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Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Looking Back



Just a few photos of me and my loves from summer.
Swans from my sketch book that reside at Sidney B.C.




My  Sweetheart of 47 years aboard our boat, doing something serious, evidently! A bit of cabin clutter. The clam shell was for mixing watercolor paint. The rest of the mess is because i am not great at "ship shape".



Below: Time out for tea in Nanaimo B.C. where we tied up in the marina to ride out strong winds for a couple days.





"Crafting Calm"

I have been missing due to living life! So , so busy. Family, friends, painting, boating, enjoying the people and places I love. Time to take a few quiet moments in between to savor, appreciate, and be grateful. 

I just started a "Crafting Calm" workshop based on the wonderful inspiring book of that title. Yesterday was our first gathering, and there were 12  of us there. I left feeling happier, and I hope they did also. They will bring their own crafts to work on next week, but this time I provided necklace materials to glue in an affirmative word and an image of their choosing. Glue not yet dry makes for odd reflections, but it was fun and not challenging for those who are intimidated by the word "Art".


Images to recall on winter days


 The home of my heart, and inspiration for paintings. Decatur Island, my cousin's beach.
 Seascape at anchor. I call her my husband's "Mistress"! She takes us to lovely tranquil places.
This will be a painting. The view from my cousin's bay. REED bay, Decatur island It was named after our Great grandfather, who came to the Island in 1869 from Pennsylvania. sadly, the early surveyor of the island spelled it "Reid" 



























Monday, September 19, 2011

Auction Jewelry

                       These are earrings and a necklace I created for a church auction in
                       November. I will be making others soon. I don't know why these
                       pictures imported from Picassa don't stay flipped in the right direction!
                       I wish I had more of these carved little face beads, but my source is
                       a bead store in Anacortes that is 90 minutes away, not to mention a
                       temptation to my checkbook!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Where The Sheep Live...

Home sweet home. This was actually taken in June when the peonys were blooming...just surfing through my photos tonight. Just discovered that my sweetie has not been paying attention to the credit card points piling up for the last 6 years on our COSTCO card, and I did not know we were getting any. Looks like I will be able to get a new laptop to replace the 10 year old one that was handed down from sweetie. Yay! Looking forward to being able to use it for viewing the photos I want to paint from. The photos are just a jumping off spot for painting inspiration. Another tool to help my memory.
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I haven't posted enough art here, so this is a stand in until I do so! This is my daughter Heather's art! She baked this cake for her aunt and uncle's 50th anniversary picnic a couple weeks ago. It was not only pretty, but yummy!
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