Thursday, July 28, 2011
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Saturday, July 23, 2011
I completed binding my new sketchbook today..
with an additional painting of
the orange Water Lily for its cover..
working with crackle paste
mixing and glazing with colors,
The signatures were made from cold press watercolor paper
(I love the feel of watercolor paper actually :)) )
Hope you're having a nice weekend..
Friday, July 22, 2011
I had the opportunity to play with this IPAD application
and it got me hooked...
although I do prefer getting my hands dirty..
playing and mixing colors with paints, mediums and collaging...
this could be a nice addition to bring along
on a trip...
or even some lunch time art on the go
to get that creative muse going....
There's definitely more functions to be discovered..and I'll keep you posted... :))
Meanwhile, I think I'll go get my brushes and mediums.... :)
Have an artful weekend!!!
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Friday, July 15, 2011
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Or Tulsi , the "Queen of Herbs"
known for its medicinal values and antioxidant properties etc etc....
this tea is "herbie" in taste...
and even though Jasmine is added..the "Queen" took centrestage..
I'll take in the "energizing" properties of this tea anytime...:))
what are you having for tea today?
go check out Kimmie and the gang!
Happy Tea Tuesday!
Saturday, July 9, 2011
How can I resist purple ?..
and using it to paint the water lily was something I had long wanted to do....
Dioxazine purple and cerulean blue...
and Quinacridone nickel Azo Gold...
and a little "vintage" treatment and some collaging later.....
It was a therapeutic process painting this today
and when I signed my name on this piece..
it felt good....:))
so..what's your flower? :)
Friday, July 8, 2011
Thursday, July 7, 2011
"The wisdom of the heart can be found in any circumstance, on any planet
round or square. It arises not through knowledge or images of perfection,
or by comparison and judgment, but by seeing with the eyes of wisdom
and the heart of loving attention, by touching with compassion all that exists in our world"
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
we get a blend.....
Tieh Kuan Yin green tea pearls..
and white tea with a floral blend (white house) ...
gives one a
fruity, floral and a good balance of green and white tea...
and yes inspirational too as I sip up my new found creation
with some evening sketching...
Happy Tea Tuesday everyone!!
Saturday, July 2, 2011
Today I am grateful to have friends...
Friends who care..
Friends who are mindful of my needs....
Friends who made me feel that I belong..
Friends who stood by me..
amidst changes and adjustments...
they stayed true and believed in me....
friends who reached out
when I needed them....
"The living moment is everything"
Thank you dear friends....
and here's wishing you a
Happy Canada Day
a Happy 4th of July to my friends in the USA!!