
a stay-at-home bird"
another favourite ... because ... well ... a Sparrow ;-)
Thank you for stopping by.
Wednesday, June 22, 2022
Sat with piles of old magazines, scissors and glue sticks, tearing out images and words that spoke to you?
I came across some images of a few inspiration boards I've created over the years as I was looking through photos this morning. The first image was the bulletin board that hung above my computer desk in my studio years ago. Photos and quotes that spoke to me were thumb tacked on the board until there was no room left ;-).
"You are never too old
to set new goals
or to dream
a new dream"
Wednesday, June 8, 2022
the serenity of a lake walk noticing butterflies * bees * squirrels * swans * ducks and geese * a pair of red cardinals splashing about * wildflowers * and the sound of the birds
They are always worth the wait and never disappoint!
After a very heavy rain fall I switched the lens on my Nikon to the Macro and took some photos.
They always need a good little shake to make sure all the ants leave the blooms and stay in the garden where they belong!