Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Saturday, May 28, 2011


Hark! Who goes there?

walking path
As Birdie and I took our morning stroll through the field,

a tent village
We discovered a little tent village. A group of friends camping. What fun!

Monday, May 23, 2011

Early Morning Rain

garden gnome
Our cottage garden after an early morning rain. Everything is lush and dewy.  
I'm thinking about mixing up a moss mousse to turn our little garden gnome fuzzy and green.
To make moss grow, simply blend one part moss to four parts of yogurt or buttermilk 
and paint on your garden pottery or planter. A damp, shady spot helps too!

garden early morning II
I worked on my planters yesterday, repotting and giving them some much needed attention. 
I tend to group them by color as you might expect. I love mixing in succulents. 
They have such great colors and textures. Plus, they are hardy plants, 
which means they'll survive my absentmindedness when it comes to watering and care!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Another Insect Collection

beetles weevils and flies no.10

I love working on this series. Insects are fascinating little creatures.  
It's warming up here in Virginia and I'm ready with my macro lens 
to take a closer look at these tiny wonders.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Friday, May 13, 2011

One Wet Bird

One nice thing about having a really wet spring is a very high creek. 
We found a perfect spot where the water pools and is deep enough to swim. 

swimming II
Our dear Birdie has taken to the water like a little fish!
She makes quite a splash as she fearlessly jumps in to fetch sticks.

swimming IV
I'm hoping this little Birdie has distracted you ever so slightly from the fact that my latest painting, 
a new covey of birds, which I posted about last week is not quite finished.

swimming V
However, I'm happy to report that I'm really almost done. Seriously.
It's just taking a tiny bit longer that expected. Stay tuned.

Thursday, May 5, 2011


a chirpy group
New paintings in progress and quite a chirpy group too!

a chirpy group II
A large covey of birds, a large feather collection, and a few insects too! 
I hope to be finished by the weekend.