Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Sunday, April 26, 2009
Brothers Playing II,
watercolours on paper
p&p is free
Mammapus (= Momkitty) up on the mountain above my house
The shapes of nature are amazing, don't you agree?
Have you ever looked closely at a young pine in spring?
I have spent most of this weekend outdoors, enjoying spring with every sense and also working in my garden - cleaning up from the destructions of snow among other things.
Saturday, April 25, 2009
Friday, April 24, 2009
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
My plans for today was to spend the evening painting. That did not happen. I ended up grading English tests and working in the garden. My poor poor old apple tree will never be the same. Snow this winter has broken down half of the old branches and in the end I might even have to trim it all down. It is a pity because even though it has not given me many apples the alst years it has never been trimmed so I had hoped to keep it as a climbing tree for granchildren or just as a decoration in the garden because old non trimmed trees are so pretty in all their imperfections. In winter severly trimmed trees looks like amputees and I like better the natural wild look.
I had however 2 hours of being a substitute teacher this morning in wood work of all things and I needed some alternative activity for the ones who were done doing the wooden horse they started last week. I brought with me a stack of how to paint birds-books hoping that could be a starter. I also grabbed some coloured pencils and played around with them hoping that could inspire them to draw something. To conclude very briefly. This is not the subject I am talented in teaching. I am much better at sneaking creativity into other subjects. Anyway, here are the results of me fooling around
Birds - colored pencil sketch
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Monday, April 20, 2009
Sunday, April 19, 2009
Saturday, April 18, 2009
I try very much to live my life to the fullest, meaning that I want to be very much present in the moments. I want to know like today that all in all I have seen 4 bumblebees this year and 3 butterflies (one blue and two yellow).
I want to see spring arriving inch by inch and noticing bird singing and flying from one tree to another. I want to notice the flies and the otehr insects too, even the different spiders.
In short I want to be THERE in the moments. Too much of my life I ran around multitasking so much both practically and inside my head to make things go round for me and my kids that I lost the moments. I'm relearning to do that.
Also it is so true that being an artist is much more the seeing than the doing.
I hope you will enjoy with me the wonders of life I have captured here.
Today I raked away loads of marple leaves and allowed the beginnings of daffodils some air. It then only too hours before this freed snack was hit upon by a roedeer looking for a treat. They very much love daffodils. I do not think these will survive untill they bloom.