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January 31, 2018

 While the garden sleeps outside through the chill of winer, even the thick blanket of snow cannot keep the color away. It comes on the feathers of the birds that frequent the feeders outside me desk window. It comes in the brilliant sunset reflected in the window...

December 27, 2017

 I couldn't share this until after Christmas as it was a surprise present under their tree.  Yet another really fun commission - this time including the house, the cats (Sybil and Branson) and the children with hints about their...

December 21, 2017

I had the honor of creating a large acrylic on birch board house portrait for a dear family in Hamilton with quite a menagerie of furry companions.  The challenge was including all pets and favorite wild animals with their house.  Luckily the sizes ranged from little g...

November 10, 2017

We finally had a killing frost which was beautiful in its crystal killings.  The Dahlias have all blackened and I pulled them all from the ground and will begin the long process of cleaning, drying, dividing, labelling and storing them for the winter.  It is always any...

October 28, 2017

 The October garden did not disappoint! The dahlias were in full splendor and the morning glories managed to  take over the all the arbors they could find.  There were dozens of butterflies in the garden every day, eating much nectar to ready themselves for the lo...

October 25, 2017

We made it to the end of the 100 Days of Bouquets!  There will certainly be enough inspiration and flower pictures to keep me painting all winter! Thank you for all the instagram encouragement on this project - I really had a blast ad loved giving away the bouquets to...

September 30, 2017

Kept up with the bouquets in September and was able to bring a car load with me to Long Island where I was lucky enough to attend a painting workshop with Jennifer Orrin Lewis a.k.a. August Wren - what a treat that was to learn from such a wonderfully talented and love...

August 31, 2017

I enjoyed keeping up with my #100daysofbouquets in instagram for August - trying to keep the designs fresh and finding different containers to use throughout the house - thank goodness for old teapots, pitchers and mustard jars!