Thursday, April 17, 2014

Poppy Play

New prints from the poppy watercolors, still caught up with these! Pillows to come, the fabric turned out luscious just been so busy at work and gardening that the pillows haven't sewn themselves :)
These new prints are up on etsy.
Looking forward to this long weekend, maybe a wee bit of painting......

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Spring Layers

 Finally a bit of painting time...the garden is wild, cold, tangled and demanding!
Greenhouse full of babies much work to get to but making time for a little painting feels good :)
Which do you prefer? I'm loving the twisted blooms of the forsythia.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Seeing Red

Red leaves/ Pink Blossoms, the wild plum is in bloom and petals are in the air.
The emerging leaves are deep burgundy red for illustration friday "red"

Sunday, March 16, 2014


The bee's intimate close up taste of early spring. Crocus were lovely till heavy rain :( over and done with, they are so fragile. Other flowers are fast emerging though and shrubs are leafing out, the birds are all a twitter.....

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Spark and Shine

There is some sparkly magic in the air, with a little bit falling down for Mr Bear and his friends.

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Find Your Voice In Song

Voice challenge from Illustration Friday.
 Mr Bear thinks it is all great fun, Fox is contemplating a quick snap at either rabbit or bird? No, he is joining in the chorus :)

Monday, February 24, 2014

Spring Fragrance all within the negative spaces?

 Illustration Friday challenge "space" the negative space between the leaves? 
A stretch.... snowing here, we were all ready for spring.

There is a garden hiding under there, we have been out shaking off the snow many times during the day, that's bamboo on the left 20' pulled down laden with wet snow.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Prehistoric Plant Play

 Prehistoric plants at play ginkgo and ferns

2 new friends for Mr Bear, what adventures will they get up to?

Monday, February 3, 2014

Exotic Early Spring Flowers

First of the years flowers.
 Every year these beauties amaze me, early exotic and hardy. 
They have hybridized in my garden to an amazing mix of shades of pink, cream, spotted and green.
 I have painted them in the past  here which do you like best? I was amazed that the old one had been pinned 472 times! I don't often check these things and am surprised by some statistics, 155,375 notes for this post on tumblr? And followers on tumblr 943....Do these reflect anything? Who knows in this social digital age.