Thursday, December 31, 2009

Birds on a Snowy Day

Enjoyed the company of the birds
on this quiet snowy day.





Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Day and Night

As I try to get over this miserable cold, I find that
Brody seems to be staying close to me day and night!

Now, I'm concerned that when I'm better,
he may still want me to be around 24/7!

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

My Comforter

I've been experiencing a bad cold the past few days
and Brody's companionship is very

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Season's Greetings!

Wishing everyone a wonderful holiday season
and a healthy New Year!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Sunday's Snow

I find there's nothing like softly falling snow
to slow one down, enjoy the peace and quiet
and to connect with nature.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Burning the Midnight Oil

Looks like another evening that
Ellie May and I will be burning the
midnight oil to finish up our holiday commissions!
It is so very peaceful working with Ellie May!

I just have to glance over at her and her
feeling of contentment is instilled in me!
She's very wise!

Thursday, December 17, 2009


Thursday evening, so very cold outside but
warm and cozy inside...Polly is in bliss having her
Dad by her side!

Sunflower Seeds in the Birdbath

We managed to save some of the sunflower seeds
from our sunflowers this fall and after filling the
bird feeder, D threw the leftovers in the birdbath.
Didn't take long for our feathered friends to discover
them. Ooooo, it is so cold and early this evening it
was 8 degrees and falling!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Bird Feeders Are Filled

It's so nice to have our birds back..
thanks to filling the bird feeders!
This little chickadee is waiting for a turn at
the feeder...once one discovered it,
the word spread and now our yard is alive
with birds and wildlife...

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Where's Brody?

When I entered the house this afternoon,
I thought that Brody must be upstairs.
As glanced through the room, there were
no visible signs of him
in all of his usual napping spots, not on the
couch nor in any of his baskets. Well, I thought
it was safe to let Polly into the room and was
opening her screen door ( we have many screen
doors inside our house to keep our
kitties apart when we are not around to
supervise them) when I caught a glimpse
of orange movement below!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

A Victorian Bulldog

It was about a week ago
that I had the pleasure to meet
this gentle Victorian Bulldog with
a special name.
To see how this came about visit
my blog Shells and Roses by clicking here!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Canada Geese

On this snowy stormy day, the Canada geese
were huddled together braving the elements.

Polly on a Snowy Day

Polly spent this snowy day curled up in her
basket beside the portrait of her beloved

Waiting to Run Upstairs

Today I captured Brody in a typical pose
when he is anticipating that I will go upstairs
with him...if I make a motion in his direction,
he will fly up the stairs trilling hoping that
I will be following...

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Ready to Paint

Ellie May and I are getting ready to
paint on this cold sunny afternoon.
We have commissions to work on!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Snuggled In

After a very hectic weekend, I was totally exhausted
and left my studio earlier I walked downstairs
there came into view, Ellie May snuggled in for the
night on the wicker couch in D's fleecy vest.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Polly's Flower Hat

Doesn't it appear that Polly is wearing a
flower hat?
( there was a vase with some
flowers that have gone beyond their peek,
beside Polly's basket! )

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Polly and the Grouse

I just finished a new painting of
a Ruffed Grouse that had visited our
yard one winter...seeing it felt so magical and
hope I was able to capture the feeling of that
experience in my art.
I have made it into a print and also
a card that will be coming with me this
weekend to the Holiday Fairs...
Oh, I have so much to do to get ready!

Monday, November 30, 2009

Keeping Up With Technology

My husband helps others use their computers
and technological devices in the comfort of their homes!
Ellie May is keeping up with technology with a free lesson!

Sunday, November 29, 2009


I set my paper and pencil down for
a moment before starting a new drawing
and someone decided to take over...

Friday, November 27, 2009


Was great to visit my sister's cozy home with her
family and the very friendly Tiger!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Saturday, November 21, 2009


Polly had a front row seat to watch the guys
pack up after completing the roof repair...
perhaps she noticed their dog, Daisy!

Friday, November 20, 2009


Polly and Ellie May instill a such a strong
feeling of contentment within me
whenever I see them like this!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Relaxing in the Sun

Polly found a sunny spot on the rug and totally
relaxed as the sound of hammers continued
up on the roof!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009


Polly is taking it all in stride, sounds of hammering,
having ladders go by the window
and then to be covered in blue!

...defective roof shingles are causing us to have
the roof repaired.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Brody Discovers the Rose

It's mid-November and how nice it is to have
a rose from our garden
sitting in a little vase upon our counter...

Thursday, November 12, 2009

My Pal

How I love to glance over while working
and see one of my pals!

Another Chipmunk Sighting

This morning as I was walking to
the studio I saw a sudden movement

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

A Carpenter's Helper

D has been doing repairs on the house
before the snow flies... when he went inside
for a quick lunch, this little fellow appeared
on top of the saw horse. He seemed to be contemplating
whether or not to lend a helping hand in D's absence.