Monday, October 31, 2011

Garden visitor

A wee garden visitor. The chickadees are looking for fuel these days, the garden is fading but the birds seem to be arriving in droves.
Taking part in Art Everyday challenge this month, plus  the PiBoIdMo challenge 30 picture book ideas in 30 days!!!

The chickadees seem to be looking for suet, the quail family is present as well, the babies the same size as the parents. Add Artists in Blogland as well

Sunday, October 30, 2011

A little more scary halloween....

For Halloween Sunday Postcard Challenge.

For more on the same theme different sizes check here.

Scary Halloween Whoooooooooo

Scary Duo
 There was debate as to whom was the scarier batboy.

Then there was the argument about dressing the dog to accompany them.

The scary bat trio may not make it out trick or treating, the bat dog doesn't look in the mood....rather "I'll try and please you but...please take this crazy getup off me!"
Scary Trio

The little dog was inspired by Morran
and being a dog fan I was delighted to add a little painting. Little did Morran know she was possibly going trick or treating!

For Illustration Friday, Artists in Blogland, Creative Everyday, Paint Party Friday  challenges

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Inspiration Painting Fuel

Which one will I choose?
But Mum cupcakes are good fuel for energy!
We are what we eat right? Something this colorful can only be good for us.

The swirlier the better, the more sprinkles the better, what do you mean I have to eat dinner first?

But Mum!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Small Changes

Playing with little updates on the blog. I like this small banner, what do you think?

Monday, October 17, 2011

True love, a few scattered thoughts and more.

 She was in love, her thoughts were scattered she smiled nodded and was extremely happy!
Inspiration Avenue what inspires you.
Paint Party Friday check in as well.

Seed enablers, dandelions spread with the assistance of young child, bird and every little breeze.
I am trying to cultivate a taste for the leaves (a little bitter added to salad) But like most weeds they grow better than anything else.
Artist in Blogland & Three Muses a bit of home sweet home, these paintings are based on images of my children at different ages, so all very close to home.
A little Web of Whimsy as well.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Contraption & Illustration Friday

Lego contraptions.
Today at the Library I had 19 kids listening to stories and then building with Lego. They created some interesting contraptions. Mostly spaceships with some wild aliens. It was fun watching how they worked in teams shared all the Lego and generally all got along, that is till it came time to clean up! This program really draws in the boys that would never come into the library otherwise!
Artists in Blogland challenge as well.

Saturday, October 8, 2011


 At twilight the owls land in the huge oak tree that stands right over our house, the first time I heard them I was sure it was a rowdy drunk rolling down the hill. Or a group of partying teens, the screeching and carrying on! Then I realized it was a pair or rowdy owls! ;-)

Paint Party Friday & challenge of painting,
Inspiration Avenue challenge with owls.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Shells and more shells plus a little paint party friday

 A little inspiration from the beach holiday. More shells here. I think I could be a beach bum, while I know I could never have the garden I can grow here, right on the water it would be very tempting. Perhaps only for holidays....

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Fall Leaves, getting ready to hibernate, hiding.....

You never know what you might find curled up within a leaf. The acorns are falling they make a rather dashing hat, the leaves make colorful clothing.
A little Illustration Friday and a touch of Paint Party Friday plus Artists in Blogland and a lot of autumn weather.
The leaves are coming down....