Thunder sings

It’s so easy to overlook the bush bedside the fence at the front of the house. That is, until it is brim-ful with beautiful white flowers that smell so sweet. No thunder outside; it is sunny and bright. Feeling rumblings inside though.

A 30 minute yoga sequence

As many of you know, I recently completed a 30 days of yoga challenge. I was thrilled to receive such wonderful feedback and interest in my yoga drawings! Many of you have said you would like to use these drawings as inspiration for your own home practice. Nothing could make me happier! The drawings I …

The sparrow builds her nest

There’s something so bold about dandelions. Big beautiful shining suns. They give me a feeling of courage. I’ve been feeling chirpy the last few days. I’ve also been drawn to drink coffee (which I don’t usually drink.) What’s that about?

The Painted Diaries – March (part 3)

I love it that poetry is back in my life. I have a feeling it will continue to make an appearance in my art journal pages even after this month is done. Here are my watercolour found poems for the last week in The Painted Diaries: I love how even though I think I am …

30 days of yoga (part 3)

I'm delighted to say that I have completed my 30 days of yoga challenge. Announcing something publicly and allowing this to hold me accountable was a huge part of the magic that got me practicing everyday. Thank you so much for all your encouragement and support, all the questions and lovely comments. I don't think …

Leaf insects turn into butterflies

Is time moving super fast or is it just me? Almost as soon as I've posted about the current micro-season it seems the next one is almost over. Phew! These tiny flowers are half the size of the drawing I made of them. I nearly missed them altogether, in their spot at the foot of …

The Painted Diaries – March (part 2)

I am really enjoying this month's theme in The Painted Diaries. It feels so good to have included some poetry in my art practice. Here are the pages from the past week. For this page, I chose several earthy colours I almost never use: burnt umber, raw umber and raw sienna. I love how golden …

The first peach blossoms

Next door to the magical cherry blossoms, the magnificent Magnolia tree came into bloom. Each flower is a bowl filled with promise, holding its precious contents despite the strong winds that have blown so much else away. This is how my heart feels.

Hibernating creatures open their doors

I just love the title of this micro-season. I nearly missed these tiny flowers on my walk round the park this week, peeking out among the rocks and last autumn's fallen leaves on the side of the path. It's so perfect that the animal of the season is the dark spotted frog. I keep seeing …

The Painted Diaries – March (part 1)

The theme for March in The Painted Diaries is watercolour. I’ve been missing poetry in my life lately so I decided to combine abstract watercolour backgrounds with fragments from my “found poetry” box. I became so fond of collecting scraps for last month's colour assemblage theme, I started this new box just for words and …