Thursday, April 29, 2010



This is my little offering for the day. I'm calling it "night garden."

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Grosbeak

Today I saw a rose-breasted grosbeak outside on the bird feeder. It was such a nice surprise. I saw them in Ontario, and I associate them with the woods. This is the first time I've seen one here in New Mexico.

Monday, April 26, 2010

I'm fairly sure flower fairies wear tennis shoes in their off hours.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

A big piece of paper


I'm so excited. I had ordered and yesterday received this paper from Dick Blick. I'm excited because this is one BIG piece of watercolor paper. It's a bit over 4 feet wide and it's 30 feet long. I'm going to paint some nice big watercolors. Move over oils!

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Irises

Aren't these just the prettiest things? They are the first this year, and I was greedy and had to have them inside with me.


a little closer

Friday, April 16, 2010

Salmon Anders

This morning during a spirited discussion with my husband about the relative toothedness of certain animals, I made a very thorough mispronunciation of salamander. It came out as samonander, which David thought was funny. Out of this tongue tie was born Mr. Salmon Anders.


Mr. Salmon Anders is recently retired. He worked all his life as an accountant in an obscure firm. We decided he lives at 107 Creek Lane, and spends his winters in a condominium on Oceanic Avenue.

He is now pursuing woodworking in his golden years.

This is his wife, Salmon Ella. She is a bit past her prime, but can still make a lovely batch of cookies. Just don't eat the raw dough, I would not trust it.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

My new(ish) studio

My husband and I are building a house, and while we are building we are domiciled in magnificent state at L'hotel d'parents (that is, my parents house). My father in law is helping us build and is staying in the room I usually paint in, so I have moved my little operation out into the foyer, which is turning out to be quite nice. I always wish for the perfect time and place to paint, but it always turns out the perfect time is now, and the perfect place is here.

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Monday, April 05, 2010

Double Dip

Well I guess the ol' blog has been pretty dead of late, but I am reviving it right now! My dear husband gave me another sketch assignment, so I'm going to use that as fuel for the blog. And I figure while I'm at it I might as well participate in Illustration Friday too, so here is my post for this week's topic "dip", or shall we say double dip.