Saturday, August 22, 2009

My Computer Helper

Working at the computer is always more pleasant
with company, especially one so attentive,
always ready to help!

Sharing a Log

A few weeks ago, when I bicycled to the ocean,
I paused to look at the cove on the way back,
and to my surprise, this is what I saw!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

New Miniatures

Having always loved to work small with special attention
to detail, I've been inspired to do something
I have always loved to do, making miniature paintings.
I've always been drawn to tiny lines and intimate delicate watercolors.
I recently have been creating little originals once again.

I tried to have Brody help me to display them,
but it didn't work out.

Ellie May so kindly has volunteered to pose with
some of them!
I may call upon her to help me display more of them soon.

ps. if you should be interested in more info about
my art, you can always send an e-mail...

Bird Alert

Brody was on bird alert this morning
from his secret hiding box lookout on the porch.

Following his gaze, I was able to see this
beautiful small bird.
I am not sure how to identify it, could it be a vireo
or a warbler...
does anyone know?

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

A Hot Summer Day

napping on a hot summer day....

Friday, August 14, 2009

Morning, Noon and Night Cats

It's always nice to be able to start the day with a
smile and Friday morning started out with a cat under a hat!

The afternoon brought Polly to the breezy porch...
so whenever I went back and forth from the studio to
the house I was greeted by sweet Polly.

Working at night in my studio, Ellie May snuggled
in close in her comfy basket...we kept each other company.

Cats sure do bring great joy, company, comfort and humor!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

More Brody and a Hummingbird

As I quietly wandered through the garden
taking photos of nature this afternoon, I was
thrilled to see this hummingbird, and then
my telephoto lens focused on the porch...

Brody was following me with his eyes!

Brody pauses for a moment in the midst of cleaning...

Wednesday, August 12, 2009


Brody has been following me around since I've returned.
He is so lovable and comical!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Back Home in Maine

I arrived back home in Maine last night.

While riding with D this morning to do errands,
I spotted cormorants on this dock.

As I jumped out of the car to get closer
to take some photos, I heard someone call my name.
It was a friend whose two wonderful corgi dogs I had painted
years ago.
He and his wife have a new pet in their lives and he wanted
me to meet, JJ and now I am looking forward to
doing a painting of JJ for them! Walked the short distance
with him to their home to meet JJ.

JJ is such a sweet dog, I took many photos and
will take more at a later time from which to work.

While at their home, I saw the 2 paintings I had
done of their beloved, Manny and Franklin.
One painting was small and the other the largest
pet portrait I've ever done!

Am so thankful that I stopped to
photograph the cormorants.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Sharing Lunch

sometimes a little help with lunch is just what is needed...


Since I've been in Connecticut, the wildlife
in the front yard has been a source of
These two young squirrels seem to often
be together, eating and playing, perhaps they
are siblings or just good friends!

Friday, August 7, 2009

Oh Deer!

Thursday afternoon, while in Connecticut,
I stepped outside the porch door to focus my
camera on the big maple tree, alive with sparrows.
Some were being fed by a parent.
I was totally absorbed watching them.
Some small sound broke the spell and I looked
away from the tree and standing across the street
was this beautiful deer.

The deer paused for several moments before
disappearing through a neighbors' trellis.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Happy Birthday!

I forgot the packing tape!

Wishing my hubby a very Happy Birthday!
with xo

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Bags are Packed

Saturday morning, my bags were packed, as I
said so long to Brody and my 2 other cats.
I am away now trying to cope with a
very sad situation involving family.