|as yet, untitled, 30"x30" acrylic on canvas by Carole Reid 2013|
Monday, May 20, 2013
Ahhhh what a glorious time in the studio! Here's what a evening of expressive (see previous post) painting brought forth. I'm happy with how the painting so easily flowed without any doubts or concerns.
Here are some detail shots. Circles again make their way into my work. I added some red ones onto the lighter area on the left side after I'd taken the photos. With a cup of coffee in hand I'm heading back down to the studio to ponder a name.
This week I'll be posting the amazing French artist, Suzie Chaney's answers to a few questions I had for her. She is a bookmaker, printmaker, sculptor, and photographer. I have admired her work for a long time. I know you'll enjoy what she has to say. Until then, I hope all is going well for you.
Saturday, May 18, 2013
So the time has come for our goodbyes. Our newest grand baby is moving today with her mom and dad to Whitehorse for five months. I know we're going up to visit and the two girls will be down for a week in August but I am going to miss them terribly.
|Emmie eating like a big girl (well sort of!)|
|She actually enjoys the sippy cup better than the food!|
|Her Poppa is going to miss his little Emmie something awful!|
This afternoon I got this message on Facebook: "Just so you know I arrived a couple of hours ago safely. Emmie was fantastic during the whole trip and I'm feeling better and better as the day progresses:) Love you heaps!!! Will talk to you soon."
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Yahoo! Last week we finished laying and planting the back patio. Over sixty large stones cover the area with seventy creeping thyme planted in between them. The stones are lying level in sand with 2" of dirt surrounding each one. The last step was placing the creeping thyme plants into the dirt. We are hoping they will creep quickly to fill in the space and keep the soil in place. If not, we'll buy a few more later in the summer. If you look at the second and third photos you will see the two year old thyme plants surrounding the first part of the pathway into the patio.
Soon we'll be able to move a few of the pots, table, and chairs back into place. I'll post more photos the next time I get a chance to blog again. Having my grandaughter and her mom here for the past two weeks has been wonderful but I sure don't get much computer or studio time! I hope you are well. Drop me a line if you can. I'd love to hear from you!
Monday, May 6, 2013
Does this make sense? On the hottest weekend in May on record and "somebody" decided it was time to work on the patio. My preference was to paint in the cool studio but I am the "somebody's" assistant so into the heat I went. We filled the patio area with 2 yards of sand, raked it out, tamped it down, all while stopping for sips of water and iced tea.
Today, Monday, the grandbabies and moms, aunt and Nana hung out in the shade beside the kiddie pool. It was a perfect way to recover from the weekend's craziness!
|old decking and stairs|
|1/3 of the sand left to move|
|only 10 more stones to be placed|
|waiting for more sand and dirt before permanent placing|
|at the end of the hot day Isabelle rests in the shade|
Monday, April 29, 2013
Phew, a chance to sit down at the computer! This has not been a lazy Monday!
I was woken up at 6:30am by the sound of a whining dog outside my bedroom door. Then a little crying baby that gets dropped into my arms for the day while her parents move out of their apartment. Three guests for the next few days. I've forgotten how little gets done when a baby needs to be held and fed and changed repeatedly through out the day!
My plan for the day was to get that little one to sleep and re-read the Australian Vogue featuring Australian artist Louise Saxton. I have been following her blog for a while now and have fallen head over heals in love with her work. Here are some of the magazine images, postcards, and Exhibition write up Louise kindly sent along with the Vogue. Thanks again, Louise!
Take a stroll over to see more of Louise's beautiful work at her blog. You'll be oh so enthralled by it all!
I might not be able to read your blogs or get anything done on mine this week due to the little one visiting but never fear, I'm having a great time! Have a great week, everyone!