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Sunday, October 19, 2014

Trouble with late bloomers



 Running into trouble? For illustration Friday trouble challenge?

 
Late Bloomers
Japanese anemones with seed heads.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Octopuses Garden?

Fall gleanings from the garden
 Octopus for illustration Friday....in an octopuses garden ?



Sunday, October 5, 2014

Silence? For the moment


Sometimes when they are quiet you can be delighted, other times you need to see what mischief they are getting into! 
I love seeing children happy in quiet creative concentration, knowing how to hold a book and a pencil with confidence.
I have been away from painting for almost a month, feeling rusty. It is a practice.... we have had wonderful visits with family from as far away as Australia and as close as up the island. Wonderful to catch up but very busy!
These quick watercolours are in response to Illustration Friday challenge silence.


Sunday, August 31, 2014

Zinnia Metamorphosis






Zinnia Pattern, Rubeckia inspiration. Flowers from this week for the seasonal flower alliance, first of the Cafe au lait dahlia, I see what all the fuss is about! Amazing colour so subtle perhaps next week painting?







Sunday, August 24, 2014

Seaweed Pattern

 Seaweed Pattern, weekly flowers busy summer days.....



Flowers for the Seasonal Alliance the garden is blooming, next year (as all gardeners say) soaker hoses and a timer, it has been a marathon task to try to keep up. It has been a summer of swimming and visitors (more to come) and work. Never enough hours in the day!
We had jellyfish in our bay the other day and friends of our daughters staying who swam into them, no stings. Saw them later on the beach expired but inspiration for Illustration Friday skull, thought of skeleton of a jellyfish?
From above buckets of bouquets ready for the market.



Sunday, August 17, 2014

Succulent Pattern

Sun lovers, low water flowers of the future? Journey to the sustainable garden?


Very busy family time summer on the coast :)

Monday, August 4, 2014

August Garden Delight

 Watercolour collage available in the shop



The garden in bloom, bouquets for the local market and for the Seasonal Flower Alliance. Last photo is dinner last night all from the garden, the colour is as beautiful as the flavor! The green Desert King figs heading for the market as well sooooooo sweet with all the heat we have been having.

The lilies and zinnias are in full bloom.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Golden Moments




 Fistful of garden flowers in watercolor, inspired by the real thing growing in the garden. This weeks blooms the lilies and zinnias are coming in the fragrance is amazing :)

Bouquet for the seasonal flower alliance + a few little shots of the garden and lilies growing.