…hard to believe that this was taken yesterday….13 degrees celsius and more of the same for the next two days
….my husband hard at work in the outdoor studio
Kevin has been working from his office in the house all winter and I was thrilled to bring all his art supplies back outside to work on larger pieces. This studio is the old garage that we renovated last summer and as long as the weather is warm it’s a great place to work. On Saturday and Sunday he spent a good 10 hours of non-stop painting.
….two more intuitive abstract art pieces in my sketchbook
I’m experimenting with my intuitive paintings in my sketchbook. I find I’m less inhibited and am willing to take more chances with my mark making and use of colour than I would be if I used a good sheet of watercolour paper. I will definitely go back to watercolour paper at some point because the quality of the paper makes a difference to the final outcome as well.
…with this unusually warm and sunny weather in the last weekend of November we were able to get together with family for an outdoor picnic
Every time I say that we’ve seen the end of the good weather for awhile we get these amazing days. So we decided to make the most of it and I organized a picnic lunch with my daughter and her family who live in Hamilton. They thought it was a great idea and they drove to Toronto to spend some time with me and my husband.
I quickly drove to the deli up the street and picked up fresh buns, cheese, coldcuts and a few jam filled Polish donuts. I made up sandwiches and packed our lunches in separate bags and with masks on we started to walk to Col. Sam Smith Park which is about a kilometre from the house. After awhile we took off our masks and stayed socially distant from each other.
It was a lovely walk and we found a bench to sit on and Gaelan’s family sat on the rocks so we could enjoy our lunch. It’s these small pleasures in life that make for memorable moments and help make the isolation of COVID bearable.