Wednesday, February 24, 2010

I have found a balance
Let me hold on to it

I have been looking forward to the spring  the summer, spring - a time when I like to make some changes.  My garden  my outdoor oasis  each year I like to introduce something new, adding to an old theme...last year the front theme was Moroccan and the back didn't have one, sadly, but this year I will get some recession-chic ideas.

I found these photos on line and for the life of me can't remember where so I cannot put credit where credit is due...but I like the look, the feel, the lightness, simplicity and "pretty" without being pretty-pretty to these views.

Just one little idea for the next season.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010


Whenever  I need a laugh...a full-on genuine laugh...I look at this picture that someone played is just too 'beloved' Alan Rickman on the left....but....but......just who is that guy on the right??  Funny funny funny .... how did Bruce (and Leslie) know I needed a laugh? ....or just something to think about...thanks guys.
Separated at Birth?

but but but.....this almost looks like Geoffrey Rush don't you think?
The 2010 Olympics

Red shoes
Lollipop shoes
My orthopaedic shoes
Big enough to wear with socks  

Bright blue wooly socks I made
Toe-up magic loop sock
Interesting technique
Very warm feet

And a painting
I finished today
Oh how difficult you can be
A slightly garish painting but
it suits the dark place
where it now hangs

That is how I have been spending my time while watching the Olympics:

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Zen Thursday

Thank you Leone I need this and as always I need prompting. This day is sunny and bright, clear blue skies, very cold but still the sun shines.  Maybe I will paint.  Maybe I will walk.  Maybe I will write.  I will do anything but brood today...enough broody-moody days...let it go...I will let it all go and let the pieces land wherever they please. I will step back. I will step away. I will create instead.  I will be alone. Enough!!

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

"There are days when solitude is a heady wine that intoxicates you with freedom, others when it is a bitter tonic, and still others when it is a poison that makes you beat your head against a wall."........Colette

Monday, February 08, 2010

Wish I Were Here

I find this photo one of the most beautiful I have seen

glorious colour

Friday, February 05, 2010 Friday's...not sure what the weekend will hold for me. 
second watercolour attempt...copying from Marlene Bulas

yesterday's 'play'

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Remember My Word?

My Word is Joy

Even though joy is all around me, sometimes it is hard to see it, feel it, catch it,  hold on and never let it go. Caitlin, another gorgeous niece, a picture that fills me with joy.