Sunday, July 27, 2014

A day at Morton Arboretum...


and it was a beautiful day...

with beautiful girls...
Danielle, Marissa, Kassidy

and they had fun...





Reminders of Van Gogh...





Unbelieveable maze!



and whispers of Monet



down the rabbit hole!

a stop to look at the map.





Yes, it was a beautiful day.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Out early...


Got out early before the humidity was awful, to sketch my nasturtium.  They are one of my favorites.  I love their flowers, their leaves, and their color.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

A new little one...



The birds are gone to bed the cows are still
And sheep lie panting on each old molehill
And underneath the willow's grey-green bough
Like toil a-resting lies the fallow plough
The timid hares throw daylight fears away
On the lane road to dust and dance and play
Then dabble in the grain by nought deterred
To lick the dew-fall from the barley's beard
Then out they sturt again and round the hill
Like happy thoughts - dance - squat - and loiter still
Till milking maidens in the early morn
Gingle their yokes and sturt them in the corn
Through well-known beaten pates each nimbling hare
Sturts quick as fear - and seeks its hidden lair 

 John Clare


Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Sunday, July 20, 2014

and another morning sky...


Every morning is different.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

journaling on...


Haven't painted in a long time and just wanted to catch the pretty pink sky this morning.  I have to remember, it's just a journal page capturing a memory...

Friday, July 18, 2014

sketching again...


Just trying out drawing with colored pencils and something from the kitchen.

Chive plants that I have from Rob's grandmother.  Heritage Chives; is that what you would call them?