Sunday, April 22, 2012


Today is a day of feeling blue after saying goodbye to my visitors (my mom and my sister's mother-in-law) and getting ready for a packed week ahead. Packed in a good way, for the most part. Discipline and rewards will be required. So many things are happening, and I am about to say yes to another project that has a deadline that makes me feel a bit queasy, but I am so happy that the life I had always dreamed of living is actually taking shape instead of my always projecting into the future. And I trust I will get it all done.

Making time for my own personal art and crafts projects is important, too. I love being immersed in something without worrying about the outcome or the time it takes.

My studio is really too small to work on several things at the same time, but between the easel in the corner, a desk easel and some surface space I have been able to work on four or five canvases - and convinced the neat-freak voice in my head that work-in-progress does not constitute clutter.

paint drying between layers

I have also been working with one of my favourite yarns (lovely soft baby bamboo)...

...snatching a few minutes here and there to do some knitting (will post the result soon). I often stop knitting once winter is over, but this year I am determined to continue.


All powered by pots of tea, cake and chocolate (and chlorella and coconut oil for undoing the damage the sugar does to my immune system. The no-sugar thing is most certainly not happening at the moment).


  1. Your paintings are wonderful my friend. You're very talented!

  2. Thank you! Glad you like them!

  3. I agree with Keith! I would love to see them better. The ocean. The trees. Wonderful!!

  4. Thank you so much, Holly! I will post the finished pieces soon.