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Peas in a Pod

Summer evenings spent watering the garden and enjoying a pod of peas (Okay…a few). It’s a joy that spells warm summer days and sunshine. #Grateful

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Coming Up Roses

I’ve fallen off the bandwagon just a tad with my grateful drawings… not that you don’t already know that ­čśŤ I’ve still been making my daily lists of things I am grateful for but haven’t been putting the time into the drawing side…could claim too many other things but we all have a choice every […]

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Sumptuous

Sunflowers are sumptuous! Sumptuous in colour. Sumptuous in flamboyant abandonment. My desire with this┬ápainting done in oil with paletteknife on a┬álarge canvas was to evoke all those indulgent feelings amidst┬áa┬áriot of colour.┬áThe thick oil applied in long sweeps and the very tactile flower centres make your fingers itch to touch it ­čÖé Truly sumptuous!┬á(follow the […]

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More Intimately Acquainted

After all the studies, each one getting the Sunflower and I more deeply acquainted, the pleasure is all mine to have moved on to a full painting. These particular Sunflowers are just as they happened to have fallen in the vase, but, Oh! How luscious they looked with the light falling on the tips of […]

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Smiles on Stems

Sunflowers are indeed an old-fashioned flower. But good things are timeless! The warmer days are coming and we eagerly plant our seeds knowing that Summer will bring with it a host of smiles on stems just as it did for generations before. My dad was telling me the other day how his mother planted a […]

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Sunbathing Beauties

The warmth of the sun just oozes out of Sunflowers. It’s as if they are face forward and palms out sunbathing. Absorbing all those glorious rays and sharing them with us all in the sunburnt colours we love so much. Sharing the love! This study of three sunflowers is done in graphite and charcoal. Charcoal […]

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Just a Couple of Sunflowers

I love Sunflowers! So, bright and happy, warm and carefree. A perfect subject to do a series of studies exploring different ways to use graphite. This first study is done with graphite and then pen and ink cross- hatched giving an elegant feel of simplicity. Clean lines and a contrasting palette of black and white […]

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Nasturtiums in My Garden

Those round blobs of brightness yelling out “Yoohoo! Over here!” So easy to grow. So abundant in colour. So inviting to watch as they dance around the garden reminding us it’s Summer. I got to enjoy them as I sat outside in my little garden. Savouring their happiness today.

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Video Fun!

Christmas break has been a fun time at our place. You’ve gotta love the ‘Great New Zealand Shut-Down’! Imagine a┬áplace where virtually the entire country shuts down and goes on holiday for a month over Christmas, New Year and on until school goes back after the Summer break. Pretty cool. huh?! Everyone enjoying the outdoors […]

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Cool of the Day

‘And they heard the sound of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day…” (Gen. 3:8) Gotta say in Winter I have NO desire to go outside in the cool of the day, but come Summer I can be found out there in the garden everyday. Enjoying all the growing […]

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