Tuesday, 26 April 2016

holding the moon


working on a feathered friend who pops into the quiet garden
while the pale spring moon still hangs in the early morning sky.
* acrylics on watercolour paper

Saturday, 23 April 2016

tiny art


playing with watercolours
and other media,
on instagram.
* watercolour. approx size 15 x 11 cm

Friday, 22 April 2016

watery realms


a little painting before sleep last night.
a more realistic colour below
 taken in natural light.

'waters caress'
* acrylics & graphite on card

Tuesday, 19 April 2016

a child sleeping


feels good to get this one finished

after it's been hidden away for over a year

'sweetdream angel'
* acrylics on card

Monday, 18 April 2016

a perspective


still working on this one

adding some little details
and removing some.

playing with it
listening to it

allowing the feelings that arise
be what they are

and continuing . . .

Sunday, 17 April 2016



watching how natural light affects the main background
moving between blue and lavender
depending on the time of day.


abstract . . .

Saturday, 16 April 2016



adding more layers

dipping into colour

mixing in a little water.

order and chaos.

liking one side and wanting to take sweeping brushstrokes to the other

will look in the morning . . .

Friday, 15 April 2016




adding layers

 and playing with colour . . .

Thursday, 14 April 2016



working on a new painting

acrylics on watercolour paper

enjoying the slowfulness of it . . .

Friday, 8 April 2016

spirit trees... DC: Prayer


this isn't from my imagination
but a deep appreciation of someone else's.
it's an image stumbled upon on pinterest around a year ago.
a found image to practice drawing.

the image link led me to this
piece of music by Moddi - Thimbleweed.
beautiful too.

i painted my little practice drawing
didn't like it (my painting)
took some dark paint to it
covering most of it
leaving it to oneside
to pick up another time.

seeing Tammie's post about prayer
over at Beauty flows
and i'd been thinking about our forests earlier
pulled me back to this little unfinished thing.

adding these 'spirit trees'
thoughts . . . a prayer . . .
to all the forests our lands have lost
and those that are still here
filling us with their life sustaining energies.

'spirit trees'
the original image is by Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison
titled Winter Arm
my little piece of artwork is a
personal thing for practice.
with thanks to the original artists
and thanks to Tammie for inspiring me to finish this little one
and for hosting DC

* artwork: acrylics on card

Thursday, 7 April 2016


A4 size

* acrylics on watercolour paper

Wednesday, 6 April 2016

found. warmth. smiles.


found in a box.
a tiny little book full of marks on paper.
pleasant to see after it's been hidden away for so long.
and forgotten.

felt good outside today.
the earth's warming.
birds singing
and feasting.

and the daisies are springing up
sharing their infectious smiles.

Tuesday, 5 April 2016

cloth bags


i've been making these little cloth bags for a while now.
repurposed completely from pre-loved fabrics.
starting with a new one for myself
after my previous one that i'd picked up during travels
was beyond further repair . .
thread bare . .
after a couple of decades of constant use.

after which i just kept making more.
using up pieces of pre-loved fabrics.
cloth from travels.
doing a little bit here.
a little bit there.

turns out i have a little stack now.
and another little stack on the go.
in various stages of process.
having a period of sitting . . 
for now . .
while i paint.

it's something i love doing.
when the urge takes me.
mixing the fabrics.
making something useful.
they are part machine-sewn . . 
part hand-sewn.
i tend to sew the straps on by hand
because i like the way it looks
better. and feels . .
sitting with the needle
and the slow stiches.

i've decided to offer these for sale.
there are only so many
you can give to loved ones.
and they're not useful
unless they're in use.
i'll be adding them to an online shop.
at sometime . . .
. . .  later.

Sunday, 3 April 2016



been dreaming of big cats . .
quietly prowling . .
on and off . .
for over a year now.
finished a little swish tailed tiger.
* acrylics on card

Friday, 1 April 2016



finished in the wee early hours
of this morning . . .
a little moonbathing hedgehog.
listening to the stars sing.
* acrylics on card.