Sometimes when they are quiet you can be delighted, other times you need to see what mischief they are getting into!
I love seeing children happy in quiet creative concentration, knowing how to hold a book and a pencil with confidence.
I have been away from painting for almost a month, feeling rusty. It is a practice.... we have had wonderful visits with family from as far away as Australia and as close as up the island. Wonderful to catch up but very busy!
These quick watercolours are in response to Illustration Friday challenge silence.
Zinnia Pattern, Rubeckia inspiration. Flowers from this week for the seasonal flower alliance, first of the Cafe au lait dahlia, I see what all the fuss is about! Amazing colour so subtle perhaps next week painting?
Flowers for the Seasonal Alliance the garden is blooming, next year (as all gardeners say) soaker hoses and a timer, it has been a marathon task to try to keep up. It has been a summer of swimming and visitors (more to come) and work. Never enough hours in the day!
We had jellyfish in our bay the other day and friends of our daughters staying who swam into them, no stings. Saw them later on the beach expired but inspiration for Illustration Friday skull, thought of skeleton of a jellyfish?
From above buckets of bouquets ready for the market.
The garden in bloom, bouquets for the local market and for the Seasonal Flower Alliance. Last photo is dinner last night all from the garden, the colour is as beautiful as the flavor! The green Desert King figs heading for the market as well sooooooo sweet with all the heat we have been having.