Monday, April 30, 2012

The Tail End of April

Where has my time gone off to? It must be spring.... I hear the siren song of the garden and I have a hard time staying in when the sun is out.  When I do find a free moment, I find myself sitting rather glassy eyed at my "desk".... wonder where to begin. Ah well, I guess I must just press on.
There are big furry dogs to play with too....

Swans out on the front lawn to admire.....

Fran, my helper in the garden, she's "Grub control"... and unfortunately, "worm Control" too....

I've got Belle to keep an eye on me to make sure I'm doing it right.

and Lily Goat, who has been feeling poorly... but still keeps an eye out in case I have some tastey pine needles I want to sneak to her when Belle isn't looking.

It really does look like a petting zoo around here...

My favorite vase, with a few forget me nots, such sweet beautifully blue little blooms.

The Quince bush is a riot of blooms!

The bee landed just as I pushed the button!

Went to the Library's book sale on Saturday with Mum.... yes, that's right ~ more books.
This little gem wasn't to be passed up for $2.00!
Had a lovely time and got some great books at very reasonable prices!!
I have also set up a Zazzle Store, which lets you put my art onto your coffee cup, or what ever  you might like!  Pretty neat, I think! Funnnnn stuff.
And now... I must pay attention to dinner, cuz everytime I "cook" from the computer... bad things happen to dinner.  Don't know what it is.... always burns, and glues to the pan?
Next up, I'll show you some of the new sketches I'm working on for the next series of cards!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Happy Belated Easter!

I had a plan for an Easter blog; but I wasn't quick enough for my own plan.  So, how about we call these "Spring" drawings, instead of "Easter Art"? 
 Nice, glad we are on the same page, she said nodding and smiling. 
That is a "Spring Parade" !!
(and for those of you who may be counting... it's a few representatives from the group.... I'd still be drawing if they were ALL in the Parade!)

O.K. , so she does smack of "Easter" I admit it... packing her chocolate bunny and eggs....
She's on her way to visit a friend, yes that's it!
Do you sometimes have vision of pastel colored rabbits dancing in your head?.... I do. 
These found themselves dancing thru a plate of lemon squares actually. 

They appeared on the windowsill .... looking like there were ready for pastel omlettes!!

Gnomes are such friendly little things... I don't know why some people don't like them?
 Look at him, what's not to love???
 I ask you??? 
 (no, not you... I'm not asking you... you know who you are.)  wa haa haa haa

This is on the Pussy Willow tree that planted itself right where my green house is going... silly tree. I always wanted a pussy willow.... *sigh.  Bad place to grow...
 (that's Cricket and the goat girl's barn in the back there....)

This is a little peony plant about to unfurl.... the only small piece of the plant that survived.... (I've had to move it twice.... it was two feet tall, and made beautiful pink blossoms!)
Good thing I took this picture.
An hour later, Ava (yup, the St. Bernard) when running thru the back yard, and stepped squarely on it.
I no longer have a peony.
Oh and one last thing for tonight.
That's my greenhouse. 
 See it?
What if you squint?

p.s.  Thanks for the comment Milly ~ it was just what i needed to inspire me to get my blogging pants on!