I've been way behind in updating my journal on my website so tonight I've been trying to catch up but still have a ways to go...Ellie May had been snuggled in her basket beside the computer but decided to give me a helping paw! She realized that she had 2 mice to play with!
D picked this delicate Heritage rose from our garden today and brought it into the studio so Ellie May and I could enjoy the lovely scent. Such a treat to have roses blooming in October in Maine.
This time of year I'm happy to be working on commissions of pets, children and houses and other things or places that someone may like to remember with art. Some of these commissions are to be gifts so I will have to keep those a secret! Ellie May is supervising it all and is very good at keeping a secret but she thinks it will be fine to show a hint of the very light rough sketches without giving anything away.
If you or anyone you know may be interested in a special gift, I welcome commissions. You can find more info by clicking here in my website. Don't hesitate to be in touch with any questions you may have. Many thanks....
While I was taking photos of this kitty through our car window, I felt something on the top of my head. It was so subtle, I thought perhaps I imagined it. Decided to ask my husband who was in the driver's seat if there was something on my head. When he checked he was stunned to see that a bumble bee had landed on my head! How did it get there? Was such a cold day...
Meanwhile, at home, our cat Brody was in deep meditation, happy to be inside a warm home on this chilly day.
Felt cold enough for a winter coat as we walked on the beach in the late afternoon. When we reached the end of the beach, I spotted this solitary bird busily pecking in the sand. We have no idea what bird this is... can anyone help identify this beautiful little bird that wasn't phased by the presence of people or dogs that were romping along the shore.
It's a dark rainy day and it seemed like a good idea to tackle the bookcase, that hasn't been sorted out in quite a long time! I find it amazing how much I have managed to jam into it...now the long process of sorting it out and perhaps discarding something, so hard for me to do for I am a saver! Brody has managed to find a good spot to sit on as I sort. He's actually hoping to find some plastic in this mess for he loves to eat plastic and we are trying to be very diligent and hide all remnants of any kind of plastic from him. He's a plastic sniffing cat and sometimes manages to get by us! I'm already tired just looking at all of this!
I'm an artist/illustrator specializing in ink and watercolors and photography. My little studio in Maine is nestled in our garden by a babbling brook. Everyday I draw inspiration from the pets who have touched my life, our garden, birds and wildlife critters, quaint old houses, children, shells, scenes of the seaside and more.
Hope to share my art and observations with you and don't forget to take a moment to notice the precious little things around you.