Monday, January 31, 2011

Bitter cold last day of January

No one wants to venture out on a sunny, bitter cold January morning. The last morning of January is a balmy 9 degrees. Life goes on...

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Saturday Morning

The snow outside my window is softly falling, in slow motion. That is the mood of the moment. Slow down, take in the silence. Thank you to my best friend.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Longing for summer


Mid January is not my favorite time of the year. Spring is so far in the distant future, fighting despair is a full time job. After seeing a patch of cerulean blue among the dark grey clouds, I felt like painting my favorite summer blossom.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

My first in the series of Daily Paintings.  A couple years ago I planted a hydraenga bush in my front yard.  My Mum called them "Snow Ball".  I am so  fond of the Blue Hues.....

Daily Painting

I started this blog to try and force myself to spend more time doing the things that make me a more content human being.  I have been on the net watching artists perfect their craft.  How to make the time....Months and years would go by between paintings.  Yet, every day I would see something worth painting.  How the sun reflects on flowers, red peppers, and the light display on the wall.  Finding the time, always an excuse.  I happened to stumble upon the daily painting movement and it actually seems like a great idea.  Keep it small and simple and magical things will appear.  I will ignore the fact that I set this up on December 1.  Christmas and Holidays are a timeless excuse.  But, I did paint almost everyday.  Every painting has some meaning to me.  I hope it brings a smile to your face.  Now to figure out how to upload a photo.....CAITLIN!!!