This part of my blog is all about the things I collect or the things I make myself. I love so many things, I paint and draw and want to learn oils and pastels. I knit and crochet but want to learn tatting. I embroider and can turn my hand to most things given a chance. So much still to learn and do. I live in hope of some day reading all my books, learning all I want to learn and now I am learning to blog. You will often find my original poems, poor as they are I offer them here. I also appreciate other people art and will feature things I find that I have enjoyed. That includes pictures of fairies and fantasy or maybe just anything beautiful.
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Saturday, July 6, 2013

A few from my latest journal...........

I am still working on the loose idea of watercolour. I needed some idea of what to try next so searched the blogs and Pinterest. I collected some pictures of birds. I took a look and then tried similar things. They are just for my journal and to learn from people whose work I like. Not for any kind of publication or other use. This first picture is rather bland but I sort of like it. Called "Going Home"
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Some bluebells......loose bluebells (smile)
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This is my poodle Bodicea. She was sitting on the deck and I drew her and then I painted her
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The other poodle that was sitting with me, Bella
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This is one of my baby birds.
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My English Robin
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Flowers are still a work in progress
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my little table top fountain
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I am not sure I see a lot of progress, but in some ways I do. I like to look back over my other journals and try to see progress. I see baby steps. Not what I have in mind I want to do things well. I see so many others who do such a great job and I like to try their style, then I see more and try that until I don't know if I am coming or going. So I carry on in the hope that I will find my own style.......but I like to do so many things. I like child like drawings too for fun. Anyway all for mow


  1. I enjoyed seeing your watercolors. Going Home really has a nice, calming feeling to it. I have never tried water colors before, but I think I know what you mean by trying to make things loose. When I paint or draw I find myself always trying to make things too exact, and I, in reality, just can't make the final painting or drawing come out to look anything like what I have in my mind's eye. I hope that makes sense.

    Your poodle paintings are adorable and so are the baby birds. They show their personalities.

  2. It's always a delight to see your new work. You are such a talented lady! I love the poodle pictures and the bluebells are lovely. Thanks for sharing with us.

    Hugs to you!

  3. I sincerely see progress!!! Truly enjoyed all these watercolors! Your first poodle, Bodicea, I really love! Don't know why? Maybe it's the pose? Well done! Keep it up ;o)

  4. I love your art!! The poodle paintings are just toooo cute! Lynda

  5. Wow - I'm so impressed - if I lived close by I would come to you for lessons!!!


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