Sunday, January 25, 2015


A box of colourful feathers passed from Sandra's hands to mine. Sandra has been collecting them for months. I opened the box I actually squealed! The brilliant reds, yellows and greens are stunning........

some of these feathers are longer than a paint tube

Share your ideas about what you'd do with them? I'll share mine after a little mucking about. 

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Working on the Roses and Skies

Have I mentioned to you before just how much I love painting roses with a palette knife? Why yes, Carole, you have. Many times. In fact so many times....... 


I've used flat brushes to paint the skies and land. 

Tomorrow I'm off on an "Art Adventure with Katherine. We're heading to Parksville to a pottery supply store, a gallery and possibly a few thrift shops. Should be fun. Have a marvellous day! 
Thanks for reading my blog and for leaving such nice comments. 

Friday, January 16, 2015

Toast: Drawing Challenge #155

August 1977 was the month and year I realized my new husband did not know how to make cinnamon toast. Well, not the right way. Not like my mom taught me. Here's the recipe

Cinnamon Toast 
Mix together:
1 tablespoon butter 
1 teaspoon cinnamon 
1/4 cup brown sugar 
until smooth.
Spread evenly on 2 pieces of  warm toast

Now I make toast prints using black ink and stick on letters for this week's Drawing Challenge host, Veronica Roth. 

A toast to Veronica for her great theme! Hip hip hurrah! 
Click on Veronica's and from there you'll get to see other artist's toasts.