Sunset – March 2, 2021

I don’t know if this is typical of a winter sunset

The saying goes ‘Red sky at night, sailor’s delight….red sky in the morning, sailor’s warning’.

I’m hoping that means that tomorrow will be a beautiful day but the sky almost looks ominous tonight. What do you think?

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Texture Tuesday – March 2, 2021

I love textures and the closer you get to plant material you can find some very interesting textures from fluffy to spiky. Todays photos feature a spiky seed pod and a Queen Anne’s Lace flower in its final stage. The flower gets stranger looking as it goes through its metamorphosis. My husband thought it actually looked creepy. I guess if you don’t know what it is, it does look like something is crawling out of it.

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Sold!!!!!

….a little joy came into my life yesterday

Out of the blue I received an email from a complete stranger who had seen some of my art on the WAAC website. She fell in love with my piece, Memories of Nowruz, and wondered if I had sold it. When I told her it was still available she was delighted. When we exchanged information I found out that she lives about 15 minutes away from me. We arranged for her to come to the house and from a socially acceptable distance she could get a first hand look at the piece. Luckily for me the image on the website was true to the piece and she bought it on the spot.

We talked for a few minutes while the e-transfer was taking place. Like us she has lived in her home since the 70s and has no plans on moving any time soon. I really enjoyed speaking with her and later when I wrote to thank her she said she’d love to be on my mailing list for future shows. All in all it was a good day. Here is the painting that she bought.

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– Memories of Nowruz – 16 x 16 on stretched gallery canvas – acrylic paint and mixed media

Waterfalls in Hamilton – Water, Water Everywhere #65

….thanks to Jez for hosting Water, Water Everywhere https://jezbraithwaite.blog/2021/02/22/snowy-branches-water-water-everywhere-65/

Yesterday Kevin and I drove to Hamilton, ON, to hike around an area known for its waterfalls. Unfortunately it was very icy so the hiking part was cut short but not before we were able to see two of the area’s famous waterfalls. The first one is Webster’s Falls. It is probably the more spectacular of the two because it is bigger and more water falls over the edge of the cliffs. Tews Falls has less water but the view along the gorge is spectacular.

Webster’s Falls

According to the City of Waterfalls site Webster’s Falls is a curtain waterfall with a 22 metre plunge and is found in the Spencer Gorge/Webster’s Falls Conservation Area in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. The water flows down Spencer Creek and the falls is the largest in the area.

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Tews Falls

Tews Falls is a 41 metre ribbon waterfall, and is the tallest waterfall found in Hamilton. Located at the Spencer Gorge / Webster’s Falls Conservation Area, its source is Logie’s Creek. 

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Finished!!!!!

….I started out gangbusters

….but when I got about three quarters done I slowed down. There were days when I only placed about three or four pieces successfully. In the last couple of days, however, when I got down to the last 100 pieces things became easier and pieces fit into place, especially when I focused on the shape of the piece rather than the colours. My sister in Chatham shared this strategy with me when I talked to her earlier in the week.

I’m now ready to tackle another one. I think I’ll borrow one from my daughter.

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Thursday Doors – In the Town of Dundas, ON

thanks to No Facilities for hosting Thursday Doors

https://nofacilities.com/2021/02/25/waterbury-doors-thursdaydoors/

Today my husband and I did one of our nature hikes outside of the city but the conditions were less than ideal. Although it was a beautiful, sunny and mild day the melting snow had turned to ice and walking was somewhat treacherous. After visiting a couple of waterfalls near Hamilton we decided to drive into Dundas and walk down the main street and take in the shops. Here are just a few of the interesting doors we observed on our stroll through town.

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Going for a Winter Evening Walk

….during a snowstorm

Well I guess I’m exaggerating a bit but it was snowing and it was cold. When my husband said he wanted to walk in the snow and take some photos of the street I quickly put on my coat so that I could join him. I needed some more steps to get to my 10 000 step goal anyway.

It’s nice seeing some of the Christmas lights still on. This year people have decided that we need more colour and light in our lives because of COVID so many homes are still brightly lit in the evenings. It’s quite pretty against the snow.

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