Finding your Joy Part 2.

I never did get back to the 'finding your joy' taster course. It wasn't exactly a scam as the instructor was very upfront about this being a marketing exercise, but it felt like one. Reading the Facebook discussion which followed as she announced each practice exercise was very distressing. Lots of people became convinced they … Continue reading Finding your Joy Part 2.

Westalee Templates and Find your joy 2021

I haven't done much in the past month, although I have watched numerous Youtube videos on Westalee template designs and reacquainted myself briefly with painting. From having no Westalee templates for quilting at the beginning of May, I now have several! I have done several practice swatches with the first set I got on 6th … Continue reading Westalee Templates and Find your joy 2021

Its the annual countdown to Christmas time!

For several years now, I have posted a creative piece on Instagram each day at the beginning of December and ending on 24th December. I begin well but alway end up struggling to post each day as I am too ambitious in my goal. It's my way of getting into the festive season as I … Continue reading Its the annual countdown to Christmas time!

End of very bad year but I suspect it will only get worse for 2017.

So the end of the year is fast approaching and its been 3 months since I wrote on here. Unfortunately that depression just got worse as the months went by as it became apparent and then confirmed that Donald Trump was going to win the Presidency 😦 I will admit that shook me to my … Continue reading End of very bad year but I suspect it will only get worse for 2017.

just enjoying creating at the moment

This year has started out very well so far. I have ensconced myself in the studio most days and have happily dabbled in lots of different things. This morning I actually managed to move myself and get down to LadyBird Lake in Austin where the Plein Air Austin group was meeting up. I was only there … Continue reading just enjoying creating at the moment

time for a quick sketch

Notes:9/16/2015 time 4.20pm No network connection About 87c Time for a quick sketch before I get burnt. Time:  4.47 A very broad interpretation. Curious effect to standing next to water, makes me seasick with the motion My usual inertia hid me after my morning training run and before I knew it I had wasted a … Continue reading time for a quick sketch

Before you leave, check everything is in the bag

Notes:9/15/2015 12.24pm 82f feels like 88f 27c feels like 31c cloudy with a slight breeze 10/15 mph SE Ventured out of Pflugerville to place called New Sweden where there is a classic Lutheran church. Used my phone to navigate as I always get lost on the country roads. Once I got there I was in … Continue reading Before you leave, check everything is in the bag

Shade under a bridge

Notes: 1st September 4.00pm about 95f Totally unprepared today, forgot my glasses & phone. Standing under a bridge for shade so very quick drawing. Yep pretty difficult to do without my glasses. wasn't striving for accurity (accurateness) but feel. Loss it at the end About 30 mins - temp 91f  feels like 95f I did … Continue reading Shade under a bridge