Water, Water Everywhere….even under the ice

thanks to Jez for hosting Water, Water Everywhere https://jezbraithwaite.blog/2023/02/27/decommissioned-rig-water-water-everywhere-165/

Pond at Col. Sam Smith Park

New Flower (February 26, 2023) – Giant Bird of Paradise

much less common and far bigger than normal Birds of Paradise

Found this beauty at the Centennial Park Conservatory. The horticulturists had to clear away a lot of the surrounding foliage so that you could see this rare plant. It’s not as colourful as Birds of Paradise that we’re used to seeing in bouquets but it’s about 4 times bigger.


One Word Sunday – Hand(made)

thanks to Debbie from Travel With Intent for hosting One Word Sunday https://travelwithintent.com/2023/02/26/hand/?blogsub=confirmed#subscribe-blog

I love to make things and because I use my hands they are classified as handmade. I frequently show my art but never my hands. Here are a few pieces where you can catch a glimpse of my hands. The envelope is a Turkish fold and is wonderful for messages and coupons. I gave this to a friend recently for her birthday with coupons to redeem for a girl’s lunch and visit to the art gallery or museum. The second handmade item is the art journal that I’ve shown here before. So much fun to make and helps me warm up for making larger pieces of art.


The Simplist Things Challenge – Day 5 and Beyond

thanks to Amy Maricle for getting my hands moving again

I continue to fill up my little handmade art journal with slow drawing mark making. Sometimes I start with splotches of watercolour or I glue down some interesting pieces of collage or previous squares of slow drawing exercises. I’m enjoying the process and hope to fill in my journal in the next couple of weeks.