Thursday, October 19, 2017
I don't have anything important to share with you today, but I wanted you to know I was thinking about you and that I really appreciate that you spend a bit of your precious time with me. I thought I'd share a photo of October here in Indiana. I hope it brings a little calm in your day.
This is our road right at the property line. [We have 40 acres] Our house is around the curve and down a little hill. I love this view. In every season, at every time of day, it feels like there are all sorts of wonderful possibilities just around the corner. And there are!
It's turned chilly here. Eric got up early to light the first fire of the season in our wood stove and soon after our little hollow filled up with a soft fog where the smoke gathered. I love the smell of wood smoke on chilly mornings.
October is my favorite month - I think because it's so joyful in the transition from summer exuberance to winter hibernation. Plus, the trees match the yellow stripes in the road and who doesn't love that?
Lily and I saw the blue-est sky we had ever seen here the other day. Deep dark cobalt blue. I hope you get to see a sky like that sometime soon. It was magnificent.
That's all, my beautiful friends! I'm sending you a little extra peace today. I'd love to know how you use it.
Monday, October 16, 2017
We've been having some deliciously foggy mornings lately. [I love October!] I've been painting some of them.
Here's an old trailer up the way, where the gravel road disappears into the fog. I'm not sure if this one is done yet.
In the meantime, October is when I get busy planting bulbs for next spring. I've got packs of garlic for the veg garden, and packs of daffs, crocus, etc. for the beds in front of the studio. They'll be so pretty in the spring!
Thursday, October 12, 2017
Saturday, October 7, 2017
I 'accidentally' ordered a bunch of watercolor notecards in the very wide size. When I got them, I was at first disappointed, but quickly realized it was a good excuse to work in a new format. I like the tree [above] and will probably be doing more like that.
There's this one, too. Flowers make me happy, so I've been working with very impressionistic poppies, cosmos, coneflowers and black eyed susans on these cards as well.
More pics coming.
[Just got a new lens for the camera!]
Tuesday, October 3, 2017
I have lots of blues on the list this week. This is the first - Night Sky. Deep dark blues, navy, brooding purples. This afternoon I'm doing Blue Peacock and then Wednesday, it's Aurora.
Given all the crazy events of this past few weeks and days, I wasn't surprised to realize I was feeling the blues. My heart goes out to all affected by the recent tragedies. You are loved.