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Monthly Archives: September 2013

Last day on the lake.

I’m a bit delayed in getting my photo(s) up this week, mostly due to this blog being on the back burner, at least for the moment. After frittering away the entire summer in my sketchbook and otherwise doing nothing, I’ve finally gotten started on some more serious “frame-able” pictures which I will post in progress […]

In the Apple Orchard

I have lived in Massachusetts for over twenty years and I can’t believe that I have never gone apple picking until this year when we took Cate. Yes, I have been to orchard farm stands and bought apples that were already harvested, but I never wandered through the orchard myself and plucked the ripe fruit […]

Upgrades and useful items.

I got myself a few early birthday presents recently, which are all useful things as well. I am not a big shopper, but I do like purchasing items that will improve my life. Last year I bought a down comforter and now I’ve made my bed perfect with a wool blanket. They are pricy, but […]

Deerfield Orchard in Winter

Working on this piece reminded me of that bitter cold feeling from the depths of winter. Even though a lot of people complain about winter, I think it can be really beautiful outside and it is my favorite time of year to be holed up inside working on art. This was the perfect little drawing […]

End of Summer Swans

The Swan Family returned for a visit the other day, except with only three young ones this time. They have grown so much in only three months! I tried to make some sketches yesterday evening but my results were so shaky that I will put in more practice until I post anything!

Winter Orchard in progress

Here is a view of a pen and ink drawing I am working on at the moment, inspired by a scene I saw in Deerfield, MA after a snowstorm. I loved the layered look of the rows of dormant apple trees. I am planning on taking watercolor to it once I finish with the pen […]

Mini Food

I have always loved miniatures and dollhouses as a child and still do even to this day. I recently bought a dollhouse kit for my daughter that I am planning to assemble for her (and then hide in the attic until she’s old enough for it). Recently I found a stash of mini food I […]

Zinnias on a rainy day.

We had cosmos in the garden this year but they turned into tall weed looking things with only one or two blossoms (overwatering?). The zinnias, however, turned out beautifully. Next year I will recommend skipping the cosmos altogether and planting extra zinnias!

Happy Day

Labor Day is one of my favorite holidays because it signals the start to my favorite time of year. Recently, I have been seeing a lot of people signing up for “30 paintings in September” types of challenges. While I’m not up for anything so ambitious, I am planning on doing more artwork this month […]