Tuesday, September 1, 2015

ABC Wednesday - H and WOYWW

\This week at ABC Wednesday, H is the letter of the week.

H is for Horse. The highlight of our yearly trip to Lake George, NY and Saratoga Springs is the visit to the racetrack in Saratoga. I was able to get a number of photos of horses - both living and in art.

Here's the sketch I made from the photo above.

Be sure to check here to see how others around the world faced the H challenge.

It is that time of the week to share our workspaces at "Stamping Ground". WOYWW is the weekly meme of Julia Dunnit, a place to share and meet other artists.

Using the horse as inspiration, I did some sketching this week. I hope to do a full canvas of one of these, but I do need more practice. This will be a September challenge for myself.
Here's my workspace this week - my dining room table.

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Shadow Shot Sunday

Time to share shadows found - this weekly meme has become an addiction - even on holidays!

Here are a few more shadow shots from Lake George, NY.

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Friday, August 28, 2015

Art on Friday

Time to return to my weekly sharing - Art on Friday. It has been so good to return to (almost) daily art making.

This week I am joining in at Art Journal Journey where the month long theme is "TIME".
There were so many quotes on the theme that I couldn't choose just one. Here are 3 of my favourites:

Linking as well with:

Paint Party Friday

Art Journal Every Day

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Sky Watch Friday and other Photo Challenges

Today the skies have been a gloomy gray. Yesterday was much the same, with even a bit of rain. So I am sharing a few skies from our trip to lake George in early August.

Had to share a couple from the fireworks over the lake, in Shephard's Park - which take place every Thursday during the summer.

Be sure to check here to see awesome skies from around the world.

Other Photo Challenges

At "Little Things Thursday", the challenge is to share those small things that mean so much.
As I wandered in our yard today, I finally caught the morning glories in full bloom. Usually after lunch they're gone, so I was happy to see them.

The theme this week at "Thursday Challenge" is "Seat" - something you can sit on.
As I looked at the flowers and checked for tomatoes, my eyes fell on the willow chair I had made over 15 years ago. I still have the scar from when I hit a knot on a branch and sliced my thumb.From cutting the willow branches, to sawing the pieces, to nailing the chair together, it was a special challenge.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

ABC Wednesday -G and WOYWW

This week at ABC Wednesday, the letter of focus is G.

G is for garden -  which is full of beautiful, colourful flowers at this time of year.

These flowers inspired this garden painting:

Be sure to check here to see what others around the world did for G.

WOYWW is the fun meme hosted by Julie at "Stamping Ground" - Where we share our work spaces and what we are working on this week.

Here is my art table after I finished creating the journal page:

The garden theme was inspired by ABC Wednesday for "G" and by the many photos I have taken of mine and others' gardens. I just had fun playing with colour and design.

I chose a quote by Audrey Hepburn to complete the spread, one I've always been drawn to.
"To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow."
We most definitely need to believe in our tomorrows!

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Shadow Shot Sunday

Having taken a long blog break, it is time to return to a favourite challenge - one that continues even on holiday. While in Lake George and Saratoga Springs I was able to capture a number of shadows - once you start noticing, you can't stop!

Be sure to visit here for wonderful shadows from around the world.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Sky Watch Friday and other Photo Challenges

Photographing skies,flowers, shadows and water is addictive. I have missed joining in a number of photo challenges the past couple of months.

Here are a few skies from the past week or so. So much drama in the sky! Love those big white clouds especially.

Be sure to check here for wonderful skies from around the world.

Other Photo Challenges

At "Little Things Thursday", the challenges is to share those small things that mean so much.

I missed having  robins build a nest on our porch this year, but cardinal built one near by and yesterday, I saw these two birds on our walkway.

The theme at "Thursday Challenge is "organized"

These nautical knots are very well organized!